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By mjkqb ·
I recently connected to a networked printer by adding a local printer and adding a tcp\ip port on a w2k pc. The printer I wanted to connect to had IP 10.0.0.20. The pc IP was 163.202.158.1 and both are on the same hub. I didn't think I would be able to connect to this printer since they were on different subnets, but I connected and it prints fine. Can someone explain this to me?

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Michael

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by joemaldonado3 In reply to tcp\ip printing

sometimes in windows the tcpip address don't matter. the windows seeks out a printer when a print command is issued. even though there are differing layouts in printerland, the windows have a default (via registry) setup. hope this helps, joe

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by Rohad In reply to tcp\ip printing

it looks to me that your tcp/ip settings on your pc are fine.
The default-gateway knows where your printer is. Try it by pinging the printer, it should answer.
I hope it answers your question

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