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Hi everyone

I've got an Edimax BR-6104K Router that I intend to use to connect two parts of our WAN.

I can set it up easily enough to talk to the resources (Terminal Services Servers) on the Head Office LAN but I will need to print to the branch LAN and in order to do so I've tried setting up an additional route on the Terminal Services Servers (using the HO LAN-side IP address on the router).

I just cannot seem to make the printing go through the little Edimax router to the printers that are located on the branch LAN.

to illustrate:

HO LAN

192.168.1.x

Branch LAN

192.167.1.x

Router IPs

192.168.1.253 ("HO LAN side" connected to the WAN socket on the router)
192.167.1.253 (Branch LAN side)

These IP addresses are slightly different to our IP addresses but represent what I intend to do...

Any ideas?
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You need to make sure there is a route in both directions.
If the printer's default gateway is not 192.167.1.253, then you'll have to add a route to whatever that device (default gateway) is.
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by:ofkr
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Are you able to ping(if icmp enable) printer's ip address from your HO? I think network configuration is not corrently assign in printer itself eg. subnet, default gateway.
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by:enortje1
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Hi all

Thanks for the feedback.

The printer (and a test computer on the branch LAN) has got the router set as their gateway.

How do I enable ICMP on one of these Edimax BR-6104 routers?

Thanks in advance!
Eugene
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by:enortje1
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Hi

An update: I've disabled NAT on the router and that brought up the option to do static routing.

I've added a couple of routes to the routing table but they don't seem to make much of a difference.

Anybody willing to make a suggestion on the routes I should add?

Thanks,
Eugene
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I'm on a roll here...

Set up a route on one of the HO machines and set up a static route on the router and can now ping both ways...

Only remaining issue is an HP Jetdirect card on the branch-side that I cannot see over the network...

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Eugene
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First, you shouldn't need any static routes for subnets that are directly connected to the router.

When you say you cannot 'see' the JetDirect, do you mean ping, network neighborhood, etc?
The gateway of the JetDirect should be the router.
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Hi

Yip I couldn't ping it.

 It was originally set to DHCP. I've since changed its settings to a static IP address (using the same IP address Subnet Mask and Gateway that it used while set to DHCP) and after restarting the printer I can now see it on the network as well.

Thanks for all the input.

Eugene
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The solution pointed me in the correct direction and kept me going...thanks!
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