I have a simple question that I just can not figure out or find an answer to.
I have routeros version 6.3 on virtual box with only 2 interfaces.
The router is configured as follows:
ether1 is 192.168.1.1/24 and has a dhcp server running on it
ether2 has a dhcp client on it and is issued an ip address by my home router. Currently the ip address is 192.168.0.26. It is using a /24 subnet.
If I use scrnat on ether2 I can ping all devices on my home network from a computer on ether1.
The problem is I don't want to use NAT. Every time I disable NAT though I can no longer ping anything on my home network from the OS on ether1. I assumed the router should be able to route between networks just like it routes between ether1 and ether2. Why is it not working? Do I HAVE to use NAT?
My firewall is wide open btw. Nothing is being dropped.
Thanks for the help on this.