How to access LAN Printer outside its LAN ?

In my Intra-net, I have configured a Digisol Dg Br 4000NG for wireless devices, lan in which I have configured this is 10.68.50.0 255.255.255.0
WAN IP : 10.68.50.231 255.255.255.0
Default gateway : 10.68.50.1
LAN IP : 10.68.50.224 255.255.255.0
DHCP :
Start add : 10.68.50.225
End Add : 10.68.50.229
I have connected a printer via lan port in 4000NG with ip 10.68.50.229
With PC's in range 10.68.50.225-228 I can access the printer but outside this from any ip in range 10.68.50.2-254 it can't be pinged.
Please help !!!
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  1. 1. Everything is on the same lan, assuming it's all connected to the same device (Digisol DgBr 4000ng)

    2. The Start Add: / End Add: is not a separate LAN, it is a DHCP pool that is set up.

    Something else is going on. check your QOS or Security settings on the Digisol.

    Your IP scheme having everything on the 10.68.50.0 network is fine.

    Draw up a simple network topology as seeing how you have devices connected will help people solve your problem much faster.
  2. TONS of possibilities. Firewall springs to mind first... Not knowing your network I would be hard pressed to say for sure though...
  3. Perhaps I'm just confusing myself here, but it seems that your WAN network address is within the same network range as your LAN network, which I don't think will work...
  4. broseephus said:

    Something else is going on. check your QOS or Security settings on the Digisol.

    Your IP scheme having everything on the 10.68.50.0 network is fine.

    Draw up a simple network topology as seeing how you have devices connected will help people solve your problem much faster.


    Firewall is off, Nat is disabled also checked after enabling it.
    Will try and draw a simple topology for you for sure !!
  5. i'm astounded you even have internet access with that mess, can you please provide a network diagram? THIS site will let you build a simple diagram and would be MUCH easier to read than what you have explained at least in my situation, i'm more visual than verbal.

    Here is my Network Diagram as example:
  6. Make sure the Digisol is in "switch" mode. If it doesn't have "switch" mode you will not be able to have the printer on the same subnet as the rest of your network.
  7. broseephus said:
    Make sure the Digisol is in "switch" mode. If it doesn't have "switch" mode you will not be able to have the printer on the same subnet as the rest of your network.


    Its indeed in AP mode !!
  8. Bhushitd said:


    Your diagram has a number of objects with mere numbers on them. I can assume they are model numbers, but whose? Cisco? Netgear? Bluecoat? What function do these devices have?

    When dealing with Information Technology, Information is key... We need better info here...
  9. The numbers are Cisco model numbers for different switch types. I would say the issue lies with the WAN interface. It shouldn't have an IP address, and it certainly shouldn't be in the same range as the rest of the devices. You are trying to use it as a switch so the connection linking back to the 3760 (presumably is a typo and should be 3750?) needs to be a LAN port and not a WAN port, so just move the cable into the appropriate slot. That would be my guess.
  10. lukeconft said:
    I would say the issue lies with the WAN interface. It shouldn't have an IP address, and it certainly shouldn't be in the same range as the rest of the devices. You are trying to use it as a switch so the connection linking back to the 3760 (presumably is a typo and should be 3750?) needs to be a LAN port and not a WAN port, so just move the cable into the appropriate slot. That would be my guess.


    You actually have confused me, wan ip is there so that i can access it from anywhere in my network, also if I transfer that cable(wan) to lan port can it work as an AP ??
    I am using digisol as wireless Access point.
  11. to force a router into being a switch to make it use the same subnet as the DHCP server router, you will have to connect it via a LAN port to the LAN port of the DHCP router, and disable the additional routers DHCP server. most routers have an auto switching service on each lan port to correct termination, if this does not work, then connect a crossover cable from Router 1 port 4 to Router 2 port 1 then disable Router 2's DHCP server, give it an IP address within the same subnet as your Router 1... Router one is 192.###.#.1 and Router 2 will be 192.###.#.2, this successfully converts a router into a Switch.

    Enjoy your new Switch.
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