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Old 08-23-2011, 06:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2 DSL routers / 2 networks - how to share a printer between them.

Hey all,

In our office, due to very old infrastructure, I have two separate DSL lines set up with two networks, each serving 4 persons. We are about to buy a new networked printer and I would like to share it to all of the users across both networks. Anyone?

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Default Re: 2 DSL routers / 2 networks - how to share a printer between them.

I can think of a few options for you.

1) Connect the two network together.
2) Buy a printer with two network interface.
3) Buy a web enabled printer.
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Default Re: 2 DSL routers / 2 networks - how to share a printer between them.

Are the routers in separate subnets? If so, you'll need to set up static routes on both routers.

If they're in the same subnet, and you want each network to use its own DSL connection separately, then it can cause problems with DHCP. So you'll want to connect the routers directly to each other rather than connecting the network together via a switch.
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Just setup a VPN from one network to the other network with the printer on it.
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