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VPN can't map drives after successful connect on Linksys WRV54G

I'm currently using a Linksys WRV54G VPN router.  I bought it for it's easy VPN setup.  I setup the user accounts on the router and can successfully connect remotely using the "quickvpn" client software that Linksys provides.  The problem is that I can't "see" the remote network from the client side.  I turned off all firewalls.  I can successfully ping all of the network addresses on the network but can't seem to resolve any names.  I also can't navigate by ip address.  I type in \\ipaddress\c$\ and my client computer can't see anything.  The network that I am trying to remotely access is using a completely different ip/subnet configuration.  

Again, I can connect and ping, but I can't map--even by ip address.  Please advise.

Mike
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jjk16Commented:
some points..

It is possible it is a firewall issue as ports 137-139, 445 are desireable for networking to work even by IP address if a remember, can you do a port scan for those ports?

Linksys QuickVPN functionality with the WRV54G was added with firmware version 2.36

some people had your same problem
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,11482789~mode=flat

this site had some fixes as they have the same problem

http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=852

what firmware version do you have? are you behind a router accessing the WRV54g?
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ogmike80Author Commented:
I have all of my firewalls turned off to my knowledge.  I am behind a netgear router but I also tried it with the public ip.  I am running version 2.36 and I am having the same problems as the people in the articles.  From what I've read, I should be able to connect to the remote network from behind my NAT router.  However, nobody has had any success with it.  If I knew which ports the client software was using, couln't I just forward those ports to the machine with the client software?  It's very odd, I can ping all of the machines behind the WRV54g but can't view any resources.  I have even tried setting up the LMHOSTS file to connect to the remote machines--no luck.  

I'm beginning to realize that I need to purchase a second WRV54g and create a VPN tunnel.  Thanks to your articles, I now understand that the "quickvpn" setup is a pathetic wannabee VPN setup.  Thanks for the help.  Enjoy the points!!
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