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dash
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Printer Access with "client to client forwarding" disabled

Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:26 am

Hi guys,
i am having a customer which insists of having Client to Client forwarding disabled! But he also wants to share a Printer for all Clients connected to the hotspot.

Is someone having a smart idea to resolve that request?

(I am at 6.34.1 with capsman and hotspot configured, Printers are added to the walled garden and IP binding is active for them. Allowing Client to Client forwarding, everything works fine)

Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
 
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Re: Printer Access with "client to client forwarding" disabled

Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:25 am

maybe an additional ssid for printers
 
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Re: Printer Access with "client to client forwarding" disabled

Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:26 pm

Thanks dude. A second SSID is the workaround that I am currently using. But since people often want to print pages from the Internet they are not happy with this very much (disconnecting the Internet wifi, connecting Printer wifi...).

Anyone else?
 
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Re: Printer Access with "client to client forwarding" disabled

Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:30 am

Use the "access list" feature and allow client to client forwarding for specific hosts and the printers.

This allows the default action of no-forwarding except for the hosts you specify by mac-address in the access-list. TIP: You can identify specific hosts in the registration table and copy them to the access list directly - then modify their client-to-client forwarding.

Hope it helps :-)
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Re: Printer Access with "client to client forwarding" disabled

Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:48 am

Add more IP address for router then nat forward it from printer's IP to new router's IP
 
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Re: Printer Access with "client to client forwarding" disabled

Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:20 pm

Thanks dude. A second SSID is the workaround that I am currently using. But since people often want to print pages from the Internet they are not happy with this very much (disconnecting the Internet wifi, connecting Printer wifi...).

Anyone else?
Can't you just have the printers have their own SSID (maybe even IP range and VLAN), then route the packets normally to the printer's IP? You wouldn't need to disconnect/reconnect in that case.
 
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Re: Printer Access with "client to client forwarding" disabled

Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:02 pm

Thanks Martijn for your suggestion. I will give it a try

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