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Hello everyone,,

I have an HP scanner on VLAN A and the server that it scans to on VLAN B. This was a fresh change that was made a couple of weeks ago, however, scanning doesn't happen that often which is why it was never looked at/tested prior to the move.

When the scanner and server were both on VLAN B (was this way for several years) scanning to a network share worked fine. After the move of the printer/scanner to VLAN A, it prints just fine, but scanning doesn't work. I can ping both ways, routing/ACLs are not the issue.

Obviously scanning is happening at layer 2 (is what my first thought is) which is why it isn't working.

The user scans from the scanner directly to a network share on the server. Their computer isn't part of this process (not until they go retrieve the scan in the network folder, which they can access w/o issues).

I'll have to change the switchport of the switch back to untagged on VLAN B to get them up and running for the scanning they need to take care of over the next few days, but I'd like to try to get this fixed.


EDIT- I can post specific printer/model info when I am back on site, but I don't think this is an issue related to the specific printer model, I believe it is a broadcast separation issue.


I tried with the static IP and the test passed....I tried before I changed to static IP (in the printer/scanner shortcut) and it failed. I know it isn't DNS, it must be the workgroup broadcast name resolution, as you mentioned.

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You're pretty much on the nose. An ugly workaround might involve trunking VLAN B up to your server to ensure that the printers are on the same L2 segment. This has the potential to cause some problems, so I'd suggest taking some caution.Double check DNS resolution is working and check if it isn't security firewall or patches on the server.


One more thing is that Maybe you could use the ip helper-address or ip forward-protocol command to forward the L2 broadcast traffic from vlan A to the server on vlan B? Maybe the scanner is doing NetBIOS or something and the ip helper-address could enable that to work across vlans.rentcar


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