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A computer with two IP addresses assigned to its interface is unable toconnect to computers across a router.
A single network interface card (NIC) configured with multiple IP addressesdefined on different logical subnets will always use the first IP addressdefined in the TCP/IP configuration as its source address, regardless ofthe destination.
To resolve this problem, upgrade to Windows NT Workstation and Serverversion 4.0.
The problem does not occur if the computer has one NIC per IP address (twoNICs).
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT versions 3.5 and3.51. This problem was corrected in Windows NT Workstation or Serverversion 4.0.
Consider the following scenario:
A computer with a single NIC and two IP addresses--the first is 18.104.22.168,the second 22.214.171.124--is on the same segment where two routers arepresent, router 1 with IP address 126.96.36.199 and router 2 with IP address188.8.131.52.
Note that the interface is always 184.108.40.206. Network 220.127.116.11 is on theother side of router 2 (18.104.22.168) and a static route was added for it.With this configuration, connectivity to any host on the local subnet withan IP address of 130.0.x.x or 130.1.x.x is possible. Connectivity to anyhost on the other side of router 1 (22.214.171.124) is also possible.Connectivity to anything beyond router 2 is not possible. A network traceshows that the source IP address is 126.96.36.199 when trying to reach adestination over router 2. Router 2 only knows about network 188.8.131.52 anddoesn't have a route defined for network 184.108.40.206.
A static route can be added in router 2 to fix this problem (i.e. route add 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168).