i have a pc at home, connected to a wireless router. i have set up a PPTP VPN connection to this pc, port forwarding etc set up on the router and this works absolutely fine.
now when i've made the connection to the VPN, i can't access any shared files, whether i do it through run and then \\desktop etc or if i map a drive.
now get this, when i'm connected to the VPN, i am unable to ping the pc's networked ip address, and again i am unable to ping my laptop from the pc.
I can however ping the client and server ip address's for the VPN connections.
i've checked the firewall logs, and i can't seem to see any errors in them.
I have attached a diagram that might shows what happens.
Can anyone offer any solutions?
the home pc is using XP Pro SP2, the laptop is using XP Home SP2, however i've tried doing it from another laptop using Pro SP2 and this makes no difference. The router is a Buffalo WHR HP G54 using tomato 1.14 firmware.
Thanks in advance