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Posted · Internet connection to Printer

Hiya all,

I know this type of question has been asked before but I need some specific help.

I am on virgin media with the 3.0 hub, router.

I want to be able to connect to my printer from outside my home network but I am falling short and looking into this I am not able to find the info I need to set it up.

I understand that I need to connect to my router first like a VPN and then I should be able to use local network IP Addresses.

but I am not sure how I am able to do this.

I understand there are security risks but I would like to to this non the less.

many thanks

rebekah anderson

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Posted · Internet connection to Printer

It's the easiest if you have a router that supports setting up a VPN, you need to check the router manual for that.

If your router does not support it (and you don't want to get a new one), you can use a raspberry pi instead, see here for a setup instruction;

https://ultimaker.com/en/community/39542-um3-remote-monitoring-raspberry-pi-vpn-tutorial

Oh, and I'm no network expert, but as far as I understand a VPN is pretty safe when you set it up yourself. Using a 3th party VPN service like some you can download for your smartphone can be questionable when you're not sure about this 3th party...

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Posted (edited) · Internet connection to Printer

leave cura open on PC

install "remote desktop" extension for chrome

install "chrome remote desktop" app for phone

connect to pc from phone with chrome remote desktop

Edited by Rpmaguire

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