network to network communication

Micro-star international / Ms-7512
May 7, 2009 at 20:05:50
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.498 GHz / 3071 MB
I have several home computers and a work computer on my home network and my wife has her work computer that is forced through a work VPN on their network. I would like to backup her work computer on my home computer and have it be able to use my home printers, but the VPN on a different network complicates things. Can someone please tell me how I wold accomplish these?

With today's technology I am sure it is possible, but I can't find any information on how to do it. Thanks for your time and help.

Her work computer (XP also) is used at home, but is forced through her work's VPN. She often needs to print reports, but the attached printers to this network reside at work and not at home. She only goes into the office every few months so printing there isn't realistic. Can she connect to our home printers through my home computer and use that to print somehow? If so, I would like to use a home computer to back up her system too.

Sorry about being repetitive, but I thought saying it twice reduces the chance of my not explaining it well.

Kurt


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#1
May 7, 2009 at 20:45:25
I don't think she'll be able to print to the home printer while she is connected to the VPN. I know that my girl friend can't print because split tunneling is blocked on the VPN.

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#2
May 7, 2009 at 22:31:59
Isn't there some way to share services by bridging two networks? I would think that today's technology would allow this somehow, right?

Thanks for your help.

Kurt


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#3
May 8, 2009 at 04:32:03
The idea of a VPN is to have a secure connection. Split tunneling is less secure. She could print to a file, email it to herself, open it on the home network & then print it.

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#4
May 8, 2009 at 06:05:48
How about backing up from her VPN connection to our home network? I guess she could backup without the VPN connection, but it is a different network still. Is there a way to set up a parallel network connection on our home network for backing up that wouldn't conflict with her work settings? This would work, but I really don't want to mess-up her work settings. Naming the connection "Backup Connection" would keep it separate. Please tell me if and how this is possible.

Thanks again.

Kurt


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#5
May 8, 2009 at 06:56:10
I don't think it's doable. What's wrong with emailing the file?

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#6
May 8, 2009 at 07:57:33
I would suggest your wife talks to the IT dept about her pc being backed up and local printing.

What you are proposing can and will breach the company security. We have IT policies that if this occured the staff member would be terminated.

To print you can always save the file or printscreen to a usb stick and put that in your computer to print.


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