Setting up VPN on 2 W 2k machines

Posted on 2003-04-01
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Hi Guys,
I wonder if someone can help, I have 2 windows 2000 machines, one in the north west and the other in the north east.
They both have 1mbit ADSL connections via BT.
I was wondering how I setup a VPN between these 2 PC's
I did the normal set one up for incoming connections and the other I setup a new connection via the internet.
It Will connect but sits on verifying username and password for ages then disconnects and redials.
I know for a fact the username and password are correct. so ???
Can anyone help.
Question by:pnorris99
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Expert Comment

ID: 8246836
When you say you setup an Internet connection to the other computer, do you mean a VPN connection?  

Are you running any firewall software?  ZoneAlarm does not play well with VPN connections unless you configure it.

Author Comment

ID: 8247251
Hi there,
dont meen to sound rude but it does say VPN connection 4th line down.
And by "I did the normal set one up for incoming connections and the other I setup a new connection via the internet." I mean that I setup the PC I am dialling by "Connect to a private network via the internet".
I am not good at explaining myself lately, I am sure it is old age. :-S

Author Comment

ID: 8247271
Actually that did sound rude, my apologies, I am using a firewall on both PC's (Norton) but this was switched of for testing the VPN connection. I will make a rule for it when I know the VPN is working.
OK I have also tried to setup RRAS but this does not seems to run. I followed the instructions from the MS website on it. and ????? nothing.
My Setup is, North west 1 PC with ADSL modem connected directly to the PC, (no router) the North east PC is identical in every way as they are clones.

Accepted Solution

jsfeni earned 500 total points
ID: 8248287
No problem. I was just trying to clarify you set up a connection to a private network and not just a PPP connection. I've seen it done before.

Do you have any event log entries. The only time I have seen verification issues is with encryption differences. However it is usually on WIN98 systems.

Are you using PPTP or IPSEC?  You might try changing login settings such as disabling encryption just for testing.  I would think you would get a better idea of what's happening via the event logs.  

Also, do you have any other computers locally you can test this with?  It can help narrow down the search.  Try setting a local computer up with a VPN connection and try to connect to it.

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