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Linksys RV016 Acting as PPTP Server Connectivity Issue

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Anonymous
July 19, 2005 11:19:26 AM

Archived from groups: comp.dcom.vpn (More info?)

Hello,

I have an RV016 which I am now setting up as PPTP Server. This is a
feature made available with the most recent version of the firmware
2.0.3 So far I have been able to successfully authenticate and connect
to the box from the internet on both OS X and Windows XP clients. The
remote machine is assigned from an address from a range I provided of
192.168.x.230 - 234. The LAN address of the RV016 is 192.168.x.1. My
issue is that I cannot route to or see any other machines (except the
router)on my intranet which is the same subnet of 192.168.x.0 - 255.

Tech support from Linksys has been of no help whatsoever. Any help is
appreciated.
February 18, 2009 6:01:42 PM

1. Turn off NAT on the router (not recommended)
2. Edit your Host file to map the name to the IP Address of your Server or other machine.

The Host file is found in
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

It can be edited with notepad.

You would add the line (for example):
192.168.x.y ServerName

Where "x" and "y" are the specific numbers for the Server's IP address and "ServerName" is the actual name of your server.

What has happened, is that your VPN connected computer cannot distinguish that "Computer Name" and "IP Address" are one in the same due to NAT limitations.

The Host file is an override that makes the "distinction" for your computer.
February 18, 2009 6:03:34 PM

Correction: The top part of my post was cut off. It was supposed to say...

You have 1 of 2 choices:
1. Turn off NAT on the router (not recommended)
2. Edit your Host file to map the name to the IP Address of your Server or other machine.
!