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    VPN How to........

    Hi guys. I want to set up a VPN between home an work. Both places have Netgear routers on DSL lines. Both running Windows XP. Home edition, and Professional edition. I have been trying, and I'm alittle familiar with it, but don't know if I'm going down the righ path. Can this be done w/out 3rd party software?

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    Re: VPN How to........

    If you are using the VPN built in to Windows, it will need to be configured on the "host" first. We have tested with PPTP on Windows 2000 Server; there might be other ways that it works on XP. I don't know how to set up Windows XP Pro on the receiving end. Setting up the client side is either quick and easy, or a nightmare from heck. Check out these pages at Microsoft for some background:
    Ready for the Road By Charlie Russel
    VPN Security By Charlie Russel

    From Windows XP Home Edition Product Documentation:
    Virtual private network (VPN) connections overview
    To make a virtual private network (VPN) connection
    Incoming connections

    Hopefully this will get you further down the road.

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    Re: VPN How to........

    Jefferson,

    We are connected, but we can not see each other's HDs. Now, if I can' see files, and they can't see files, how does it work?
    We are connected now from a networked system to a regulare dialup system, as we seem to be able to do that better than if we try to hook up network to network through routers on both ends.

    However, we're connected, we just can's seem to share info.

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    Re: VPN How to........

    Are you able to log in to the domain? Make sure the remote user has rights to access remotely. In 2000, I think this is under RAS or dial-in. Not sure in XP. Once you are authenticated, it should be just like being there...except a lot slower. (I'm assuming the firewalls are open on the relevant VPN port, e.g., PPTP.)

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