I have been asked by a customer to setup a vpn which will consist of a server and no more than three remote clients. They require this in order to share their accounts system. Because I have no experience of vpn implementation I decided to setup a test system using one of my XP Pro machines as server on my cable broadband router ( Linksys BEFW11S4). I set a static ip for the pc and forwarded port 1723 to that ip in the router. I then set another pc as a client (connected wirelessly via a completely separate adsl connection) and was immediately able to make a connection to the server. At least that is to say that network connection icons appeared on both systems. The problem is that I cannot see any content on the server from the client pc even though there is definitely a folder with full sharing enabled.
So I then tried bypassing the Linksys router altogether just in case there were any settings that I had missed. I plugged the server pc directly into the cable modem. Once again I managed to get a connection but absolutely no content seen.
Can anyone please advise on this? The organisation that wants the work doing is a charity that I do volunteer IT work for so I do not want to let them down. I have set points at 500.