Hi, I am trying to print on a LAN printer locally attached to a WRVS4400N, from a remote PC (Vista) connected to the router using QVPN. I think I have all the latest QVPN software on the laptop (although I don't see an "about" menu to find out what version QVPN it is), and the router has v1.1.13 firmware. Vista is up to date as well.
I exported the router certificate to the the laptop, set up the VPN Client account on the router, and connected properly. I can browse to various embedded servers inside all of the devices attached to the home network by browsing to the various device IP addresses, including the router and the printer. From the web server in the printer, I can print a test page too, so I know that the VPN connection is working.
But I can't print from a windows application, access a network attached storage server, or see other PC's on the home network from the remote location over the QVPN connection. The home network is a typical simple home network, no local DNS or WINS server, etc., and the WRVS4400N is the DHCP server and the internet gateway for the home network. When I try and print from the remote location over the QVPN connection, it appears that the laptop is trying to print to the network the laptop is attached to locally and is not able to find the printer via the QVPN connection. So the print file gets queued and will only print later when I get the laptop back on the home network.
It's almost like netbios doesn't work over the QVPN connection, which sorta renders the VPN useless if windows network resources can't be found.
As an alternative, I created a Windows VPN and tried to see if I could get the Windows VPN function to connect, to no avail. Probably a certificate issue, and it's way beyond my modest skill to figure out how to get the wndows VPN stuff to connect to see it if might work better than QVPN.
So how can I get windows stuff to work over a QVPN connection between a remote laptop and the WRVS4400N? Seems like an obvious application. Thanks in advance for any assistance!