I recently setup a HP 7210 printer over pptp on monowall. I could
browse to the printers web page but I couldn't get the HP installation
software to believe the printer was really available at the IP
address. HP tech support had me use the generic tcp/ip port (note not
the HP generic...) and choose LPR with the server name L1 and just
choose the generic officejet printer driver and I was mostly working
in not too much time.
On 6/17/05, James W. McKeand <james at mckeand dot biz> wrote:
> Eric Gregory wrote:
> >> I ASSUME that this is on a laptop...
> > Correct
> >> 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
> of 255.255.255.255
> 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
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