Kerberos Posted November 26, 2009 Share Posted November 26, 2009 I recently decided to give the whole "vpn" thing a try since I take my laptop everywhere with me (as is it's purpose) and often connect to public wireless networks. I figured before setting up anything too fancy I'd just try to get a basic setup working. I remembered that Windows XP actually has a VPN server built in (sorry if it's not technically a "server", but it accepts VPN connections so that's what I would assume would be the best term to use). So I set up my desktop at home with a VPN connection, forwarded all of the ports that I figured I'd need, and gave it a test. I couldn't connect from my laptop. So I went looking around and found a few tips for which ports to forward. So far I've tried 500,50,51,1701,1723 TCP and UDP. I also have PPTP Passthrough, L2TP Passthrough, and IPSEC Passthrough enabled on my router. However I still can't get through. The reason that I know it's my port forwarding causing the problem is that I was able to connect when I DMZ'd my desktop. So it has to be the port forwarding (at least I can't think of any other logical problem). So my question is: Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong and which ports I should be forwarding? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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