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Discussion in 'Networking' started by MordyT, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. MordyT

    MordyT Thread Starter

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    Ok, simple question here.

    I have a computer or three in location a (along with a windows server 2003). I have a printer in location B. We used to use a computer in location B to connect to the printer and the VPN, but we are getting rid of the computer. How to connect the printer in place B to Place A? yes, I know a VPN is needed, but how to configure a printer for a VPN?? Is this possible. Is there a printer server with these capabilities?
     
  2. thatoneisyou

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    You probably need to replace the computer you are getting rid of. Unless you have some sort of enterprise printer that supports VPNs you are going to need a computer to run that printer.
     
  3. MordyT

    MordyT Thread Starter

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    That's rather disappointing. I was hoping for a workaround.
     
  4. zx10guy

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    I've never heard of any printer which can run as a VPN client let alone a server. Entereprise or not. You need to get another VPN device back at location B. I don't know how your VPN is set up so I can't comment on what you need.
     
  5. MordyT

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    So if I got a set of devices meant for VPN, put one in each location, that would be the way to do it?
    Any recommended VPN devices?
     
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