iPads printing to network printers which are in a different VLAN
Posted on 2011-09-21
i already know that trying to print from an iOS device can be PITA. However i'm going to ask anyway in hopes that someone MIGHT have a solution. :)
We would like to see what it would take to print from an iOS device that is on our wireless network (VLAN 172.x.x.x) to a network printer (VLAN 10.13.x.x) that is hosted on a print server running Sever 08 R2 (VLAN 10.10.x.x)?
Of what i've read, the device and printer have to be on the same subnet. So, I set up a XP test box with a static IP that is on the wireless VLAN, installed a test printer, and shared that printer. The switch port that the test box is using is configured to use the Wirless VLAN as the default VLAN id. However when i go to my iOS device, it tells me no printers can be found.
We are not keen of using a cloud-based service at this time.