So I was the hero at work again.

So I spent the afternoon in the Boston office which was once the Providence Journal’s Boston Bureau’s Office. Sad to see it go.

That said the boss was having trouble printing to the wifi printer. So he asked me to build a box to act as a print server. I contact my office mate and asked him to build an Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. Then I’m standing in my bosses office and I notice he’s hard wired into the network. The hard wired side gets a different IP range – all of them start with the first two octets of 192.168 but the third octet changes depending on if you’re using WiFi or wired in. The 192.168 addresses don’t route. Same with the range. They’e useful for LAN stuff but when you have to transition across there needs to be a bridge somewhere between.

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