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April 12, 2006, 1:26 pm
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I run a corporate network from top to bottom, I control it all. We have
several new Dell D810 laptops (our first new laptops in 4 years). These
laptops work great while users are local to our network (some run with fixed
cables from docking stations, some wireless).
When the users are home (including myself), we cannot get connected to our
Exchange system via Outlook 2003 (uses Checkpoint VPN solution) with these
new laptops (wireless or fixed network)! All other access is great, I can
remote console to systems in our corporate network from home, I can connect
to shares (even on the Exchange system itself), I can run OWA, just no
connection to Outlook 2003 (displays "Trying to connect" for a while, then
Here's what does work:
- Some of the users have desktops at home that work fine with the EXACT same
versions of the software (Windows XP Pro, Office 2K3 (with offline storage
like the laptops), Checkpoint VPN, etc.);
- If I use a different wireless network (like several unsecured networks in
our local area and at home), it works fine!
The firewall logs do not show anything out of the ordinary!
Anyone have suggestions and or solutions that I can try?
Re: Strange networking problem ...
I'm confused, it doesn't work on secured WiFi networks, and does work
on unsecured ones?
I was going to say your home ISP might be blocking some ports, but
that shouldn't apply if you are using a VPN, right?
Is it possibly something as simple as setting MTU on your home router