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Hello everyone! Re above router - I can connect to the VPN as per configuration instructions but cannot see the server or access the server shares. If on the other hand, I turn off the VPN and I set up the same server as a DMZ as per instructions, I can connect everything over the WAN, using Win 7 laptop or tablet running Android. Is there some ports that have to be opened with the VPN? What happens to the VPN security if so?. The server is Win XP3 and no additional security other than windows firewall. (Please dont suggest QuickVPN - same result). Being a newbee, I have not fiddled with any other settings and followed instructions to the letter but MPPE encryptation had to be off, otherwise no VPN connection at all. Thanks in advance
Should add that my Win 7 is 32 bit and also that using QuickVPN connection is made but otherwise same problem. Cannot see client from server or vice versa, can ping the WAN IP address for the RV110 but nothing from network or the server to the client
I called Cisco SB support center - helpful guy who did not understand what I was saying! Surely there must be someone else out there who recently acquired an RV110W - are you all able to use the vpn with no problems? What am I missing! Come on Cisco - is this as good as it gets?
Hi boatanas or boris,
Thank you. In fact after talking with the support person (Boris?) I did get some ideas and have solved my particular problem as below. I would like to share it with you and the community and if someone has some improvements to suggest it woould be welcome. Now I only connect via the VPN and have dis-enabled the DMZ feature. So far have connected and reconnected several times, browsing files fine.
Cisco RV110 VPN setup
Client protocol – PPTP
MMPE – disabled
NetBios over VPN – disabled
IP address for server – 10.0.0.1
IP address for client - 10.0.0.10
Using 2 VPN connections
First VPN connection (using Connect to a network)
User name and password as for Cisco VPN client above
Host name = WAN address eg 100.258.520.56
Types of VPN = PPTP
Data encryptation = Optional encryptation
Authentication = Allow these protocols (All boxes ticked except “automatically etc”
Go to TCPv6 – Properties – Advanced – Uncheck “Use default gateway” (If not unchecked Internet access is blocked or very slow)
Do same for TCPv4
User name and password as for server below
Host name is the server address on the network eg 192.168.1.100
Otherwise same settings as above
User name and a password
TCP/IP Properties – specify an address range eg 10.0.0.1 to 10.0.0.10
Uncheck “Allow calling computers etc”
Uncheck “allow callers to access(can use once network is working properly)
Right click on the Second VPN connection (click network icon right corner of Win 7 screen) and select STATUS
Select DETAILS tab
Now you can see a server address probably 10.0.0.1 and a destination address
Enter either of these in your Explorer address bar e.g. \\10.0.0.1
WAIT A FEW MINUTES
Eventually you should see your share folder on the host/server
dear cisco and users of win 7 vpn clients, as suspected, there is a much simpler solution! in r110 vpn setup, if your network uses the standard 192.168.1.1 address for example, set the server as 192.168.1.2 and client as192.168.1.99 (cisco dhcp assigns ip address starting with 192.168.1.100 so 192.168.1.2 to 99 can be assigned to vpn clients).
now when you connect to the vpn you can access the shares by just typing the network address of the pc in the win 7
address bar eg \\192.168.1.100. this works withh mmpe enabled. for android tablet users make your vpn connection with the built in vpn and then use ES file explorer by estrongs.com - the lan tab can simply scan and identify all the shares on the network, or you can enter a network address. finally, i have to say if this info was readily available on cisco knowledge base well, i haven't found it!
A Solution for win 7 and android tablet users