VLAN configuration for separate networks sharing a network printer
Posted on 2013-05-14
I have a Netgear FS726T, a Linksys E1200, Linksys E1500 and Linksys 5 port 10/100 switch. Now, first off, don't blame me for the hardware I'm working with. I was just thrown into this project.
I have eight Windows 7 workstations that need to be in their own VLAN. Another two Windows 7 workstations that need to be separate from the other eight. The eight can't see the two and the two can't see the eight. But all ten Windows 7 workstations need to be able to see the Ricoh network printer. Currently, the Ricoh is plugged into the Linksys 5 port 10/100 switch. This switch is also connected to a LAN port on both the E1200 (192.168.1.x) and the E1500 (192.168.0.x). I see what the last guy was trying to do but the networks bleed together and both the networks can see each other.
My first question is, do I have the right hardware for what I want to accomplish?
Second, if I do have the right hardware and able to set it up with VLAN on the Netgear switch. How do I configure the VLAN for 3 VLANs, groupA, groupB and printer? Allow groupA and groupB to see printer group but not be able to see each other.