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Network printer on different subnet


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#1 Bill Pierce

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 08:20 AM

I'm out of ports on my home network router, but I have one LAN port available on a Grandstream VoIP adapter connected to one of the router ports. The router uses IP addresses 192.168.1.x, and the WAN port on the VoIP adapter is configured as static IP address 192.168.1.3. The LAN port on the VoIP adapter is on a different subnet, 192.168.2.x. Now I want to connect a networked HP printer to the LAN port on the VoIP adapter. I can configure the printer to use IP address 102.168.2.100. However, none of the computers on the other subnet can access this address on a different subnet. Is there a way to print to a printer on a different subnet?

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:10 AM

My favorite corollary to Murphy's Law is "If you fool with something long enough, either you will fix it or break it." In this case I fixed the problem. The solution was to configure the VoIP adapter in bridge mode rather than as a router. Its LAN port is now on the first subnet (the only subnet). I connected the printer to it, and now I can print from any computer on the network.




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