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By D Squared ·
I have a client who is using RRAS with two modems on each end to connect two offices.
Here is what it looks like.
Office one: IP Range 172.16.1.X
Office two: IP Range 172.16.2.X
Subnets are 255.255.255.0
The modems dialout and connect and we can ping each other by IP address but not by name. In the RRAS Admin program in the static routes we have as office one 172.16.2.0 and at office 2 172.16.1.0

What are we missing to allow all the computers to show up in the network neighbourhood?

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by curlergirl In reply to rras between two offices

You have your IP routing set up properly but you need name resolution. You need to provide either WINS server IP addresses (if you have WINS servers on your network) or HOSTS files to provide name resolution and allow browsing by name. I will warnyou, however, that with modem connections browsing is going to be very slow. Once you have name resolution, you'd be better off using mapped drives rather than having people use Network Neighborhood to find the folders/resources they need. Hope this helps!

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by D Squared In reply to rras between two offices

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by maxwell edison In reply to rras between two offices

Microsoft article Q 178993 titled, "How to Use Static Routes with Routing and Remote Access Service", describes that scenario in detail with illustration and explaination.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q178993

(REMOVESPACES from the pasted URL.)

Part of the article explains this way:

"...The following scenario assumes that
there are two office locations with multiple IP segments on each..."

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This article may also be helpful:
Follow these step-by-step guidelines to set up a secure Internet channel between two locations:

http://www.win2000mag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=9650

Don't forget to remove those pesky spaces from the pasted URL.

Best of luck and have a GREAT 2002!

Maxwell

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by D Squared In reply to rras between two offices

Already have the article that's how we got this far.

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by rmcisup In reply to rras between two offices

I did the same thing only my setup is through DSL rather than dial-up. I agree with Answer #1 that you need name resolution. I also feel that you have the static routes set up correctly and obviously you do if you can ping and get the reply's back. I would stay away from the Host's file as it is a static file and requires you to edit it. If you are using DHCP this would be a nightmare. DNS is also a static mapping in NT 4.0 but with Win2K you can use dynamic DNS with Active Directory Integration. I feel that DNS is good answer if you choose to stay with NT 4.0 because at least you are centralized and not maintaining a Host file for each computer on the network. I believe that WINS is your best answer in NT 4.0. You have to configure each computer to look at the WINS server once but the WINS server is dynamic and require the least overall effort. Keep in mind your migration path though as Microsoft is phasing out WINS and replacing it with Dynamic DNS in Win2K. Hope this helps.

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by D Squared In reply to rras between two offices

Wins is setup and was forgot to mention it, one the PDC.

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