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Accessing shared files and printers over a VPN connection

Computers can only automatically detect other computers and display their names if they belong to the FRITZ!Box home network. If you would like to access shared libraries, files, and printers in the remote network over a VPN connection, use the IP address of the respective computer.

Note:If a USB storage device is connected to the remote FRITZ!Box, you can also access it over a VPN connection.

1 Preparations

  • Determine the IP address of the computer in the remote FRITZ!Box network with the shares you would like to access.

    Note:When the remote FRITZ!Box's DHCP server is enabled, you can find the IP address of the computer under "Home Network > Network > Devices and Users" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.

2 Accessing shared files and printers in a remote network

Windows 10

  1. In the search box in the Windows taskbar, enter two backslashes followed by the IP address of the computer with the shares you would like to access.

    Example:
    \\192.168.10.20

    • A window displaying all of the shares on the computer opens.
  2. If you would like to map a folder as a network drive, right-click it and select "Map network drive..." from the context menu.

    Note:If the option "Map Network Drive..." is not displayed, click "This PC" in the navigation area on the left side, and then click "Computer" and "Map network drive..." in the menu bar. Enter the path to the folder you would like to map as a network drive in the "Folder" field.

Windows 8

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut "Windows key" + "Q".
    • The search bar opens.
  2. In the search field, enter two backslashes followed by the IP address of the remote computer with the shares you would like to access.

    Example:
    \\192.168.10.20

    • A window displaying all of the shares on the computer opens.
  3. If you would like to map a folder as a network drive, right-click it and select "Map network drive..." from the context menu.

    Note:If the option "Map Network Drive..." is not displayed, first click in the navigation area on the left side, then click "Computer" and "Map network drive..." in the menu bar. Enter the path to the folder you would like to map as a network drive in the "Folder" field.

Windows 7

  1. In Windows, click "Start".
  2. In the "Search programs and files" or "Start search" field, enter two backslashes followed by the IP address of the remote computer with the shares you would like to access.

    Example:
    \\192.168.10.20

    • A window displaying all of the shares on the computer opens.
  3. If you would like to map a folder as a network drive, right-click it and select "Map network drive..." from the context menu.

    Important:If the option "Map network drive..." is not displayed, start the Windows Explorer and select the "Tools" menu. In the "Folder" field, enter the path to the folder you would like to connect as a network drive.

macOS

  1. Open the Finder.
  2. From the "Go" menu, select "Connect to Server...".
  3. In the "Server Address" field, enter the IP address of the computer containing the shares you would like to access. If the computer is running the operating system Windows, add smb:// in front of the IP address.

    Example:
    In order to access shares on a computer running macOS, enter: 192.168.10.20
    In order to access shares on a computer running Windows enter: smb://192.168.10.20

  4. Click "Connect".
    • A window displaying all of the shares on the computer opens.
  5. Only if you would like to permanently save a folder in the Finder:
    1. Select the folder, and then select "Make alias" from the Finder menu "file".
    2. Drag the alias you made to the "places" area of the Finder.

Linux and other operating systems

  • Use the SMB protocol (Server Message Block) to access the IP address of the remote computer.

    Note:The manufacturer of the operating system can provide you with information on using SMB to access shares.