vpn client share access


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LAByerly

I am trying to set up a small VPN. I have an XP pro machine with 2 network
cards acting as the VPN server. Both network cards have static IP addresses
and ICS is set up on one of the cards (IP is 192.168.1.202). File and
printer sharing is on and the drive is shared.

My router has port 1723 open for the 202 address.

The client is also XP Pro using a dynamic IP. I set up the VPN server and
Client using a number of good tutorials that I found.

I can connect to the VPN server with no problem. However, I can not map the
shared drive. I have tried both \\ipaddress\share and \\computername\share.
Both give me "the drive can not be mapped because the network was not found".

I know I am probably missing some little thing, but I can't figure out what
it is.

Thanks for any help,

LA Byerly
 
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LAByerly

Thanks for the quick reply.

I used a tech republic tutorial for setting up the VPN and it said to have
ICS turned on for the VPN server. I can certainly turn it off.

Yes, I can ping the external IP address and also the internal IP of the VPN
server with not problem.
 
L

LAByerly

I decided to try turning off the firewall on the VPN server to see what would
happen. I was able to map a drive to \\ipaddr\share but still not to
\\computername\share.

I would just as soon not have the firewall off. Do I only need to open port
1743? And only for TCP?

Is it okay to map to the ipaddress? I have read that this is not very
reliable.

Also, how many users can use the VPN at one time? If it can be more than
one, do they each need a separate log in?
 
B

Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\)

If you can map using IP but name, this is name resolution issue. Since this
is XP VPN, it is better to use IP instead of name. Just make sure the XP has
static IP address. In XP VPN, you can have just one VPN connection. These
search results may help.

a.. Name resolution on VPN
Name resolution is big issue in VPN access. If your VPN server doesn't
setup correctly or the VPN client can't receive the VPN DNS and WINS
settings, ...
www.chicagotech.net/nameresolutionpnvpn.htm - Similar pages

a.. VPN name resolution and browsing
Q: VPN name resolution and browsing. After I successfully connect to
the VPN Server remotely, I cannot browse the network, and see other
computers and ...
www.chicagotech.net/Q&A/vpn1.htm


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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
 
L

LAByerly

I really apprciate all of your help.

Since we have a number of people who need to connect and it isn't really
practical to have only connection, we will need another alternative.

Will a server operating system (win2000 or higher) do the trick?
 
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Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\)

Yes, this if different between workstation like XP and Server. The windows
2000 VPN will multiple connections. Also if you enable WINS server on
server, you won't have name resolution issue.

--
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
 

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