How do I tell Windows about a VPN tunnel ?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have two locations with independent Peer-2-peer networks and Internet access.

    The Front end Internet access routers (netgear) supports VPN's between them so we have a VPN-TUNNEL between the locations over the internet.

    One location is and the other is

    I can browse using IE between the two locations and see all my IP devices such as Web servers, and smart devices with IP addresses so I know the tunnel is up and working.

    HOWEVER... I can't print accross the tunnel, or see the file shares or print servers (//hostname) across the tunnel.

    How do I tell Windows that the tunnel is there and it is OK to use it???

    This is an all WinXP-SP3 network with some NAS file stores and Smart IP devices thrown in for good measure.  No "servers" or Domain servers.  All Peer-2-Peer.




    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:46 PM