Can I access a Windows share behind a router?
I have a router (1) with its IP set to 192.168.220.X.
Since the WLAN reception in my room is spotty, I put an old WLAN router (2) in between that and my PC.
2 uses the 10.0.1.X network, and its WAN port is set to 192.168.220.10 (which used to be the IP of my PC).
My PC now has 10.0.1.10.
I added port forwarding for http, remote desktop, etc; that all works fine.
Say my phone is connected to router 1's WLAN and has the IP 192.168.220.187.
Is there a way I can connect to a share on my PC?
When I try to connect to 192.168.220.10, the request should get forwarded to router 2 right?
I read that smb uses port 445 and I set up a rule, but I'm getting a timeout.
Is there a way I can get this to work or do I have to move router 2 to the 192.168.220.x network?
Yeah, I figured the easiest way is to use router 2 to extend the existing subnet, but I'm curious in general whether this is possible?
Can I use port forwarding to access windows shares?
- 8 years agoFavourite answer
You complicated it a bit.
I am not sure what was you purpose in making 2 subnets.
The simplest solution would be setting the second router as a hotspot, within the same subnet.
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