Unable to Map Drive after connecting with QuickVpn

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by thorpe, May 20, 2005.

  1. thorpe

    thorpe Network Guru Member

    After several days of reading this site and through lots of trial and more errors. I have finally got the remote users connected to the WRV54G with QuickVPN...I think Quick is not the correct word.

    Now....I can not map any computers with shared drives in my office.
    I can only get as far as the WRV54G..

    At the office 4 computers all XP Pro sp2. We do not have a server. All in the office can share and see each other. When I am home I can get as far as the blinking box.

    Fustrated and need help...Thanks
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    For starters, it would help your small office to have a server in order to centralize the information everyone one's to access. Being you're all in a peer group, if this were going to work, you'd have to map a drive to "each" computer you want to acess.

    So, after making the initial quickvpn connection, you'll need to open windows explorer. Once there, click on the "tool" bar, and choose "map network drive." When the module appears, type in the "internal lan ip" of the machine you want to connect to in the following example format: \\\share Where you see "share" is where you are going to place the name of the folder's "share name" you given share permissions to so your remote users have access.

    Next, look below and click on the option "connect using a different username." When this module pops up, you need to type in the name and password of a user account that is on "that particular system" that contains the shared folder you wish to access. Once you've done that, click ok, then finish, and the drive you want to access should pop up.

  3. thorpe

    thorpe Network Guru Member

    Thanks so much.
    Your answer was exactly what we needed. :D

  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Not a problem. I bought my WRV54G right before I left Tucson to come over here to England this past December, and I didn't have any info on how to work with it. 6 months later after losing numerous nights of sleep, I've got this thing about 85 percent figured out (quickvpn configuration is no longer a mystery as I can get it up and running consistently!)

    I'm in a position now where I can try and extend the help that wasn't there for me, definitely not from the lack of trying I should say...

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