Connecting to internet with cellmodem & print thru router

June 23, 2012 at 07:54:46
Specs: Windows vista
I am trying to help a friend and have reach a dead end. He is only trying to connect one computer to the internet using a USB Verizon Pantech modem and at the same time connect to printer wirelessly through a Linksys router. We are able to connect to one or the other and can print when connected to the home network or we can surf when connected to the Pantech. We can connect to both networks at the same time, but when we do we can neither print or surf.. It cannot find the printer and does not access the internet at all. Is it possible to do this without buying additional hardware? If so, any guidance would be greatly appreciated.


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June 25, 2012 at 07:41:03
I'm going to get you to check the TCP/IP settings on the computer in question. I'm going to get you to do so twice and post the output here. One will be "Connected to Printer" and the other will be "Connected to the Internet" so label both appropriately.

To get the TCP/IP settings open a command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) and perform the following command:

ipconfig /all

Once you've finished, copy/paste the output into a response on here so we can have a look.

For info on how to copy/paste from a command prompt window click on my name above and read my "how-to" guide titled, "Post the output of ipconfig (version 2)"

Remember, do this once while connected to the printer (and it's working) and again when you're connected to the internet (and it's working) and post the results here (appriately labelled of course).

It matters not how straight the gate,
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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June 25, 2012 at 08:37:25
I will noit see my friend until later in the week. I will get the info then.



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June 25, 2012 at 14:04:47
Does sound like you have a ip addressing issue. You can't have the same subnet on the modem and the router. Once we see the ipconfig /all we will know for sure and how best to advise you.

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