Router to Router

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kacey2877, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Kacey2877

    Kacey2877 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi All :p

    I'm dropping the idea for an ftp site , been there done that! ;)
    Now what i would like to know if possible.Is there is anyway to connect to my friends house through router to router . I am aware of VPN but not quite sure. I would like to have a direct network to my friends house like wan to wan.On a small like intrenet.Is there certain software i would need?What would the quickest way to tranfer files and access his network? :confused:

    Any help much appreciated :D
    thanks

    PS. I'm using WINXP SP2 Belkin Router 1.5meg broadband.
    Friends) WINXP SP2 Belkin router 3.0meg broadband.
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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  3. Kacey2877

    Kacey2877 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thanks! im reading reading reading and digesting !! :D
     
  4. Kacey2877

    Kacey2877 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Right ive connect to my friends server through VPN . Right I am the client, but we are having a problem mapping network drives. I understand i have to go to my computer right click and Map Network Drives , OK. Now im putting in
    \\kellogs\\d and not finding nothing. I am supposed to put in , instead of the letter 'd' a NETid but we don't no what his net,id is. :confused:
    I'm tearing the hairs out my a.s
    Could anyone help to map network drives please.
    PS when im connected to VPN as client i cannot access the internet is that normal?
    Sorry to be stupid but it comes natural :D
     
  5. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    make sure that your friend has enabled "file and print sharing" over the VPN connection.

    i've never done an over-the-internet VPN before...so i don't know whether or not you should still be able to access the internet :)
     
  6. Kacey2877

    Kacey2877 OSNN Junior Addict

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    OK. Update. I'm still connected to his computer also im accessing the internet through his pc at the moment.Now i can ping his server machine.
    But still cant map drives. We are both behind routers. We both got File and print sharing enabled .
    MMMMM still very confused.
     
  7. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    what happens when you type \\IP in the Run box?

    where IP is the IP of his server.
     
  8. Kacey2877

    Kacey2877 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Came up with Network path not found, very strange because im still connect through VPN and still using the internet through his server , also ive just accessed his router info page.

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    are you absolutely positive file/print sharing is enabled on the VPN connection? (not just the local area connection)
     
  10. Kacey2877

    Kacey2877 OSNN Junior Addict

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  11. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    i'm stumped :-\
     
  12. Kacey2877

    Kacey2877 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Me too :confused:
    thanks for your help though i'm still looking on google for the answer.
     
  13. Scooter

    Scooter Random Apple Dude

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    Stupid suggestion. Have you tried manually sharing Files / Folders?

    Also, are you sure ports have been properly opened/routed?

    Just a couple of things that came to mind :)
     
  14. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I'm not sure if you're still doing this - but SP2 requires a hotfix for VPN to work, see KB884020
     
  15. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    KB884020 doesn't contain the word "VPN"

    and in fact, i've had no problems hosting or connecting to a VPN with my machine running SP2.
     
  16. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Interesting, I still cannot connect to my company VPN now I am on SP2 - I did get that hotfix and applied it, which gave me a little more success insofar as I could get a TN3270 screen to download, but when I tried to send back my login it times out still....

    I do not suppose you had to configure anything with SP2? Windering what my issue could be - have even tried with firewall completely disabled (I am behind router) and still no success.... any help appreciated.

    [EDIT] I have ZERO problem CONNECTING to the VPN, it is making any use of that connection that fails, IE my TN3270 or OUTLOOK - and I have tried adding them to the exceptions list of programs for the firewall too. [/EDIT]
    PS I realise the hotfix did not mention VPN but it can be relevant I believe depending on how the VPN server works.