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FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable Service

No network access to services and shared resources over VPN connection

You cannot access shared files and printers or other services in the remote FRITZ!Box network over a VPN connection.

1 Preparations

First, check whether IP communication with devices in the remote FRITZ!Box network is possible over the VPN connection:

Windows

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R.
  2. Enter cmd in the "Open" field and click "OK".
  3. Enter ping [IP address of a computer in the remote network] in the command prompt window and press Enter.

    Example:
    A computer in the remote network has the IP address 192.168.10.20. To ping this computer, enter ping 192.168.10.20 in the command prompt window.

    Important:The computer must be on and a firewall installed on it must be configured so that it allows ICMP echo requests. Information on how to set up the firewall can be obtained from the manufacturer.

  4. Check which messages are displayed in the command prompt window.
  5. If the message "Reply from [IP address]: bytes..." is displayed, IP communication with the remote network is possible.
    • If only the message "The request timed out" is displayed, no IP communication with the remote network is possible.

macOS

  1. Click the button (Spotlight) in the menu bar on the top right.
  2. Enter Network Utility and double-click the application to start it.
  3. Click on the "Ping" tab in the Network Utility.
  4. Enter ping [IP address of a computer in the remote network] in the field and click the "Ping" button.

    Example:
    A computer in the remote network has the IP address 192.168.10.20. To ping this computer, enter ping 192.168.10.20 in the command prompt window.

    Important:The computer must be on and a firewall installed on it must be configured so that it allows ICMP echo requests. Information on how to set up the firewall can be obtained from the manufacturer.

  5. Check which messages are displayed by the network utility.
  6. If the message "64 bytes from..." is displayed, IP communication with the remote network is possible.
    • If only the messages "ping: sendto: No route to host", "ping: sendto: Host is down" or "Request timeout..." are displayed, IP communication with the remote network is not possible.

2 IP communication is possible: Necessary steps

If IP communication over the VPN connection is possible, but you still cannot access shared files and printers in the remote FRITZ!Box network, perform the following step:

3 IP communication is not possible: Necessary steps

If no IP communication over the VPN connection is possible, perform the steps that correspond to your connection type:

  1. If the error occurs with a VPN client connection with FRITZ!VPN or Apple macOS, for example, follow the instructions in our guide No IP communication over a VPN client connection.
  2. If the error occurs with the VPN connection between two FRITZ!Box networks, follow the instructions in our guide No IP communication over VPN connection between two FRITZ!Box networks.