Hostname of VPN network computer

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mcmoon88
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Hostname of VPN network computer

Post by mcmoon88 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:20 pm

I have two computers with which I use OpenVPN to access a remote computer at my office. In one case (my laptop), I can access the work computer by its hostname and it shows up in the network listing in windows explorer. In the other case (my desktop), I must access the work computer by IP address and it doesn't show up in the network listing in windows explorer.

All 3 computers run Windows 7. The two computers that I am running from my home use the same client.ovpn file.

One difference that I can see is that the 2 home computers are pointing at different DHCP servers. I was going to change the desktop to match the laptop but I couldn't figure out how.

Any ideas on why the desktop computer isn't recognizing the work computer by its hostname?

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Re: Hostname of VPN network computer

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Re: Hostname of VPN network computer

Post by mcmoon88 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:02 pm

I have reposted this in a more appropriate location. Please let me know if there is any way to delete this post.

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