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VPN Client and VPN Tunnels

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by xoticpt, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. xoticpt

    xoticpt LI Guru Member

    Here is my current setup. I have a WRV200 at home. I built a tunnel to my remote server running StrongSWAN. It's connected just fine and the PC's on my lan can see the server just fine.

    I am also using the VPN Client feature to VPN into my network while I'm on the road. When I do this I can see the LAN just fine, but the server connected through the tunnel doesn't want to function correctly. Any thoughts?

    Here is the tunnel info (ip's have been edited for security)
    000 "server1": 72.xx.xx.0/24===72.xx.xx.xx...65.xx.xx.xx===;
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    is the server using DNS? I take it your using the QuickVPN client? afaik Netbios and DNS dont work very well if at all with this client. maybe thats the problem, what eactly is the server not doing correctly?
  3. xoticpt

    xoticpt LI Guru Member

    With the client i can use windows file sharing to connect to the servers physically connected to the wrv200, but I cannot access the shares on the server connected through the tunnel.

    However if I go home and physically connect to the wrv200, I can access the windows shares on the server at the end of the tunnel.

    So it seems that there is a "routing"? issue from the vpn client to the vpn tunnel.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    your access the shares how? by name? this is becuase Netbios/DNS does not work with QVPN.

    Try looking at the Tutorials. I wrote one specifically for this!

    NetBios Issues with VPN
  5. xoticpt

    xoticpt LI Guru Member

    by ip


    like i said from the vpn connection i can see \\192.168.2.xx just fine. but i can't see whats on the other side of the ipsec tunnel. once i physically connect to the wrv200 i can see \\192.168.2.xx and \\72.xx.xx.xx just fine.
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    You may not be able to do this due to routing issues with QVPN. are you not able to dial into your Server remotely at all? even with a pptp session whilst on the road?
  7. xoticpt

    xoticpt LI Guru Member

    no i can vpn directly to the server. i was trying to eliminate another step by just making it a part of my hom/office network. is there a way to give the endpoint of a tunnel an ip within the routers scope?

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