Printing via either Ethernet or USB over VPN connection

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Vicious942, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Vicious942

    Vicious942 New Member Member

    Got a project at work and I'm trying to make this as easy as possible. My company needs to send print jobs to an IP outside of our network.

    Verizon hotspots usually block incoming traffic (even though I setup Port Forwarding or DMZ). So I've been reduced to setting up a OpenVPN with "Private Internet Access".

    I've enabled and connected via the Wireless Client mode with DHCP enabled. I'm so far able to connect via the OpenVPN client.

    What I'm trying to figure out is how I can give them an IP that directs traffic straight to the printer. I've figured I need to port forward ports 9100 to be able to do this. Can anyone assist me with any advise?
     
  2. Vicious942

    Vicious942 New Member Member

    Just some extra details: Router Model: WNDR3400v3 with Tomato (Shibby) v138. I only have OpenVPN client connecting to PIA's server. I have USB and Ethernet running from the printer into the router. Whenever I try to check my external IP, I'm still getting the Verizon firewall IP 174.199.14.211 and PIA's website is saying I'm not connected.
     
  3. eibgrad

    eibgrad Network Guru Member

    I'm a bit confused by your description. If your company is sending print requests to some other public IP, what does that have to do w/ the fact your hotspot normally blocks incoming traffic? For transactions initiated from your location to the internet, replies are always allowed. Blocking of incoming ports is only an issue when the request is initiated from the internet and into your network. And that doesn't apply in the case of your print request (at least not as described).
     
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