rvl200 problem seeing network once connected via SSL

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by stoman, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. stoman

    stoman LI Guru Member

    Hi, Thanks for all the help that I have found on this site.

    I am quite new to networking and VPN's. I have a simple peer to peer network that I am trying to use a rvl200 to connect to. I have gotten to the point where I can connect to the router from a remote location but can't see the rest of my network. Does anyone have any sort of check list that I might could follow or any suggestion of something that I have forgotten to do?

  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If you are tunneling in via VPN make sure the remote network is not in the same subnet that you are currently in. In other words the remote RVL200 should not have an IP subnet in 192.168.1.x if you are currently in that. Change it to something else like 192.168.2.x. If you are trying to resolve names when you say "can't see the reste of my network" NETBIOS name resolution currently requires a WINS server to work correctly.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Are you using the SSL Virtual Passage Client or the IPSec Tunnel? Also what Firmware are you running on the RVL200?
  4. stoman

    stoman LI Guru Member

    Interesting, thanks. After 4 hours of customer support at linksys we were able to determine that I had the wrong impression of how a VPN would work. I thought that once connected in you would be able to see the rest of the network just as if you were connect on the LAN. In other words I thought that once connect I could go to network and see all the other computers on the GUI. So after mapping some network drives I was able to get to what I needed to.

    I do have a question though. If I change the RVL200 to a 192.168.2.x, would I be able to see the other computers on the network GUI? Or is it just network drives that you are able to map and see?

    Also how do you set up a WINS server? In the manual it says to leave it at 0 if you do not know what the WINS server is. How do you know what the WINS server is?

    Thanks so much for the reply!
  5. stoman

    stoman LI Guru Member

    SSL and the 1.1.7

  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    WINS Server is a service that runs usually on a Server (windows 2k/2k3 or linux etc) just like DHCP or DNS. if you do not have a Server on your lan then forget it. if your using just one pc to remote onto the LAN via SSL then edit the LHOSTS.SAM file and add all your remote LAN IP and computer names in the file. That way you can connect via computer name and not IP address. don't forget to rename the LMHOST.SAM to LHOSTS (no file extension)

    the file should be found here:

    %SystemRoot%\System32\Drivers\Etc folder

    it is best to the SSL IP clients to have the same subnet IP and your remote LAN, but make sure the IP Addresses are outside of your DHCP Scope of the local LAN.
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