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need to have printer available to three different vlans on a netgear switch - is this possible?

I have three users in an office that all own their own company. They share resources and the network though. They want to make it so that they are on different networks. Rather than putting in a router between each person and their gateway router, I wanted to just put a switch in their and put them each on their own vlan. If I do this they will all remain on the same subnet I suppose.. I don't see a need to change that. they only have 1-2 computers in each office.

My question is, they have a printer/scanner that they all want to share. It's a network printer. Can I put that printer on it's own vlan and have the other vlans have acces to the printer s'vlan but they couldn't access each other's vlans?

So I would have Client VLAN A, Client VLAN B, Client VLAN C and Printer VLAN D

A, B and C cannot see each other but A, B and C can see "D" and access the printer there.

Thanks.
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Corwin77

8/22/2022 - Mon
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https://www.cdwg.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=767898

I couldn't edit this question so I am adding this comment. This is a switch we have that I think we can do this with.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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BryceRichert

dr shivan,

when you say "theoretically", would this suggest that it isn't the proper way of accomplishing what I'm looking to do here? Or is this a situation

Bryce.
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I needa vlan so that they can't see each other, but they also need to share a printer/scanner.

what do you mean by "I would set switch port to which printer is connected as a member of VLANs A, B and C."

could you clarify please?  Can I just tell that switch to allow VLAN D (printer) to be able to mingle with VLAN A, B and C but NOT allow A, B and C to mingle with each other? Is this how VLAN works and how VLAN routing is supposed to be used?
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