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Old 11-28-2017, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adding Remote IP Printer to Print Server

Hello. So we're running a print server VM with Server 2012 in our environment. We have a remote office that has a static WAN IP address and I'm trying to figure out how to add a Konica printer to our print server. I tried adding it's static WAN IP address and submitting a test print job with no luck.. The server keeps saying printer is offline. I tried using LPR on port 9100 (which is port forwarded to the printer at the remote location) which still failed. I'm able to access the printers webpage from our internal print server, but can't get any print jobs through. Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 11-28-2017, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have an ipsec tunnel to that remote office? If so, I wouldn't recommend using a local print server for the remote jobs if bandwidth is a concern. The print job will travel over the tunnel to your main sites print server then back to the printer on the network it just originated.

If you don't have a tunnel at all then I wouldn't recommend opening up the outside interface to those ports.


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Noo don't open the printer port to the internet that'll end badly. VPN or IPSec would definitely be the way to go
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