Help with quick VPN WRV54G

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by AiYaN, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. AiYaN

    AiYaN LI Guru Member

    I was able to establish a quick VPN connection to my WRV54G router with the latest firmware. I can ping the computer at the office from my home network but I can't see the shared files on my office network. I already disabled the firewall on a particular computer with a shared folder but still i can't see that folder, but I can ping its IP address. Anyone please help.
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Do you have the appropriate access level share permission?
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Pardon me, but I thought an assist might be warranted :)

    These instructions are taken from the "Greenbow VPN Setup Guide" in the tutorials section:

    Once you’ve made the connection and you want to connect to a shared resource that you have rights to from a remote location, open up windows explorer on the "client" computer that's initiating the vpn connection and click on "tools," then “map a network drive.” After clicking on that, choose a driver letter and type the ip address of a computer you have rights to on that network. You would enter the following information as so: \\\sharename

    Where you see sharename is where you will substitute the name of a folder you have share permissions to access (i.e., \\\vpn).

    Before you click finish, click on “connect as different user” because in order to connect, that local machine needs to have a "username and password" created on it so it recognizes who you are. If you are part of a domain, make sure that your "domain user account" has been added to one of the built-in accounts (i.e., power users, administrators, authenticated users, etc...) on each computer you want to access remotely; if you are in a workgroup, make sure you have an recognized user account on "each" computer you want to access.

    After you click "connect as different user," you’ll be asked to type in a username and password that has access rights on that domain or particular workstation (if you are using workgroups). After you enter the information, click ok, then click finish, and try connecting. When the box pops up asking for your credentials, enter the same information that you entered under "connect as different user. If the information you enter matches, the shared resource should pop up, provided the account you entered has the permissions set properly. If so, you’re all good now!

    If you're pinging the computer on the remote end, you're past 65% of the headache. As ifican pointed out, it's probably down to share issues. Try following the above instructions and see if that is of any assistance.

  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    excuse me:

    NetBios Issues with VPN

    I had done this some time ago. amazing no one reads the tutorials :thumbup:
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