cannot ping or connect to windows2003 rras server




my lab consists of the following

laptop -> Windows 2003 RRAS server -> Internal LAN

laptop IP (no gateway listed)
connected via cross over to
RRAS Server External (no gateway listed)

RRAS Server Internal 192.168.1.x/24 (DHCP address)

I try to ping the server from the laptop and get 4/4 packet loss. The
Mac address server is present in the arp table of the laptop

On the server I cannot ping the laptop. Destination net unreachable is
the message.

Check netstat -na and it says SYN Received. The laptop Mac address is
present in the server arp table.

Eventually the PPTP tunnel times out with the non descript error 800.
(I'm not even going to try l2tp until I can get the most basic service

I cannot browse the internal lan when RRAS is enabled. When it is
disabled. It all seems to work.

I used the Wizard to configure RRAS. Something on the server is
blocking the access.

Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

Thanks and sorry for babbling...




Robert L [MS-MVP]

1.can't ping server: assuming you enabled NAT, by default it block ping.
2. Destination net unreachable: posting the results of both server and
client ipconfig /all and routing table may help.

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