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I need to set up a virtual private network server on my home network tomorrow to show a client how our product works over VPN.

I have a static IP, Windows server 2003 and a netgear router.  I'm not a network kind of guy, so correct me if any of my assumptions are wrong. 

1) Configure 2003 server to allow incoming VPN connections

2) Create a new user account that the connection will authenicate against

3) Set up a folder share and allow access to the new account

4) Set up port forwarding on my router to my server (i don't know what port)

I think robz has a VPN server running on his network, I'll probably have to talk to him tomorrow when I mess everything up :)

Posted on Monday, July 5, 2004 10:34 PM Remoting , VPN | Back to top


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I did it! Thanks for you help, Jeminus.
Left by thibbard@engraph.com (Tim) on Jul 06, 2004 9:14 AM

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Hi, I found the information to be really useful. To establish the VPN with GRE, every router must enable the GRE protocol first is it?

If under the NAT options there are only TCP and UDP, how shall I go about it? Should there be request to the router's vendor to add the choice of entering the protocol number?

Also, TCP 1723 has to be opened right?

Looking forward to the answers. Thank you.
Left by surfnux on Nov 03, 2006 2:37 AM

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Dear Jeminus,

Did u find the answer, i am trying the same now, the router is blocking GRE packets. i dnt know how to configure GRE packets enable in router. i already forwarded port 1723. Please help
Left by Abdul Rahuman on Apr 15, 2009 8:28 AM

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Have your tried expressvpn or any other service? Seems like it's way easier to set up and doesn't cause any problems with GRE. Check this review of best vpns for windows.
Left by luke on Apr 01, 2016 5:34 AM

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The public IP address assigned to the routers of most home and business users is a dynamic IP address. Larger companies usually do not connect to the internet via dynamic IP addresses; instead, they have static IP addresses 192.168.1.1 assigned to them which do not change.
Left by stan on Sep 26, 2017 2:22 AM

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