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Windows 7: VPN connects but will not allow access


06 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
VPN connects but will not allow access

I just installed a new wireless access point and new Win 7 Lenovo Laptop on my network and connect get to my files, systems, outlook across the VPN. The setup looks like this:
cable modem with static IP > Router (Cisco BEFSR81) > WAP (Linksys WAP610N) > Windows 7 Lenovo.

Using the same network, a second Lenovo PC running XP connects fine. I mirrored the network settings of the XP to the Win 7 including the default gateways, host IP address, etc.

In addition, if I connect to the router directly across a wired connection I get the same result: Internet access, VPN connection, no access to systems, applications or outlook over the VPN. The same thing when I try using a Verizon Broadband card. (XP systems is fine on all mediums).

What am I missing in the Win 7 set up? Is the BEFSR81 not compatible with Windows 7?
Call me stumped!

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06 Apr 2010   #2

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcs204 View Post
I just installed a new wireless access point and new Win 7 Lenovo Laptop on my network and connect get to my files, systems, outlook across the VPN. The setup looks like this:
cable modem with static IP > Router (Cisco BEFSR81) > WAP (Linksys WAP610N) > Windows 7 Lenovo.

Using the same network, a second Lenovo PC running XP connects fine. I mirrored the network settings of the XP to the Win 7 including the default gateways, host IP address, etc.

In addition, if I connect to the router directly across a wired connection I get the same result: Internet access, VPN connection, no access to systems, applications or outlook over the VPN. The same thing when I try using a Verizon Broadband card. (XP systems is fine on all mediums).

What am I missing in the Win 7 set up? Is the BEFSR81 not compatible with Windows 7?
Call me stumped!

Take a look in your Network and Sharing folder on the Windows 7 machine... Is it set to "Home Network"? If so you should switch to a Work network then in Advanced Sharing do the following...

Turn ON network discovery
Turn ON file and printer Sharing
Turn OFF Public folder sharing
Enable sharing for devices that use 40 or 56 bit encryption
Turn OFF password protected sharing
Use Usernames and Passwords to connect to other computers

In your network adaptor settings uncheck IPv6

In Folder Settings uncheck the "Use sharing wizard" option

The reason for this is that XP doesn't understand "Home Networks" and it's necessary to adjust Windows 7 to XP style sharing.

Also... if you are using static IPs make sure you don't give two machines the same IP address in TCP/IP v4.... Keep the first there numbers (usually 192.168.1.???) and give them different fourth numbers.

For testing, though, you should set all your network adaptors to Automatically get IP and DNS from the router... You can always set up Static IP later on...
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06 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

one question... the computer you are connecting to...

what version of windows is it.... Is it Home Edition, Professional, Business, very important!
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07 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 
Windows version is Professional

The version is Professional, the domain is defined and the computer is properly named and joined. All IP addresses are not conflicting with corporate IP. The Comcast modem has the static IP and the home network is dynamic. I have even added the corporate gateway to the IP configuration.

Thanks for the feedback. I have encountered several issues with Win 7 connecting either over wired or wireless, all through Comcast, coincidence?
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