Asked • 03/27/19

Accessing computers from different subnets with Dell Layer 2 switches possible?

I have two separate networks, a 192.168.20.x and a 192.168.80.x each on their own Dell X1026 Switch in Layer 2 mode. I would like the ability to access shares, ping, etc from computers on the .20.x network to computers on the .80.x network. I have one network cable run from the .20.x switch to the .80.x switch currently and have them both setup with a subnet of and I can see the other computers, I just can't access shares or ping anything. Each computer currently has the gateway set to the IP for its respective switch ( and Is this feasible with the hardware that I have on hand? The Dell switches support VLANs and I can configure each port in the VLAN to Layer 2 or Layer 3.

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