MApping a network drive on a MAC

Posted on 2012-08-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
I have an iMac running OS X Lion and I have connected to the vpn at work. I am trying to map a network drive to a folder on the server but it wont connect. are there additiona steps I need to take on the server to get the mac to connect to the share?
Question by:critona
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    Have you verified that there is reachability to the server. You may not have access to the subnet the server resides in. Try to ping the server first to confirm reach-ability.

    If you are able to reach the server hosting the share, reference the below page for instruction on how to map the drive.
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    You will have a problem connecting to a share over a VPN is your local LAN subnet numbers are the same as those of the remote LAN. For instance, if both LANs use 192.168.1.x for their subnets, and the remote share is, your computer will assume that is on your local LAN, not the remote one and won't connect.

    The solution is to go into the admin utility of your local router and change the subnet to something else, say 192.168.5.x, then reboot both the router and the local computer.

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    I will give it a try.. Thanks

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