You would be better off putting both printers on the network so that both are visible to both PCs. To get a PC to print to a printer attached to another PC via a USB connection, you have to have a pipe between the PC’s network connection and the USB output - feasible with a bit of command line magic I suspect but not run-of-the-mill. (I used to do something similar with a laptop and a PC in the 1990s using serial connections.)
I sometimes print to another USB-attached printer connected to a Mac PC on the same LAN. (It is my fathers network and Mac which I support.) As the Mac uses CUPS and advertises the printer, I have visibility and use as soon as I’m on the network without any configuration required.
That’s what I was thinking and I don’t know how to go about sorting it out.
I think I was able to ping 1.10 from 10.2 but not the other way.
I looked at some of the settings in the firewall, even turned it off on 10.2 but it made no difference.
Hmmm, I need to try it with both firewalls off.
And now that I mention it, there is a firewall in the ATT modem.
What settings could I use in the opensuse firewall that would be the most permissive.
John Hudson, there is only 1 printer attached to PC-192.168.10.2
Yes, you should check out the firewall first. Your wireless router connection (to the ATT router) should have a IP address assigned to the wired interface within the same 192.168.1.X subnet as your ethernet-attached PC, although you did not say what it was. In other words, it should be possible to ping the wireless router from the 192.168.1.10 machine.
In an effort to assist, I’ll give you a couple of tutorial links that may be helpful to you:
I haven’t been deeply into this but I more than suspect CUPS will handle it all. On KDE the cups interface can be reached via program launch-utilities-manage printing.
One of the options on a printer is to share it. Past that I can’t help much but some time ago I had a problem with cups announcing a printer to the whole world via the internet and stopped it from being announced at all. These options are now on the admin page obtained as above. My recollection is that it announces them periodically but I can’t remember the interval. Wireshark should help sort that out and show you if things are actually working. A similar package used to be part of the normal distro. It can be obtained here
There are some instructional video’s on it’s home web page but it’s fairly simple to use. Just select the network interface that is being used and identify the cups transmissions.
Make of printer etc doesn’t matter. All that matters is that both function via cups. Going on normal printer installation once the set up is running it should show up on one of the cups pages but wont be shown under printers until it’s actually installed locally from that page.
:|Wish I could help more but this should head you in the right direction. CUPS is a server so shouldn’t need anything else. There may be a need to check via yast that it is fully installed etc or that other parts are needed. Going on my 12.3 install it includes all of it and just lacks bluetooth drivers.
To save keep on logging in etc to cups I always add myself to the lp group. :sarcastic:It still requests a log in when test pages are printed though but I just use my own log in.
Sorry it took so long to get back, but somehow I had my network connections messed up and it took a bit to get them straight.
Here is where I am right now and I am going to start giving them names or I will get lost. If you have a better way, let me know.
It looks like it goes one way only and I don’t know if the problem is with the ATT side or Netgear. I bet ATT and am going to read a bit more on it.
I promise that I won’t touch it unless ordered to.
My marriage might depend on this so please try your best. rotfl!
Corky = 10.2<-----static
Sunny = 1.10<-----static
ATT = 192.168.1.1 and ??? 220.127.116.11 <—I don;t know what I am looking at here so I tried to take a snapshot below.
Netgear = 192.168.10.1 and 18.104.22.168
I had a 3rd PC that I configured to be on the 10.1 subnet. I used this to see if I had CUPS set up correctly and it was able to print to the printer on 10.2 (Corky).
So, CUPS is correct and prints remotely.
Back to the other PC, Sunny(1.10)
I can ping Sunny from Corky. So it goes from Corky to Netgear to ATT to Sunny.
I cannot ping Netgear from Sunny. It does not fail, but it gets stuck with PING (192.168.10.1) 56(84) bytes of data. I kill it with a CTL-C after about 5 minutes. and get a message as:
710 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 708999ms
Curious in that I ran a traceroute from Sunny to Netgear and it got as far as the ATT router/modem. So it went like this:
and got no further
Sunhui-PC:~ # traceroute 192.168.10.1<-----this is the netgear router
traceroute to 192.168.10.1 (192.168.10.1), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets using UDP
1 homeportal (192.168.1.1) 4.426 ms 5.381 ms 4.295 ms
2 homeportal (192.168.1.1) 5.987 ms 4.837 ms 6.206 ms
Some ATT router/modem info.
The firewall actively blocks access of unwanted activity from the Internet. Current Applications, Pinholes and DMZ Settings: Custom
I would expect that your Netgear wireless router ethernet port to have an IP address assigned that is in the same subnet as your PC that is connected to the ATT router. You should be able to ping that router from the 192.168.1.10 machine.
If ATT has the DHCP server functionality then change the ip address of the netgear router to the same subnet ip and then disable the dhcp server in netgear router so that you get the ip address from the ATT router to your other subnet PC also i.e the PC connected to netgear router
Thank you for your suggestion, but I had set them up as separate for a reason and I prefer to keep them that way.
From what I have read, it should be doable and I am going to keep trying. It certainly serves as a learning experience.
Did I ever mention that network configuring is a work of the devil ?>:)