VPN Connects, How to See Computers?

February 6, 2005 at 16:27:14
Specs: Windows XP Pro w/ SP2, Athlon XP 2400+ OC'ed to

Hey guys,

I finally got my VPN setup to work inside and outside my lan.

VPN host server is running Win. 2000 Server, accepting VPN connections, and sharing the Harddrive, and shared docs...
Netbios over TCP/IP enabled
Netbieu enabled
Permissions "everyone" full access

Now, I have a laptop running xp home, I can make the connection to my server via vpn inside and outside my network just fine.

(I should note, the server is connected to a linksys WRT54G with the right ports forwarded, and VPN tunneling enabled for all protocols.)

Now, on my laptop, i have 2 connections at the same time... 1 is my internet connection, 2 is my VPN to my server!

Now, Ive read on the client, or host I dont know.. to go into TCP/IP properties of the VPN connection (host or client I still dont know) and uncheck the "use default gateway" or something...

This checked, I have no internet, but should be able to see my server's files and shared folders.

This unchecked, I should have the net, but no access to my server..

now, Its not a big deal that I dont split tunnel for both internet and access...

My problem is that, when I'm outside my network, and I have the internet connection going, and I connect to my vpn... THEN WHAT?!?!

I try to "map network drive" and when I click on my workgroup, it only fines my laptop.

When I double click on My Network Places, It searches, but doesn't find anything.

When I right click on My network Places, and search for a computer, and type in "server" (the name of my server is server), it doesn't find anything.

So, my question to you all is this. How exactly do I map my servers drive/folders over a VPN? How do I find my Server in my network while VPN'd? What do I do?

THanks guys,

Please help!

February 7, 2005 at 04:02:58

Done properly, the VPN port is forwarded to your server. When you connect to your VPN, you then should get the domain login on your server. Once you login, then your resources should be available. Check to ensure you have the correct port (or ports) forwarded. You should have a minimum of two, one TCP, one UDP.

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February 7, 2005 at 05:47:55

try mapping drive by ip address es: \\ipaddress\c$

or, install and run wins or dns on the network

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February 7, 2005 at 17:56:26

got help from a close friend...

wins was enabled on server... but I didn't have the wins ip added to my tcp/ip advanced section in my VPN connection...

once added... worked like a charm,

THX guys

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March 24, 2005 at 12:11:12

Hi I have the exact same problem, but cannot understand what you did with wins etc, please help.

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