Network Printer on different subnet problem

(Sorry for my bad English)

Hi all!
I'm having some problems with my network printer and hope you can help me :)

I have this configuration:

- Office network
Main router ( 192.168.1.1 )
DHCP enabled ( range 192.168.1.3 -> 192.168.1.15 )
Connected with ISP data.
Network Printer ( Brother ) on 192.168.1.252
Everything working as expected. I can print from any computer and device connected with WiFi and navigate correctly.

- Home network
A LAN cable starts from the "Main router" and reach the near apartment.
Here, there is a switch with 2 cables: the first goes straight in my desktop pc and another in a Wireless N router TL-WR841N.
My PC works flawlessly, I can navigate and print with the Network Printer correctly.

The WR841N router is connected with a LAN cable from the switch into is WAN port.
His static ip is 192.168.1.251, and creates a subnet with DHCP from 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.108 ( for some notebooks and phones, tablets and so on ).
With any of this devices I can't "see" the network printer.

I think the problem can be fixed connecting the WR841N in the LAN port instead of the WAN and disabling the DHCP, but I don't want to do this unless it's the only way.

So, there is another way to fix this??
Thanks in advance for your answers!
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  1. Quote:
    ....I think the problem can be fixed connecting the WR841N in the LAN port instead of the WAN and disabling the DHCP....

    That is the correct way to do it.
  2. Yep, switch off dhcp, firewall etc etc on second router.
    Set a static IP for second router in port range of 1st router.
    Connect routers via lan ports only.
    2nd router acts as a wireless switch and all ip's from 1st router.
  3. das_stig said:
    Yep, switch off dhcp, firewall etc etc on second router.
    Set a static IP for second router in port range of 1st router.
    Connect routers via lan ports only.
    2nd router acts as a wireless switch and all ip's from 1st router.


    The problem is that the main router has access and sites restrictions ( because it's in the office) on every ip except the 192.168.1.251( my wireless WR841N). So every PC, tablet, phone connected to this has no restrictions, and this is what I want :)

    If I disable dhcp and use the wireless router as a switch, I will have the restrictions :/

    So what can I do? Is this really the only way?

    Anyway thank you both for your answers :)
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