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Hazelwood, MO
reply to garrettm

Re: [FiOS] Cannot map drives when on corporate VPN thru Frontier

I can assure you Windows 7 can't map a drive or connect to a share that is on Windows 2000 or older without adding the below to the registry.

1 . Open registry editor
2 . Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
3. Create a new DWORD value named LmCompatibilityLevel with a value of 1
4. Restart the computer

As I mentioned before, this typically is a fix for when you get the share but it refuses to take your credentials (even blank or no password). However, it is worth a try at this point.

Always Tunnel may not be an option. I just took it for granted that it was being we have always had it as a option on our machines to force ALL traffic across the VPN. This helps with some issues like yours and allows for printing in the office when remote, which may be the reason we have it.

IP address is irrelevant. As long as it is public and allows you to gain access to the internet and establish a VPN connection you are golden. Port blocking wont matter as it goes through the VPN from your computer to your VPN server. Nothing anyone does in between can effect that.