Wireless Computers Can't Connect to Stand Alone Printer

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by crs, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. crs

    crs Guest

    Hello all,

    I've read probably 500 messages on the subject, but have discovered no
    real answers.
    My company recently switched from DSL to Satellite ( Don't ask why ).
    Ever since the switch, our computers with wireless access can't connect
    to our office printer. The printer is a stand alone printer, not
    directly connected to any computer. We still have the same routers and
    switches , etc. The only change was the isp connection. I can't even
    ping the printer. I realize it is on a different gateway ( wired -
    192.168.2.1 & wireless - 192.168.1.1 ) but that never had an effect
    before. Just looking for some real suggestions.

    Thanks
     
    crs, Feb 22, 2006
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  2. Can you ping anything on the 192.168.2.x subnet? If not, your machine may
    be configured with an incorrect default gateway, or machineson the
    192.168.2.x subnet (eg. the printer) may be configured with an incorrect
    default gateway.

    Doug Sherman
    MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP

    "crs" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I've read probably 500 messages on the subject, but have discovered no
    > real answers.
    > My company recently switched from DSL to Satellite ( Don't ask why ).
    > Ever since the switch, our computers with wireless access can't connect
    > to our office printer. The printer is a stand alone printer, not
    > directly connected to any computer. We still have the same routers and
    > switches , etc. The only change was the isp connection. I can't even
    > ping the printer. I realize it is on a different gateway ( wired -
    > 192.168.2.1 & wireless - 192.168.1.1 ) but that never had an effect
    > before. Just looking for some real suggestions.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
     
    Doug Sherman [MVP], Feb 22, 2006
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  3. crs

    crs Guest

    It may be the default gateway for the printer that is wrong.
    I set the gateway and dns servers and subnet mask back to the same
    settings we had when
    we had dsl, but still no go. The computers with a wired connection
    (192.168.2.1 gateway) still connect fine.
    But previously, both the 192.168.2.1 and the 192.168.1.1 computers
    connected to the printer fine.

    Any more suggestions?
    thanks again
     
    crs, Feb 22, 2006
    #3
  4. Depending on your network topology, it may also be a static route issue.
    However, I agree you should check the settings on the printer itself first -
    does it have a default gateway, and if so, can that gateway route to
    192.168.1.x?

    Doug Sherman
    MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP

    "crs" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > It may be the default gateway for the printer that is wrong.
    > I set the gateway and dns servers and subnet mask back to the same
    > settings we had when
    > we had dsl, but still no go. The computers with a wired connection
    > (192.168.2.1 gateway) still connect fine.
    > But previously, both the 192.168.2.1 and the 192.168.1.1 computers
    > connected to the printer fine.
    >
    > Any more suggestions?
    > thanks again
    >
     
    Doug Sherman [MVP], Feb 22, 2006
    #4
  5. crs

    crs Guest

    Mr. Sherman,

    Thanks so much for your replies. It turns out that our satellite
    installer plugged a wire into the wrong place. Sorry I
    Didn't troubleshoot the wiring first. That's always the best place to
    start.

    Thanks again

    Clay
     
    crs, Feb 22, 2006
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