I'm having trouble with the following configuration:

cable modem----wireless router 1----wireless router 2----wireless printer

Wireless router 1 has IP with DHCP enabled (

Wireless router 2 has IP with DHCP disabled, and is connected to wireless router 1 LAN to LAN.

Devices connected to wireless router 1 can't see the wireless printer on router 2.

Any advice on how to fix this would be appreciated.

  • Are you using printer hostname or IP address to connect to it? – Enis P. Aginić Apr 9 '14 at 15:58
  • The printer has IP – user314273 Apr 9 '14 at 16:11
  • The printer can be detected and used by various devices from router 1, but when connected through router 2, those devices see the printer as offline. – user314273 Apr 9 '14 at 16:17
  • If those routers are connected LAN to LAN (and not the port marked as "internet"), there shouldn't be any NAT related problems. Have you checked is your printer accessed via Host Name (such as HP-SOMETHING-SOMETHING) or IP address? You can do this by checking "ports" under printer properties and editing TCP/IP port of your printer. Can you ping your printers' IP address from router 1? – Enis P. Aginić Apr 9 '14 at 16:27
  • Thanks for your reply. (In the previous comment, I accidentally reversed the routers.) Yes, the routers are connected LAN-LAN. Yes, I can ping from router 1. I'm connecting various Apple devices through the wireless routers - not sure if this answers the question about Host Name vs IP. – user314273 Apr 9 '14 at 17:02

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