Everything is Win7. I tried to setup a VPN to my LAN from outside(access to my drives, NAS, etc).
However I fail for some reason.
The error message is:
"The local device name is already in use."
Now the connection is supposedly set up properly. I have allowed access to my LAN from the VPN. The VPN is set to Automatic and always connects using PPTP.
I set the IP manually on the client(and allow that option on the server). On the ipconfig of the VPN client it says some completely random IP, while the server reports the proper client IP.
The setup serverside is router -> cabled connection to desktop. IP is static, router DMZ to that machine.
The problem being that while it connects successfully, NOTHING works on the client(internet, ping, shares, anything).
Edit: Here's another piece of the puzzle: The HTTP server on the VPN server is accessible from the VPN client(by it's public IP alone). However nothing else is accessible(either by address or IP - i.e. google, etc.).
Edit2: VPN server is native Win7 one. Shares are accessed by IP.