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My Router ate my printer access 11 years 6 months ago #8482

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Hello All,

At my job i recently installed a Linkksys Wireless-B Broadband router. After setting it up. My computer still gets access to the internet, but i'm having a problem access the office printer now. The printer is a HP Color Laserjet 5550 PCL 6. I guessing the router is probaly running NAT and hidding me from the network. Does anyone know how i could go around this problem.

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Re: My Router ate my printer access 11 years 6 months ago #8486

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How is everything connected physically and how are their IP subnets configured?
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My Router ate my printer access part 2 11 years 6 months ago #8515

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Well my school provides a ip address to all the computer s. Thr range is 128.122.0.0 - 128.122.255.255. The Router is setup as follwed. The main LAN is running into the internet port. Then a cable from my pc to Port 4 on the router. i set up the router to with wireless activity.

Do i have to disable the Nat or enter in some special ip range into the router.

I'll a little confused on this one.

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Re: My Router ate my printer access 11 years 6 months ago #8524

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hmm sorry I still don't have the picture i.e. where the printer is connected, where you try to access it from and through what routers and subnets.

What are the results of a traceroute to the printer (in windows command prompt "tracert x.x.x.x")?

If your Printer's IP address is reachable from your PC, then no NAT is involved (at least not in a way that would cause a problem). Otherwise, if in example, your printer is connected to Router_A's Interface_1, in a private IP subnet, let's say 10.0.0.0/24, and your PC is at the subnet of Router_A's "public" Interface_2, i.e. with an IP adddress of 128.122.0.1, then you probably need to setup NAT (port forwarding) in Router_A, forwarding connections directed to it's Interface_2 appropriate port(s) at the appropriate port(s) of your printer's address. You would then access the IP address of Router_A's Interface 2 instead of your Printer's IP (which is unreachable). This is the only case that you would need NAT to access your Printer..
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