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Hi,

I have a cisco 881W and our enterprise is moving to a new location. For that, I've already configured a new subnet at the new place which we will start to use but I want my devices to work on both the new subnet and the old one. That means that if I have a printer, I want it to be accessible on 2 different IP aadresses(on two different subnets). Can I do translation for it from cisco so it doesn't matter from the client side whether I have one IP or the other IP set for the Printers IP.

To clarify even more, I need the printer to have an IP address on both subnets, so old users can still connect using the old IP while I move them to the new subnet one by one.

Thanks in advance.
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by:max_the_king
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Hi,
hard way to go ... i'm afraid you cannot do that; cisco router translation should point to a single private ip anyway and the route back would come from the default gateway of the printer.
You might consider as a workaround to set up a print server with 2 shared printers installed: wou'd call one of them PRT_SITE1 and the other PRT_SITE2 and let users decide which one to use depending on which Site they are working from.

hope this helps
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by:ht_comp
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The big picture here is that I dont want my users to feel any discomfort or changes when they move to a new location. That means that if they come to the new office, all the old subnets  and devices on old subnets work(I've got that covered) and If I change the printers IP address to a new one(on the new subnet), I need the configurations on client devices to still work.

I tried to configure a static route between subnets : ip nat inside source static 192.168.0.5 192.168.4.90 extendable.

With this routing I got my device to ping on both the old subnet and on the new one, but ping was the only thing I got through. When I add the printer with the IP address 192.168.4.90 I am unable to print.

Any suggestions?
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well, if you are able to ping from each site to the other then it may well be a matter of access-lists: have a look at those

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I didn't find a suitable solution for it, so had to do it the old fashioned way - changed the ip of the printer and went through all the computers and changed the ip accordingly.
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Because I didn't find a suitable solution to it.
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