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Vista/Network issue when using VPN


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Hello all, I have a home network configured with two PC's, one runs Vista, the other Win XP. I use the Vista machine daily to communicate remotely with my employer through a VPN connection. I have a networked drive mapped to one of the remote network servers and also have a hyperlink to the same location in IE. This has worked fine for 2 months.

Today, although I was succesfully logged into the remote network through VPN (I could access all other network resources, applications, etc.) the links that mapped to a specific server kept aborting because Windows coud not locate the network address.

First impression was that the server was down but for the heck of it I went to the XP machine and bingo, that hard link worked fine. So...the mystery, why can't Vista resolve this address anymore? Nothing has changed, the links are in the proper format \\server\loc\loc etc. (besides, they have worked for months). It can't be my network because the other PC still locates the server just fine. Also, I am able to ping the server from command line using the Vista machine.

Strange problem but anyone got any ideas or settings I can check?

TIA

David

Edited by dfb500, 10 March 2008 - 04:34 PM.

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Check all the ports are opened on router for your Vpn client.
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