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    VPN set up


    by rzwoo ·

    To all,
    Good day, im looking for setting up a VPN from my laptop back to my home. Currently, my home pc is a windows XP. I had created a VPN server at windows XP but dont know how to set up router part. Please correct me if im wrong or any guideline to set up this. Thanks for ur kind reply.

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    • #2908024


      by rzwoo ·

      In reply to VPN set up


    • #2908008


      by churdoo ·

      In reply to VPN set up

      Is the VPN server that you set up PPTP? If so, configure the router to forward port 1723 TCP to the internal IP of your PPTP VPN server.

      • #2908005

        Not so clear

        by rzwoo ·

        In reply to PPTP?

        Yup, i know tthe PPTP is the technologyy for VPN, but im quite not undetstand with your sentences. In addtion, im not much expert on setting up the VPN. I had set up the VPN with using the integrated from windows XP.

        This is the link im followed to set up. Can you verify for me , is this the correct way?

        Actually the reply mentioned was on router part?

        • #2908000

          VPN setup

          by churdoo ·

          In reply to Not so clear

          Yes the link that you followed looks correct. In order to complete the process, you need to do 2 more things:
          1) configure your router to forward VPN traffic to your home computer;
          2) configure the VPN client on your laptop

          You specifically asked how to set up your router. Also note that at the bottom of the link that you followed, the author also suggests the provisions that need to be made in your router.

          If you send the brand and model of the router, then someone could potentially provide more detail regarding configuring your particular router. Otherwise, we can only speak generally as “forward port 1723 TCP”

          However, shall we go back to the beginning? What exactly are you trying to accomplish with your laptop? Do you know that you need to VPN to your home network or do you simply need to access your home desktop from outside the home? There are other and simpler options for doing remote control of your home computer ( for example), which may be sufficient for your needs.

    • #2908007

      Port forwarding

      by sdrucker ·

      In reply to VPN set up

      You will need to port forward a few ports for the VPN to work. Assuming that you are using the Microsoft built-in VPN support, you will need to forward TCP 1723. If you use IPSEC, then you will need to forward port 500 (TDP/UDP). You also might need to forward GRE (Protocol 47)

      An easier task may just be to place the IP of the VPN server into the DMZ of the router. The procedure of this will depend on the manufacturer of the router.
      Your mileage may vary.

      • #2908002

        It seem good

        by rzwoo ·

        In reply to Port forwarding

        Thanks for your info, i will try it out. Anyway i hope can get back to you if im still facing the problem.

        Thanks again

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