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Can't browse over vpn, no server

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I have a site to site vpn with Linksys RV042's on both sides.  I have Netbios broadcasts enabled on both routers.  I entered the host name in the hosts file on the PC's on each end, so I can ping across the network by IP and hostname, but if I try to browse \\computername across the VPN, I get network path not found.  I entered a record in the lmhosts file but that did not work.  These are XP machines and I do not have a server on either network.  What do you recommend?
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did you make the routers on each end the defult gateways for the computers in that office?
Is netbios over tcp/ip enabled on the computers?
Can the computers browse other computers on their own side of the router?
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Yes to all questions.
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Are they all in the same work group?
Try browsing to \\workgroup\computername
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sorry, make that \\computername.workgroupname
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Turned off windows firewall and it worked.
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I would have gotten to that eventually...<G>
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