Networking & Wireless forum

Question

Problem printing with HP 8600 (wireless) on dual router wifi

by gizmo177 / May 20, 2013 11:25 PM PDT

I have a FiOS (Actiontec) router in the basement of my house, it's there because I have the FiOS connection coming in from there and switch to split the wired connection. I had a great idea of using a 2nd wifi router in the 2nd floor of my house due to low signal when I'm on the iPad. The DHCP assignment is done by the FiOS router, the 2nd router, with the same SSID name, is connected via cat 6 and doesn't do any routing. As far as signal, this worked great. The problem I had was the wireless printers weren't printing sometimes. I thought maybe it was because it was connected to 1 network vs. the other and wasn't "finding the printer". To temporarily fix this, I changed SSID's so that they're unique. When I want to print, I'd mave to make sure I'm connected to the 2nd floor router (where the printers are located). Is there a way to use the same SSID and have to the printers be able to print? It would be nice if I can go from one section of the house to the other and have the iPad (or other device) pick up the network automatically.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Problem printing with HP 8600 (wireless) on dual router wifi
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Problem printing with HP 8600 (wireless) on dual router wifi
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
try assigning IP addresses
by kabila626 / May 21, 2013 4:02 AM PDT

u may need to assign IP addresses in order to separate th 2

Collapse -
Answer
Tell me more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2013 1:30 PM PDT

What's plugged into the WAN port of the second router? If anything then it shouldn't work out.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.