I have a Dlink Di-624S DSL Modem Router. This unit has two USB ports for connecting two devices like printers, external drives etc.
With a printer connected to one of the ports, I have no problems printing from my laptop. However when I connect through the Router to a VPN, I am unable to send print requests to the printer. I have to log out of the VPN connection and then the router will pass the print request to the printer. Then I log back into the VPN to continue that work.
Is there a way that the Di-624S router can be configured to allow printing vis its USB ports when I am logged into a VPN?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. regards...Paul
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Re: Printing with Dlink DI-624S and VPN connection
I am guessing this VPN is something work related and not a VPN you setup yourself?? If that is the case your company's VPN access will not allow you to pass from there network back to yours which is why you are unable to print to your local home printer when connected to VPN. You might could run it by your IT staff and see if they will allow connection and help you set it up. If not then simply email the docs to yourself and then print them out after you are finished using VPN connection.
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I used a D-Link Di 624 for a number of years with Comcast and never had a problem with the router, but I did upgrade the firmware. You may want to look at the following items from D-Link about the DI-624S and see if you can find a better solution. I took the router out of service as I changed to Verizon FIOS and use their provided router.
you should type in 192.168.0.1.
In your request you have:
i can not run 192.168.01 on my computer to change it to ppoe,i have a di-524 dlink and a motorola mstatea dsl modem,the other computers desk top and laptop can connect to the internet,but the one these componets are hardwired to cannot.has worked fine for years but stopped suddenly!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes if you consult the manual that came with the router it will show you how to connect the modem to it and setup the DSL (PPPOE)settings. Some Modems though already have the PPPOE settings within the unit and then the router would just need to be set to automatic.
You will need to configure from the PC but afterwards you can shut down all your PC's on the network at anytime.
The "Virtual Server" setting is designed to give the general public access to a network resrouce (web/ftp/media server) on your internal network. If your the VPN concentrator is external to your network (meaning you'll have to use the internet to connect to it), then you won't need to define a virtual server on the DI-624.
You'll just need to enable the IPSEC and PPTP VPN Passthrough which it sounds like you've already done this. I've run into some ISP's that block VPN connections out of their network. If you have the ability, try to directly connect your laptop into your cable/DSL modem in place of your router and see if you can make a VPN connection, if not contact your ISP, if you can then verify you enabled the VPN passthroughs because your router is blocking them.
The issue may be due to the existence of two (2) DHCP servers; 1 in the Cisco 675 and the 2nd in the DLink DI-524. You need to disable the Cisco's DHCP server function and assign static IP add & config to the DLink WAN config. This way it will only be the DLink handing out IP adds to the network.
The workaround. Install your original configuration/setting without the DLink DI-524 - PC direct to the Cisco 675 (I am assuming through Ethernet ports). Verify that indeed you are connected to the Internet and can surf the net, check e-mails, etc. Check your Networking Connection Status. Log down your PC's IP Add, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, DNS. For purposes of discussion, let's call this "N1".
After your Internet connection has been verified with your PC directly connected to the Cisco, remove the direct connection and connect the DLink DI-524 in between the Cisco router and your PC.
Log in to the DLink and modify WAN parameters using the "N1" configurations/settings.
It might be of help to disable any security (WEP WPA, MAC etc) at least while configuring.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.