I have two Netgear FVS318 VPN routers connecting two offices. I have a thermal label printer in the remote office USB connected to one XP workstation. The users from the main office need to print to the printer in the remote office across the VPN. We also have a Windows Server 2003 product in the main office.
Is it better to make the printer Jet Direct enabled and make a IP print queue on the Server that then prints across the VPN to the remote printer? -or-
Make the XP workstation the print server to the USB connected printer and have main office clients print to it directly.
I guess it comes down to performance. What is lighter in bandwidth utilization? Pre-queue data or post-queue data?
I look forward to your feedback.