I am new to networking and I'm sure that will be apparent by this question. In one of my classes we have been asked to put together this network(see attached). I have connected everything and assigned IP addresses. I have a server and two computers all using different gateways on the router.
I don't understand how I am supposed to make all of these reachable without a switch. Any hints?
Thanks for any advice,
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The arp output is helpful. If there are no entries for PCs, or an entry for only a single PC then this explains why the PCs are not able to communicate. Did you do something to get that single PC to work?
Does ipconfig on each of the PCs show correct address, correct mask, correct gateway?
This eventually led me to success. I cleared the arp cache on one of the PCs and then it suddenly appeared in the arp table of the router. I ended up starting the virtual lab from scratch. I powered on each VM and router, then made the ethernet connections, lastly I configured the router and the PCs and everything worked fine. I think there was something strange going on in this virtual environment, the arp cache was full of addresses that I have no idea of the origin.
Thanks so much for the tips.
Thanks for the update. Glad to know that you started over from scratch and then things worked. Agree that something strange was going on in the virtual environment. Thank you for marking this question as solved. This will help other participants in the community to identify discussions which have helpful information. This community is an excellent place to ask questions and to learn about networking. I hope to see you continue to be active in the community.