sending to print queue

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March 11, 2010 at 02:13:21
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.401 GHz / 2047 MB
I have this problem:

Printer is setup on router (directly), so any computer connected to this router can print. No problem.

But, one of those computers occasionally uses VPN to another network, from which moment on the printer is no longer reachable ...

I'm looking for a solution where that is no problem. I tried cancelling all printer requests, but when I try to do any action on that printer (be it the cancelling of any job), he says he cannot do it, since he cannot connect to the printer (even if no job was already in the spool).

The only solution I do NOT want to do, is stop my VPN ... I can reach my router with VPN on, so why not printer on same router.

My printer is setup like :

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March 11, 2010 at 06:56:54
When you VPN to another Network your computer gets moved to another subnet. This will make any device that does not have netbeui like printers will not be visible to that subnet with out establishing a routing table.

So, try doing this to the computer that VPNs...

Got to the Command Prompt.
Type the following...

Route Add mask -p

The fist address is the subnet your printer in on. The second address is the default gateway (the router) of that subnet.

P.S. This is a networking Issue and should be posted in the Networking Forum.

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March 11, 2010 at 14:44:59
I'll try that, and report to you

I was posting it here because basically this would be the solution : pause the spool, so that I can add jobs, without them being printed, and then - manually - when I disconnect from VPN, un-pause any jobs.

This would work if no VPN would be involved, and I guess a spooling system should survive a temporary network disconnect, no ? Maybe I need to pause BEFORE connecting to VPN (when the printer access is still there) ? I'll test that as well.

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March 20, 2010 at 06:06:12
He allows certain routes to be added, but then I end up with no access to the printer...

I don't understand the command itself; actually

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