OpenVPN and Local Network Prinitng

Posted on 2012-08-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-03
We have a network in the 192.168.1.x subnet.  We have three clients on it, including a networked printer.

We have an OpenVPN with a subnet of 3.x.x.x.

We have included a PUSH command in the client config (push to send traffic in the VPN tunnel to the printer (which has a static IP of  

Everything works fine when the clients are not connected to the network.

However, when they are it does not print, even though I have used the PUSH command in the config file.

How can I get the local clients to the local networked printer while on the VPN?
Question by:gta2011
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    Expert Comment

    I do not get your configuration. The three clients are local, so how is that related to the OpenVPN connection? Or are those clients connected via OpenVPN only?

    PUSH in client config does not make sense. You either put the ROUTE commands (without PUSH) into the client config, or prepended with PUSH in the server config file.

    It's confusing, so please try to describe in more depth.

    Accepted Solution

    We reviewed the settings and script and it turns out both the remote and client were both on the same subnet.  Both were 192.168.1.x and we changed one to 172.16.0.x and it fixed the problem.

    Author Closing Comment

    No answers worked so we just worked on it by ourselves until we got it to work.

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