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By dchichester ·
I have a VPN setup using the Sonicwall Pro VX and their 5.13 vpn client. I have the client installed on both Windows 98 and Windows 2000. When I make a connection with the client I can ping a server on my network
by name (via an lmhosts file) and by ip address. When I try to do a search or a find in either 2000 or 98, i come up blank. I tried doing the search by name and ip address with no luck.
Any suggestions on what might be the problem would be greatly appreciated.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Sonicwall VPN

Ahhh.. finally a SonicWall question.

Okay so here is the skinny, on the Windows 9x machine you can specify the WINS server in the dialup TCP/IP properties tab (if dialup) or if broadband in the network card's TCP/IP config.

Now when it comes to the Windows 2000 machine you can try to do the same however every time that I have done it things just seem to go wrong, but give it try just in case. (If it works be sure to let me know cause this isn't the way that I am doing things, but I wish Icould)

What I had to do for each Windows 2000 machine was create an lmhost file with every machine that the users would need from outside, like you said you did above. I also created a hosts file and I copy both of the files to the clients via logon script. Remeber in the lmhost file you need to kill all of the comments that are in the beggining. Your lmhost file should look something like this: (where the first two macines are domain contorller and the rest are file server and or priters)
102.54.94.97 dc1 #PRE #DOM:domain
102.54.94.102 dc2 #PRE #DOM:domain
102.54.94.123 fserver1 #PRE
102.54.94.117 printer1 #PRE


If you need help with the logon script, like being able to tell one OS from the other and therefore where to copy the files let me know.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Sonicwall VPN

In addtion get famular with nbtstat, netstat.

Like I said it seems I get the best results with using a hosts file and a lmhost file.

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by jyimcse In reply to Sonicwall VPN

Make sure that your security association in the Sonicwall has netbios broadcast enabled. Also for your destination network, make sure to include x.y.z.255 for broadcast. You should be able to browse.

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