VPN Setup Troubleshooting

By mmbc_voltron ·
How can I troubleshoot my VPN setup. I have followed 2 book setting up RRAS on server 2003 for VPN on the client side. There are no books that help setting up the router. I have the router setup with the static ip my isp gave me. I wasn't able to ping my static ip from remote location but I am able to know after turning off the firewall on the router (i think that was it)
So I can ping the router. I have forward 1743 and 47 to my servers local ip address: (external nic on server)
internal nic:
Internal handles DHCP and DNS.
How can I troubleshoot how far I am going from a remote location. I want to see if I am atleast getting past the router.

Every company seems to sell there VPN client software. Is this the way to go?
Where can I get some support that i will be gladly to pay for?

I get this error on the server side. So I know there is a connection taking
place just no DHCP address.
Where should I look?

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: RemoteAccess
Event Category: None
Event I 20169
Date: 7/9/2007
Time: 9:54:33 PM
User: N/A
Computer: SERVER
Unable to contact a DHCP server. The Automatic Private IP Address will be assigned to dial-in clients. Clients may be unable to
access resources on the network.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

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