This is a follow-up to a previous post. I've set up a VPN server on a Windows 7 Pro machine and am trying to connect to it over a WAN from another Windows 7 Pro machine. I've sweat blood over this problem, read endless posts and still have the same problem which is that the connecting machine connects successfully every time but the shared folders are only accessible intermittently.
The VPN server machine has a second network card installed with an ip address of 192.168.2.252, the primary adapter IP range is 192.168.1.x with the default gateway at 192.168.1.1 so the remote machine accesses the VPN folders via \\192.168.2.252
I've tried every fix I can think of - disabled firewalls, deselected all the IP V6 check boxes etc, all to no avail.
The VPN security is PPTP and port 1723 is forwarded to the VPN server machine.