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VPN - Wireless Router - Mapping Drives??

Discussion in 'Networking' started by janemyers, Jan 31, 2005.

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  1. janemyers

    janemyers Thread Starter

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    I'm having trouble mapping network drives through VPN. It worked for awhile, but went out last week.

    I am only having this problem with my wireless router at home. I tried unplugging the router and re-plugging it in... and I do not have the problem when I use wireless router at our local coffee shop.

    We have a Dlink router. and I am working on XP Professional.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Rockn

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    Try mapping by IP address. If it works that way then you need to set the VPN up to pass WINS or netbios names over the tunnel
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    You also might try simply adding LAN IP address of the VPN server and it's name to your local HOSTS and LMHOSTS files.
     
  4. janemyers

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    (y) I got it figured out. A co-worker said he just resets his router and modem when this happens, so I unplugged them both, got the modem back up, and then plugged the router back in and it worked. Simple enough, but too frustrating!

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    Sounds like from the first post only the router was being power on a off again.

    For the future, typically it's a good idea to:

    1. Power cycle the modem and wait a few minutes (they go "stupid" every now and then)
    2. Power cycle the router and wait a few minutes
    3. Then turn on the computers.
     
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