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Wired Printer access wirelessly on LAN

Tor657
Community Member

We just installed a Nest Mesh system on our AT&T Fiber network. Works great and can access non-wifi Dell printer wired through ethernet with no problem on desktop computer. Used to be able to connect from laptop through our home network. We've tried to set up through the printer's IP address but it can't find the printer - probably because it's connected directly to the AT&T modem/router and not the new mesh network. Do we need a switch and if so, how would we connect it to the Nest? Or do we need to change something on the AT&T equipment? Thanks.

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kiltguy2112
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

The Nest Wifi creates it's own subnet, which is diffrent than you current lan. You have a few options.

1. Put the Nest in AP mode (lose mesh capabillity)

2. Put a switch on the lan port of the Nest router (Complaints of slowing everything down)

3. Ethernet to Wifi adaptor

4. Find a diffrent mesh system that will operate as a mesh in AP mode.

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kiltguy2112
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

The Nest Wifi creates it's own subnet, which is diffrent than you current lan. You have a few options.

1. Put the Nest in AP mode (lose mesh capabillity)

2. Put a switch on the lan port of the Nest router (Complaints of slowing everything down)

3. Ethernet to Wifi adaptor

4. Find a diffrent mesh system that will operate as a mesh in AP mode.

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@kiltguy2112, thanks for sharing some troubleshooting steps!

 

@Tor657, Let us know if you were able to get your printer to communicate with your devices. We'd love to help!

 

Thanks,
Edward

Tor657
Community Member

Hi and thanks! Works fine now for my laptop, not so much for another (hardwired) computer in the house. We're working on it. Appreciate you following up.

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Tor657,

 

Thanks for the update! I'm glad to hear that it's now working fine with your laptop. Let us know if you still need help with the connection of it with your computer, and we'd be glad to help.

 

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

HI Tor657,

 

I'm just checking in to see if you still need assistance with this issue. Feel free to reply to this thread if you still need more help.

 

Thanks,

Edward

Tor657
Community Member

We're all good - thanks for checking

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Tor657,

 

Awesome — glad to hear everything is back and working as intended. Please let us know if you have other questions and concerns. We're here to help.

 

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Tor657,

 

It's me again, I wanted to check back in to see if you have other questions and concerns. Feel free to let me know if you do. 

 

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Tor657,

 

Since we have not received any more replies for quite some time, I will lock this thread now.
Please feel free to create a new thread should you have some more questions or concerns in the near future and we'll be more than glad to help.

 

Thanks,

Edward

Tor657
Community Member

Thanks we're going to try the switch and see what happens. Otherwise I'll just plug the ethernet directly into the nest. Appreciate your help. Thanks!