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Windows 7: Problem with Windows 7 as VPN Server

09 May 2009   #1
SirLunk

 
 
Problem with Windows 7 as VPN Server

Hi All,

I have a PC at home running Windows 7 beta. I haven't updated to RC because I am currently traveling abroad. The Win7 PC to the internet via a wired network card connected to a DLink router (which is connected to Virgin Media cable broadband).

Background: Last year while traveling, the same PC was running vista. I wanted to access UK-only content while traveling abroad, so I configured an incoming connection on Vista. When I wished to access the UK-only content, I would VPN from a Vista client to the Vista VPN server at home. All internet traffic would route via the Vista VPN server and I could access the UK-only content.

Current Problem: I am again traveling and I again wish to access UK-only content. I have again configured the same computer (now running Win7 beta) with an incoming connection using the default config. I can again establish a VPN connection from the same Vista client to the Win7 VPN server. However, this time I cannot access anything beyond the Win7 machine itself... No internet; no access to other home computers or the DLink router.

I have tried toggling the option on the Win7 VPN server to allow or disallow access to the local network (i.e. the home network). I have also tried the registry setting that enables IP forwarding. Neither option makes any difference. I cannot configure the Win7 machine to share its internet connection because the computer is not multiholmed (and even if I could, doing so would cause an IP address conflict with the DLink router).

I have tried adding static routes to the Vista VPN client, but all such attempts have failed. I will continue along this path however.

In the mean time, I thought I post the problem here in case any of you can help.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Lunk


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09 May 2009   #2
ccatlett1984

 

you are going about this the hard way.
install and configure a ssh server, like cgywin on your windows 7 computer. This will be your tunnel to pass traffic through. Then also install a http proxy like privoxy on your windows 7 computer, this will let yor pc act as a proxy for web traffic.

to access the UK only content you will use something like putty or another ssh client to connect to your computer at home, then you just tell IE to use your home pc's internal address as your web proxy and it will pass all the traffic through the ssh tunnel.
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09 May 2009   #3
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

what to you mean by "multiholmed"
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09 May 2009   #4
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
what to you mean by "multiholmed"
you have two seperate network cards, each connected to a different network. so your computer is actually a member of each network. Basically its getting confused as to which network to use for what traffic.
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13 Oct 2012   #5
gfheiche

windows 7 home premium 64bits
 
 
how set up http proxy

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
you are going about this the hard way.
install and configure a ssh server, like cgywin on your windows 7 computer. This will be your tunnel to pass traffic through. Then also install a http proxy like privoxy on your windows 7 computer, this will let yor pc act as a proxy for web traffic.

to access the UK only content you will use something like putty or another ssh client to connect to your computer at home, then you just tell IE to use your home pc's internal address as your web proxy and it will pass all the traffic through the ssh tunnel.
I try to implement your interesting suggestion, so I installed on my laptop Xshell4, and on my desktop free SSHd as server, and now I want to install IIS7.5 as http proxy.

Could you please give me some references (or advise) on which components of IIS7.5 are needed and which settings?

Thanks in advance
gfheiche
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