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Set up 2 wireless routers, 1st for printer, 2nd for internet

I tried to set up a wireless printer. Have 2 wireless routers, 1 for printer, 2nd for internet. When set up, the pc can't find the printer. The ip address for router #1(printer) is 192,168.2.10 and router#2(internet) is 192.168.1.122.
Printer support said that my pc can't reach both ranges, ie printer and internet. I am able to connect to the internet, ie router #2.
What can I do?

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  • Patrick Au
    Patrick Au Sep 05, 2008

    Because of restricted space situation, it is not possible to have the printer placed where router #2(internet), hence I tried to set up a router just for the printer.

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You should only need one wireless router for everything. The purpose of the router is to "route" multiple devices together. Your set-up should be something like this:

Modem connected to wireless router via Ethernet cable.
Wireless router broadcasting wireless internet connection.
Computer(s) connected to wireless router via cable or wireless adapter.
Computer with network printer sharing enabled.
Turn on wireless printer.
You should be able to detect the printer via Windows.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

  • Matthew Rodela
    Matthew Rodela Sep 05, 2008

    If the printer is a wireless printer, you should be able to place it anywhere in your house that can receive the wireless signal from router #2.



    If the printer is not a wireless printer (no wireless card installed), and simply a network printer with a network jack, then you should connect it to a computer or a wireless printer hub (search for "wireless printer hub" in google), and not a router.



    Unfortunately most consumer routers are not smart enough to take the information from a printer and transmit it wirelessly without some sort of help.



    Hopefully this helps clear things up!

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