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Windows 7: Connect to my vpn from internet

15 Oct 2010   #1
win72265

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Connect to my vpn from internet

I am a new member to this forum. I have setup an incoming vpn on my windows 7 computer that is on my home network. I would like to use my laptop at a wireless hot spot to connect to my vpn on my home network. I have the IP address of my ISP modem but I don't have a clue of how get to my vpn through the internet.

I would appriciate any help I can get.


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15 Oct 2010   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Honestly, I'd retrace all of that, and just use LogMeIn.
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15 Oct 2010   #3
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Assign your home machine a static IP, then configure your router to forward the port being used for vpn to your home machine's IP. Then, just vpn to your public IP (you can find out what it is by going to What Is My IP Address - Shows Your IP Address from your home machine) from anywhere on the internet.
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15 Oct 2010   #4
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

An alternative and free for private use is Teamviewer - it also supports VPN if privacy is a concern

Can also be accessed via their web interface from any internet connected PC
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15 Oct 2010   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Personally, it defeats the overwhelming reason of using a VPN if you're going to put a 3rd party in between the points that the traffic flows through. So I tend to stay away from things that use a centralized VPN login solution.
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15 Oct 2010   #6
win72265

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Internet to vpn

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Assign your home machine a static IP, then configure your router to forward the port being used for vpn to your home machine's IP. Then, just vpn to your public IP (you can find out what it is by going to What Is My IP Address - Shows Your IP Address from your home machine) from anywhere on the internet.
I have a static IP address for my ISP modem. My setup is ISP modem, Netgear router with a pptp port 1723 active, 3 desktop computers on the network. One of the computers has the vpn connection active. I am able to access the computer with vpn active from within my network by entering \\name of the vpn computer.

I need detail instructions on how to access my network through the internet on a computer not connected to my network. I can usually follow most instructions but my over all knowledge is limited. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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18 Oct 2010   #7
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

My instructions were telling you how to do that. In order to, you'll need your public IP to connect to from the internet and you'll need to forward port 1723 to machine on your network providing the VPN service. Then, just set up a VPN connection on your computer wherever you are to connect to your public IP, which will then forward you to the internal machine hosting the vpn server and connect you.
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18 Oct 2010   #8
win72265

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I use IE to put my static IP address in and it ask me for my user ID and password for my netgear router. I don"t know how to get past the router setup screen to use the computer with vpn the connection. I am lost. I have read some threads of people wanting to connect to their home network from work connecting to their vpn, but I could not find any solutions or instructions to make a connection to a home network. Any instructions would be appreciated.
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18 Oct 2010   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The more you mention what you are trying to do, the more I think LogMeIn would work.
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18 Oct 2010   #10
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win72265 View Post
I use IE to put my static IP address in and it ask me for my user ID and password for my netgear router. I don"t know how to get past the router setup screen to use the computer with vpn the connection. I am lost. I have read some threads of people wanting to connect to their home network from work connecting to their vpn, but I could not find any solutions or instructions to make a connection to a home network. Any instructions would be appreciated.
You have to set up a new VPN connection to your public IP, you can't just go there in your address bar.

How to configure a connection to a virtual private network (VPN) in Windows XP
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