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VPN Connections to remote network using Linksys router / software

I am establishing a vpn connection with my office. I am using Linksys 'quick vpn' tool. This is a piece of software that allows for simple username/password set-up on the linksys router at the office and the software on the computer merely asks for the routers ip address, your username and your password and automatically makes the connection.  I have established the connection from my house but cannot see the network. At my house, I am on a subnet that starts 192.168.2.xx   -- The office LAN is 192.168.1.xx  

The question is, now that I have a vpn connection to the router at the office... what next? How do I actually see my office network?

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poweruser32Commented:
could you post the ipconfig /all you get when you have established the vpn connection from home?can you ping any of the lan hosts as well?
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mcorsi62Author Commented:
ipconfig results are below.

No, I cannot reach anything on the remote network.


Windows IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : marksnotebook2
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : spearreport.local
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : spearreport.local
                                            Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
roller
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-CC-92-5B

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : Belkin
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-92-1A-94-1D
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.4
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
                                            192.168.2.1
                                            68.87.71.226
                                            68.87.73.242
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, September 29, 2007 9:39:05
 AM
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 18, 2038 11:14:07 PM


C:\Documents and Settings\mcorsi.SPEARREPORT>



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mcorsi62Author Commented:
I can now ping the computers on the other side of the vpn. However, I still am unable to access their shared folders. I have tried setting up new 'network connections' just using the individual computers' ipaddresses, but I am still unable to see the shared folders on the machines. Any ideas?
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poweruser32Commented:
try adding the dns servers at the office into the vpn ttcp connection properties-
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mcorsi62Author Commented:
That might be possible through a normal vpn connection, but I do not see that option in the 'quick connect' set up. I can now get onto the computer I want and even map its shared folder. However it will not allow me access into the folder. it seems to be having a real hard time authenticating. One second it will let me do something and then the next, it will not let me do the exact same thing. I am about to upgrade the domain controller (it is an old overworked PC) - could the domain controller's  over-extended resources be damaging this connection?
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mcorsi62Author Commented:
Update: I am able to ping the computers on the other side of the network, but that is all I can do. Has anyone seen a vpn issue like this before?
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mcorsi62Author Commented:
This problem was finally resolved by dumping the Linksys 'Quick Connect' software, turning on the PPTP server on the linksys RV042 and establishing a tunnel using Microsoft networking (setting up a vpn connection). The only trick is I needed to go into the advanced securities tab and enable both CHAP authentication methods. There is a warning about encryption not being active with them turned on, but it is not true. Both the handshake and the tunnel are encrypted. (albeit with only 128)
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