I occasionally have the need to print from my laptop to a printer in my university's lab, but I can't figure out how to get at it.
When trying to ping the printer's IP from my laptop, I can't, and attempting to add the printer by the IP address fails, my computer just complains it can't find it, trying to connect with
\\printerip fails likewise. It seems like I can't access it directly.
Is the wireless network somehow walled off from the rest of the university (they use Bluesocket)? I have SSH access to a computer on the network, and from there I seem able to ping the printer just fine, so could I set up some SSH tunnels to get at it? What ports would I need to forward? Is there some easier way?
IT help is unhelpful, simply claiming it's "not possible".