two routers on the same lan

i have cisco router to wan connection [only wan interface card], with my internal lan being 10.10.0.x, router being, now i need additional router to connect to adjacent building [with high speed etehrent lan] having their lan on 10.20.0.x is it possible to somehow attach additional router [for ex] with net interface to connect my lan with this adjacent building? i have read somewhere that there is some inter-router discovery protocol, and that my default router [wan] may discover and redirect traffic to this additional router, in case that subnet is required? of course, this my router should remain as default gateway


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In your first router, configure a route to 10.20.0.x via gateway Make sure you have not turned off redirects.

All your client systems will send the traffic for 10.20.0.x via their default gateway (your first router), which will send it on via its route to But it will also send an ICMP redirect packet to the client, which will then send the next packets directly to the gateway

This usually works quite well, but you have to beware that sometimes such redirect packets are turned off or filtered in a firewall. In that case all your traffic to 10.20.0.x will take an unnecessary hop via your first router.

Of course you could also set a fixed route to 10.20.0.x via in all your client systems. But that may be a lot of work and when you change the network you may need to do it all over again.

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