Does XP (client) even work with Vista Business (server/host) as VP


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Guest

I CANNOT for the life of me get this to work. BUT, it has worked flawlessy
when I was connecting a XP laptop (client) to a XP PRO desktop (server/host)
with the exact same STANDARD settings?! My Remote Desktop to the Vista
desktop works fine also (can connect)? but the VPN doesn't function? (not
talking about both simultaneously) so the conenction is alive...but when
trying VPN, seems dead?

Basically just want to setup a simple VPN between a Desktop PC (server/host)
using Vista Business, and a Laptop (client) using XP. Using the BUILT in VPN
software in windows, NOTHING ELSE such as other third-party VPN software etc.
Just want to be able to connect to the desktop server drive to access files
via interent and file explorer etc easily with NO hassle.

Using the built in software with auto mode.

All necessary ports are open (1723, 1701, 500) (3389 for Remote Desktop).
All GRE VPN passthrus are enabled (WRT150N on server end; latest firmware
etc; Vista)
Even turned off router firewall, and turned off vista's built in firewall.
Tried also with firewall on but with exceptions and necessary ports open).
Block Anonymous Internet Requests also diabled on router (even tried DMZ
mode to see if that would work)
SAME Workgroup name on both pcs.
Set server pc as STATIC IP.

I have RUN OUT of ideas to get a SIMPLE VPN connection that worked fine
using XP to XP scenario... seems SOMETHING in Vista Business is NOT letting
it happen AT ALL.

So, I am wondering if anybody else is also experiencing this...and if Vista
is broke when it comes to VPN, Vista and XP?????

Like I said, XP is the simple client, and Vista is the Server with incoming
connection setup (auto, etc).

Merely just enter the desktop (server) public IP address and enter password
and just get same old errors: 628, 718 to name a couple I can get.

Tried with laptop (client) via wireless connection and also JUST wired...so
it isn't that. Server/host dekstop is always wired to router and cable modem.

I have been a PC user for a LONG time now, and never had such trouble as
this...for something that seems so simple and works in a XP to XP Pro
scenario...but NOT VISTA.

I have even contacted a IT person about it, and he mentioned to disable v6
TCPIP, which I also tried with no luck.

I even tried enabling PUBLIC folders and MEDIA folders on the vista
server/host end, no go...so disabled that for which I do not need to share
PUBLIC and MEDIA folders. That suggestion also did not work.

The sole PURPOSE of going to Vista Business was for VPN support since we had
XP HOME prior that could not serve as a Host, so instead of upgrading to old
technology, XP Pro (which a lot of people are choosing to do in fear of this
type of problem maybe?) we choose to go the Vista Business route. Which all
in all really like...except the one thing we need the most, VPN, does not
work and I have pulled all my hair out over it....very frustrating. I have
FOUND NO answers searching google etc also, which is weird. I guess nobody
else has this same scenario problem????

Thanks for ANY HELP!!!! : )

Tim
 
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Robert L [MVP - Networking]

VPN error 718 is connection time out issue. Any errors in the VPN host event viewer? Or check this troubleshooting,

VPN error codeReceiving VPN error 619 while connecting to a VPN via SBC · VPN Error 624 - Cannot update the phonebook file · VPN Error 628 - The port is disconnected ...
http://www.chicagotech.net/vpnerrors.htm


Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
I CANNOT for the life of me get this to work. BUT, it has worked flawlessy
when I was connecting a XP laptop (client) to a XP PRO desktop (server/host)
with the exact same STANDARD settings?! My Remote Desktop to the Vista
desktop works fine also (can connect)? but the VPN doesn't function? (not
talking about both simultaneously) so the conenction is alive...but when
trying VPN, seems dead?

Basically just want to setup a simple VPN between a Desktop PC (server/host)
using Vista Business, and a Laptop (client) using XP. Using the BUILT in VPN
software in windows, NOTHING ELSE such as other third-party VPN software etc.
Just want to be able to connect to the desktop server drive to access files
via interent and file explorer etc easily with NO hassle.

Using the built in software with auto mode.

All necessary ports are open (1723, 1701, 500) (3389 for Remote Desktop).
All GRE VPN passthrus are enabled (WRT150N on server end; latest firmware
etc; Vista)
Even turned off router firewall, and turned off vista's built in firewall.
Tried also with firewall on but with exceptions and necessary ports open).
Block Anonymous Internet Requests also diabled on router (even tried DMZ
mode to see if that would work)
SAME Workgroup name on both pcs.
Set server pc as STATIC IP.

I have RUN OUT of ideas to get a SIMPLE VPN connection that worked fine
using XP to XP scenario... seems SOMETHING in Vista Business is NOT letting
it happen AT ALL.

So, I am wondering if anybody else is also experiencing this...and if Vista
is broke when it comes to VPN, Vista and XP?????

Like I said, XP is the simple client, and Vista is the Server with incoming
connection setup (auto, etc).

Merely just enter the desktop (server) public IP address and enter password
and just get same old errors: 628, 718 to name a couple I can get.

Tried with laptop (client) via wireless connection and also JUST wired...so
it isn't that. Server/host dekstop is always wired to router and cable modem.

I have been a PC user for a LONG time now, and never had such trouble as
this...for something that seems so simple and works in a XP to XP Pro
scenario...but NOT VISTA.

I have even contacted a IT person about it, and he mentioned to disable v6
TCPIP, which I also tried with no luck.

I even tried enabling PUBLIC folders and MEDIA folders on the vista
server/host end, no go...so disabled that for which I do not need to share
PUBLIC and MEDIA folders. That suggestion also did not work.

The sole PURPOSE of going to Vista Business was for VPN support since we had
XP HOME prior that could not serve as a Host, so instead of upgrading to old
technology, XP Pro (which a lot of people are choosing to do in fear of this
type of problem maybe?) we choose to go the Vista Business route. Which all
in all really like...except the one thing we need the most, VPN, does not
work and I have pulled all my hair out over it....very frustrating. I have
FOUND NO answers searching google etc also, which is weird. I guess nobody
else has this same scenario problem????

Thanks for ANY HELP!!!! : )

Tim
 
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Guest

thing is, I didn't get these error codes using XP to XP Pro scenario....
replaced the XP pro with Vista Business...and now I do get the errors. Seems
ANY answers about the codes I see are extremely GENERAL... really not much
help at all.... no easy straight forward explanations at all for this.

Is anybody else using Vista Business (server/host) and XP (Home or Pro) (as
client) with simple builtin VPN SUCESSFULLY?
 
G

Guest

was doing some MORE reading on this... and a found a suggestion to make the
(2) seperate routers a different IP. before I had it both routers (one in
one state, and the other in another state) as 192.168.1.1.

So i tried reassigning them differnt IPs.
the WORK (server/host; Vista Business Linksys wrt150n) 10.1.1.1 (static
server ip 10.1.1.20)

and the laptop (mobile; client; xp pro; wrt54gs (for testing; this will
chnage location to location) 192.168.1.1

still no go.

I just don't understand why soemthing this simple that worked before just
will not with all the correct settings?

Does anybody know of any other VPN network newsgroups that are very popular?

thanks!
 
R

Robert L [MVP - Networking]

Posting the results of ipconfig /all on both VPN host and client may help.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
was doing some MORE reading on this... and a found a suggestion to make the
(2) seperate routers a different IP. before I had it both routers (one in
one state, and the other in another state) as 192.168.1.1.

So i tried reassigning them differnt IPs.
the WORK (server/host; Vista Business Linksys wrt150n) 10.1.1.1 (static
server ip 10.1.1.20)

and the laptop (mobile; client; xp pro; wrt54gs (for testing; this will
chnage location to location) 192.168.1.1

still no go.

I just don't understand why soemthing this simple that worked before just
will not with all the correct settings?

Does anybody know of any other VPN network newsgroups that are very popular?

thanks!
 
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Guest

here is the IPCONFIG /ALL on the VPN HOST END (Vista Business) (xxx out some
numbers for security):

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Desktop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XXX
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.20(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.74.same xxx
68.87.68.same xxx
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XXX
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
2001:0:4136:e388:30a0:bf1:xxxx:xxxx(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::30a0:bf1:xxxx:xxxx%9(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
isatap.{744B6D0D-BF31-49B0-BA1F-512300E13
C3F}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:10.1.1.20%10(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.74.same xxx
68.87.68.same xxx
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled







HERE IS THE CLIENT (XP PRO; wireless) end (xxx out some numbers for security):
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys EtherFast 10/100 PC Card
(PC
MPC100)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XXX

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.tn.XXX.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR MA111 802.11b Wireless
USB A
dapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XXX
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::209:XXX:XXX:39b1%7
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.68.same XXX
68.87.74.same XXX
fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:19:52 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, July 18, 2007
10:19:52 PM


Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XXX
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
3ffe:831f:4136:e37e:0:2639:XXXX:XXXX

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:XXXX:XXXX%5
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.tn.XXX.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
Pseudo-Interface

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-01-XX
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::XXXX:192.168.1.103%2
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled



THANKS FOR "ANY" HELP! : )
 
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