I have a Vista home premimum laptop that is not connecting to my XP Pro based VPN the way I need it to.
when connected, the vista machine cannot open a shared folder on the host machine using the computer name such as \\severName\sharedFolder. ALSO Once connected it also cannot browse the internet.
*The Vista computer does allow me to open shared folders when connected to my personal home wireless LAN but ONLY using the \\10.0.1.x as an address, not the name.
*When I attempt to open a shared folder on the server while connected to the VPN using the host computers name it gives me a message saying "invalid host name"
*When I attempt to open a shared folder on the server while connected to the VPN using the host computers name it gives me a message saying "10.0.1.1" is not set ip to establish a connection on port "File and printer sharing (SMB) with this computer.
*I have two xp pro desktops that connect to the VPN with no problems.
All computers have the same Workgroup name.
The server is behind a 2Wire home portal in DMZplus mode allowing all connections and traffic (temporarly until I work out the kinks)
When the vista machine is connected to the vpn it is able to VNC into the host computer using its its10.0.1.1 ip address but not the name.
WHat is causing this? how can I get it to access resources by computer name?
Here are the settings for the incoming connections on the XP pro server:
Internet Protocol [TCP/IP] (checked)
-allow other users to connect to the computer by tunneling through the network (checked)
-Callers allowed to acces my LAN (checked)
-specified address range 10.0.1.1 - 10.0.1.3
-allow calling computer to speify its own address (unchecked)
File and printer sharing for microsoft networks (checked)
Client for Microsoft Networks (checked)
QoS Packet Scheduler (checked)
NWLink NetBIOS (checked)
All computers login to the VPN using the same name (not simoutainously)
VPN Settings for the pesky Vista machine:
Internet protocol V6 (TCP/IPv6) (checked)
>Obtains DNS server address automatically (selected)
> Use default gateway (checked)
> Automatic metric (checked)
>Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes (selected, but greyed out)
>Append parent suffixes of primary DNS (checked, but greyed out)
>DNS suffix for this connection (I've tried filling out the computers name here and leaving it blank)
>register this connection's addresses in DNS (checked)
>Use this connections's DNS suffix in DNS registration
internet protocol v4 (checked)
>obtain an ip auto (checked)
obtain DNS server auto (checked)
Enabled LMHOSTS lookup (checked, but greyed out)
Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP (selected)
file and printer sharing for microsoft netoworks (checked)
QoS Packet scheduler (checked)
Client for Microsoft check (checked)
When connected to the VPN ipconfig gives the following info on the connection:
PPP adapter servername VPN:
connection-specific DNS suffic: blank
IPv4 address 10.0.1.3
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.255
default gateway 0.0.0.0 <I found this odd because the Xp Pro VPN clients have a default gateway matching the Ipv4 address.
The Xp pro clients have all the same settings with in the client setup as the vista machine.