Eric Gregory wrote:
>> I ASSUME that this is on a laptop...
>> Does it work when you are on the LAN? Make sure it works before you
>> go off the LAN and try the VPN.
> Yes it does
>> Make sure the pptp VPN is connected before you try to print - I
>> think it will "dial-on-demand".
> It is
>> Check to see if the printer is marked
>> as "offline".
> Shows online
>> If you have the private IP as the IP for the TCP/IP
>> printing port, the pptp is connected, you should be able to print.
> As per the Directions on the Monowall website it is setup so that
> clients get 192.168.0.x (x being in the reserved range for PPTP)
> a subnet mask of 255.255.255.255 LAN subnet (Where the printer lives
> is 192.168.0.x With a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
> are these configs correct to the best of your knowledge.
Yes, you should get an IP from the reserved range with a subnet mask
Someone else on the list, suggested that printer may need a route back
to the pptp user (Jonathan De Graeve replied to me not the list...I
just forwarded his response to the list) I would agree with this - If
you did not supply the printer with a default gateway address, it may
not be able to respond to you when connected. I have not configured a
HPJetDirect in a long time, but I remember with a manual configuration
it would work on a LAN without a Gateway Address and one is not
assigned by default... I would give that a try...
If all else fails - Put a sniffer on the LAN to see if traffic is
getting to the printer from the PPTP address.
I can print to a printer shared off a server when I am connected via
my PPTP VPN - I don't have a network (JetDirect). I do this to print
on my Office (LAN interface) from my home network which is on my OPT
interface - not from the road... I agree with Chris, it would be too
slow to do so from the road.
James W. McKeand