- Laptop Alice
- Laptop Bob
- Wireless Router
- Network Printer (LAN, no wifi)
- Alice and Bob are connected to the Router on a wireless network
- The Printer is connected to Bob by an ethernet cable
- Alice can ping Bob's wifi address, but not its wired address. Neither can it ping the Printer
- Bob can ping all
My problem is that I want Alice to be able to ping the Printer, but I have no idea how.
The actual addresses are:
- Alice = 192.168.0.12
- Bob = 192.168.0.6 (wifi) and 192.168.0.2 (wired - static, reserved on the Router)
- Router = 192.168.0.1
- Printer = 192.168.0.5 (static, reserved on the Router)
Right now, Bob can ping the Printer and hence print on it, but not Alice.
I tried to bridge the wifi and Ethernet connections on Bob, but the result was that Bob lost both wifi and ethernet - nothing worked.
I will gladly provide any more information as needed.
How do I configure so that Alice could ping the Printer?
- Bob is running Windows 8.1
- Alice is Windows 10 (or Windows 8.1, I have two laptops where each could be Alice)
- Printer is Brother MFC 7360N
- Printer has Gateway configured to 192.168.0.1 currently.
- I have total control over the Printer, the Router, Alice and Bob.
I have tried to bridge the Ethernet and Wireless adapters on Bob, but once bridged I cannot ping google from Bob (my connectivity test). Deleting the bridge restores the ping to google from Bob.
I want to USE the Printer, but I suppose I need to ping it first. I know for sure that Printer answers pings, because Bob can ping it.
I must add that Alice cannot ping the Ethernet address of Bob - 192.168.0.2. I have a feeling that if I get Alice to ping it, then it would also ping the Printer. But with the bridge on Bob not working (I have no idea why) I am kind of lost on how to make it work.