Can't browse across VLANs

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Oct 3rd, 2007

I have two locations; office and Colo. They are connected by 2 Gig dark fiber pipes. I have VLAN 36 in the Office and VLAN 20 in the Colo. When i use Microsoft "My Network Places" in the Office, I can see all computers on both VLANs. When I use it in the Colo, I only see the Colo computers. I'm using standard inter VLAN routing with RIP 2.

Does anyone have any idea why this would work in only one direction?

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Kevin Dorrell Wed, 10/03/2007 - 22:45

On your VLAN 20 routed interface, do you have an ip helper-address command to forward the browsing broadcasts to the Domain Controllers and /or WINS servers? (I am unclear which you need to forward to, the DC or the WINS, but usually they are the same machines.)

Also, the Network Neighborhood will only work if you have NBT enabled on the client, but since it is working locally I suppose you do.

Kevin Dorrell



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