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How do I get Dial up access to my network

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I have a small network (6 PCs). I want to be able to connect ot the network using a dial up connection with a laptop and access the shared resources. One of the pc's has an external modem so I have setup an incomming connection and used this to allow access t the rest of the network.

When i connect to this pc (bothe machine are running XP Pro) I can get access to e-mail and the internet, and ping the network for IP addresses BUT I am unable the browse the network and access other computers which shoud be in my workgroup.

is it something I am doing wrong or is it not possible unless the maching i am connection to is running say 2000 server?
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by:JammyPak
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you can't browse them because you're on a different network. the lan is one segment, and then your pc connected to the internal modem is a different segment - your dial up server is acting as a router between these two networks.

so - if you can ping, then all sounds pretty good - don't worry about 'network places'.

try mapping a drive like this (from a command line):

net use g: \\<ip address of server>\<sharename>

if you want to use computernames instead of ip addresses, then add entries to your HOSTS file on the machine that dials in, using the names and ip addresses of the computers on your network.

 
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by:spg01
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most of the machines on the network don't have a fixed IP address but it could work with the file server, the only problem may be that it's allready mapped on my laptop and some of it is stored locally as offline files. do you think that would be a problem?

If nothing else you've save me banging my head against the wall with your explanation.
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yes, you'd want to map to servers with fixed ip's...

I'm not sure if offline files will have an effect...

are you getting an error when you try to map the drive?
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by:spg01
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I change the server to a fixed ip address and it worked ok.
Many Thanks
SPG
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