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Shared ethernet connection network config problem

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: Shared ethernet connection network config problem Reply with quote

Heres the problem - I have a wired ethernet connected printer. When my macbook connects to my home network thru my wireless router, I can print to it without any problem. But the connection to the router is iffy - so I turned on ethernet sharing on my mini, sharing to airport. Now my macbook has a much stronger connection to my network, and I can easily access all the computers at home, but I cannot print to the ethernet printer - I get a communication error.

The home network is all 192.168.2.x, but the shared connection I get thru the mini is 10.0.2.x. I can connect to the printer with Safari, but it will not print until I log onto the router, and have a 192.168.2.x address - Or at least I think that is the error, mabe there is something else?

Anyone have any ideas on what to try?

Thanks!

(oh - all are running 10.6.3 if that matters)
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you would need to set the printer up on the mini as a shared printer. The macbook would then print through the mini's shared printer rather than trying to find the network printer itself which going off your IP addresses is on a completely separate network.
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