Map Network drive across internet through Linksys router
Posted on 2004-11-05
I have a small LAN using a single Linksys router.
This router is also connected to the internet using high speed DSL.
I have a need to allow someone at their home to be able to map a network drive to a folder on one of the computers in the office (in the LAN). The office computer runs WinXP, the home computer runs Win2K.
The home computer is able to ping the public IP address.
I have opened port 445 on the router, which is the one used by the CIFS protocol which is what I have read is used when mapping a network drive. I have used port forwarding to point to the office computer in question.
The home computer is able to connect to the office computer in question on port 80 using IE.
What do I need to do differently? Is there a good way for me to listen in on what the home computer is sending?