I've been trying to work out the setup below (see image) where I've got a main WiFi router / modem combination in one part of a house and then a Ethernet cable going to another point in the house which is where I have a second WiFi router.

Connected to this second WiFi router is a WiFi printer. Is there some way that I would be able to access the WiFi printer whilst being connected to the 1st network wirelessly via my laptop?


  • Is there any reason to have two separate Wifi networks in the first place? Why not just have two APs for the same network? – user1686 Mar 1 '15 at 13:19

You can get a WiFi extender and connect the printer to the WiFi extender to the 1st router(as shown below):

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I think you should use a WiFi extender to connect the the other part of your house and not use a 2nd router.

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  • The router would be just fine as long as the "routing" part was disabled. – user1686 Mar 1 '15 at 13:42
  • You can also use port fowarding. – user2921779 Mar 1 '15 at 21:07

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