accessing a computer across another subnet

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hello everyone.
is it possible to access a computer that its located in the same building but with a different subnet

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hopefully the diagram above my help understand, what I'm trying to accomplish.

I'm trying to access the Desktop(192.168.2.xx) from the Web server(192.168.50.xx)


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Yes you can as long as you have a route to it. I access computers on different subnets all the time.
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thanks grinch for your response; but when you say "as long as I have a route to it" do you mean, that I have to set up the router to have access to both subnets?

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That is what a router does, it routes traffic.
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If this drawing is correct..

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Two routers like this is not an ideal setup.
For the workstations to access the server is easy, it should work as is because their gateway is the wireless router which sees both sides. *but you won't get a response from servers if they are messed up*
For the servers to access the workstations is an issue.

Server says where is 192.168.2.0? This is not on my network, I will send it to my default gateway. Which is the default gateway? (set in tcp ip properties).
If the firewall/router says all 0.0.0.0/0 is outside the network I'll take it to the internet, it gets dropped by next device.
If the wireless router says 192.168.2.0 is over here, it will go through, but then where is google.com? I don't know, I am not connected to the internet. I'll pass it on to the main firewall/router.

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The better way to configure is to either have the workstations on the same range as the servers and have the wireless in access point mode, or to have the router split the networks but it needs 3 nics. Internal, Servers, Workstations, and then use the wireless router in an AP mode instead of router mode.

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