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Windows VPN Server allows connection but no network access.

Posted on 2016-09-09
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Last Modified: 2016-09-18
I have just set up a new Win 2012 R2 box in AWS intending to use it a windows VPN server. I have installed the remote access role and configured RRAS. I'm using a static address pool of - When I try to connect to the VPN it allows me to however there is then no network access - I cant ping anything but myself. ipconfig -all shows the following:

PPP adapter VPN Connection 2:
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VPN Connection 2
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Let me know if you need more information!
Question by:Michael McDowell
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Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41791624
Your network mask only allow a single IP address, so all you see is the connection point. Allow the subnet the server uses.  Mask will probably need to look like

Author Comment

by:Michael McDowell
ID: 41791696
I agree, but I can't see anywhere that I can configure this...
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Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41791700
There should be a setting for subnet mask in the RRAS pool you set up . Try setting up the address range again and use DHCP not Static

Accepted Solution

Michael McDowell earned 0 total points
ID: 41796587
This was solved by following this guide (in with a few changes along the way) -


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by:Michael McDowell
ID: 41803595
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