06-17-2009 05:20 PM
I currently have a RV042 router and would like to set up PPTP VPN access. I am able to use QuickVPN successfully on my Windows PCs but that software does not seem to work on a Mac. According to the tech support guy at Linksys/Cisco I have to use PPTP to connect a remote Mac to network. It all seems easy enough, but it does not work. I have checked the PPTP server box, and added a test user, but its all a no go. I get error messages "The sever did not respond". What am I missing? I have been searching the net for a few hours now and haven't found anything truely helpful. According to the system log, I am connecting router ok, but the error message I get on the client is "The server did not respond" (or something to that effect).
06-18-2009 11:08 AM
06-18-2009 12:41 PM
There is no firewall on the mac, and I have also tried connecting to the PPTP using both my iPhone and a PC. They all give the same error that the server did not respond. I also have no problem connecting to the router using Remote Access and I also have no problem connecting to the router using QuickVPN.
Any other ideas?
06-18-2009 03:37 PM
05-12-2010 06:51 PM - edited 05-12-2010 06:52 PM
Ok, back again with the same problem. The way I solved the issue was to use a different firewall/router. Well I am back using the RV042 and I am still having trouble getting PPTP to work. I can connect to my company network using QuickVPN without an issue, but it seems I am the only one. I have two other users who are using vista that cannot connect using QuickVPN. Apparently it is some sort of bug in vista. How I am able to connect remains a mystery.
That brings me back to my current post. I cannot seem to connect using PPTP. I have enabled the PPTP server, created users, and opened the firewall to allow a connection on the PPTP port (1723). I still cannot connect. The message I get on my computer is "Failed to connect to workVPN" (workVPN is the name the connection on my computer). When I click diagnose I get the following: "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" is not set up to establish a connection on port pptp with this computer. So obviously something is getting blocked. I know for a fact that I have opened up port 1723 on the firewall to any source IP and any destination IP. What else am I missing?
05-12-2010 06:55 PM