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Windows 7: accessing windows share on different subnet

03 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 x64
accessing windows share on different subnet


My Windows 7 machine runs in the subnet 192.168.1.x (actual IP and there is a Linux machine with windows share (smb or Samba) on a different subnet 192.168.2.x (actual IP There is a router inbetween of course.

Before they were on the same subnet and I could easily see the Linux machine when using Windows Explorer and clicking on Network. Now, I can't see it anymore.

Any help and explanation on how this stuff works would be great !

Thank Windows community !

PS: The router works perfectly as I can acccess the printer ( from my Linux machine (

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07 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP

What kind of router are you using?

You'll probably need to set up a static route on the router from the 192.168.1.x subnet to the 192.168.2.x subnet. From the Windows PC, can you ping anything on the 192.168.2.x network?
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