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We are installing thin clients and these clients map their printers via MAC address. The thin clients route across layer 3 (ip address) to get to the printers. The printer and the thin client will be on different broadcast domains.

1. Will the thin client be able to find the printer via MAC address.

2. Assuming the answer to the above question is no. How can could I configure the layer 3 router to allow for the thin client to find the printer via MAC address.
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You can't. It will have to be by IP address or DNS name.

As a network packet is routed from one broadcast domain (layer-2) to the next, it is stripped from all layer-2 information, routed, and new layer-2 information is added.

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Maybe ARP proxy should help.
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