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PRINTER SHARING THROUGH A WIRELESS ROUTER, AND A COMCAST ROUTER

By sublimegun ·
Question for all you network techies out there:

I have a small network I'm trying to share a printer on. I have comcast cable coming in--immediately connected to a comcast router--which then connects to my main desktop pc and also to my wireless netgear router. The printer is hardwired to the main desktop pc. The pc's I want to share with are connected to the network via the wireless router.

How do I connect my laptop (networked thru the wireless router) to the printer? [requires: laptop-->wireless router-->comcast router-->main desktop-->printer] THANKS!

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Re: PRINTER SHARING THROUGH A WIRELESS ROUTER, AND A COMCAST ROUTER

by ted.wachholz In reply to PRINTER SHARING THROUGH A ...

Hello, Did you ever get your laptop printing through your wireless router through your cable modem/router to your desktop printer? I am trying to do the same thing.

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Me too

by elizabethdodge In reply to PRINTER SHARING THROUGH A ...

I'd like to figure this out as well. Any ideas?

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2 routers = 2 networks

by CG IT In reply to PRINTER SHARING THROUGH A ...

and consumer level wireless/wired "routers" come with a built in firewall that is turned on by default.

So comps connected to a wireless router are protected by the router's firewall AND are on a different subnet than the wired comps.

one way to do this is just turn off the firewall on the wireless router. this will allow traffic to pass freely between networks as the wireless WAN port should be connected to the wired LAN port.

or you can return the wireless router and get a wireless Access Point. The Access Point isn't a router therefore doesn't have a firewall nor has to route traffic.

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