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How can I print accross a VPN back to my home PC


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sam.granado

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I connect to my network using the VPN option that is already built into windows. Then I access the information I want with an RDP connection. But I cant get the information that I have on my network to print on my printer at home. I am using win2k at home and accessing a small business server 2k at work. how can I get this set up to do this?
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One way (certainly not the only way) is to:
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 "1.2.3.4: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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