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VPN

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by amye, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. amye

    amye New Member

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    Okay, I've asked this before, but still can't get it to work. Does anyone who is in Southern Walk, Broadlands use a VPN connection for work? I've got to work at home tomorrow and I need to use the VPN, but have found that my computer doesn't even *try* to connect before rejecting it. Is there some sort of special setting that I'm missing? How do I even attempt to adjust the configuration on the router? Do I need to call Openband? Help! As a last resort, can any of you recommend a computer tech to help? (I work in IT, by the way, so I'm not completely helpless!)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    I have tried and failed as well. I gave up after wasting what I believed was a sufficient amount of time on it. It really wasn't that important for my job.

    Oh, and I live in Southern Walk (Openband) too. Maybe it is just a coincidence?
     
  3. amye

    amye New Member

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    Yikes! Not good. I'm being forced to work at home...need this to work!

    Thanks!
     
  4. snoopy

    snoopy Senior Member

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    I am able to connect to my company VPN using Openband at Southern Walk ... My wife can connect to her company and client's VPN as well ...
     
  5. amye

    amye New Member

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    Really? Any tricks to setting it up?
     
  6. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    What VPN are you trying to use? And are you going through a local router? Firewall?

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  7. amye

    amye New Member

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    I'm just trying to use windows VPN. I'm going through the router that's stuck the wall in my garage, I suppose. I've disabled the firewall and I seem to be connecting now, but get this message:

    one or more requested network protocols did not connect successfully.

    So I seem to be connected, but can't connect to the intranet at work. Ugh..
     
  8. amye

    amye New Member

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    Thanks, all! I figured it out -- whew!!
     
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    neilz New Member

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    Mind telling us the fix ??

    Neil Z.
    Resident since 1999
     
  10. amye

    amye New Member

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    Well, it's quite silly, really. I simply hadn't indicated that it was a PPTP client. Also, I had to disable my firewall -- not the windows firewall.
     
  11. MJD

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    Personal firewalls sometimes do not play nice with VPN clients. Depending on what firewall you are using, you may be able to create some custom/advanced rules to allow the connection out. I had to do that with my work laptop so I could connect home.
     
  12. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    I also work from home using a VPN connect. I do not know the details of the connection since my company sent a tech out to set everything up. I have noticed though that on some days the VPN will not connect but then if I shut the openband box off/on and try again, I'll usually have no problem.
     

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