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VPN Mapping network Drive

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  1. maria101

    maria101 Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I have a VPN connection which establishes without any problems.

    Netgear FVL328 --> Windows XP sp2 using Netgear prosafe client.

    Once the tunnel is established I can ping any of the PC's on the network but cannot map to a shared resource on the network.

    When I run the 'net use' cmd I receive the error 'network path cannot be found'

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
    Maria
     
  2. dmurfitt

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    Can you view the network share via Windows Explorer? If you open a window, and in the address type \\'IP address of machine', can you see the shares? If this works, can you view the shares by doing the same thing, but with the computer name rather than the IP? If you can't, then it might be a DNS problem.
     
  3. maria101

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    Dan

    Over the vpn I can only ping any PC on the network.

    I run the net use cmd using the ip addres of the server I wish to map to.
    \\10.10.x.x\sharedFolder.

    It is then I get the error.

    Network path not found.

    The same happens in windows explorer.
     
  4. dmurfitt

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    Is the Windows Firewall (or any other firewall software, including Norton Internet Security) turned on?
     
  5. skinnywhiteboy

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    Just a shot in the dark, but you can try editing your hosts file.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    The HOSTS file would be for TCP/IP connections like FTP, Telnet or PING

    If you want to map network drives, you should also edit the LMHOSTS file as well.
     
  7. dmurfitt

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    This doesn't sound like a naming/dns problem though, because he can't map using the machine's IP either. Can you ping the machine by the IP from the machine you are trying to map?
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    Yes but wanted to clear up what each was used for.

    There are still problems since he can't map by IP either but can ping the remote computer.
     
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