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Ports For VPN

Discussion in 'Networking' started by NicholasM, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. NicholasM

    NicholasM Thread Starter

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    I am new to setting up a VPN on home/office computer (XP Prof) ....router on both ends....Is there a specific port that must be opened and forwarded on my router for it to work?...If so please let me know what port?

    I followed a simple tutorial and "think" I have it set up correctly to accept incoming connects but wont connect and thought maybe requires an open port...

    Thanks for any help or guidance


    Nick
     
  2. cpuhack.com

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    What router is on both ends? More specifically, what VPN protocol are you trying to use? If you are using the built-in Windows XP Pro VPN server (or any other PPTP VPN gateway) you need the following opened:

    Prot 47
    TCP 1723

    If you're trying to setup L2TP or IPSec it's going to be a bit more involved to explain... ;)
     
  3. BillC

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    And if there are firewalls involved, they too need to be configured properly. Make sure the machines are put in the trusted zone.
     
  4. NicholasM

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    I have a linksys router...Im trying to use the built in server on xp professional..I opened port 1723..seemed to connect (not sure) but could not see any resources?

    THanks for the help
     
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