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DSL ROUTER WITH VPN INTEGRATION TO WINS

For some strange reason, once I connect my Windows XP pro boxes to my corporate network
and log on to a terminal server at the corporate network I can go ping -a and find the name
and ip address of the XP machine on the far end of the VPN connection and I can ping the
ip of the far end machine too.  But in network neighborhood, no such luck.  Find computer
fails.  Why?

I would like to replace this client vpn stuff (each remote XP Pro machine connecting to the
Nortel VPN router at the corporate network) with a router at the far end that sets up a
vpn connection to the corporate network and then maintains or tells the wins server at
the corporate network about the machines at the far end. Perhaps the best way to do this
is to just setup a server at the far end but I thought I'd ask first.

Any suggestions?

I appreciate the time it takes to reply.

Thanks,
Greg
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gsgi
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magicommincCommented:
Hi Greg,
>" For some strange reason, once I connect my Windows XP pro boxes to my corporate network
and log on to a terminal server ...  and I can ping the ip of the far ...  But in network neighborhood, no such luck.  Find computer fails.  Why?"
-- that is the design of VPN remote access: most VPN implementation dis-allow local network access while your VPN connection is active; some VPN gears, such as Cisco VPN concentrator, allow client as local access while connected to VPN (split tunnel), and that feature is controlled by vpn server, not on client software.
>"I would like to replace this client vpn stuff (each remote XP Pro machine connecting to the Nortel VPN router at the corporate network) with a router ...  connection to the corporate network and then maintains or tells the wins server at the corporate network about the machines at the far end. Perhaps the best way to do this is to just setup a server at the far end but I thought I'd ask first."
--what you intend to do is a site-to-site VPN, different than your early case (remote access), since the VPN tunnel is built between the far end router and your corporate VPN router (in early case, remote access VPN is maintained between individual PC and corporate vpn router), there is no restriction on your PC's local access, network neighbourhood should be working. And if it is a small site, broadcast name resolve should be okay, you may not need a WINS server at remote office. If you have a stable site-to-site VPN tunnel (stays up all the time), you can configure PCs at remote office to use your corporate WINS server.
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gsgiAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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