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How to set up VPN Server

By kennyklr ·
I would like to set up a VPN so that I can access my PC, network, and printer remotely. I am using Windows Server 2003. I also have a Linksys wireless router/firewall (I think this is preventing me from being able to get through). I would really appreciate "step-by-step" instructions starting from the beginning on how to do this. I think I need to open a port on my router, but I am not sure how to do this. I would like to be able to access my PC from anywhere on the internet by just typing in an IP address. Do I need terminal services to do this? I don't want to have to install any additional software on other peoples computer just to access mine at home.
Thank you in advance for your help.

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Terminal Services is easiest

by Eric9 In reply to How to set up VPN Server

I would recommend you install and configure Terminal Services on your server, then on your Linksys router forward TCP port 3389 from the WAN interface to your server. That will be far easier then trying to configure a PPTP VPN and get that through your firewall.

My question is what is your exact goals, as in "access your network remotely." Terminal Services essentially will let you use your 2k3 computer from anywhere as if you were at the computer.


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What I mean by "remote"

by kennyklr In reply to Terminal Services is easi ...

I guess a good example would be me being at a friends house and being able to print something to my home printer (which is on my network) or be able to view, copy, delete, etc. the files that are on MY computer or network at home.

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like the guy said

by Chris.. In reply to What I mean by "remote"

terminal services is your best choice

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