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Why am I unable to access network drives upon establishing VPN connectivity?

I am using a D-Link DI-304 for my office network over the LAN with ISDN connection. Internet works fine. As my company uses a global mail system through a VPN, I am encountering problems in connecting to the VPN. Could you help me in setting the router for VPN connectivity? Also, why am I unable to access network drives upon establishing VPN connectivity?
If you are connected to the corporate network through a VPN, you should have no problem accessing drives unless there are some stringent security policies. For accessing drives, you should contact your administrator if you have problems.

For getting connected to the VPN router, you need to connect to your ISP. From your VPN client on the desktop you should open a VPN tunnel. On the router or on the authentication server your username/password should be there. That is all that is needed for the connection. VPN router should have IPSEC and ISAKMP configured properly for VPN tunnels.

This was first published in July 2004

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