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13-08-2003, 10:26 PM
I have a friend started a new job. They have 12 pc, 10 on a domain network and 2 on peer to peer, coz they got a 10 user network licence. What he wants is for the peer to peer pc's to access printers attached to network machines. If the printers were run through a print server, would both domain and peer to peer be able to access them if all hooked into a hub?

13-08-2003, 10:38 PM
Howdy wotz,

Put a second NIC into the "sole" ?:| print server and then hook the peer to peer via a hub to this and you shouldn't have any problems. Obviously the second network would need a different IP address space or you could subnet the existing one. Subnetting might be more trouble than it's worth in this case though.


13-08-2003, 10:43 PM
they would need a separate hub? both networks can't use the same?

13-08-2003, 11:11 PM
Are they currently all on the same hub or is the peer to peer purely linked via crossover with no direct connect to the network? What OS is in use? It seems that it is 2K, but is this the case?

Graham L
14-08-2003, 04:10 PM
Any number of networks can share a hub. Millions of networks share the Internet. :D It's just that nodes on one network will ignore packets which belong to the other(s). Collisions are the main reason for physically separating segments.

A stamdalone network printer server will work happily from any network. If it's given an address on the main network it might use one licence, so it would be interesting to have it owned by the peer-to-oeer. You just have to have its address routed by a gateway on the other network.