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vpn and printing at home

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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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    arainbob

    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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    muhammad.nazry

    hi ,

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

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    gil.a

    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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    mdhealy

    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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    madcow9597

    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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    me

    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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    ozviewer

    I have the same problem. Did your solution work?

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    jfarrell

    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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    biggiew

    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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    me

    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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    jispms

    Make sure Printer drivers are installed in th ehome computer. logon to the vpn from home to the office then install the printer drivers in your office computer, install printer using the TSS00X (X=number) port. logoff from VPN and then logback on. when you go the Printers and faxes you will see the printer name (home computer Name) in the list and you are ready to print documents from your office computer to your home printer.

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    sgordley

    When I was running XP Pro, I loaded a non VPN'ed network protocal (NWLINK) on both the home lan computer with the shared printer and the work PC. Probably was not completely kosher with company policy. However, it did work. Now that I have VISTA 64. I don't have a solution.

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    keirankent74

    hi there is no easy solution when on a vpn you are essentially on a different network
    to where your printer is installed i would save a copy of doc to be printed to local pc log off vpn then print doc locally its a chore but works you can also get a printer with 2 nic cards we do this at work for various councils then install printer on a virtual network that is setup by your works IT which you can access from home basically you would be logged into work from home accessing your work on a virtual network thet your printer is installed on sounds silly but also works although costly to setup and a complicated way of avoiding just logging off the vpn email me direct if you require detailed info keiran.kent@konicaminolta.co.uk
    regards keiran

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    arainbob

    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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    muhammad.nazry

    hi ,

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

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    gil.a

    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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    mdhealy

    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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    madcow9597

    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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    me

    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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    ozviewer

    I have the same problem. Did your solution work?

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    jfarrell

    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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    biggiew

    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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    me

    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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    jispms

    Make sure Printer drivers are installed in th ehome computer. logon to the vpn from home to the office then install the printer drivers in your office computer, install printer using the TSS00X (X=number) port. logoff from VPN and then logback on. when you go the Printers and faxes you will see the printer name (home computer Name) in the list and you are ready to print documents from your office computer to your home printer.

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    sgordley

    When I was running XP Pro, I loaded a non VPN'ed network protocal (NWLINK) on both the home lan computer with the shared printer and the work PC. Probably was not completely kosher with company policy. However, it did work. Now that I have VISTA 64. I don't have a solution.

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    keirankent74

    hi there is no easy solution when on a vpn you are essentially on a different network
    to where your printer is installed i would save a copy of doc to be printed to local pc log off vpn then print doc locally its a chore but works you can also get a printer with 2 nic cards we do this at work for various councils then install printer on a virtual network that is setup by your works IT which you can access from home basically you would be logged into work from home accessing your work on a virtual network thet your printer is installed on sounds silly but also works although costly to setup and a complicated way of avoiding just logging off the vpn email me direct if you require detailed info keiran.kent@konicaminolta.co.uk
    regards keiran