We are attemmpting to establish a VPN connection from the Internet to our server in our office. We have configured our Windows 2003 server using Routing and Remote access and have configured our router to port forward port 1723 from our ISP provided static public IP address to our server's internal IP address (192.168.0.100) as per the instructions detailed at www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Netgear/FVS318/Point-to-Point_Tunneling_Protocol.htm
From a local PC on our network, we went to the website www.canyouseeme.org
which reported that our public IP was as expected and we could be "seen". We also checked that this could be seen through port 1723, and this was also successful. We are able to ping this public IP address from the internal network.
We are having issues however when attempting to connect to the public IP address via the VPN client from a PC on the internet. When we try to ping this address from a command prompt, it times out. As a result, the VPN network connection we have created on the PC also times out when attempting to connect to this public IP address.
This has occured from two different PCs using two different ISPs.
Is there any reason why we would not be able to ping our public IP address from the Internet? The router appears to be setup properly and readt to go with the WAN port configured correctly, etc. It appears that the public IP address is being blocked or something?
Any help would be much appreciated.