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Two Networks, One printer
August 20, 2010
1:40 pm
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David Cross
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I have two networks, HughesNet Satellite and Verizon Air Card in a Cradlepoint MBR1000 router. Is there any way to add my single printer to both networks? Currently it is wirelessly attached to the satellite network, but when that is down and we are on the aircard, we can't access the printer. I can connect the printer to the Cradlepoint with RJ-45 cable, but can't do both at the same time. Any suggestions?

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August 31, 2010
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I think I would eliminate one of the networks and use the Cradlepoint router exclusively.  Your Hughesnet modem would use the ethernet input (WAN) port on the MBR1000 and be configured as the primary device.  The aircard could stay in the router as the failover device.  The printer will work best cabled to the router also, but could be configured wirelessly.

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August 31, 2010
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Jim, I probably should have provided my entire configuration to you in the beginning. On my router from the HughesNet, I have a RJ45 cable going to a Blu-Ray that provides me extra content off the Internet while watching Blu-Ray disc's. I have the same configuration in the bedroom from the Cradlepoint to the Blu-Ray there. My wife and I have entirely different tastes when it comes to entertainment. She likes the woman stuff while I like the action stuff. Blood and guts, etc. She can't/won't watch any violence.

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September 1, 2010
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If the printer is near one of the computers, you might connect directly with that computer and use the network for the other one. 

Having the BluRay devices in there really confuses the issue for me. 

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