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IPAD VPN to RDP not working

Posted on 2011-03-21
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I am using the IPAD VPN connection to connect to my Forefront server. It connects fine, gets an IP, but then I am trying to connect using RDP to any of my servers using the internal IP. Nothing will connect. Any ideas?


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Question by:cbaze
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by:Craig Beck
ID: 35181051
Are you allowing VPN Clients to access the Internal network on your Forefront box?
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by:cbaze
ID: 35181118
Yes, I currently have no issues with my laptop doing this exact same thing.
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by:KGNickl
ID: 35181129
Can you ping the servers by IP address from the ipad when connected via VPN?

Also, have you ever RDP into those computers (I'm guessing yes, but if not make sure they have the port opened on them).
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by:cbaze
ID: 35181173
I cannot ping, and I have used RDP for these servers before. And under the VPN settings is says my IP is 192.168.1.159 and I can ping the IPAD from a PC on the network.
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by:RobMobility
ID: 35181407
Hi,

Is the firewall policy blocking inbound traffic - do you see anything on your forefront logs?

Regards,


RobMobility.
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by:cbaze
ID: 35181543
The strange thing is, logging when the laptop is connected, I see all activity, logging when the IPAD is connected, nothing.
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by:RobMobility
ID: 35181776
Hi,

Do the logs show that an IP address is being allocated etc?

Are you using PPTP, SSL or IPSEC VPN?

Regards,


RobMobility.
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by:cbaze
ID: 35181860
PPTP, IP Is being allocated, the only thing I see in the log is when I disconnect PPTP disconnected. Not sure why, but maybe something with the proxy settings on the IPAD not being correct? Not sure why that would matter connecting on and internet IP for RDP though?
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by:RobMobility
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ID: 35181926
Hi.

Try disabling split tunnelling and route all traffic via the VPN (at least initially)?

Are you not allocating an IP address from a private range? 192.168.1.x etc. is typically assigned by ADSL routers and could have routing issues?

Regards,


RobMobility.
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by:cbaze
ID: 35181944
Where is that option at?
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by:RobMobility
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Hi,

You usually specify a gateway on the remote network.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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Got it. it was my Verizon MiFi card. Changed the ip range from .1.1 to .0.1 and all is working now.
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by:RobMobility
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Hi,

I believe that the Author changed the IP address as I suggested in my post 35181926 which appears to have resolved the problem?

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RobMobility.
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