What we have:
- Samsung ML-2070W MFC
- Mikrotik RB2011UAS
- Laptops under Windows 10 and 7
Connect MFC to a wireless network and have the ability to print to it.
When I did try to connect it with software which comes with MFC (DVD software) – it’s seeing MFC but over wireless protocol, but can’t connect to it.
As we are I’m IT geek, I start analyzing user manual:
User manual clear explain to me that the easiest way for connecting MFC to the network is WPS technology.
Hura, we have Mikrotik router which is customized as much as you can imagine, BUT – WPS option is not working, and over passing few fails with configs I gave up, especially when you losing your network connecting (as soon you turn on WPS, you are losing Wi-fi connection – thank IT experience, I have also cable nearly my desk, and I don’t need to spend hours nearly the shelf with communication equipment).
So what I did – go sleep – I was upset Korean technology vs Mykola – 1:0.
Next morning – I need to resolve it.
1st define where is the problem – is printer WPS functional or no?
Before Mikrotik age in da house – we had TP-Link TL-WR740N:
this small device – is SOHO router but with WPS build in. In TP-Link you will not find WPS, because the name is QSS (Quick Secure Setup). Just a few clicks and MFC is connected to TP-Link – ok this is not MFC – this is TP-Link. Yes, I know WPS is not secure to turn on the main router, so the solution is next:
connect TP-Link as WPS bridge to Mikrotik over the cable, and NAT all ports to internal Mikrotik network (Mikrotik LAN cable is going to TP-Link WAN port).
- Make sure TP-link WAN is receiving IP over DHCP – done
- Make sure TP-link LAN network is different from Mikrotik – just to make sure you will not do mistakes later.
- Reserve on Mikrotik IP for TP-Link
- Reserve on TP-Link IP for MFC
- Allow access to TP-Link from Mikrotik network – we don’t want to play with cables, are we should have the ability to control TP-Link from production network
- NAT ports for MFC:
ID Service Port Internal port IP-Address Protocol Port description 1 80 80 192.168.1.101 All HTTP web 2 8018 8018 192.168.1.101 All WSD 3 515 515 192.168.1.101 All LDP 4 9100 9100 192.168.1.101 All RAW printing 5 5357 5357 192.168.1.101 All WSDAPI 6 3702 3702 192.168.1.101 All Web Services Dynamic Discovery 7 137 137 192.168.1.101 All NetBIOS name services 8 138 138 192.168.1.101 All NetBIOS datagram services 9 139 139 192.168.1.101 All NetBIOS session services 10 161 161 192.168.1.101 All SNMP 11 427 427 192.168.1.101 All SLP 12 9220 9220 192.168.1.101 All raw scanning 13 9500 9500 192.168.1.101 All ismserver 14 445 445 192.168.1.101 All SMB
after that, you will be able to discover your MFC over the network.
I hope this article will help you to understand how to connect such devices to your network and secure them.