Posted on 2003-03-23
I have three computers in three different locations each with SDSL each with one external, static IP address, and each behind a router. One is a fileserver (Windows 2000 Professional), and I'm trying to network the 2 outside computers (both Windows ME) over a PPTP VPN. Before beginning this project, I contacted Microsoft, whose representatives informed me that Windows 2000 Professional could accept up to 10 simultaneous incoming VPN connections. With this information, I created an incoming connection for PPTP VPN on the Windows 2000 Pro machine and forwarded port 1723 to the internal IP address. On each of the other two machines, I created a VPN client connection connecting to the fileserver's external IP (using the Microsoft VPN Adapter) and again configured the port forwarding. Everything worked great except I could only connect one location at a time. On another recommendation, I have since gotten an additional external IP address and an additional network card for the Windows 2000 pro machine. Each external IP address now goes to each network card. Still no luck... : / What am I doing wrong?