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Need help to setup VPN or better yet a tunnel to access folder on remote computer

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We have a netgear vpn firewall.  I puchased the netgear prosafe client software but I can not get it to work I have no idea how to get it set up.

I would like to use our tunnel software we are already using.

Is There A Way To Access a folder on a remoter system OR mount a virtual drive to a remote folder through a tunnel(kind of like ssh)?

What I really need is a virtual drive that connectes through a tunnel; that is a TCP port..
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You can map a drive over a VPN tunnel, assuming you can get that set up. You could enable VPN pass-through and forwarding on the Netgear and set up a VPN server on your site as per instructions at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking.htm

However, the better solution is to use your Netgear router and ProSafe client. Recently working on another post I uploaded screen shots of a sample configuration that may be helpful:
http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/malagash/Downloads/Netgear%20Sample/
However, the main site should use a less common subnet than shown in the sample,. Subnets must be different at the 2 sites so the main site should avoid common ones like 192.168.0.x, 192.168.1.x, 192.168.2.x, 192.168.100.x, and 10.0.0.0
The following may also be helpful (see "case study"
http://www.vpncasestudy.com/index.html
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Ok! That helped.  I was setting up the client wrong and pictures are worth a thousand words!

Also, I found an app called webdrive that mounts a virtual drive to an ftp server and streams data in the same manner the file system might.  

Thanks!
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Thanks Hardwarez, the Netgear client can be difficult first time around as documentation is not the best. The "webdrive" app sounds interesting.Cheers,
--Rob
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