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connecting three networks through switches

problem: users on two other networks needs to be able to print to a printer on another network.

setup: i have two networks on a cisco 3500xl switch and another network on a cisco 4000 switch. i need the users on the 3500xl to be able to send print jobs to a printer located on the 4000 switch. there are no vlans on either switch at this time.  the switches are on the same physical rack.

what are some ways that this problem can be solved?

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BuckLeRoy
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What90Commented:
Hi BuckLeRoy,


Unless you put in some form of router to allow the to LANs to talk to each other you can try this:

Give the printer a second nic, plus ip address for the other LAN and plug it in to the other switch (on the second lan)

I'd suggest you get a old pc and set it up with two nic, connected to each lan and use that as a router. Or buy a proper hardware router.
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BuckLeRoyAuthor Commented:
thanks. the printer can't add another nic. it's a xerox, not like the hp's i'm used to. i did connect a usb/ethernet prn server to it so that may help me out. the old pc solution running linux with zebra is something i will do too as that is cost effective for this solution. thanks again for the help
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
What type of supervisor card do you have in your 4000?

-Don
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BuckLeRoyAuthor Commented:
mod Slot Ports Module-Type               Model               Status
--     ---- ----- ------------------------- -------------------          --------
   1     0     Switching Supervisor         WS-X4012            ok
   2    48    10/100BaseTx Ethernet     WS-X4148            ok
   3    48    10/100BaseTx Ethernet     WS-X4148            ok

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