I have a VPN connection between my home VPN router and work VPN router. I have a VPN Netgear router here at home (it's attached to a Dell desktop) and there is a Linksys VPN router at work. The VPN connection (gateway to gateway) between the two routers is established fine, I can ping both intranets by their private IP's (example 192.168.x.x) and I can VNC to both private networks whether I'm at work or home via the VPN connection. The problem I run into is using SMB from my Mac at home to my work desktops or my Mac laptop at work to my home desktop (Dell) to access Windows shared folders. Sometimes I can access the Windows shared folders (after which it drops the connection to the shared item shortly thereafter) or it never makes the connection. The impression is that it is extremely slow or timing out when it attempts this. I've looked at /etc/smb.conf a bit, but I'm having difficulty in finding any relevant information regarding configuring this file. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.