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Nitrokid 01-23-2009 05:44 PM

Installing network printer directly over LAN port while having open wifi connection
 
Hello, I recently installed ubuntu 8.10 and have been trying to install my old network printer, a Kyocera Mita FS-3800, directly through the lan port while having my wifi connection open for internet access and haven't been able to do that. In older versions of ubuntu I just could set turn the wired connection's "Roaming" off but now it seems to be different.
I've tried using dhcp, dhcp only, Link-Local only and shared other computers to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you

pentode 01-23-2009 06:29 PM

I believe your wireless NIC and wired NIC will have to be in different subnets. What is the output of ifconfig? Also, you may need a crossover cable to go direct from your computer's ethernet port to a printer.

Nitrokid 01-23-2009 07:58 PM

Here's the output of ifconfig:
Code:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1d:60:44:65:84 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:245

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1d:60:44:60:e4 
          inet6 addr: fe80::21d:60ff:fe44:60e4/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:10872 (10.8 KB)
          Interrupt:246 Base address:0x2000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:2308 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2308 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:185536 (185.5 KB)  TX bytes:185536 (185.5 KB)

wlan0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0f:66:1b:27:7e 
          inet addr:192.168.2.2  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::20f:66ff:fe1b:277e/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:64932 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:41107 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:52328645 (52.3 MB)  TX bytes:6565254 (6.5 MB)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-0F-66-1B-27-7E-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

I thought it could've been the cable too but I managed to get it working on Windows Vista perfectly so that may not be the reason i think.

pentode 01-23-2009 11:24 PM

Well, you'll have to assign an IP address to whichever interface you want to use and also to the printer.

Nitrokid 02-07-2009 10:27 PM

sorry for late reply, computer was dead so I had to fix it. I've tried assigning the IP address the problem is I haven't been able to find out how to connect to both, wireless and wired, networks at the same time. Right now if I choose the printer connection I lose the wireless one and therefore internet access. It used to be pretty straight forward in older ubuntu versions, just take roaming mode off and it was done.


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