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How to access to a printer both by VPN and by local access ?

We have a shop with a printer, a router A for internet, a router B for VPN. Our saler print directly by router A from his mobile.

The VPN connect to the enterprise network. How to connect printer with router B and let the saler printing directly from his mobile ?

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Assuming that both routers

Assuming that both routers are on the same IP segment and the printer is using router A as its default gateway, you should be able to add a static route to this router for the VPN destination network via router B. Traffic to the printer from the VPN will be delivered via router B and traffic from the printer to the VPN will be redirected from router A to router B via the static route.

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I think it's the best

I think it's the best solution. Now i try to developp a tool for the spooler of the printer to reinitialize the spooler : i'll give my results as soon as possible.

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well, it's not a success.

well, it's not a success. Router A and Router B have a dynamic IP. I can't fill a static route with this dynamic IP. It's out discussion, but my tool for the spooler is good but it's not correcting a problem with a virtual printer driver. 

Router A and router B don't

Router A and router B don't have static LAN addresses?

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Router A has the default

Router A has the default static adress 192.168.1.1 and router B has his static adress as gateway from our network defined with the mask 255.255.255.0 and the range of adresses

Okay... so if router A uses

Okay... so if router A uses 192.168.1.1 and router B uses (for example) 192.168.1.2, adding a static route on router A for the VPN destination with router B's static address as the next hop should work.

I'm not quite understanding how dynamic addresses are coming into play here.

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Shematicly (it's not true

Shematicly (it's not true adresses for router B et router N)

router A : 192.168.1.1 (for internet and wifi of the shop)

router B : 11.111.12.1 Local Network -> Phone IP : 11.111.12.2 ...

 

router C : 192.168.0.1 (for internet)

router N : 11.111.11.1  Enterprise Network -> PC : 11.111.11.2 ...

 

router B and router N are linked by VPN

From the looks of your

From the looks of your configuration, there's no IP connection between router A and router B at all, so that's going to keep your printer from being accessed by both routers no matter what you do.

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I think too in a such

I think too in a such configuration. Router is behind Router A but Router B has his own local network and his own access to the web by PPoE.  By WAN, I'll hope, it's was possible but I've got dynamic adress.

Can you post a diagram of how

Can you post a diagram of how all of these routers are physically connected? Also, what models are these?

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Maybe I've got a conflict

Maybe I've got a conflict with the different internet router, they have all the original configuration with 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.

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it's not necessary to send

it's not necessary to send you the diagram , you're right : there is no solution in this configuration. But maybe with a second VLAN in router B and connect the printer on this VLAN, that is easier to isolate the printer for having the both access : by a local Wifi of Router B and by the enterprise network via VPN on Router B. The solution is perhaps : On router B, 1 Wifi for the salers, 1 VLAN in static with only the printer, 1 VLAN for the equipement in VPN.

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