Internet printing across WRT54GL?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by mschoonmaker, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. mschoonmaker

    mschoonmaker LI Guru Member

    I have a couple installations at remote locations with WRT54GL routers. Behind each router I have network ready printers (with Static IP addresses) attached.

    I'd really like to be able to print from a computer that connects to this network over the internet (already using for other tasks such as remote access, so I know how to set up ports).

    There is no "server" on the LAN side of the router, only a workstation and the printer itself. I'd really like to go straight from a computer to over-the-internet to the router to the printer, without "connecting" or "sharing" via the workstation.

    Is this possible?
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Havent really tried it but it should work unless your isp is blocking the ports. I would try it via port 9100 (raw data) and make sure your printer accepts this format. Port forward tcp 9100 to the printers ip and have a go. Let us know how it goes.
  3. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    Not sure if that'd help (probably not), but either the linksys or 3com usb print-server can poll the POP3 account for e-mails and will then print out e-mail attachments.
  4. mschoonmaker

    mschoonmaker LI Guru Member

    email attachments and usb print server no good.

    1. I already have an ethernet port on the printer, and it's wired to the router
    2. I really just want to have another printer installed on my laptop which, upon my selection, would send the data over the internet to the router which would then be delivered to the printer and the printer would print.

    Seems simply enough.
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