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Old 08-23-2006, 11:43 PM   #1
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How to connect to a remote printer?


Hi! I am using Mepis 6.0. I do connect to LAN using OpenVPN. My network is on 10.0.10.0 255.255.255.0. I would like to connect to the Windows samba-shared unit having an IP of 192.168.0.201. When I scan in the network, I can't see the remote network. How am I going to print?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 01:05 AM   #2
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Your printer is in a different net and your scan (broadcast) doesn't leave your own network.
Try to configure the printer share with ip and share name. If this don't work, maybe a firewall is blocking the traffic?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 09:41 AM   #3
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Okay, how do i do it? I mean, should I still use samba shared? How about cups? Should I install cups server for Windows? How does lpp differ from samba shared printer? Thanks.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 01:59 PM   #4
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Okay, two things:
You need something to manage your printers on the local machine, no matter if they are local connected or network printers. I prefer CUPS for this job. Second thing is, configure your printer, network printers, local connected and so on.

You may use Samba our Cups, whatever you like.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 07:22 PM   #5
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A Samba setup without domains and such uses only broadcast packets for discovery.

To be a little more clear, you either need to setup a WINS-type server with Samba or setup a CUPS server. In either case, you need the server to be accessible from both networks.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 01:04 AM   #6
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A Samba setup without domains and such uses only broadcast packets for discovery.
Yes, but if you know the IP and sharename you can configure your printer by entering them.

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To be a little more clear, you either need to setup a WINS-type server with Samba or setup a CUPS server. In either case, you need the server to be accessible from both networks.
You need a cups server on your local machine and have to setup a new printerqueue type windows via SAMBA. The network has to be accessible, that is right. But access and broadcast is quite different.
 
  


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