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By RockyG ·
I have a VPN setup, on our corporate network. All of the current documentation for Checkpoint says that I have configured everything correctly, and that I should be able to browse network neighborhood from any clients PC. However, this does not happen. All VPN clients can ping any workstation or server on the network, but they cannot browse. Any ideas?

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by NetTek In reply to Browsing with a VPN

You don't say what clients you are using (NT, 98, or 95), but 95 and 98 seem to have more problems browsing over a VPN than NT does. Because you can ping but not browse, I think you are having a name resolution problem. Check the following:

1. On the client, Workgroup must = domain name.
2. If you are using DHCP to provide the client with the WINs server address, it is often unreliable. Instead, manually input the address of your WINs server under the TCP/IP properties of the VPN/RAS DUN settings on the client.
3. If you are not using WINs, and TCP/IP is your protocol, you MUST use an LMHOSTS file on the clients.
4. Make sure your WINs server is NOT multihomed (one server, two nics, each connected to a different subnet).
5. If your WINs server is on a different subnet than your RAS/VPN server, make sure you select "Use default gateway on remote network" in the TCP/IP properties of VPN/RAS DUN settings on the client.
6. If you are using 9x clients, make sure you have the latest DUN update. It is called msdun13.exe, and is available for download from Microsoft.
7. Download and install rasupd.exe for Win95, or ras2upd.exe for Win95 OSR 2.0 or greater. The only place I have been able to find these downloads is on MS Knowledge Base under article Q154434 (It solves more problems then just the article's title suggests).
8. In Win9x, the Windows password (username.pwl) on the client MUST be used, and MUST be the same as the domain username and password.
10. If you still cannot get the client to browse using TCP/IP, you can install NetBEUI on your clients and LAN.

Hope that helps

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by RockyG In reply to Browsing with a VPN

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by julia_goins In reply to Browsing with a VPN

I am curious whether this helped your situation. I encounter similar problems, though I am using F-Secure. I have 12 Win 98 clients that access the VPN server, and it seems about 1 in 5 times they are able to actually browse the network. I lookedover the suggestions that were posted, and I have found all those points to be true; however, I still have some problems.

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by RockyG In reply to Browsing with a VPN

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