VPN and Network Neighborhood

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tkole, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. tkole

    tkole Guest

    I have a LAN setup behind a linksys router and have setup a VPN server on the LAN. I have ports 1723 and 47 forwarded to the VPN server and can connect to the server through the VPN conection with no problem from outside the LAN. However, I thought that connecting to a LAN with VPN effectively makes you part of the LAN. When I view the workgroup computers around me from the client computer I do not see any of the computers in the LAN, and if I do ip searches, the only computer I can access is the VPN server. Is there something that I'm missing?
     
  2. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    did you try adding the machine names and ip addresses to the hosts file? I use VPN on a corporate lan, the only way I was able to search them was to add them in the hosts file.
     
  3. tkole

    tkole Guest

    Do you add them to the host file of the client or the server? What is the format that you enter them in?
     
  4. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    add it to the client. the format would be
    mycomputername (then press tab key) myipaddress

    you should be able to just go by how microsoft has it set up. Just remember when you save it, don't save it with an extension.
     
  5. tkole

    tkole Guest

    The problem is that my client computer cannot even see any of the ip's on the lan except for the server. If I ping the server I get a response. If I ping any of the other computers on the LAN, I get timeouts. Is there some protocol that I have to enable on the server to get it to pass on the requests to the other computers on the LAN?
     
  6. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    when connected to the VPN server is it using the VPN server as you DNS server? If it is not then that might be a problem.

    What software are you using for the VPN server?
     
  7. tkole

    tkole Guest

    I'm using Win 2000 Advanced Server.
     
  8. LeeJend

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    For my work's VPN the remote computer has to have the same domain name as the LAN it is trying to connect to.

    Bad example:

    Remote vpn computer domain is named "Mystuff"
    Lan domain at work is named "M$haft"

    The remote computer needs its domain name changed to "M$haft".

    Also, and this is insulting, but hey I overlooked something once myself... Is some portion of the computer HD's on the LAN shared? If not, there is nothing to see.

    And, BTW I can access server computer HD's at work but not individual desktops on the LAN. They are all set for no share. I also can't ping anything at work. Ping is blocked.