Ok... so here it is. I am new here, and I want to set up my windows 7 laptop so I can vpn into my XP pro shares. I have the VPN server started on my XP machine, I have the router configured to allow pptp to pass through, and the vpn client set up on the laptop, it is connected to the internet via iphone tethering, and that connection works. The home network address is 192.168.0.X. I am not sure what ip to enter into the client when it asks, do I enter the Ip of the XP machine? or the routers address? I would imagine its the routers address, its the only one that is unique. Sorry if this info is all jumbled around..... the router is also set up to port forward, port 1723. When it asks for an ip in this section, I entered the Ip of the XP machine, and it also asks for a computer name, here I also used the xp's name. Any ideas? I am stumped, every attempt has failed. Thanks so much.