I have the following setup:
- Wireless router - 192.168.2.1
- Linux mint laptop L - 192.168.2.166 (DHCP)
- Windows 10 laptop W - 192.168.2.152 (DHCP)
- Brother MFC 7360N printer connected to L with an Ethernet cable - 192.168.3.3 (static IP)
I can print from L just fine. But not from W.
I have read through a few step-by-step guides explaining how to share the printer, but they all seem to assume that W can ping the printer.
The printer's wired network method is Shared to Other Computers:
But it does not matter.
So, I am not asking how to share the printer. All I am asking is what am I to do to enable W to ping the printer?
I have full control over the router, the laptops and the printer.
I have little understanding about the networking setup, but I am OK with command line solutions.
My Bell Home Hub 1000 does not allow me to change the network mask. So, the printer should either be on 192.168.2.x or printing should be configured to work without ping, through cups. For this post I would like to concentrate on the pure network solution. Is it possible to stay on 255.255.255.0 and still make the printer pingable from all? I can change the IP address of the printer, of course, but doing this alone did not work for me.