RRAS, VPN & Firewall


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Guest

I have setup RRAS VPN on a Windows 2003 Server and a connection to it on an
XP PC. I can connect to the server and authenticate a username and password
ok. I can also open an Internet Explorer windows and browse the network
resources by web address such as the routers home page, printer admin pages
etc and also ping IP addresses of PCs on the network. But i cannot browse
shared folders on the network. If i disable the firewall on the XP
connection, I can then browse folders. I have added TCP port 1723 to the
firewall exceptions list on the XP PC. But this doesn't make a difference.
Can anyone recommend what I am overlooking here. Many thanks.
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

You may need to enable file sharing in the Windows firewall. this link may help,

How to enable File and Sharing in Windows Firewall
Cause: A firewall is blocking the File and Printer Sharing. Solution: You may
need to enable File and Printer Sharing in Windows Firewall. Next Page ....
www.howtonetworking.com/Windows/xpicf1.htm

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
I have setup RRAS VPN on a Windows 2003 Server and a connection to it on an
XP PC. I can connect to the server and authenticate a username and password
ok. I can also open an Internet Explorer windows and browse the network
resources by web address such as the routers home page, printer admin pages
etc and also ping IP addresses of PCs on the network. But i cannot browse
shared folders on the network. If i disable the firewall on the XP
connection, I can then browse folders. I have added TCP port 1723 to the
firewall exceptions list on the XP PC. But this doesn't make a difference.
Can anyone recommend what I am overlooking here. Many thanks.
 
G

Guest

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I already have file and print sharing on the
firewall.

Thanks

Jason
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

do a simple test. can you net view \\remoteip? if not, post back with the error.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
I have setup RRAS VPN on a Windows 2003 Server and a connection to it on an
XP PC. I can connect to the server and authenticate a username and password
ok. I can also open an Internet Explorer windows and browse the network
resources by web address such as the routers home page, printer admin pages
etc and also ping IP addresses of PCs on the network. But i cannot browse
shared folders on the network. If i disable the firewall on the XP
connection, I can then browse folders. I have added TCP port 1723 to the
firewall exceptions list on the XP PC. But this doesn't make a difference.
Can anyone recommend what I am overlooking here. Many thanks.
 
G

Guest

Robert,

Thanks for your reply. I tried the connection from my broadband line at
home last night and it worked !! I could browse shared folders successfully.
Not sure why it's not working in the office but not too bothered about that.

Thanks for your help

Regards

Jason.
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

Thank you for the update. Post back if you have other questions.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
Robert,

Thanks for your reply. I tried the connection from my broadband line at
home last night and it worked !! I could browse shared folders successfully.
Not sure why it's not working in the office but not too bothered about that.

Thanks for your help

Regards

Jason.
 
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Guest

Hi again,

Even though got this working, the link is really slow. Browsing folders is
ok but when i run a program, it takes forever. I am trying to run Sage. The
program files are located on the local C drive and the data is on a drive
mapping (F:). I can access the F: thru My computer and it responds
reasonably well. Both end have 1MB Broadband so would have throught the
process would be alot faster. I also use PcAnywhere and this runs so much
faster.

Anyone any thoughts on this.

Many thanks.
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

Some programs may run slowly over VPN depending on the Internet connection. We always suggest our client use RDC/TS over VPN if you want to run a database program. Or you may try to modify the MTU.

VPN slow issues VPN slow issues Client can log on but can't browse the LAN or browse the ... Symptom 5: The download is very slow on VPN client after establishing the VPN. ...
www.chicagotech.net/vpnslow.htm


Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
Hi again,

Even though got this working, the link is really slow. Browsing folders is
ok but when i run a program, it takes forever. I am trying to run Sage. The
program files are located on the local C drive and the data is on a drive
mapping (F:). I can access the F: thru My computer and it responds
reasonably well. Both end have 1MB Broadband so would have throught the
process would be alot faster. I also use PcAnywhere and this runs so much
faster.

Anyone any thoughts on this.

Many thanks.
 

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