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PPTP on pfSense not working

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I am using pfSense 2 on a ALIX.2D board from NetGate.  Everything works fine except i am unable to get PPTP to connect.  I have set all the standard configuration settings (set the server address, address range, configure firewall rule on the 'PPTP VPN' tab for all ports/ranges and disabled scrubbing from System/Advanced/Firewall.  I set up my client accordingly.  Getting error 807:

"the network connection between your computer and the VPN server was interrupted. This can be caused by a problem in the VPN transmission and is commonly the result of internet latency or simply that your VPN server has reached capacity.  Please try to reconnect the VPN server..."

I tried connecting from different internet connections and everything is stable.  I have NOT reached my limit of connections (trying to get my FIRST connection).

Can anyone help with this?
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by:ImImIn
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OK, I was trying to connect to the outside of my modem.  Now connecting to outside of firewall and getting a different error:

Error 619:
A connection to the remote computer could not be established, so the port for this connection was closed.

Please help.
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darnitol500 earned 2000 total points
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May I recommend IPSec instead?  The configuration can be a bit obtuse but I've found it functions more robustly when dealing with poor connection quality or NAT.
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Thank you, that did the trick!  Is it a known issue with PPTP not playing well with pfSense??
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I would REALLY like to know if there is a way to get pfSense to work well with PPTP, has anybody got a real solution to this or is it just a lost cause?
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I'm not sure why you would prefer PPTP as it relies on a compromised technology, MS-CHAPv2, and can be intercepted and easily decrypted.
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Easy and quick to set up when security is not a high priority.
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In that case PPTP is fully supported, check docs.pfsense.org
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That's just the thing, they say it should work on one hand and on the other they say it has problems!  I was hoping to find someone on this service that has got a solid working solution for the apparent problems pfSense has with PPTP?!?!?!?!?
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