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Getting PPTP VPN to work through Linksys 042 router

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Since switching firewalls from my Watchguard to a Linksys 042 router my Windows PPTP VPN won't connect to my server. I have  TCP port 1723 forwarded and PPTP passthrough enabled. I am told GRE protocol 47 needs to be enabled, but I don't see a protocol enabling option on my the Linksys.
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On the RV042, GRE is enabled by selecting "enable PPTP pass-through" under the Firewall section.
Is the Linksys assigned a public IP on the WAN side, i.e not behind a modem that is a combined modem and router? PPTP does not usualy work at the server end if there are two NAT (router) devices.
Also the Linksys (with newer formware) can act as a PPTP server, if that is enabled under the VPN section it will accept the packets rather than forwarding to your VPN server behind the router.
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Thanks DannyLeeSquibb.
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--Rob
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