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By jhicks ·
I have a customer that was dialing into an NT4 server from home. He was having problems with his network being really slow at the office so he got rid of his old IT company and hired us to fix his network. When I arrived I noticed that everyone was running only NetBeui and not TCP/IP. I went ahead and set up TCP/IP on the whole network and now everyone runs 100 times faster. They are very happy with their network now. My question is that my customer was able to dial in from home using RAS before I set up TCP/IP. Now he is getting a message (at home) that he is unable to browse the network. He also uses his modem to call an ISP at home so I don't want to have him use a static IP at home in his dial up settings. We are using all Static IP's in the office (not DHCP). I haven't been back to the office since setting up the network so I don't know if TCP/IP is set up in RAS and I am pretty new to RAS since most of our customers that dial into work are dialing into UNIX servers. Could anyone point me in the right direction. I have never set up RAS before. Thanks in advance.

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by ejsotillo In reply to RAS

you have to make sure that the connection you enabled for this guy is set to browse the rest of the network and not just the RAS server... that might be your problem...check the settings for the RAS connection.

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by aekland In reply to RAS

You can limit ras to certain protocals. If the ras server is only set for netbui it will no longer work on the ip network. Haveing a wins server or a dns server also helps and would make browsing easier for him over the dialup connection.

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by RoadRunner_MCSE In reply to RAS

Ras tends to have a problem with not letting connected users browse the network. So i would recommend upgradeing to RRAS (Routing and remote access sever) here is the link http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/downloads/winfeatures/rras/rrasdown.asp
This will also allow you to set a range of IP address for your modem so that you dont have to set static addresses on the users pc. I would also set the dailup connections to only use tcpip instead of netbuie.

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by NetTek In reply to RAS

NT RAS isn't the greatest remote access software, and is pretty buggy. Under the DUN TCP/IP settings of the clients, make sure you specify the WINS server. Sometimes when you have it set up that the RAS server assigns the WINS settings to the client, it does not always work. If you are not running WINS, you can set up an LMHOSTS file on the clients.

If the clients are using Win9x, and not NT, then there is a bigger problem. There was a bug in Win9x DUN software. If the client has a NIC card installed, it wants to browse through the NIC even though you connected to the network via a modem. In addition to the WINS settings or LMHOSTS file, you will need to go to Microsofts web site and find the latest downloads for dial up networking.

A second alternative is to reinstall the NetBEUI protocol on the server and dial-up clients. Your LAN clients will still be using TCP/IP, and the only NetBEUI traffic will be from the dial-up clients.

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