cannot access shares via VPN
Posted on 2006-11-06
I am using Watchguard Firebox x1000 for my VPN box.
I have mobile users who when connected to the VPN try accessing shares on the network. They get messages like:
Error occured while connecting to z: to \\servername\sharename.
Microsoft Windows Network: The network name cannot be found. System error 53.
All my users are WinXPPro. I have 8 mobile users but I have one user who is able to access the share without any problem.
I am able to ping by ip and computer name over the VPN.
I can connect to any share by ip address. ie \\192.168.128.8\sharename over the VPN.
I can ping anything over the VPN.
Ipconfig shows the correct WINS and DNS settings on the mobile systems.
Using net view/network: \\servername doesnt show any shares.
I have added the entries in my lmhost and host file on the workstations
The one system I have that can connect fine seems like it is setup just like all the others.
I've made sure that the mobile users are on a different subnet.
I can use Network neighborhood to browse my network fine. but when I try to see any shares on any server it give me the same error.
Any idea what I am missing?