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Cisco VPN & Home Network Printer


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#1 ecrawf099

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:59 PM

I have a bit of a conundrum... My wife works from home occasionally using a Company-provided Dell Inspirion notebook. The notebook runs Windows XP Professional SP2 (they have not yet updated to SP3). She accesses her company's network using Cisco's VPN client. From there, she accesses her at-work desktop using Tight VNC.

I have recently installed a printer on my home network. It is a wired network printer, not wireless. Our home computers acces the printer with no issues.

My question is this: Can she print documents from her at-work desktop to our home network printer even though she is logged on to her company's network via the VPN session?

I have not even attempted this as of yet, as I was thinking the point to be moot. But we are both curious. :thumbsup:

Thanks,

Eric

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 26 May 2009 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:22 PM

Yes, she can come access your wired printer or any device connected into your home network. But she can do this bypassing your firewall. So you should configure an exception on firewall for bypass the VNC or the Cisco's VPN client. This procedure is called "NAT rules".

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:54 PM

That is what I thought.

Thanks.




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