issue with creating VPN server and client

October 9, 2010 at 16:10:09
Specs: Windows XP, T58000
Hi guys, I tried to setup a VPN at home, here is my configuration.
I got netgear VGR614v7 router coupled with cable modem at home.
two computer with XP and wireless adapter.,, one of which I set it up as a VPN server and the other one as a VPN client according to the instructions here:

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthre...

The only thing I did it differently than here is:
Instead of setting DMZ to VPN server, I opened ports: IPSEC 500, 50-51.(but after it did not work out i tried setting DMZ too).

Everything goes smoothly, except at the last step, I tried to connect to server, it will fail to do so.

Can someone tried anything like this? Thanks!



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#1
October 9, 2010 at 18:29:32
Q ? Why would you want to set up VPN Virtual Private Network when you have a Real private network between the two systems on the LAN side of your router?

VPN is used to emulate a LAN from WAN

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
October 9, 2010 at 21:26:26
so that i can carry my laptop (one of my pc) to starbucks 10 miles away and still be able to access my files on home vpn server through regular explorer.

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#3
October 9, 2010 at 22:16:00
How is the laptop trying to connect to the VPN? from inside your LAN or does it have a separate internet connection that you then use to connect to your "Public" Modem's IP

VPN will only work if you have a static IP provided by your ISP and the router you have supports VPN Passthrough. This is about the limit of my knowledge.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#4
October 10, 2010 at 00:52:55
There are easier ways....................

https://secure.logmein.com/products/free/


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#5
October 10, 2010 at 01:44:27
first of all, x86, no commercials please.
well richard, i wanna be able to carry my laptop anywhere and connect to any WIFI network. I dont need VPN to access it when I am home because as you said, that will be through LAN.

I am not sure VPN passthrough is supported on my router, perhaps you can take a look it if netgear WGR614V7, but accordgin to instructions posted earlier, port forwarding of ports 500, 50-51 to VPN server and dialing the router IP address from VPN client connection interface would make it work.
Also IP is not static, but at least, as long as it stays on, router will not periodically reassign IP, that way for now, I am using this "semi-static" as a work-around type. Once I successfully setup the VPN I will look for ways to make it static. I will go through router interface for this feature.

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#6
October 11, 2010 at 13:37:31
Guyen no need to multi-post and secondly it is not commercial, LogMeIn is Free for Personal Use:

http://tinyurl.com/22qf3lb


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#7
October 11, 2010 at 14:01:21
Whoa guyen. X86 was doing you a favor not a disservice. Logmein, hamachi and gotomypc are widely used programs for just this purpose. Their benefit is ease of use.

"Once I successfully setup the VPN I will look for ways to make it static. I will go through router interface for this feature. "

I think you misunderstand. Your xp box has to be static not necessarily your wan interface ip. Even so, you can't set a static for the wan. You have to buy it from your ISP. There is no other way.

You may wish to review this doc. From the looks of it you don't have the right vpn ports forwarded

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314076


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#8
October 11, 2010 at 14:14:40
okay, well if it is free, then I will look at it sometime then as my last resort :).
About the static IP, I was able to reserve the server IP to be constant through router interface. That is within the LAN, router will assign the same IP no mattew many times the system renews IP.
I will also look at MSFT reference closely too. Thx.


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#9
October 12, 2010 at 07:41:04
It is the WAN IP which needs to be static..................

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#10
October 12, 2010 at 07:43:28
It is easier when static but not required

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#11
October 12, 2010 at 08:40:42
Ok not sure what exactly you mean by WAN IP.
It is a typical home configuration.

wall COAX <-> CABLE MODEM <--> WIRELESS ROUTER <--> LAN.
I know the router IP which is 77.177.xx.xxx on the wall side which is what I would refer to when I access my FTP server. And there is a local LAN side IP which is 192.168.1.1 and whatever laptop connects to is assigned anywhere between 192.168.1.2 - 255.
I know the wall side router IP is fixed. and through router configuration accessed by 192.168.1.1 I was able to set my FTP (and soon to be VPN) server to have a static IP of 192.168.1.3 no matter how many times router are reset or IP is renewed etc. My I tried the whole day yesterday and still not working.



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#12
October 12, 2010 at 08:43:25
Also enabled my router to accept PING from outside and was able to PING it successfully and router logged it.
But just trying to dialing VPN connection, it would either give code 678 or 800.

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#13
October 12, 2010 at 08:48:20
the wan port is the one connecting to the internet modem or internet cable.

Since the link I gave you detailed what 675/800 errors mean I take it you didn't review the entire article?

Did you correct your port forwarding?


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