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VPN Using Windows 7 Home Premium

Hi Guys

I have a client where we have 2 Sites both running Netcomm NB6Plus4Wn (with VPN Pass through). One site (call it site A) has an application database running on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine and the other site, site B needs to have 2 client machines connect via VPN to the database at Site A. The problem is that it seems we can only have 1 VPN connection at a time in to Site A? I'm wondering if this is a short comming of the routers or Windows 7 Home Premium at Site A?
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
I would say that it's more likely a router (VPN device) problem. Windows Home Premium allows up to 10 SMB connections so it shouldn't have problem with only 2.

Does the DB work on the local site with more than 1 client?

What VPN device is used?
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ErgsAuthor Commented:
Yes the application is a network version, they have 2 local users as well as 1 VPN user concurrently. I will try a Netgear DG834 router, I have this at another site which I know allows multiple VPN connections through, the difference is that the other client running the DG834 has Server 2003 at the backend excepting the VPN clients.... that's why I wasn't sure if it was the router or OS.

Thanks, will try and let you know.
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ErgsAuthor Commented:
Sorry to add the VPN device is a Netcomm Router NB6Plus4Wn forwrding to a Windows 7 Home Premium desktop
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ErgsAuthor Commented:
Are SMB connections the same as "Incomming Conections"?
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Yes, SMB is the same as incoming connections in that case.

I am not familiar with this router. Where the VPN is terminated? On the router? If yes then you should look at it. On your other site, is the VPN is terminated on Windows server on the router? May be the configuration is not the same
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
I didn't know that we could make a Windows 7 a VPN server even with this unsecure PPTP...

Anyway... However, Windows 7 can accept only 1 VPN connection. You may be want to see this link and how to make more than 1 connections http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/103365-whats-max-number-incoming-connections-aka-vpn-windows-7-supp.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/57032-multiple-vpn-connections-same-computer.html

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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
To correct myself: SMB and incoming connections are the same on a local subnet but not from Internet via VPN
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ErgsAuthor Commented:
OK thanks, I did some testing with my home network and yes it appears you can have only 1 concurrent VPN connection with WIndows 7.

Does anyone know of a good free VPN Server I can install on Windows 7 to except more then 1 incoming VPN connection?
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ErgsAuthor Commented:
Question answered still need a solution
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ErgsAuthor Commented:
Ended up using OpenVPN, works nicely
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