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Configure a print session via a PC

I have an AS/400 server and I want to establish a remote printer session through an Internet connection from a

PC with Windows 95 or 98.

  - My remote PC (Win 95) has a dial-up internet
 connection. 
 - I have a Wingate software running in a NT server
 (my Webserver)
 - My Wingate gives access to users to a telnet
 connection
 - Also my Wingate has a mapping to a port of my
 AS/400 server 

With this configuration I can do Telnet to my AS/400 with this proceeding:

1. I connect my remote PC to my Internet supplier.

2. I run my Wingate Client program and I enter my user and password (with this I get access permission to my NT WebServer)

3. I do a Telnet followed the mapped port configurated in the Wingate: Telnet [IP address][port number]. Then I have my AS/400 user session but I can't print reports from AS/400 because I need a print session.

I have a Client Access software (ver. V3R2M0), but I can't establish connection because there is no option to specify the mapping port defined on the Wingate. In LAN network I use this software to configure print sessions and I don't have any problem.

With this configuration how I can configure a print session with my AS/400? Do I need different software, and if so, what?


I am not familiar with Wingate yet, but I have two suggestions:

1. When using telnet I would suggest Telnet400 by Albert York. It is freeware (or shareware) and it allows for port mapping without the shortcomings of regular windows telnet client (i.e keyboard mapping)

2. I would place the spool file on the AS/400 in a remote output queue. The remote output queue will redirect spool files to your NT machine queue. Hopefully, Wingate is able to do something with file in the NT queue.


This was first published in May 2001

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