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#1 Colin Worthy

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:49 PM

How can I have my wired network and my wifi network in the same subnet.  I have a small office with both wired and wireless devices (mainly cheap printers).  I am having issues getting wired computers to discover wireless printers and vice versa.  I have firewall rules to allow all access, in both directions, through the firewall to each of the subnets.  I can ping devices across the firewall, but devices still have issues.

 

I would like to see if it is possible to have all of the devices in the network on the same subnet.  How can I do that?  

 

I cannot find in the documentation on Techlib where I could set it up.  I found an option that references client mode on the wifi settings, but I cannot find any information about it.  



#2 Bartek Moczulski

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 06:07 PM

Having more than one interface on the same subnet means bridging. You can find article on configuring routed L2 bridge here:

https://techlib.barr...tedLayer2Bridge

 

As your problems are related to network device discovery, remember that bridged interfaces still require firewall rules to pass traffic. More specifically, for network discovery, you'll need broadcast rules:

https://techlib.barr...teMulticastRule