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 255.255.0.0 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 (192.168.20.1 and 192.168.80.1). 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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