Access shared files on a different subnet?



  • maybe this question was answered before, if it was i was unable to find it altho i wasn't 100% sure of what to look for, but ok here it goes:

    i have a computer connected wirelessly, and it has shared folders, it's a windows machine, and when it'd plugged into my wired LAN,192.168.1.xxx i can view the shared files by going start->run \LANIP, but when it's connected to the wireless subnet, 192.168.2.xxx, i can't find it, and when i try remote connecting it using ultraVNC it can't find it either, but i can use remote desktop connection, i don't get why one remote tool works, and another doesn't on different subnets, any help is appreciated thanks!



  • Could you show a screenshot of your firewall rules on both interfaces?



  • @BRuTAL_HiTMAN_:

    maybe this question was answered before, if it was i was unable to find it altho i wasn't 100% sure of what to look for, but ok here it goes:

    i have a computer connected wirelessly, and it has shared folders, it's a windows machine, and when it'd plugged into my wired LAN,192.168.1.xxx i can view the shared files by going start->run \LANIP, but when it's connected to the wireless subnet, 192.168.2.xxx, i can't find it, and when i try remote connecting it using ultraVNC it can't find it either, but i can use remote desktop connection, i don't get why one remote tool works, and another doesn't on different subnets, any help is appreciated thanks!

    Hi,

    Yes, under Windows, at least XP this moment, you can not browse another Windows box residing on different subnet through it's default sharing. That sharing can only be done for the machines in the same subnet and with same workgroup name. Unless you are running samba or active directory something like that. (Please correct me if there is easier tool may help!)

    For the ultraVNC problem, you should better check with your firewall setting first to make sure your firewall is not blocking UltraVNC.

    Hope this can help.
    Aldo


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