Multi-network ethernet printing
Posted on 2010-04-05
I need to put an ethernet color-laser printer in an industrial setting. My problem is that there are several networks present, and I'd like the printer to serve all of them.
One solution I thought of was to but a physical "A-B-C" switch on the printer, switching between ethernet feeds from the 3 networks. This would be not-so-convenient, and would also require the printer to be setup for dynamic IP addressing, because there is not a single static address that works on all 3 networks.
Is there a solution that would handle this "on the fly." Keep in mind that the security of each network is paramount, and I must assure the client that the solution involves no security compromises. A little voice in my head says that something can be done with a router & NAT, but I just can't figure it out on my own.
Thanks in advance!