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Windows 7: Quick VPN setup check

07 Apr 2012   #1
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Quick VPN setup check

Hi guys

Im looking at just testing out how a VPN works, a quick overview is i have a vista laptop and a windows 7 desktop along with a billion 7800n router. Both the laptop and desktop have static lan ip address asaigned to them. I would like to dial into my desktop machine from my laptop.

I have setup my desktop to recieve in coming connections but when i am setting up the laptop to allow outgoing connections im a little bit unsure on one aspect. When it asks for the internet address i want to connect to which is my desktop machine, do i have to type in the lan address of that machine or do i have to put in the wan address?

I have followed the help guide on the forum but i was still a little confused. I just need to setup my router as well to allow pptp connections but that should be pretty straight forward hopefully

Hope you can help

Liam


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07 Apr 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

We have some tutorials on this here. It looks like they are using a User name and LAN address to me. There is some info on the required router settings at the bottom of the outgoing VPN page.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...nnections.html
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07 Apr 2012   #3
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for that matey, i have had a good read through the guides. I thought they were using the lan address for the machine they want to vpn to so for example mine would be 192.168.1.101 which is my desktop. But the thing i dont quite understand is if im say at work how would i be able to dial into a lan ip address? Surley i would need a wan address in there somewhere as it wouldn't know where to go?

thanks again mate
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08 Apr 2012   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Thanks for that matey, i have had a good read through the guides. I thought they were using the lan address for the machine they want to vpn to so for example mine would be 192.168.1.101 which is my desktop. But the thing i dont quite understand is if im say at work how would i be able to dial into a lan ip address? Surley i would need a wan address in there somewhere as it wouldn't know where to go?

thanks again mate
I was wondering about that also because it seems like you would need to use the WAN address at some point but I don't see them doing that in the tutorials.
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