File sharing under Windows 10 Home

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ignasi
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File sharing under Windows 10 Home

Post by ignasi » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:05 pm

I've set up a client to connect to Synology Router VPN Plus Server. Everything seems to work well except that the client can't access shared folders in the same network.

This may happen because the VPN network is identified as a 'Public' and unidentified network. The virtual network is created upon a TAP-Windows Adapter V9.

Is there a way I can tell OpenVPN to create a 'Private' network in the same Workgroup as the rest of the LAN clients? this should allow for file sharing connections.

Thanks,

ignasi
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Re: File sharing under Windows 10 Home

Post by ignasi » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:33 pm

I'm affraid that changing the network status from "Public" to "Private" doesn't solve the problem, I've managed to do it myself but still it doesn't work...

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Re: File sharing under Windows 10 Home

Post by TinCanTech » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:48 pm

You will probably have to learn how to configure the Windows Firewall correctly ..

ignasi
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Re: File sharing under Windows 10 Home

Post by ignasi » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:55 pm

TinCanTech wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:48 pm
You will probably have to learn how to configure the Windows Firewall correctly ..
Sure I have to, can you help me find the rules to modify?

Actually all the rules for OpenVPN Daemon are enabled, either for Public or Private profiles.

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Re: File sharing under Windows 10 Home

Post by ignasi » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:23 am

I've found that actually file sharing is available if I connect using the \\serverip\folder format instead of \\servername\folder. It's ok with my file server because it has a fixed ip but I wonder what happens with devices that get an ip from the dhcp server, for example printers.

I'll try to find it out

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