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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

PPTP VPN assigns my laptop that is outside of my network with, but when I try to access it remotely either with afp:// or vnc:// 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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