Windows 10: Multihomed Network?

Discus and support Multihomed Network? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Not sure if that is the correct termination, but maybe. I apologize in advance if this is lengthy, , My issue: I set up an office for a friend many... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by robo5star, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. robo5star Win User

    Multihomed Network?

    Not sure if that is the correct termination, but maybe. I apologize in advance if this is lengthy,
    My issue: I set up an office for a friend many years ago, which had the basics... Five Workstations, One Server, One Router, and things were dandy for years. Printers were shared, via whichever pc is was plugged into, and there were a few common shares for docs, etc. The server managed the workgroup, as well as contain the company business software. The OS was Win7 and Win7 Server. The network router at the time was not wireless, but it all wired connections came from the router, thru the firewall into a Lansys Switch. From there, all connections were wired from the switch.

    Over time, a few more people started working there, laptops were brought in, and somewhere a wireless router was installed. I'm not certain how they managed to do this, but problems started occuring, and they hired some local to put a band-aid on it, as long as they can connect and do business with the company software.

    My friend informed me the vendor of the company software advised him all workstations needed to be up to Win10, so he asked me for help. My nightmare began when I walked into the office and discovered everything I set up had changed, and there was no documentation taken at all of what changed, so I'm blind at the moment.

    The one major change I see is the Server was upgraded, new machine with 2tb HD and Windows 10. However, it is no longer Server Software, it is regular Win10 Pro, acting as the Server for the company software.
    The other major change is the Switch is no longer in the network, either the vendor or Spectrum told them to remove it. All wired connections are straight to the router, or moved to the wireless.

    So, my question(s) are these:
    ( 1) How did they manage to add a wireless router without it conflicting with the gateway? The subnets are not the same obviously, so I cannot see the wired computers from the wireless computers.
    (2) All computers can connect to the company software, on the new Win10 NonServer workstation, but they cannot see each other (wired vs wired), is this normal?
    (3) How would I resolve this and normalize the network without the business coming to a halt?

    My first thought is this: Go back to my original design and re-configure as follows:

    (1) Starting with the router, remove the wired connections, and also the wireless router if in fact it is connected there.
    (2) Connect the switch to the router with firewall in between.
    (3) Replace wireless router with a WAP and connect to the switch.
    (4) Connect all wired to the switch.

    This scenario seems proper to me with one exception.. The business software, which is no longer on an an actual server, runs on a regular PC acting as a server. Do I run the risk of compromising it by this configuration?

    Any meaningful suggestions would be appreciated !!! Thanks

    robo5star, Dec 14, 2019
  2. Boatvan Win User

    Did our Epson printer get hacked?

    Another question, is this on a home network or a work network? The steps @eidairaman1 listed are always a good first step. If this is on a work network you manage, I'd be much more concerned than the home one. It is possible someone is screwing with you, but malware could also be the culprit.
    Boatvan, Dec 14, 2019
  3. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region

    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
    hurricane51, Dec 14, 2019
  4. Mel Tar Win User

    Multihomed Network?

    No network connection

    Hello Graham,

    To resolve your concern about wireless network issues, please click the link below and follow the suggested troubleshooting steps:

    Let us know how it goes.
    Mel Tar, Dec 14, 2019

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