Windows XP VPN file sharing

February 10, 2010 at 03:37:03
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi, I'm a student working on a project analysing different protocols. I am using two windows XP machines to setup a client and server VPN. I have managed to successfully connect from client to server. However how would I now share a file?

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#1
February 10, 2010 at 06:28:56
Enable simple file sharing or password protected file sharing, after that access the files from other computer. Hope this helps.

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#2
February 10, 2010 at 07:00:13
Are you able to ping each computer through your tunnel? If so then just use the Windows WORKGROUP simple file sharing as suggested above.

The other question is why do you ask is there a specific issue you are having?


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#3
February 10, 2010 at 07:09:25
So once I have setup the file share, I'm assuming I type the IP address of the server machine into a client browser page followed by the name of the shared folder?

The reason I am asking was because I wasn't too sure about this, was having a search on google and stumbled upon this forum where there was kind and positive feedback to other peoples questions.

Thank you for your help, really appreciated


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#4
February 10, 2010 at 08:06:18
"I type the IP address of the server machine into a client browser page "

Not sure what you mean by this. There are no browsers need in VPN. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network which basically is like have a direct connection to the network. You access the file shares like you would on any network through either UNC or mapped drives.

So to answer your question you would go to My Computer and in the address bar type the UNC path for the other computer like...

"\\10.10.10.2\Shared Folder\"

or if DNS is getting through the tunnel then you could use the FQDN...

"\\Other Computer\Shared Folder\"

If DNS does not get through the tunnel then you could setup static DNS references in the Host files. You do have to know a little about networking for this project.


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#5
February 10, 2010 at 08:14:29
I apologise by browser page, I did mean explorer Window.

Yeh the project was originally just a simulation in Opnet network modelling software which was implemented successfully and readings between different protocols and algorithms have been analysed.

I wasn't aware that Windows XP allowed a VPN connection, therefore when I found this out thought i'd make it an add on to my project.


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#6
February 10, 2010 at 08:59:43
Hi Guys, just to let you know I got it working. Didn't realise it was as simple as that. Thank you so much for your help :)

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