MS VPN & Firewall problem


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Guest

I'm running WIndows XP Pro and need to use the VPN client from XP along with
the Windows Firewall to connect to office resources. Home network connection
is DSL through a Linksys router. If I disable the firewall, then once
connected via VPN, I can access office docs and email. If the firewall is
enabled, I can no longer access the email or office docs via the VPN (VPN
does connect). I tried setting up port 1723 as an excception but that didn't
work.

Suggestions?

Thanks,

Mark
 
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Steven L Umbach

Where is the Windows Firewall enabled that is giving you a problem - on the
client or on the computer you are trying to access?? How is the VPN set up
at the office - via Windows 2000/2003 Server and for PPTP only?? You may
also need to configure the file and print sharing Windows Firewall on the
destination computer at the office. --- Steve
 
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Steven L Umbach

"You may also need to configure the file and print sharing Windows Firewall
on the destination computer at the office" should read You may also need to
configure the file and print sharing exception for the Windows Firewall on
the destination computer at the office. --- Steve
 
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Guest

The windows firewall providing the problem is located on the remote client PC.

I'll look into the file and print sharing comments at the "host". However,
if we could access the files via the VPN before the firewall is enabled,
would that still be a potential problem? I would think it is something on
the laptop.
 
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Steven L Umbach

Yes if the problem is the client firewall then I would think it has nothing
to do with the firewall configuration of the host. Offhand I can not think
of anything else but would suggest that you enable logging of the firewall
on the VPN client computer to see what traffic is being dropped and also
posting in the work_remotely newsgroup to see if anyone there has a
suggestion. Normally the Windows Firewall does not block traffic for the
Windows VPN client accessing another computer though I have heard of
problems with third party VPN clients. --- Steve
 
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Guest

I have the same problem. I have 2 connection the local on which I have my
internet connection and the VPN client one. If Firewall is enabled on the
LOCAL connection I can't even dial-up. If I put it off I can dial-up and
connect perfectlly, then if I put it UP again (On Local) while it's
connected, nothing passes thru.

Firewall can be enabled on the VPN connection and there is no problem. It's
only when it's on on the local connection which I also use for my regular
internet.

I need a solution so that it passes thru firwall up.
 
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