Netopia r9100 VPN

Garyn Charlet
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Config: DSL connected to office computers thru Netopia r9100. No server. Two separate work groups (within the same company) who share printer/copier and internet. All machines running WXPpro.

I have set up a vpn connection on a Netopia 9100 for an employee to log on to the network and hopefully remote desktop to his computer. I can connect the VPN tunnel but cannot get past there.I cannot see shared drives on the network nor does his computer's address show live when I do an IP scan. WIndows firewall is off on his machine.

If I connect to the VPN and try to RD his machine by name it say it cannot find it. I set his computer to a fixed address outside DHCP and tried to connect to the address and it says it cannot connect. I set up an inbound VPN connection for his machine and attempted to connect thru that to at least see his files, but it says it can't connect.

I think I'm missing something pretty basic here but oddly enough I've only worked with server based vpn's before.

Do I have to change to 192.168.2.xxx for this location in order to allow it to show up on a computer using a 192.168.1.xxx address?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Robert Sutton JrSenior Network Manager

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Can you connect to it internally via RD from within your network?
Garyn CharletConsultant

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Yes, using the computer name or address.
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HI,

Thanks for looking at this, but I solved my own problem. I change the remote network's address to 192.168.2.xx and it worked fine. I guess without a server the NAT couldn't figure out what to do with conflicting addresses and just refused connction.

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