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Windows 7: help me with setting up VPN to home network from anywhere

26 Oct 2010   #1
beidog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
help me with setting up VPN to home network from anywhere

I would like to set up a VPN Connection(more secure) to control my home PC from my laptop.

PC@home: Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
My laptop: Win Vista Business 32 bit
Router: Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router
ISP: DSL

Ip@home I get from Whatismyipaddress.com: 69-XXX-XXX-XXX
Hostname I get from Whatismyipaddress.com:
adsl-69-XXX-XXX-XXX.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net


I do not have a pubilc static IP address, but my home PC is running at 24/7 with a static IP 192.168.1.X.

I read the Tutorial "Remote Desktop Connection (RDC)" in this forum and I went through all the steps.
However, it didn't work. I am not sure what's wrong.



I also tried OpenVPN.
OpenVPN Server need to be installed on my home PC and OpenVPN client need to be installed in my laptop.
However, for the Acesss Server Software, I didn't find the version for Windows.
then, I went through some of the steps here HOWTO
It kind of complicated to follow.

Please help me with setting up a secure remote connection to my home network. Thanks!


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26 Oct 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

You might want to look at the following tutorials:

Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...nnections.html

Hope they help


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26 Oct 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Have you tried using Team Viewer yet? It's what most of use around here to access other machines remotely although it is different than VPN. I also posted the Windows 7 VPN network tutorial.
TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections
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26 Oct 2010   #4
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You might also want to have a look here ... brilliant software (and a nice tutorial)

*edit*
you beat me to it chev

TeamViewer
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27 Oct 2010   #5
beidog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tired the windows build-in VPN, It didn;t work. I configured the firewall and router in my home network as well as the firewall setting for my laptop. In the outgoing IP address filed, I put the router the IP address(which is the public IP); however, there are many PCs behind the router, so how could the VPN find the right one. I tried put COMPUTER_NAME\User_name as the User, but it didn't work either.

I didn't have the change to try TeamViwer today in the office. I will try it tomorrow.

Thanks for everyone's help!
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27 Oct 2010   #6
mckillwashere

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beidog View Post
however, there are many PCs behind the router, so how could the VPN find the right one.
When you configure our router, you add in the specific ports. When you have those ports opened and forwarded to your internal machine and any connection come to that port it is forwarded to the correct machine.
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27 Oct 2010   #7
beidog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beidog View Post
however, there are many PCs behind the router, so how could the VPN find the right one.
When you configure our router, you add in the specific ports. When you have those ports opened and forwarded to your internal machine and any connection come to that port it is forwarded to the correct machine.
Thanks for your help.
Is this what you are talking about:
help me with setting up VPN to home network from anywhere-port.jpg
start X to end Y, is that the range of the port and application is for the Name?
I know that some ports are reserved. is there a range of ports are clear?

Thanks again!


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27 Oct 2010   #8
mckillwashere

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

Yes it is... I would follow one of the guides posed earlier it should tell you which port-ports you need.
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27 Oct 2010   #9
Zeplash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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27 Oct 2010   #10
mckillwashere

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

Yes while it is easy, there are missing functions such as the ability to access your hard drives without having to pay for the full version
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