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Print onto home network printer from VPN

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  1. oldunion

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    My wife has a work laptop that she uses to connect to the internet and she can only do this through her work VPN.

    I have a windows 7 desktop and can connect fine to a wireless HP 6500A Plus wireless printer on the same home network that my computer is connected to. So my computer prints wirelessly just fine.

    She needs to print onto this same printer. We just spent 2 hours on the phone with a tech support guy from her work and we can't get it.

    I'm computer savvy but not familiar with VPN's at all. How do we get her laptop, connected through VPN, to connect to the printer on my home wireless network.

    Also, she accesses the VPN through my home network.
     
  2. xalerik

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    Hi,

    This depends on VPN type and connection method. For example if Cisco Vpn client is used (versions 5.x) - not possible to access local network, only remote. In cisco VPN connection configuration possible to check box Allow Local LAN access, but i believe it's not working properly.

    If Windows VPN connection (PPTP, L2TP, SSTP) is used to connect then split tunneling is possible and you can use both remote and local network (If Use gateway on remote network unchecked in properties)

    Provide more info.

    If she establishing VPN connection from wired connection, and have wireless connection enabled and connected too then possible do something,but configuration and explanation of it will be quite difficult.
     
  3. oldunion

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    How would I check the VPN type? Like I said she accesses the VPN throw joining my home wireless network. You then have to sign in via internet explorer.
     
  4. xalerik

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    after signing-in in IE, should open some VPN client, like Juniper network connect.. Should be some client.
     
  5. oldunion

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    She said its Citrix
     
  6. xalerik

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    xalerik, I'm not sure where you're getting the information that using the Cisco VPN client version 5.x won't allow you local LAN access. I'm running version 5.0.07.0290 and can configure a VPN connection to allow local LAN access just fine.
     
  8. xalerik

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    Ok, then its our local problem not linked with client functionality.
     
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