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vpn and printing at home

By 1ststep ·
Hello out there i am looking for help with vpn and printing. I currently am working from home and have an HP LJ4100 that i print to at home on my small network. When i vpn into work and want to print anything from there during my vpn session it does not print. However as soon as i disconect my vpn session the printer starts spitting out the jobs. My question is how do i set the printer up to print via my vpn session while i am still connected? My laptop is loaded with vista ad my network is wireless at home.thanks

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CHECK PRINTER PROPERTIES

by arainbob In reply to vpn and printing at home

GO TO START...CONTROL PANEL...PRINTERS...RIGHT CLICK ON THE HP LJ4100...CLICK PROPERTIES...SEE IF IT'S SET TO PRINT DIRECTLY OR TO WAIT UNTIL LAST PAGE IS SPOOLED....YOU SHOULD FIND SEVERAL OPTIONS OR SETTINGS...HOPED THIS HELPED AND HOPE YOU HAVE A RAINBOW KIND-OF-DAY..PLZ LET ME KNOW IF IT HELPED THANK YOU.

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VPN & Printing

by muhammad.nazry In reply to CHECK PRINTER PROPERTIES

hi ,

i have follow your advice but still dosent work...

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VPN IP Address space may be same as home network

by gil.a In reply to vpn and printing at home

If your VPN address space at the office is the same as your home address space, it may be possible that your print jobs are being sent to the same address of your printer, but on the office side of the network...I'd check to see if your networks are using the same numbering convention, and either modify yours, or connect your printer directly.

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Security settings

by mdhealy In reply to vpn and printing at home

Most likely you cannot do what you want to do without violating company security policies. Many companies, including mine, configure their VPN client software so that while the VPN is active all TCP/IP traffic must pass through the encrypted tunnel. They do this because if my laptop is allowed to be connected simultaneously both to servers inside our firewall and to sites outside, then it would become a potential HOLE in our firewall.

Basically, while I'm using the VPN, my laptop is logically inside my company firewall just as it would be when I'm in my office.

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It can be done

by madcow9597 In reply to Security settings

There is a check box on the VPN Client that is allow local lan access. However you also need to add your routers IP if it is a network printer to your LMhost file located WINDIR\system32\drivers\etc. I have not tried this yet but I am going to test it. I'll keep you posted.

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I have this same issue

by me In reply to It can be done

Hey --

I have the same issue, but I clicked on the "allow local LAN access", but it doesn't seem to allow me LAN Access. Is there anything I need to do on the home network side? It seems therre should be a way to do this, can't make it happen yet.

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Any luck?

by ozviewer In reply to It can be done

I have the same problem. Did your solution work?

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by jfarrell In reply to Any luck?

I don't have the full answer for you (as I am having similar problems). What I do know for a fact (and anyone that "says" they have the answer, should have already told you) is that the printer that you want to use must have its driver downloaded on the terminal server. Without it, you will not be able to print. Once it's downloaded, I do not know if there are other steps that you need to take.

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Try this out

by biggiew In reply to vpn and printing at home

I do not know if this is what you want to hear but, I think the easiest way to go about this is to connect the printer locally when you want to print. 'cause if split tunneling is not enabled on the vpn server you will not be able to access your home network resources.

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I found a solution for what I was looking to do..

by me In reply to Try this out

I found a perfect solution to do what I wanted: and it's free.

http://www.printeranywhere.com/

install this on your VPNd machine and then any machine connected to the printer and you can print remotely as well as through the VPN.. Great app

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