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UNC to different location?

hey all, you know how you can map paths on a machine and it appears as your hard drive. How can i do the same thing but if the drive i want to map is on a different network? So another words, i want my network to think that a different IP or machine that is not even in the same location is part of my network. Thanx all for your input.

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Craig_200XCommented:
it should be the same.. as long as the share is available...try mappign the drive under my computer..... tools/map network drive

\\[ip address]\[sharename]
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Craig_200XCommented:
if the machine is not public... enable port forwarding  port 139 in router that has the public IP and point to the private machine...
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Craig_200XCommented:
thats 139 tcp
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi engineroom,

do you have connectivity between the networks as yet?
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
Craig, i could give that a shot.

Jay, what do you mean? I could log on via remote desktop to the other server.

I basically want the remote machine to be part of my network. I want to be able to put in

\\10.0.0.241\machine

and this work. Notice the local number. Thanx for your quick response guys.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
if you can remote to it then you have connectivity.

if you simply \\ipaddress   like craig mentioned, can you access
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Craig_200XCommented:
btw: dont forget to put the PUBLIC ip of the router into your mapping......
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
how would i do this with a mac, and what is the port for UNC for forwarding?
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Craig_200XCommented:
use your public IP not your mac.. and the port is 139 tcp

recap:

accesswith:  \\[public IP]\share

and on your router port forward 139 tcp (if possible TO the ip of the machine with the share)
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
but how do i do this with a LAN # and not a public IP? So the external server "becomes" part of my network? is this possible?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
thats when you need a router joining the two networks
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
how?
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Craig_200XCommented:
you could also configure the shared PC private address as the DMZ address in the router.. this would put that machine into the public IP for external/internet requests such as the one in this topic...
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
was waiting for a response from you jay_jay70
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
oh really, sorry mate, its been a while on this one and i apologise for not getting back to you!

basically a router joins two networks together and provides connectivity for them both to talk to each other, have you got a router in your network at the moment?
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
yes, i have a router, actually a tz170 sonicwall firewall is acting as my router.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
can you ping your remote destination at the moment?
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
yep
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
sorry, we already had that established before... my bad, so i don't get where the problem is as yet, if you can ping via name, what errors come up when you \\servername to a machine at a different site
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
i basically wanted the external machine to be "behind" my firewall. So my firewall treats as it's a machine that is connected to it.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
hmm that is difficult, as your remote machine is sitting behind its own router and thus its own firewall yes?
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
yes. what about VPN Tunnels? Just a term i heard, wondering if it's the same.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
a VPN tunnel basically creates a virtual tunnel between two routers...so that you can access the resources in another location. each site would still sit behind its own router though and its own firewall, however you then have a virtual "single" site as such as they are now linked
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
i c . Okay man, i think that's all i need. I guess i'll do the \\ip\share. Thanx for all your help!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
cool cool mate, take it easy bro :)
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