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Network printer on fully utilized Router?

ms2000 1,308 28 September 22, 2016 at 09:01 AM
Belkin N750DB router upgrade

1) I have an HP network printer on the Router connected via RJ45

Because all the LANs are used on the router, I got a switch - but anything connects to the switch can not see the printer - can not print - can not see the storage device on the router - any tips?

There is some tips here but ...?
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum...rk-another

2) I could connect the network printer USB to direct to the router - any advantage of such configuration?

3) Since I started using Belkin N750DB, my android device does not show video of DLink DCS990L camera - at the same time, I updated DLink app - it could the be app? DHCP Client List does not seems to show the DLink Camera.

Thanks

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the switch option should work. Check your DHCP settings to make sure you have the proper configuration. Assign a static IP address (outside the DHCP range) to the printer as well.

What type of switch are you using?
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What type of switch are you using?
ZyXel un-managed switch

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the switch option should work. Check your DHCP settings to make sure you have the proper configuration. Assign a static IP address (outside the DHCP range) to the printer as well.
Even if it is a static IP, it is local to router (eg 192.168.2.19 - another device/switch can not relate to it?

Is there a step by step guide to the instructions on the link I posted - also below?
"you will need to do a port forward on router B. forward port 9100 (check for the port under the printer Properties, Ports Tab, Configure Port button) to the IP of the network printer.

then configure the printer on the PCs on Network A to print to IP 10.1.10.18
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ZyXel un-managed switch



Even if it is a static IP, it is local to router (eg 192.168.2.19 - another device/switch can not relate to it?

Is there a step by step guide to the instructions on the link I posted - also below?
"you will need to do a port forward on router B. forward port 9100 (check for the port under the printer Properties, Ports Tab, Configure Port button) to the IP of the network printer.

then configure the printer on the PCs on Network A to print to IP 10.1.10.18
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Wait, why do you need to port forward? Are you using multiple routers?

If you are connecting a simple switch to a router there is zero reason to do any sort of port forwarding.

Not sure about your first comment / question... if all your devices are on the same network, then any device should be able to access the printer, regardless of it being on a switch or not.

If you have multiple routers and DHCP ranges, then you will need to study up on how to set it up to make it work as intended.

I have set up multiple routers and forwarded port from one router to another, but it's not something that is easy to teach / explain online.
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Quote from ms2000 View Post :
ZyXel un-managed switch



Even if it is a static IP, it is local to router (eg 192.168.2.19 - another device/switch can not relate to it?

Is there a step by step guide to the instructions on the link I posted - also below?
"you will need to do a port forward on router B. forward port 9100 (check for the port under the printer Properties, Ports Tab, Configure Port button) to the IP of the network printer.

then configure the printer on the PCs on Network A to print to IP 10.1.10.18
"
Your link is for sharing a printer between two different networks, which implies 2 routers acting independently. A switch connected to a router is one network, and you should just be able to plug and play. Do you have two routers?

What settings did you set up / change on the router?
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@mmathis and @cheap_bastid

Currently I have the unmanaged switch between the modem and the router:
- if I wire-connect a pc to the switch, it does not see the printer nor the USB HD.

Are u saying if I connect the Router between the modem and the switch, everything will work fine without port forwarding? The 'port forwarding" was from the link on my original post.
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@mmathis and @cheap_bastid

Currently I have the unmanaged switch between the modem and the router:
- if I wire-connect a pc to the switch, it does not see the printer nor the USB HD.

Are u saying if I connect the Router between the modem and the switch, everything will work fine without port forwarding? The 'port forwarding" was from the link on my original post.
The switch is currently outside your network. You need to put the switch on the other side of the router. Then, devices will pull IPs through that switch from the router.

Modem <-- Router <-- Switch <-- Printer/Computer/Etc
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The switch is currently outside your network. You need to put the switch on the other side of the router. Then, devices will pull IPs through that switch from the router.

Modem <-- Router <-- Switch <-- Printer/Computer/Etc
Thanks @Mavtech
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i guess OP isn't using time warner cable.

and if use TWC, won't have this problem, because PC connect to switch like that can't get an IP, TWC can't get more than 1 public IP
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The switch is currently outside your network. You need to put the switch on the other side of the router. Then, devices will pull IPs through that switch from the router.

Modem <-- Router <-- Switch <-- Printer/Computer/Etc
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