Cannot see printer and cannot ping it

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I have a small network that runs Win 2000 (Small school).   I am trying to get the computers to connect to a printer via network.   The printer says the IP address is 192.168.2.140, but when I ping from computers it says Request timed out, 100% loss.  There is no router on this network, just a switch and a hub.  Any ideas?
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Possible: printer is not answering ping packets (ICMP).

Other idea: Is a firewall on the computer active? If possible: switch it off, try to print/ping, if it works: switch on and configure firewall settings.

What do the results of Ipcofnig /all report when you run that command on the comptuer you are trying to ping from?

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The computers (9) of them connect to wireless internet through a USB adapter while the local internet is hard wired.   I am not sure which information you would need from Ipconfig /all
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Ok, I found out that any pinging is only done via the wireless connection.   The printer is connected to the wired adapters, but they are not working seperately from the wireless on the computers.   I think I need to rethink this setup.   Apparently it is not the printer.   Can't I have two differnet lLANs, one working of wireless and one off wired?

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You can, but you'd need a router. How are you distributing internet without a router?

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There is a wireless router about 150 ft away and we cannot run cables to it.   So we are accessing via wireless adapters, but need to run the laserjet off wired adapters.   I am trying to set up static IPs for the wired adapters but when I try to ping those, I get request timed out.   If I ping the IP for the wireless or the computer name, I get back 0% loss
Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager
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basic diagram from description
So basically you are running dual honed systems? Wireless card for the internet and wired for the internal network? Does this picture represent (vaguely) what you are doing?

The ipconfig /all should show an IP address for both the wireless and eth0.

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