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How can i share my printer over internet

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July 1, 2012 3:54:08 PM

You can access your home web cam via a secure routers web address.

How can you do the same with your home wireless printer???

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July 1, 2012 4:07:40 PM

Well, just like any other IP device, you could always port forward through your router (I assume you know how to do that, and are using it now w/ your webcam).

Or you could establish a VPN client back to your own VPN server either running on your router or some desktop/laptop behind it. The advantage here is that you’re using an IP address on your local LAN, and so ALL your local IP devices are accessible, and in a secure fashion. You can even use it as a proxy for open wifi situations. It’s just a LOT easier to manage one VPN port on the router, rather than managing individual ports for each and every device you need access to. You also avoid complexities w/ some protocols that don't handle firewalls very well (e.g., FTP).
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