printing from a remote location to a shared network printer in the office.

Posted on 2013-06-28
Last Modified: 2013-08-16
We have a small windows workgroup (no domain ie no dedicated server) connected to the internet. We have a shared network printer connected to one of the workstations that the workers print to.

We also have 2 remote workers who work away from the office, but are connected to the internet too.

We would like to be able to print from the remote locations to the printer in the office.

Is there any cost effective way we can achieve this

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks.
Question by:nigelbeatson
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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Remote Worker will print from  laptop /tablet or Ipad ?
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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If they are going to print from laptop or desktop then check it out this freeware
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by:Thomas Grassi
ID: 39284192
How are the remote users connecting ?

In order to access the resources of the local computers the remote users need to be on the lan.

VPN is the way they can do this.

What type of router do you have?
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ded9 earned 500 total points
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You can use google cloud print.

You need to add you classic print on cloud. check this video


Author Comment

ID: 39332905
sorry for the delay in responding.

I have now managed to create a google cloud print account and add my classic printer, which is a brother mfc-7860dw.

When I press the ctrl-p keys, the print box appears and I can print web pages without problem.

However, when I upload a word file, or any other file for that matter, it just says "error".

Am I understanding this correctly, that we should be able to print any type of file??

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.
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Post  screenshots of the error message.


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sorry for the delay. Just waiting to go back to this site, and will update as soon as I can.


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This was the answer, many thanks. Dont know why, but it just suddenly started to work! :)

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