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Old September 22nd, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Default Connecting Wireless Printer to Guest Network

Hi, for some reason I can't get my Daughter's laptop to connect to my Canon wireless printer. On my old router it was no problem, but when I got this new Netgear I decided to get cute and give her a personal network using the guest network. I gave her the a,b,g,n one, but when I use the "find printer" function in windows, it doesn't find it. I've tried all sorts of things, but I can't get it to work.

If you guys can't help me, then I guess I can just give her access to the main network, but I was hoping not to because her friends use the wireless when they're here, and I don't want them having access to all the media share.

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Old September 22nd, 2010, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: Connecting Wireless Printer to Guest Network

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I decided to get cute and give her a personal network using the guest network. .....I guess I can just give her access to the main network Any ideas?
You put her on a separate network to keep you safe (good idea), but now you want to give her access to your network. Basically, you want it all...

Ok, here are a couple of ideas:

(A) Buy her a printer, so if her friends decide to print money or prescriptions, the printer identified by the micro-printing will not be your printer when the police come beating down your door and carting off all your computer equipment, and perhaps get off the hook. Printers can be cheap (like $20 cheap).

(B) Setup a port forward on your network to your printer (usually port 9100), sign up for a free DynDns account, and have her setup an internet printer to the DynDns address, and possibly take the rap for her friends.

There ya go!

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Old September 22nd, 2010, 06:00 PM
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guest network suppose to isolate from the main network therefore when wifi devices on guest network, it can not see main network.
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Default Re: Connecting Wireless Printer to Guest Network

Thanks for the suggestions.

Why can't I just setup the printer on her network also? Is that against the network rules? A wireless printer can't access 2 different networks. When I go into the settings on the Canon MP640 printer, it shows my Daughter's network as well as mine. I was even able to enter the password for her network, but her printer still does not find the printer when I tell it to "find printer".
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test the pc NOT on guest network and you find the isolation issue
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