On Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:52:38 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org
>I have 40 megabit service through my cable company.
>The modem they
>provided has wireless capability. The combination of the modem being
>in a closet and the wireless not being all that great led me to run
>two CAT5 lines: 1) to my main computer; 2) to a central location in
>the house where I've installed another network.
Presumably, the other network is just an ethernet switch, not another
router. What box do you have installed at this "other" network? Maker
and model please. If this box is another router, you goofed and will
need to replace it with an ethernet switch.
>My problem: when I'm printing from my main computer, the print signal
>is going through the router provided by my cable company.
Actually, it's probably just going from one of the ethernet ports on
the back of the unspecified make and model router, to another port on
the same router. While strictly speaking, it's going "through" the
router, it's really going from one part of your LAN (local area
network) to another part of the same LAN, and not through the router
from LAN to WAN (internet).
>want to have two wireless networks up and going.
It's done all the time, but you don't need it here.
>Is there a way to
>either: 1) setup my main computer to route print jobs to the new
Yes. If all your devices are on the LAN side of the router, with all
the IP addresses in the same class C IP block such as 192.168.1.xxx
where xxx is 1 thru 254, then everything on the LAN side should talk
to everything else on the LAN side.
> 2) setup my cable company router to send all print jobs to
>my new router (since it's obviously plugged directly into the cable
Same as #1.
>Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Hint: If you post a question with such a vague description, you'll
get equally vague answers. Make and model of all the boxes involved,
including the printer, might be useful to supply a more specific
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