Network design: Routing between 2 networks.
I have 2 home networks, 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.1.0 (both /24).
both networks are currently a cable modem, connected to a home router, connected by ethernet to several PC's (and a server on each one.)
I want to connect the 2 networks, so I can transfer files between hosts on each network, play games as if it were 1 lan, stream movies, stuff like that.
I want to keep each default gateway (the internet connection) separate, so I'm not stealing my friend's bandwidth (and more importantly, so he doesn't steal mine :P)
I need to know what the cheapest way to setup a router between the 2 would be. I was looking at buying the cheapest gigabit wired router I could find, but I didn't know if using a residential router would work. I know my current one has configuration for static routes, and I could use that to transfer to a gateway between the 2, but I don't know if it could act as one.
Has anyone else tried this kinda thing? what is the cheapest (and most easily available) solution to this?