Print Sharing through 2 routers

December 13, 2011 at 16:37:13
Specs: Windows XP
I have a setup in a shop where we have a wired router that supplys internet to several different computers in the main office area. Then on top of that I have a line going from the wired router supplying access to a wireless router so I can have wifi access on some machines in the main shop area. I have a printer connected via usb to one of the computers in the shop area that gets its internet via WIFI.

My question is, how do I add this wifi connected pc and printer to the main network so I can print and file share?

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December 14, 2011 at 02:42:07
Can't understand why you are using two routers.
Take the non-wireless router off the network and connect everything to the wireless router, using either ethernet or wireless, whichever is the most convenient for each device.

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December 14, 2011 at 06:51:26
Bet you connected the second router by its wan port. doing so created two networks. Better to connect it by its lan port and turn its dhcp server off. This way the first router supplies dhcp ips to everyone and you have one subnet so you can share.

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December 14, 2011 at 12:10:45
Click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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