4033 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2010 7:09 PM by theonlydean
You need a couple of things. You need to have a fixed address for your internet connection, and you need to allow access to your printer from the internet through the Time Capsule firewall. You also need to be extremely careful with your security.
Alternatively, you could use Mobile Me and Back to My Mac to print through a connected Mac.
Well, to answer one part of your reply (which btw, thanks for replying), I use DynDNS with a hostname for fixed IP so I always know my way home so to speak
I do have Mobile Me and can obviously use Back to My Mac except only have the one Mac which I am taking with me for remote printing.
I know how to allow access to the printer through the Time Capsule and have tried forwarding both IPP and LPD ports to both the printer and the desktop PC which has printer sharing enabled.
Is there another port I should be enabling?
If you are really certain that your security is adequate, you need to open port 631 through your Time Capsule firewall. If there is any other firewall in your internet connection, you have to get through that as well.
For additional security, you could open another port and forward it to 631, but then you need to configure your driver to send it to that port.
It still is probably a good idea to require a password for printing.
Thanks again for replying. I have opened port 631 (IPP) and 515 (LPD) for printing but it still says it can't connect when trying a test print. I have even tried Network Utility to test if the ports open and it still doesn't connect. I know the port mappings are good because I run a VNC client and that mapping connects fine.
What am I doing wrong here? Should be a simple setup... :\
Thanks again for replying. I assume that when you mean the proper address, you mean my DynDNS address and I have set that properly. I have also set the port mapping on the Time Capsule to forward the port properly to the local PC computer as well I have tried forwarding it directly to the printer itself. As for the ports, I would also assume that the ports are set correctly when adding the printer with the proper protocol, i.e. IPP or LPD. I can try adding the port to the address if you think it would be beneficial though.
Just wanted to "bump" this and say that updates to 10.6.3, airport, etc... lately have had no effect on getting my printer working from outside my local network.
And still no response from Lexmark... Might try calling them instead of email as I am supposed to have priority support with this new printer. Will post solution if I find one.