View Full Version : Best option for using a printer over the internet?

04-19-2008, 02:53 AM
I have a customer that logs into a remote machine via VNC and would like to print to her local printer. With a little searching I found this:


I was just wondering if anyone else ever used this software, or have ran into a similar setup.

04-19-2008, 04:57 AM
I use it once in a while, it gets the job done. In the free version each job has an extra page, but I don't mind.

One time though it took a long time to load a 23 page pdf (including a few pictures), I ended up just canceling and using a flash drive (this was at home between 2 wireless machines not networked, if this had happened in a VNC situation I would have emailed or file transfered).

04-19-2008, 05:19 AM
this was at home between 2 wireless machines not networked
That made my head hurt. :D

If I remember correctly, Hamachi will allow you to print to a shared network. It's just a vpn network client, so as long as both computers are connected and a printer is shared, sending the job should be as easy as printing to a network printer.
My hamachi network is down, so I can't confirm this 100%, but I'll update this post tomorrow when I can.