View Full Version : XP Router forward broadcast packets

15-06-2011, 04:20 PM

I have a small network set up:

Network A:\24

Network B:\24

I have set up an XP box with 2 NIC's, one for each network, and can ping machines successfully across both networks. IP Routing is enabled in the regisrty, and the IP addresses are all configured.

The only issue I have now is finding out how I can configure my "router" to forward broadcast packets. Is this possible with an XP box or not?


15-06-2011, 05:43 PM
It should forward relevant broadcasts, what is the broadcast address you're using?

16-06-2011, 10:09 AM
It's not going to forward the broadcast packets, depending on how your routing is setup.

To be honest I've only done it on linux boxes using bcrelay, but I've got it to work across VPNs etc :D

16-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Broadcast packets are restricted to the subnet. Seeing that you are using a /24 mask, it will never make sense on the other network.