Connect to a Server on a Different Network in Windows 10

My work PC’s IP address is 192.168.1.99 and a server that I recovered from a co-location facility has a static IP of 10.15.20.180.  So, of course, when I connected the server to our network and ping 10.15.20.180, I get no replies.

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I go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections, right-click, Properties, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

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Our network, like most, has a DHCP service.  I’ll need to change to a static IP so that I can add a second IP address to the NIC (multihomed).  I’ll run ipconfig /all to get my current IP.

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Select the Use the following IP address: radio button, retype my static IP information then click Advanced.

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Under the IP address section click the Add button and enter an IP address and Subnet mask in the same class as the server I’m trying to connect to – in this case I used 10.15.20.99 and 255.255.255.0.

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Click OK to all of that and run ipconfig /all to confirm the additional IP address.

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Now I ping 10.15.20.180 and I get replies.

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And I can remote into the server.

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