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Possible to share printer on two routers with different ISPs?

By PCTechie316
Feb 21, 2011
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  1. I wanted to know if its possible to share a printer on two different routers with different isps.

    One router is a 2wire dsl router, which the printer is connected to now by wireless.

    the other router is a linksys router connected to cable internet.

    2wire router is current set to 192.168.0.1 addresses

    linksys is connected to 192.168.1.1 - addresses.

    Do i have to bridge the routers together via ethernet cable?

    and if so will i still be able to keep each isp separate on each router?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    the issue to be solved is the shared printer can only be on ONE subnet and still be shared.
    192.168.0.1 has the printer now and it can be shared by all systems attached to that network.

    the 192.168.1.1 subnet can't share anything (files or printers) with systems on 192.168.0.1

    Why the two networks? Joining the routers can be done, but you will need to drop one ISP.
     
  3. PCTechie316

    PCTechie316 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    yeah i figured that, but even if both routers had the 192.168.1.1 - they both wouldnt really talk to each other. It's a long story of why we have two isps. But i figured it was worth a shot asking. I've found another way that i can print from my main desktop by bouncing between the two routers.
     

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