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I am setting up a VPN connection to my work computer from my house.

I setup the server connection using this guide:
http://www.lan-2-wan.com/vpns-RRAS-1nic.htm

Then I setup my home machine with this guide:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm

The question I have now though is how do I access the files on the machine?  I can connect fine to the server but I am unsure of what to do next in order to browse files and get the information that I want off of it.  I gave permission to the user that I am using to login access to a folder labeled test now.  However when I browse to:
\\Remote-ip\test
It just throws an error saying the resource cannot be found.

Is there a step I am missing here?

Thanks.
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can you ping it using the ip instead of server name?
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I can connect just fine that is not the problem.  I am connecting via the IP address.

I am not sure if I have the correct setup for the server once I am connected.  I gave permissions to the user that is logging in to a certain directory.  What other steps do I need to accomplish after that?
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Still trying to figure this out.  I am able to connect but I am not able to ping the servers IP address that is listed in the connection details.  I believe my firewall is all setup to allow everything correctly.

What am I supposed to be allowing for this situation?

Thanks for the help again.
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you IPconfig does it return with the same info like your server???


example...

---server---
ip            10.0.0.10
mask       255.255.255.0
gateway 10.0.0.1
dns         10.0.0.10



---workstation---
ip          10.0.0.200
mask     255.255.255.0
gateway 10.0.0.1



i guess can you give me the ipconfig on the server and the workstation.. let see if they both match
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Yes it does.

The question I have is can I setup shares on the server to allow me to map to them?  I have tried this but it is unable to locate the share.
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home computer (vpn)----internet----(router)----(vpn server)<server>

is the share located within <server>

if i'm you i will double check my share and make sure that everyone has full access to double check  plus make sure that you don't have $ at the end of the share else it will make it hidden..
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Not really an answer, but thanks for the help.  Close this questions it has been open too long.
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