Can't access a NAS device through a VPN connection in a Windows device.

Martí Carrasco Guitart 0 Reputation points

Hello everyone, I have a VPN set through WireGuard on my local network, along with a NAS that works via SMB. When I'm out of the local network and I want to connect to the NAS, I would have to activate the VPN to be able to access the local network and connect to it, but it doesn't work for me on Windows. I have tried it from a Samsung phone and it connects successfully to the NAS, and it also works from a Mac, but on Windows, when I try to connect to the VPN from outside my local network, there are no devices appearing in the “network” tab of the Windows browser. I've tried to disable the Firewall, but it doesn't work either.

It should be noted that with the VPN activated, I can surf the internet perfectly.

What do I have to do so that I can connect to the NAS from Windows?

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  1. Limitless Technology 42,386 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Most common issue I see when trying to access a drive over a VPN is if the drive is set by name instead of IP address and the DNS server is not set up for the VPN addresses. Second most common is that the VPN VLAN does not have access to the VLAN the server\NAS is on.

    Have you tried split tunneling ?

    VPN split tunneling is a feature that enables users to use two different networks for traffic instead of having all the traffic routed through a VPN. Windows has supported this feature for native applications, and VPN split tunneling is also offered for Microsoft 365 applications over VPN split tunneling on Windows.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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