connect to printer over the internet

September 3, 2010 at 08:00:00
Specs: Windows XP, 2gigs
I have a lab consisting of 10 computers which are networked together through a router and share a printer. This network does not have internet connection. I have an 11th computer with internet access that I wish to connect to the printer. Can i connect to the printer over the internet somehow, i expect that that involves connecting the router to the internet OR do i connect the 11th computer to the network that the other 10 belong to.

Any suggestions are appreciated,

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September 3, 2010 at 12:45:59
If the 10 computers and the network printer don't have Internet access, then you won't be able to use the internet to get to the printer.

I'm assuming that you don't want the 10 computers to have internet access. What you could do is use a 2nd network adapter (a lot of systems today come with two) and connect it to your network of 10 computers, and then the 11th computer would have both access to the internet and the other network.

Make sure to turn bridging off, and also make sure you do not specify a default gateway for the non-internet network.

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September 6, 2010 at 07:36:36
Thanks for your reply, I purchased a second network card, installed it and it works fine
but i cannot connect to both the private network and the internet at the same time. I have to unplug the internet cable to connect to the network and vice versa. Is this meant to happen.


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