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Windows 7: Proper exact address syntax?

13 Nov 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

No, you should stop and follow my suggestion. Your issue will be resolved.

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13 Nov 2010   #22
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit

Is this not a windows 7 forum. I want to do this with Windows 7 sofware.
I don't want a 3rd party app or software.

Thanks, but no thanks.

For someone with Macgyvr for a name and a Seven Guru badge.........
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13 Nov 2010   #23

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

The standard test procedure for network connectivity is the remove or at least disable all firewalls and prove that the connectivity works. This is OK with software firewalls but is not a good idea or simple thing when the hardware firewalls in routers are involved

It may be achieved with most routers by placing the two systems in the "DMZ" zone of their local router (what this does is to actually open all ports in the router to a specific system set by local IP and or MAC address. The name may differ dependent on router make. If this is not an available option on your router there may be an option to disable the firewall completely.

These methods are only to be used for testing, of course

Once you have the systems communications working to your satisfaction you can then re-instate each firewall one at a time and set-up each individually to work. This is a more involved process than the ideal but it does mean that you can concentrate on each individual component
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13 Nov 2010   #24

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Holy moses, I am sorry about your irritation its just the reason people are suggesting third party applications is the fact windows VPN can be very touchy.. There have quite a few threads of people having the exact same issue as you are.

I have to suggest trying an external portscan.
ad run a service port scan and ensure that the proper ports are showing open on your router.
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13 Nov 2010   #25
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit

Thank you both for your suggestions.

I will try them.

I am starting to find evidence online, however, that Telus is blocking port 1723 and you can only get it opened by paying for their VPN package. (THOUGH I DON'T SEE HOW I MADE IT PAST AS FAR AS I DID IF THEIR FIREWALL IS BLOCKING 1723.....SEE ABOVE)
However, when I talk to Telus, the tech department has no idea what I am talking about and is pretty much useless.

I don't want to use a 3rd party routed VPN. It'll be throttled all to hell and not private. How do I know if it's private if I have to have them link me and route thru their systems.

To me, it should be called a VSPN...
Virtually Somewhat Private Network

Or are my concerns no merited. Is my logic wrong?

If I know it is 100 % secure, I guess I could try going that route, but this is a SERIOUS prerequisite for what I am doing. Personal info will be traversing the connection.

To me it's like giving someone your money to take to the bank for you, to deposit it. No, thanks, I'll do it myself, even if I have to walk thru hell and back.

That is my main concern, second is speed and throttling........close second.
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14 Nov 2010   #26

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

I want you too look for a feature on your router called port forwarding....

Theoretically you should be able to use iport and set an external port that is not blocked by your isp.... Alot of isps do that now days to limit your bandwidth as a consumer...
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15 Nov 2010   #27
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit

I have pretty much given up on this.

I tried Hamachi as one person suggested, and just like Network Magic, it screwed all my network settings to the point where I ended up restoring from a system image. It messed up PS3 Media Server brutally, and that's a no-no.

I might try another route to access my media on the road. I won't even try the VPN, or pseudo-VPN route unless I can find a step-by-step tutorial that covers all aspects, not just enabling incoming, or setting up outgoing VPN's, but routing as well. And only thru Windows, definitely not any 3rd party app/program
Thanks though.
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15 Nov 2010   #28

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Personally I have have never had any issues with hamachi messing up any network settings... and I have a relativity complicated network.... one massive firewall, 2 routers and 1 switch... a 16 bit subnet. Active directly, dns servers house locally... a few servers... and still never had any issues with hamachi unless you try to reconfigure the settings....
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16 Nov 2010   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You might want to have a look at Team Viewer, which is free for personal use:
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I mostly use the "Remote Support" option on client computers, you you may benefit from the VPN connection...

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16 Nov 2010   #30

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

The op is not trying to do remote desktop....
He is trying to create a virtual network... hince VPN not RDC...
He is trying to do file sharing between him and a colleague. as he stated before, so remote desktop software is not the best solution.
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