How can I print accross a VPN back to my home PC
Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:53 AM
Posted 29 October 2005 - 05:44 PM
1) set up Unix print services on your home PC, and share your PC on your home LAN, using a simple name like "LJ4".
2) Ensure that your PC has a static IP, and tell your router to forward port 515 to that IP.
3) Tell your work server that it has a new printer port, type LPR, at your router's outside IP with the name you gave it, should look like "188.8.131.52:LJ4"
4) Tell that machine that it has a new printer, too, of your model, using that port.
Caveats: both machines need Unix print services running. Win2K & newer have this as a built-in option, but you have to install it, then go into Services to make this auto-start.
Last, this all gets ugly Real Fast if you have a dynamic IP anywhere....
Edited by SandyJax, 29 October 2005 - 05:45 PM.
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