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Access files on server from client

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:44 pm
by mjpreplab
Hey, I'm pretty new to this vpn software. I've successfully installed and configured the server & 1 client pc. I want to access/Browse the files on the server via the client computer. How do I do this?

Re: Access files on server from client

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:56 pm
by fenice
You don't actually mention which OS the VPN server software is running on. In any case, you should be able to configure the VPN server to provide some sharing protocol, such as SMB, then connect using the same protocol from the client - that's what I do from my android phone to view any of the files in my LAN.

Re: Access files on server from client

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:03 pm
by mjpreplab
My bad, they're both windows 10 x64

Re: Access files on server from client

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:28 pm
by fenice
mjpreplab wrote:
> My bad, they're both windows 10 x64

That's no problem. :) It should be fairly simple to configure SMB shares on the server and an SMB client on the VPN client. Unfortunately I haven't used Windows very much since Windows 7 so I can't help much with Windows 10 but there should be plenty of articles on the internet that describe how to do it. One thing you may need to watch out for is any firewall you have on bothe client and server, you may need to let them through your firewall although I think it's fairly simple tehse days.

Re: Access files on server from client

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:45 pm
by mjpreplab
fenice wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:28 pm
mjpreplab wrote:
> My bad, they're both windows 10 x64

That's no problem. :) It should be fairly simple to configure SMB shares on the server and an SMB client on the VPN client. Unfortunately I haven't used Windows very much since Windows 7 so I can't help much with Windows 10 but there should be plenty of articles on the internet that describe how to do it. One thing you may need to watch out for is any firewall you have on bothe client and server, you may need to let them through your firewall although I think it's fairly simple tehse days.
Ok, thanks... i'll scour the net