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Home network question- 2 routers/Lans 1 printer

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June 28, 2011 9:03:20 PM

Here's my situation:
I have a Windows server (Home server 2011) setup and it has 2 NICs currently. (one is being used at the moment).

I have 2 wireless router/switches.
1 is setup with 192.168.1.1
2 is setup with 192.168.2.1

I have 3 PCs using router 2
I have 3 PCs using Router 1


Router 2 is connected into a LAN port on Router 1. (router 1 does bandwidth throttling to that router so it only get a certain amount of bandwidth).

I have a wireless printer that is currently connected to router 2, but I'd like to share it among all the devices on both routers(lans).

Since the server is on all the time, I thought if I create the printer as as share on that server, all the devices could access it via that server. But, I'm assuming that the server then would need to be accessible from BOTH networks (the 168.1.x and the 168.2.x) is that correct?
If so, could I somehow use the 2nd NIC on the server to "bridge/merge" the two LANS?

Thanks!


June 28, 2011 11:11:00 PM

if you use both NICs and use the Server also as a Print Server, you should be able to print from both networks to the printer share on the server.
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