Eureka! Connected AND can view shares!

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by HercNav, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. HercNav

    HercNav LI Guru Member

    I thought I'd open a new thread, since so many out there have had a similar issue to mine distributed amongst numerous threads. This might also help those of us that can connect with QuickVPN.

    Okay, I got two VPNs to connect to eachother. Computers on neither side were able to view remote computers in Network Neighborhood--at least, not consistently or reliably.

    I found that one of the two VPNs (Call it wrvA) listed the computers from the other VPN (wrvB) in its DHCP Clients Table but not the other way around--weird..., but whatever. So, I got one of the computers behind wrvB to successfully ping the local address of one of the computers behind wrvA. Follow? The trick was revealing the address bar in windows explorer (My Computer) and typing \\ (the address that was successfully pinged).
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    You can also just click on Start==>Run==> \\192.168.1.blahblahblah

    However with'll notice trying to do "shares" can be a bit slow, as you're not on a 100 meg LAN anymore. VPNs are best used with a better user experience by doing remote control apps, such as Remote Desktop Connection, or UltraVNC, etc.
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