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Windows 7: Connection via VPN causes remote to crash

12 Apr 2018   #1

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Connection via VPN causes remote to crash

Hi this is a new behaviour I am abroad and connecting from my win7 Ultimate local to my win7 at home (win home premium). I've been running this happily for 4 years - I know the router works as I can connect to other machines at home so the problem must be (a) local to this machine or (b) on the remote (which a friend is calling around to reboot for me).

Once I can VNC into it I'd like to know where to look for problems. The issue is that now (before all was 100%) when I open a network drive on the remote as soon as I right-click on the file I need explorer goes into "Not Responding" and eventually causes the remote machine to break off connections. After that no connection is possible.

Both the remote and the local machine are in the same workgroup and I have given the remote a fixed local IP address to match the scheme at home (altho that may not be necessary).

I have tried resetting the file/folder types to general - that changed nothing

I also looked at the TCP/IP autotuning settings but that made no difference and was probably only relevant to VISTA anyway.

I was worried about the DNS servers and have forced the VPN network to use the UK ISP's DNS servers (by the way the problem existed before I made this change) but that had made no difference.

Trouble is friends' patience is limited, they've got to drive to my house, get in and reboot...

Any advice ?

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