bad connectivity over VPN but fine in office
Posted on 2002-05-29
Hi, just had my works pc rebuilt from scratch and they've loaded Win200 Prof on it. All was working well when setup in office but now that I have it at home and working over the VPN I am having lots of trouble. I don't think it is the VPN, more so the conenctivity setup etc.
My apps tend to stop running and I have to end task to restart them. The internet and VPN connectivity is fine to work but I am just having these constant 'hangs' of all my apps.
Even when I'm not using the VPN the pc is sluggish and IE can take a fair while to respond considering I'm on Broadband. I have a hosts and lmhosts file setup.
Only thing I have noticed; significantly or not; is that when connected over VPN, although all servers etc are accessible and I can ping them all, I can't see any in 'My Network places, only myself'. If wanting to navigate the network I have to do so using IE.!
Last but not least, I have F-secure virus protection running on it. Anyone know of any problems in this respect?
Sorry not provided much detailed stuff but it is driving me potty. Last time I had this scenario they simply rebuilt my machine from win98 to WinNT (the latter of which worked fine until they imposed policy of win2000)