Solved

Access to Network Share through VPN

Posted on 2014-03-30
2
383 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-15
Hello Experts

Some VPN laptop clients cannot connect to a server share unless I turn off their windows (home/work) private firewall.  We use a draytek router with the smartVPN client.

 I really don't like the idea of turning off Windows Firewall.  If the firewall is off, is it possible for those on the same Wi-Fi network to access files on the client's laptop?  If so, how do I prevent this?  Is there a rule I can create that will prevent this (e.g., only permit incoming traffic from our VPN?).

Thanks,
Mike
0
Comment
Question by:jumptohigh
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Patrick Bogers earned 500 total points
ID: 39964945
Hi Mike,

Killing the firewall does not grant sudden access rights to fellow wifi users.

What i recommend in enable the firewall and enable firewall logging to see what ports are being blocked. Once you have this mapped tell the firewall to grant these ports.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 39964965
I've seen this situation before. What I've done to resolve it is to create a batch file on the user's home Pc that maps the drives for them.

The batch file commands would look like this:

net use \\servername\sharename1
net use \\servername\sharename2
net use \\servername\sharename3

They would run the batch file after connecting to the VPN. It worked well for me.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Using in-flight Wi-Fi when you travel? Business travelers beware! In-flight Wi-Fi networks could rip the door right off your digital privacy portal. That’s no joke either, as it might also provide a convenient entrance for bad threat actors.
Most of the applications these days are on Cloud. Cloud is ubiquitous with many service providers in the market. Since it has many benefits such as cost reduction, software updates, remote access, disaster recovery and much more.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question