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I could use some help here. My ideal goal is to create a VPN for 2 macs that are in different locations so that they can share each others screens and share files. I basically want to do what Logmein's Hamachi does, but without the 5 user limitation. I have set up the VPN on my Synology NAS at my house using the PPTP protocol. I could also use OpenVPN.

The good news is that I can use a laptop outside of my home network to access any computer on my network at my house.

The bad news is that I can not do the reverse. I want to use a computer in my home network (same network as the VPN server) to access a computer outside of my network (which is connected via VPN successfully).

My internal IP is 192.168.1.xxx

PPTP VPN assigns my laptop that is outside of my network with 192.168.5.xxx, but when I try to access it remotely either with afp://192.168.5.xxx or vnc://192.168.5.xxx I can't connect using either.

Is this something that I should be able to do or is VPN only one way? I've also tried openvpn with the same results.

Thanks for any help!


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Well it turns out that I need to bridge the two together and that is a bit outside of my comfort zone, but I did realize that my router has VPN access and so now its working great. So sorry that I dont have an answer to this, but "bridging" is the key word to look for. –  Dan Oct 27 '12 at 18:08

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