[SOLVED] How can I print from two networks?

dominikhh71

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So I have two routers at home. Router1 is directly from my ISP, and router2 runs off of router1. The printer is connected to router1. How should I go about getting the devices on router2 to use the printer?
 

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So I have two routers at home. Router1 is directly from my ISP, and router2 runs off of router1. The printer is connected to router1. How should I go about getting the devices on router2 to use the printer?
Is router2 required for isolation or is it just to provide WIFI and ethernet ? If it is NOT required for isolation, you can use router2 as an access point by disabling the DHCP server and connecting the uplink to router1 to a LAN port rather than the WAN port.
 
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kanewolf

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So I have two routers at home. Router1 is directly from my ISP, and router2 runs off of router1. The printer is connected to router1. How should I go about getting the devices on router2 to use the printer?
Is router2 required for isolation or is it just to provide WIFI and ethernet ? If it is NOT required for isolation, you can use router2 as an access point by disabling the DHCP server and connecting the uplink to router1 to a LAN port rather than the WAN port.
 
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dominikhh71

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Is router2 required for isolation or is it just to provide WIFI and ethernet ? If it is NOT required for isolation, you can use router2 as an access point by disabling the DHCP server and connecting the uplink to router1 to a LAN port rather than the WAN port.
It works great. The only problem is that now I can only access the settings of router1, but router2 is 'invisible'. How can I get to the settings? Only by resetting the router?
 

kanewolf

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It works great. The only problem is that now I can only access the settings of router1, but router2 is 'invisible'. How can I get to the settings? Only by resetting the router?
It depends on the model of router2. In general you have to provide router2 with a static LAN IP address prior to disabling the DHCP server. The exact process for setting the LAN IP varies based on the router model. If you mess up, you do a factory reset and start over.
 
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dominikhh71

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It depends on the model of router2. In general you have to provide router2 with a static LAN IP address prior to disabling the DHCP server. The exact process for setting the LAN IP varies based on the router model. If you mess up, you do a factory reset and start over.
It worked. Thank you for the fast and great replies.
 

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