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cannot see computer on joined networks

Posted on 2008-06-22
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I have a vpn connection client to vpn router and I cannot see all the computer on the other end
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Windows XP, when the computers are on a workgroup, uses NetBIOS to resolve computer names. This information is not transmitted over VPN, and cannot be transmitted over VPN.

You want to switch over to using a WINS server. Does your router internally support being a WINS server? If it does, use it. If not, install WINS (it's a windows component) on your server, and configure your DHCP server (probably your router) to have the wins setting point to your server's IP address.
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Does all your boxes on the network have the same subnet?  Meaning..

If your VPN gives 192.168.1.X ips, and the boxes you are trying to reach are on the 192.168.5.x network, then you might need to train your gateway.
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That and I guess it should be mentioned that the subnet of your local network on the client's machine, and the network the vpn is on, SHOULD be different. You'll run into problems if they are the same.
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