How to configure a VPN on a WinXP host and 2wire 2701 gateway
Posted on 2009-03-31
I almost have a VPN setup but I need some assistance. Here are the facts.
>A WinXP Pro machine that I am using as a host
>Turned off Simple fire Sharing
>Setup 3 user accounts
>Setup specific folders to be shared by those user accounts and set to Full Access
(I unchecked 'Everyone' in the Sharing tab of the folders)
>Connected the WinXP machine a 2wire 2701 gateway and verified internet access
>Setup an exception in the Windows firewall for port 1723
>Setup 'port forwarding' to target the WinXP machine for port 1723 using the PPTP option in the gateway
>Setup the WinXP machine to assign IP addresses to the connected machines to be assigned in the range of be 192.168.1.200 - .205
>The network the host is connected uses the same IP scheme - 192.168.1.X
>I created and registered a URL at DynDns.org
>Installed the DynDNS.org client on the host (this links the IP address to the registered URL since the IP address is dynamic)
I can connect to the VPN using a remote computer on a separate network, but I cannot see the shared folders or the VPN Host. The Remote computer uses 192.168.1.X on its local network.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!