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    Lightspeed Rocket - How to access local address

    Hi there,

    Does anyone know how to bypass the Lightspeed Rocket to access internal addresses?

    Ie: I want to access some printer configs via the browser but instead of getting the relevant printer page I'm getting Bing search results for the internal ip!?!

    Thanks

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    Proxy exceptions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    Proxy exceptions?
    It's not a proxy server, it's a effectively a bridge that does deep packet inspection.

    I'm interested to know the answer though as I've been looking at lightspeed with interest.

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    Are you typing http:// before the ip address? it may help otherwise the bing search engine from the address bar will just treat it as a search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    It's not a proxy server, it's a effectively a bridge that does deep packet inspection.

    I'm interested to know the answer though as I've been looking at lightspeed with interest.
    I think what Admiral208 means is that you would still need to add these addresses in to the bypass proxy server for local address list in the browser, as you would for any proxy type environment. Otherwise the browser will assume you are referencing an external IP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foofighterjim View Post
    I think what Admiral208 means is that you would still need to add these addresses in to the bypass proxy server for local address list in the browser, as you would for any proxy type environment. Otherwise the browser will assume you are referencing an external IP.
    That wasn't my understanding of how Lightspeed works. I don't have one in place but from what I've seen from the sales speak/literature no connections are proxied so there is no need to have any exceptions.

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    I think you are right in the fact that it isn't actually a proxy, maybe I have misunderstood how this would work for internal address. In which case I am in the same boat as yourself and the OP.

    Is this of any help: http://wiki.lightspeedsystems.com/di...e/Proxy+Server
    Last edited by foofighterjim; 24th October 2013 at 02:56 PM.

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    we have lightspeed and have no issues connecting to local printers etc via their ip address in the browser. we have no exceptions for local addresses in internet explorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    It's not a proxy server, it's a effectively a bridge that does deep packet inspection.

    I'm interested to know the answer though as I've been looking at lightspeed with interest.
    I know its not a proxy. I've got one here myself. What I was saying is that regardless of if have a light speed or not, if you are trying to navigate to a local IP address and its taking you to the internet, adding a proxy exception should resolve the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodminman View Post
    Hi there,

    Does anyone know how to bypass the Lightspeed Rocket to access internal addresses?

    Ie: I want to access some printer configs via the browser but instead of getting the relevant printer page I'm getting Bing search results for the internal ip!?!

    Thanks


    There's an IP ignore list on the rocket. Suggest you put it in there. This should only matter if you are using the client install.

    Thanks

    Dave

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    Sorry for the late response.

    This was a weird one that actually just started working about 45 minutes after me posting this call!

    Thanks for the suggestions though.

    And by the way, after more testing I'm so glad we chose the Lightspeed now.

    The product is good, the support is fantastic and all at what I consider to be a realistic price!!!
    Last edited by bodminman; 24th October 2013 at 08:13 PM.

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    Here is another solution. Try and edit the hosts file in windows and point the ip address to the ip address of the printers concerned

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodminman View Post
    Sorry for the late response.

    This was a weird one that actually just started working about 45 minutes after me posting this call!

    Thanks for the suggestions though.

    And by the way, after more testing I'm so glad we chose the Lightspeed now.

    The product is good, the support is fantastic and all at what I consider to be a realistic price!!!
    Are you using the client out of interest?

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    On the domain clients yes but the BYOD's are accing via the authentication screen.

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    The lightspeed shouldn't be getting in the way at all as previously stated.

    It sounds like it was a local routing issue, or a browser not correctly determining the protocol correctly. Any chance it is http/https traffic over a none standard port? If it was, always ensure you type http:// eg. http://10.1.2.3:9191

    We use the lightspeed client on 450 PC's and 20 Macs - if you had any questions @Edu-IT ?

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