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got on VPN but can't see any HD/printers

By grant.nygren ·
Hello, I am trying to connect a Win98se client too a vpn on a win2k Adv. server over the Internet(linksys router on each end with the pptp 1723 port open for ip and udp on the server side). I can conect, and see that there is a network there. But I can not access any resources on any of the machines on the network, including the server.

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got on VPN but can't see any HD/printers

by Mikel~T In reply to got on VPN but can't see ...

setup the vpn connection to use the local dns server of the vpn server you are connecting, and you can use the following format to connect to machines: \\machinename\sharename, also, make sure you have netbios enabled in the security tab.

hope this helps.

Mike

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got on VPN but can't see any HD/printers

by grant.nygren In reply to got on VPN but can't see ...

Sorry I do not understand your instructions.
1? DNS is via @home, or do you mean something diffrent?
2? netbios should be enabled on which machine, the Server or the Client?

Maybe I wasn't being clear.
1. I can connect.
2. I can see that there is a newtwork/workgroup present.
3. I can not see ANY resources including individual computers despite searching for them by ip, name or wildcard.
4. The server is behind a firewall and DHCP server with PPTP forwarded and connecting to the net via cable service.
(this may be irrelivent because I can connect, or is there more than one port I need to forward?)
5. Client is also behind a firewall no ports forwarded, connected to the net via ADSL service.

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got on VPN but can't see any HD/printers

by PitSnake In reply to got on VPN but can't see ...

what you can try is to install NetBEUI on both the server and the remote client. Then what you do is enable the use of NetBEUI in the RAS properties. This will allow NetBEUI to piggyback on TCP/IP and give you name resolution. Only use this method if you don't have 10+ users VPN'ing at the same time because NetBEUI is very chattery. Another thing you could try is to point the remote client to the WINS server.

If you REALLY cannot get access to resources you could always setup a batch file and map the resources as drives with the "net use" command.

An example: say you want to connect to a share named SHAREXXX on a server named SERVERXXX you could put this entry in a batch file.

net use Z: \\SERVERXXX\SHAREXXX

and it would map that resource as the Z: on your machine.

If it still doesn't work you would need to make an entry in the "lmhosts" file.

xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx SERVERXXX
(ip address)
and then run the net use command.

Good Luck,

Michael Ward, MCSE, MCP+I

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got on VPN but can't see any HD/printers

by grant.nygren In reply to got on VPN but can't see ...

Thanks to both of you. You were both very close. However netbios uses ports 137-139 and I had to open those 3 ports on the router. So for the record I had to open 5 ports for PPTP. 1734, 47, 137-139.

Thanks again

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