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Network Printer on different subnet problem

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October 27, 2013 10:06:49 AM

(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!

October 27, 2013 10:27:39 AM

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....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.
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October 27, 2013 11:22:36 AM

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.
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October 28, 2013 12:43:48 PM

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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