I have set up a VPN which enables me to ping any IP device on the central network from a remote location using a Windows 2000 laptop. I can connect to the POP email server from Outlook 2000 and configure it using NetMeeting. What I can't do, though, and this is driving me wild, is BROWSE the remote network or log on to the Windows 2000 server and acess its shares. I have tried using WINS, connecting to shares using IP addresses and all sorts of other things. BROWSING is what I NEED because it's the whole point of the exercise!!