Network off a network, but not a subnet mask

Stephen Constantinou stephanos at
Sun Mar 23 20:30:57 UTC 2008

Dear All

I have a networking problem that I have not managed to resolve.

My Virgin Media cable modem connects to an ethernet card (red) of a 
Smoothwall Firewall.  It is therefore a router.  The second ethernet 
(green) card connects to a switch off of which is a PC (Dell dual boot 
mandriva/XP), a HP printer and a second (wireless) router.  That second 
router connects wirelessly to a laptop (Kubuntu).  There is reason for 
this complicated set up.

The IP range for the Soothwall network is 192.168.1.x.  The PC is static 
on, the printer is on and the router connects 
to this network on  The range for the router is 
192.168.2.x and the laptop connects wirelessly on

The printer is accessible from the laptop and I can print OK.

When the Dell is booted into XP I want to be able to do two things
1) see the XP file system from the Kubuntu laptop.
2) from the kunbuntu laptop use VNC to remotely control the XP computer
But I have no idea how to achieve this.

Thanks and hope to hear from you


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