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Remote Printing.. Grr

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Damonc, Nov 6, 2013.

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  1. Damonc

    Damonc Thread Starter

    May 9, 2001
    I'm trying to setup a shared printer on a machine but not having any joy.

    Firstly Heres what I've got:
    • Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) - Server
    • Windows 7 Professional (64bit) - Client
    • HP OfficeJet 8600 Plus - Printer (of course lol)

    The server machine has the printer installed and shared, both machines are connected to a (paid) Hamachi VPN.. I'm trying to set the printer up on the client through Hamachi but I keep getting an error saying that windows couldn't connect to the printer - Even though you can browse to the server and see the printer share (right click and connect produces the same windows can't connect error)

    When the client is on the same LAN as the server and the printer it can connect to the printer and print no worries, it just wont work through hamachi. The printers web interface has options for HP RAW printing on port 9100, as well is IPP... I forwarded both ports in the router to the printer but once again - neither worked. Firewalls on both PC's have been disabled.

    While I'd prefer to have the printer running through the hamachi vpn, its not a huge issue if it doesn't.. I'd just like the client to be able to print!..

    Any suggestions?
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    Based on the documentation I'm seeing so far, it looks like Hamachi only supports client to server to client or client to client connections. Which means you can't route out past a client to reach other resources on the network from the client computer. At least that's what I gather so far.
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