I have a Windows 7 (desktop) which should be VPN server and a windows 8.1 (laptop) which should be client.
- I have found out my Win7 computers local IP address.
- I have found out my public IP address by visiting a website that tells me my IP addreess.
- My laptop is connected through wifi over mobile, so it does not share same internet/network with desktop which has a cabled internet connection.
So I have setup my router to forward all requests on VPN port number to my desktop:
These are the ports sofar I have read could be important for L2TP and PPTP
In Windows 7 Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections I choose "File | New Incoming Connection"
In this dialog I created another account(?) called "vpnuser" with password "vpnpass".
After having done so, Windows reports success and tells me I will need the computer name information which it shows, i.e. "namexample". I am not actually sure if I actually need this or not anywhere.
I then try connect from Windows 8 - but this with error "800" where it states the tunnel was unreachable.
I then go back and see I in Win7 and Win8 can edit properties and e.g. choose encryption/handshake type.
And there is also something called predefined key... But that is slightly confusing since I have not had the opportunity to configure a preshared key.
The current situation is hat I have not been able to get any VPN configuration I have tried working - I guess / hope it is because I have tried the wrong combinations somehow
Can anyone suggest a guide I can use? One that tells:
- What to forward in router
- What to enable in Windows Firewall
- What settings to use (defaults appear not to be working)
I would prefer a setting that is reasonable secure (L2TP? But what protocols/handshake can I allow on it?
I need something that I can follow and which will work if done correctly. Then I can try take my laptop to a friend's and check from a cabled internet instead of WIFI over mobile.