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Why won't my 2003 VPN work?

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I'm trying to set up a VPN for a client.  I had to do a repair install to get RRAS going, but now it seems to be working.  However I couldn't connect from anywhere.  I changed from a Linksys wireless router to a slightly more manageble Cisco (really Linksys) RVS4000.  I've set up port forwarding for 1723 IP for both inside and outside.  I didn't have to enable PPTP or L2TP or IPSEC passthrough since they were all enabled by default.  

We are attached to a T1 line and have two static addresses that I know about.  I can ping both the router and gateway addresses from anywhere on the planet.  I also went to "CanYouSeeMe.org " and the result is that they can ping the port 1723 from outside.  So it seems to be a Windows problem.  I also tried to use Remote Desktop (I did the port forwarding thing, etc.) and it won't work either from the LAN or WAN.  Remote Desktop is enabled and I added a user to test it.

By the way I'm testing from a few outside locations with different subnets.  There's no Windows or other brand of software firewall and no AV program (which is insane and I've talked to them about it.)

 Any idea what is missing here?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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One thing you can try is to enable DMZ on the Cisco router and assign it the IP address of the client PC to test if you can connect from an outside source.
If this works, than there is an issue with the port forward configuration.
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I'm awarding the points because I appreciate the effort.  However, the problem resolved itself when I tried running a Windows VPN client from another computer (my home.)  Apparently there's something on my office network (that I was remoting into with Logmein) that was stopping the connection.  

Now I have some sort of permission problem which I will post on another question shortly.
Thanks!
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