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Phobia October 4, 2008 06:14 PM

2networks1printer
 
Hey guys. I have a kanundrum or question if you will. In my house, we have 2 networks connected to seperate internet connections. My dad / stepmom have a good printer connected on theirs. I was wondering if I could make/ use a computer to connect into that printer and connect to both networks, to allow them to print on that one printer. Also, if i could somehow access files from one network on another.. can it be done?

Squeetard October 4, 2008 08:18 PM

yup. Easiest way would be to connect the 2 routers, but give each router a separate gateway address. Or put 2 nics in your dad/stepmom's computer and hook 1 to each router. again, each router will have a separate gateway address. 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2 etc...

Phobia October 4, 2008 08:25 PM

Both routers are connected to different internet connections.. ones on shaw, and ones on telus.. How can i connect the two, but keep each one on the internet? im a network nub :(

enaberif October 4, 2008 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Phobia (Post 96110)
Both routers are connected to different internet connections.. ones on shaw, and ones on telus.. How can i connect the two, but keep each one on the internet? im a network nub :(

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Squeetard October 5, 2008 08:28 AM

^^try that internet printer sharing. That looks cool.

Phobia October 6, 2008 05:28 PM

cool thanks. I will try it. Is there anyway i can set up some sort of hub or something, so i can access files on my dads PC *which is on the telus network, and i'm on the shaw network* Without setting up a FTP? Like one pc bridging the connections.. i've got lots of old pc's

enaberif October 6, 2008 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Phobia (Post 96689)
cool thanks. I will try it. Is there anyway i can set up some sort of hub or something, so i can access files on my dads PC *which is on the telus network, and i'm on the shaw network* Without setting up a FTP? Like one pc bridging the connections.. i've got lots of old pc's

VPN will allow you to do that.. which is what Hamachi can do.

Your basically setting up a virtual private network (VPN) across the internet and its secure.


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