|I am trying to set up a VPN connection from my home computer to my work computer/network. Here's my problem. I am able to connect to my work computer, but thats it! I cannot access any shared files, browse, or even ping my work computer or any other computer on that network and vice versa.|
Here's the details of the connection setup: Home PC running WXP pro Work PC running WXP home (i know that sounds backwards). Work network is just a basic standard windows network with 4 computers. Work router configured to forward port 1723 (named pptp) to "my" work comuters IP (192.168.1.103). Also ports 1701-1707 named L2TP and port 62515 named VPN to same IP mentioned before. I dont know if they are necessary, but I read in some forum that they might help. Work computer firewall (windows firewall) is set up with exceptions on the ports listed above and named the same as well with home computer. From home when I try to connect, I enter the IP it connects and asks for user name and password, I enter one and it connects, and like stated before, THATS IT! Both computers have the connected icon in the taskbar.
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I had it working once before, before I upgraded all machines in office to SP2, after that is when it stopped working. I also tried changing the server to another machine in the office, switching the settings and trying to connect to home from work, but all the same result. Dont know if this would matter, but when i click on the status of the connection in the task bar, the server and client IP's are not in the 192.168.1.xxx format, but more randonly something like 126.96.36.199 (not the real numbers). From what I remember when it was working before SP2 i had the standard 192.168.1.xxx format, but I could be wrong on that.
Any suggestions on how to get it to work?