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VPN access to server through two routers? Config help

My apologies if this should be in the WAN section, but I've been battling to make this work for some time, to no avail. I've tried what I feel is everything, so that's why I'm reaching out.

Here's what I'm trying to do: create a home lab on different network than other home computers with Dell server, trying to connect via VPN to that server, across two different routers.


ISP > Cisco Linksys E1200 WAP ( default gateway) > int gi0 on Cisco 891 W router > int fa0 ( goes to Dell server ( (To this I have assigned the public IP from ISP in RRAS; also running DHCP and DNS; 891 W is not running DHCP)

From personal laptop, I can ping, but am unable to ping nor (the server), and am unable to VPN in to the Dell Server across the two aforementioned routers

On the WAP, I have port forwarding for 1723 PPTP enabled to and VPN Passthrough enabled as well

Attached is the current config of the 891 W router. Any input anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

  • LAN Switching and Routing

Hi,When you say that you can


When you say that you can ping from your personal laptop, where is that laptop connected?  In the network or the

I assume you're not trying to route traffic between the 819 and the E1200 and you just want to NAT everything and do proxy arp?



New Member

Can you execute the following

Can you execute the following command :

traceroute or


can you add the following command :

ip nat outside source static <IP laptop>

Hi, For making PPTP work, you



For making PPTP work, you may need to allow protocol GRE as well...... can you do it bi-directional and check if you are able to do vpn with the server?


Also if you ip inspect option, can you add pptp (1723) as well in inspection




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When I say I can't ping the

When I say I can't ping the server from personal laptop, personal laptop is on network 192.1681.1.0 and I can't ping network, but the server can ping the personal laptop and do everything the other way.