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Solved: 2 networks 1 network printer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gamergomer, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. gamergomer

    gamergomer Thread Starter

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    Ok, so this office has 2 networks.

    Network one is a 10. with static ips connecting to a wired router that connects to dsl. There is a wireless access point too. There large network printer/scanner/copier on this network.

    Network two is a 192. with dhcp from the router and a cable internet connection. These 3 people want to reach the large network printer for printing and for scanning. I can do a scan to email to get around the scanning, but the printing seems like a pain to me.

    The computers on network two are wired to their router, but they do have wireless built in.

    So can I keep network two connected to the 192. network, but connect wirelessly to the 10. network only to print? Can they stay connected like that? (not have to turn off the wired 192. connection first) But I don't want to share the internet connections, and I don't want network 2 to be sharing/using 2 internet connections.

    Since network 1 is static, can I turn off dns on the network 2 computers's wireless connections to network 1? (wow, that's a sentence and a half) Would that keep them from using network 1's internet but still keep them able to print to that printer?

    An other connection to the printer (usb, etc) is not physically possible.

    Thanks for any helpful info.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Yes, you should be able to use the wireless network as you suggest. Assign the wireless adapters static IPs and Mask; leave the Default Gateway and DNS blank.

    Remember, in case it is an issue, that those additional computers will be on network 1 for file sharing purposes.
     
  3. gamergomer

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    Thanks! Worked great. It's nice to have some confirmation before I try something. :)
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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