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Mapped Network Drive what port?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by barryskin, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. barryskin

    barryskin Thread Starter

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    I normally transfer files between my office XP machine and my home XP machine using a mapped network drive on the home machine.
    I recently installed Service Pack 3 on my office XP machine and the mapped network drive stopped working.
    When I turn the Windows Firewall off the mapped drive works again.
    So I need to set an exception, I assume this should be a port.
    What port do I use and should it be TCP or UDP?

    Alternatively, is there a better (newer) way to transfer files between home and office?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Are these machines in different locations and connecting through the Internet?
     
  3. barryskin

    barryskin Thread Starter

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    They are on separate computers connected over the internet, I want to access work from home. I have VPN running to get to my work computer. I know the VPN is working and my office machine is working because I can see it using a Remote Desktop Connection.
     
  4. Wanderer2

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    I believe that would be port 445 tcp
     
  5. barryskin

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    Thanks I'll try it tonight from home.
     
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