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By cboehle ·
I am running VPN through my Netopia R7100 series router, and I can connect and get through the firewall fine, but when I try to log onto my domain through the PDC (which is running WINS by the way, and I have the server's IP address in my TCP/IP properties for WINS) it is giving me an error that a domain server is unavailable. I have explored also using an LMHOSTS file, but this is still getting me nowhere. Can some please help me. I am stuck in VPN purgatory.

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by Don Christner In reply to VPN Support

Have you gone into user manager for domains and given yourself dial-in permission? Are you using the proper domain name? Can you Ping the PDC?

Post the answers and we'll try to give you better info.

Don

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by cboehle In reply to VPN Support

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by cboehle In reply to VPN Support

The answer is yes to all three. Also I wonder, since I am dialing in through the router to get through the firewall, do I even need RAS service running on my server?

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by McKayTech In reply to VPN Support

I'm not familiar with how VPN is implemented on the Netopia routers, but generally I've seen this type of problem when NetBIOS packets can't make it past some blockage point (i.e. it's usually a firewall issue).
Since you can ping the PDC, it just about has to be a port access issue.

However, to answer your wonder, if you're using a router-based VPN solution, no you don't normally need to run RAS.

paul

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by cboehle In reply to VPN Support

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by -Q-240248 In reply to VPN Support

I'm with PM on the RAS issue, not needed with VPN-Router solution. Check your router though and see whether it's not forwarding UDP ports 137-139. Then check you workstation to see if it's a H, B, or P(?) node (winipcfg). Now check your WINS server and see if the workstation is registering itself there. If not add an LMHOSTS file entry for your PDC, or make an IP helper address on your router to your PDC. Several options here. Do the LMHOSTS option first. See Technet for syntax...

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by cboehle In reply to VPN Support

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by cboehle In reply to VPN Support

To Q,
It is registering in WINS on My PDC as a multihomed address. I think I will check which ports are opening through my router. I feel that this is where the problem is.

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by It's Not Easy Being Green In reply to VPN Support

I know you said that you have writen your LMHOSTS file, did you remeber the #DOM:(My_Domain_Name) entry?

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by cboehle In reply to VPN Support

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