QuickVPN connect, ping my office server but cannot map drive

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Girphil, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Girphil

    Girphil Guest

    Hi, I have a RV016 at my office. I have made a quickvpn connection between remote laptop and my office. I can ping my router at and my server at but i can't map any shared drive on it. When I want to access the server adress in a browser it gives me a network error. I've follow the doc Quickvpn guide an i've set my mtu to 1350 but it dont work. When my laptop is connected in lan at the office it can access my server drives easy. Someone can help me???

    P.S Sorry for errors, english is my third language...

  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    When you try to access your server, what steps are you taking? Mapping via netbios name? or mapping via IP? Has your remote workstation been added to this domain?

    Remote Desktop would not suffice?
  3. Linksquad14

    Linksquad14 Guest

    Re: QuickVPN connect, ping my office server but cannot map d

    If you are able to ping the router, that means quick VPN is currently working. And your PC is now under the router's LAN.

    Of course to be able to map the network drive you need to have the same workgroup name with all the computers on the network.

    Hope this helps...

    ?: Are you able to see the server as one of your work group computers?
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    "Same workgroup name" is actually not true. It's a common misbelief. Workgroups are only a visual thing, to help organize large networks of different area in "network neighborhood/places". It is totally irrelevant of access and rights. Computers in different workgroups, in browsing the network, just have 2x more layers to click in and out of. But you can still access them through start==>run==> \\computername\sharename or \\IP address\sharename....the exact same was as if you were in the same workgroup. Or just double cick through network places a few more layers.

    Not sure if his server is a real server here, which would most likely mean a "domain". Or just what he calls a "server" in a peer to peer network.
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