I'm trying to be able to access files on my network outside of my LAN by setting up a VPN.
I've never done anything like this and I think i'm doing it correctly but it's not working and I don't know how to go about diagnosing what's wrong.
On the desktop with the files I wan't to access I created a new Incoming Connection. And setup port forwarding for it on my router.
On a laptop I want to connect to the desktop with I used the Setup a new Connection or Network option, then Connect to a workplace, followed by Use my Internet Connection(VPN).
I put in the public IP for my desktop, username and password, and it appeared to connect.
On the desktop in Network Connections it says under Incoming: "User1 Connected WAN Miniport (PPTP)"
But when I open up Network on my Laptop I can't see the Desktop where I want to access the files.
Did I do everything correctly? What could be wrong?