VPN is the acronym for Virtual Private Network - a network type that uses a the Internet to provide remote networks or single machines with secure access to their organization's network avoiding expensive leased lines.

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Accessing media drive over VPN

I have set up a VPN server using OpenVPN on my home Ubuntu 10 box as a means to access my home network drives and media drives whilst at work and on the move. I get a valid connection, can ping and ...
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VirtualBox, multiple OpenVPN connections and network config

We are setting up a system for software acceptance testing. The test computers will run Win7 or Win Server 2003 R2. The test computers will have multiple VirtualBox VMs on which the programs under ...
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DNS fallback from VPN-provided DNS

I have a local DNS server that tracks all of my machines in my house, provides caching from the internet on commonly-used look-ups, etc. I'd like to use that to cache both the internet and the DNS ...
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OSX 10.8.3 slow SMB file access - especially over VPN

Possible same issue here: slow SMB transfers from Mountain Lion over VPN to Windows Server with no answer. On the local LAN SMB file browsing is OK. It's slower than a Windows client, but ...
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Windows 8 VPN PPTP Settings

I am having a problem getting my computer to connect to my companies VPN, the thing is it connects just fine from my Android phone with the default settings so I know it is a problem with the settings ...
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Share printer over VPN

I have a customer who just recently bought two Cisco ASA 5505's from us. He will be buying several more for each of his business offices, but for now we have one set up at his main office and one at ...
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Mapped network drive is behind a VPN; How do I stop Windows from auto-connecting at startup?

(After about 15 minutes of searching S.U. I haven't found any relevant questions, so excuse me if I got the wrong search terms, and this is a dupe.) I'm running Windows 7 at work, and have a couple ...
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Forwarding VPN port (1723) disables internet on server

I'm trying to set up a VPN on Windows 7 and I started by forwarding port 1723. However, the exact moment that my router saves the port forwarding, I lose internet access on the PC being forwarded to. ...
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Hyper-V - RDP into guest that is VPN'ed into inaccesible network (or set custom resolution in VM Connection)

I have a local Win8 Hyper-V guest running XP that I use to VPN into a network that is completely isolated from the internet. The guest and the host share the same network adapter through a "external ...
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How would I configure a music server that allows remote management of files?

There are lots of music servers/solutions that take a media player, or an existing music library, and serve it to remote clients. Most of them are read-only: you manage the media files on the server ...
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barebones features for a DD-WRT router acting as PPTP server

I have a little router (Linksys E900) only to act as a VPN server. I have a decent router behind it, handling radio anyway. So I am happy to relegate any other CPU-intensive stuff to the bigger ...
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WAN Remote Desktop VPN connection blocking local connection

When ever i use my WAN to connect Remote Desktop to work, it blocks my internet access thru the local connection. Not disabling it. The web browser says there is no connection error. Is there a way ...
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Internet cuts out and cannot reconnect, DHCP not enabled

Sometimes the internet cuts out and then when I try to reestablish a connection it gives me limited connectivity where I can't access anything. The network problem diagnostic tool can repair the ...
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User limitations with software on a VPN

Here is the breakdown of our situation: 2 locations location 1 has file server(SBS03), 6 workstations, and a VPN(SBS08). location 2 has 5 workstations and needs to access a database that is stored on ...
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How to configure ShrewSoft VPN for Cisco VPN with Token Code?

I am trying to get ShrewSoft VPN to work with a Cisco VPN connection that requires a next token code. With Cisco VPN or NPC Secure Client these are the steps I would take: List item Import .pcf ...
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PPTP VPN connection disconnecting when accesing an IP over VPN

I have two PC lan behind a router. I am connecting to my company network through a VPN. I was not able to reach an IP, nor access the internet. The VPN connection would be disconnected automatically. ...
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Netgear NAT over LAN TO LAN

I have the following question: I need to connect through a vpn IPsec lan 2 lan tunnel with a partner but they want that I connect through a specific ip subnet which is not mine. Here's the situation: ...
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PPTP tunnel only wrapping TCP Traffic

I am having difficulty configuring a PPTP VPN using Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow more then just TCP traffic. Connection and authentication work perfectly, but applications that require other ...
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Windows 7 VPN must be launched twice to connect

I have a Windows 7 machine behind a router, connecting via VPN to a remote fileserver that is also behind a router. Port forwarding is setup properly on both routers and I CAN connect successfully, ...
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Network connections disappear right after Cisco VPN client installation

I am trying to install and use Cisco VPN client on my machine. The VPN client version is 5.0.07.0440 64bit. My machine is Windows 7. Right after installation completes both my network connections ...
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Cannot use remote desktop over VPN

I use a VPN to access certain resources for a client at work. This works fine when I'm at my office, but at home is a different story. When at home, I can connect via VPN and access any of our ...
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VPN On - Allow Port Forwarding?

How can I allow incoming connections on a Windows 7 machine that is connected to VPN? I have some services listening on certain ports that I have forwarded from my router. When the VPN is ...
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how to Specify which physical interface the VPN interface should use, Windows7

I have two physical interfaces which both have internet connection different from each other, and I have VPN virtual interface. I want to specify for the vpn which physical interface it uses .. how is ...
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After disconnecting my vpn, why do I have to reset my network adapter to revisit certain sites?

If I create an encrypted connection to my VPN host (via openVPN) and tunnel all internet traffic through it everything seems to work fine (i.e. Websites think my ip is that of the remote server). ...
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Port redirection to gateway on a Mac

How can I redirect certain ports to a specific gateway on Mac OS X Lion? In my case, exclude torrent traffic from being sent to a VPN tunnel. Meaning that traffic in and out to ports 49152-65534 ...
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2 SSIDs 2 NICs Stream and VPN setup

I have 2 SSIDs one for my ISP through an Asus RT-N66U, anther through an Asus RT-N16 for a VPN (StrongVPN) which is connected to one of the lan ports of the RT-N66U. I also have two wireless network ...
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Connecting Ricoh office printer/scanner to VPN

I'm using a Ricoh MPC305. I want to create a folder on a VPN and be able to select that folder in the address book for sending scans to. I don't know whether to use FTP or SMB and I don't know how to ...
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A little stuck in configuring a VPN using VMware Workstation

I'm trying to figure out how best to set up a VPN using a virtual machine (VMware Workstation 8). I have a Windows 7 host with a Windows XP virtual machine which I'm trying to use as a VPN server or ...
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Dual Mobile Broadband Load Balancing VPN Router

I'm looking into the possibility of setting up a a connection for mobile video streaming. A laptop is hooked up to a router The router has two (or more) mobile broadband cards that tunnel traffic to ...
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Windows 7 client can't connect to CentOS PPTP VPN

Have a Macintosh (10.8.2) that connects just fine to a CentOS 6.0 virtual private server (OpenVZ, with PPP added by the host) via PPTP. A Windows 7 Home Premium client (virtualized in Sun's Virtual ...
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Virtualbox can connect to network but not when using vpn

I have a virtualbox running ubuntu on a Windows Host. I am over a wireless connection, when I start it up without being connected to my work VPN I can connect to the internet. When I start it up after ...
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Establish a VPN behind an unknown router

I need to establish a VPN between my house and my mobile. But this is the scenario: Mobile --> Internet --> Condo Router--> My house Cisco VPN Router (RV-110W) The problem I have is that my house ...
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How to run secure voip traffic without using vpn

I use quintum tenor for voip traffic using VPN SSL Tunnel. VPN server is based in another country. VPN used enough bandwidth, and we need to reduce bandwidth consumption. Is there any SECURE way to ...
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Virtualbox Networking - Accessing VPN & Guest OS

I'm using VirtualBox 4.1.22 on a Windows 7 (64bit) host, with a Windows Server 2008 (64bit) guest OS. The VM is configured with 4 network adapters in the order of NAT, Bridged (LAN), Bridged (WiFi), ...
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Can I use VLAN for this scenario?

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to networking so try to bare with me! I have a scenario where I have servers and computers at two different locations, one of the locations require that two ...
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Connected to China VPN but Not Sending All Traffic Over Connection; US IP, No Facebook

I use Astrill VPN's China server to access certain sites that are blocked outside China (yes, strange use case I know). I have been trying to split traffic so I don't lose access to sites like ...
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Windows-7 Juniper VPN Requires many user interactions

I am using Windows-7 64-bit. My company uses Juniper VPN 7.1.0. When I attempt to start VPN and enter my password, the Network Connect software downloads every time. The process requires me to OK ...
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Shrew Soft VPN Client - Negotiation timout

I am having an issue running Shrew Soft VPN Client on Windows 7 Pro x64. While trying to resolve this issue I have disabled miniport adapters like a lot of websites say to do however this hasn't ...
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Create a VPN Reflector to connect from laptop to home network via server in cloud

Is is possible to use a Windows Server 2008 r2 Datacenter edition server in the cloud to route a VPN connection from my laptop via the server so that I can connect to my computers at home without ...
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Routing a specific domain or range through a PPTP VPN and all others through direct connection in Windows 7

How can I route .website/ through a PPTP VPN, while keeping all other traffic going through my default connection? I have tried using the Switchy! Chrome extension, but all my traffic is still being ...
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Access intranet via VPN from Windows 7 Home Premium SBS2003

Our office runs SBS2003 and I have always been able to access 'http://companyweb' via VPN. I have now bought a new laptop that runs Windows 7 Home Premium. I am able to connect via VPN. However i can ...
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Cisco ASA 5505. Site-to-site VPN on backup interface

I have Cisco ASA 5505 8.2(5) - ASA_1 in main office configured with three interfaces: outside - aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa backup - bbb.bbb.bbb.bbb inside - 192.168.10.1 Switching between outside and backup is ...
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Lync client 2010 and VPN firewall rule

I am running Lync client 2010 (4.0.7577.4598) on Windows 7 x64. The server for this is a corporate one, and in parallel I use a Juniper VPN to access the corporate intranet and other resources. ...
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Assigning static IP to VPN server

I have a Win2008 R2 server that is going to be receiving many VPN connections. I want to be able to staticly set the IP addresses of both ends of each connection based on the user. I easily found how ...
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Linux Distro with PPTP/L2TP client support and IP Forwarding

I'm looking for a lightweight linux distro with a nice web based front end that I can throw on a VM to act as a secondary gateway out of my network through a VPN. I currently have a debian VM with ip ...
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I can't communication with PCs behind my VPN server

My scenario is: Local net = 192.168.0.0/24 GW and VPN server = 192.168.0.3 Reserved IP for VPN clients = 192.168.0.87 to 99 I'm using OpenSWAN + xl2tpd + PPP on Debian "Squeeze" 6.0.5 with kernel ...
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Internet Options/Internet Explorer forgets my VPN connections

I was trying to configure my comptuer to automatically connect to a VPN when I try to access a website that's only available when I'm connected to the VPN. It seems straightforward enough, and I've ...
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Windows shared folders through VPN and Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu and i need to access to the Windows shared folders of a remote LAN network through VPN. I connect successfully to the VPN through a DDNS service (no-ip.org) but i can't see the folders in ...
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Use a Windows XP box to proxy a VPN connection for a LAN

I work on a Mac machin and need to connect to the VPN of my work but the connection from the Mac is a pain. The connections drops in a short period, don't resolve host names, etc. How can I connect ...
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Upgraded to OS Lion and now I get Error 51 and my VPN Client wont start up

I need help. I upgraded to OS Lion and now my VPN client wont start up and I get Error 51. I have tried all the fixes I found on the web but nothing worked. Is there a new fix for OS Lion? Thanks!