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I'm having a problem connecting to any VPN server while running Personal Firewall from Symantec Internat Security 2007. I have setup a rule to open port 1723 but I can't connect. If I turn off the Personal Firewall I can. Any other ports or rules I should be looking at? I'm not using a 2nd party client just XP Pro.

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Well it all depends on what kind of VPN connection you are trying to make...

I'm assuming the firewall is running on the desktop making the connection?

Common VPN ports:

50, 51
500 for IPSEC
1723 for PPTP
1701 for L2TP

What kind of VPN tunnel device are you using?
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Yes the firewall is running on the desktop - Symantec Internet Security 2007 Personal Firewall.
VPN type is PPTP
Using Windows VPN

I added ports 50,51 and 1701 - still no dice.

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Can you setup a rule allowing unrestricted access to the IP of your VPN endpoint?

Are the logs showing any errors?

Did you install the IS2007 before or after you initially configured the VPN?

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If using PPTP, you will only need port 1723, but also protocol 47 (not port 47) GRE. If there is a built-in option to allow PPTP, rather than the port, use it ,as it will likely configure both.
In 2006 there was a feature in the virus protection part called "Internet Worm Protection" that had to be disabled to allow PPTP/GRE traffic.
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Thanks mberman1012,
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