IT Printer Help
How do I print on my printer at home, on my work laptop? My printer is plugged into my network with an Ethernet cable. I can use the printer with my own devices whilst at home, but can’t with my work laptop, which is through a VPN.
I assume that since I know my external IP address and the internal IP address of my printer, that I should be able to do this?!
I’m not massively computer savvy, so go easyPosted 4 years agosamuriMember
That’d be really difficult to set up, and almost totally pointless.Posted 4 years ago
If the documents aren’t sensitive in any way , I’d just email them to your personal email address and print rthem out when you get home.
Really, setting things up to print at home when you’re at work will not be worth the effort even if it is achievable.
Ah, I thought it would be dead easy, I assumed it would be a case of adding a printer, and pointing it in the direction of the printer ip address.
I can print from my laptop when I get home, it just means booting my laptop up and pressing buttons as and when I need to
Cheers peepsPosted 4 years agochaosSubscriber
Should be possible as most routers I’ve seen have a primitive firewall that allows you to punch holes through to something on the inside – such as a networked printer. Slightly risky though depending on what other kit you leave on that could potentially be the target of a bored hacker!
What type of router do you have?Posted 4 years ago
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