Leroy Rose Visitor2 Reg: 04-Dec-2020 Posts: 5 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 1 This forum thread needs a solution. Kudos0 Why do I have to turn off VPN in order to print from my laptop? Posted: 08-Mar-2022 | 7:54AM · 3 Replies · Permalink I have the same question2Stats Last Comment Replies LG Davis Newbie1 Reg: 08-Nov-2019 Posts: 2 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: Why do I have to turn off VPN in order to print from my laptop? Posted: 23-Mar-2022 | 8:11PM · Permalink I have an ASUS laptop paired with an HP Officejet Printer on my home Wi-Fi network. As with the initial contributor on this thread, whenever I am online and trying to print a document, both the internet and VPN will be in operation but the I am not able to complete a working connection with the printer. But, if I turn off the VPN, I can usually establish a working connection and successfully print my document. Why? Is there a way to fix this besides turning off the VPN every time? Or should I try a different VPN app? peterweb Guru Mobile Master Norton Fighter25 Reg: 17-Apr-2008 Posts: 40,009 Solutions: 2,531 Kudos: 6,926 Kudos0 Re: Why do I have to turn off VPN in order to print from my laptop? Posted: 24-Mar-2022 | 6:10AM · Permalink The only thing I can think of is that the VPN encrypts your data as it leaves your computer and the data is directed to the VPN server's IP address. So it is not getting sent to the printer's IP address. And if it did get to the printer it would be garbled because it could not be decrypted. If you are in a home environment with a properly secured network with strong wifi password you do not get any more protection from a VPN. The protection a VPN gives is needed when using unsecured public wifi connections. LG Davis Newbie1 Reg: 08-Nov-2019 Posts: 2 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: Why do I have to turn off VPN in order to print from my laptop? Posted: 24-Mar-2022 | 11:56AM · Permalink I agree with your analysis. I don't know if this explains Leroy's problem, but I would think it is likely. I need to make sure I have a " properly secured network" at home and then just use a VPN on my mobile phone. This thread is closed from further comment. Please visit the forum to start a new thread.