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 From:  Lonnie Abelbeck <abelbeck at abelbeck dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>, Michael Brown <knightmb at knightmb dot dyndns dot org>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0walls built-in PPTP vs. Any other server PPTP
 Date:  Sun, 24 Sep 2006 19:01:51 -0500

1)  You didn't mention it, but I assume you added a "PPTP VPN" rule  
to allow PPTP traffic.

2)  You might try doing a Diagnostics -> Reset state, (or rebooting)  
NAT has an issue with non-UDP/TCP (like GRE) traffic, so resetting  
things might fix it.  Your router at home might have the same NAT  
'gre' memory problem.


On Sep 24, 2006, at 6:52 PM, Michael Brown wrote:

> Hi,
> I've seen this topic beat to death in older posts except I never  
> saw any answers to it. I'll ask again in hopes that someone has  
> found a solution or has ideas to assist me in my dilemma.
> I have a m0n0wall PC image version 1.22 at the office serves as the  
> Firewall/NAT/DHCP/etc and does an awesome job.  The office also  
> needs for employees on the road to be able to connect back into the  
> office network via PPTP to work with software, etc.  In the past,  
> we have used an old windows 2000 machine with the default VPN and  
> the firewall would just forward the port from the WAN to the LAN  
> and everything worked fine.  I've really wanted to move away from  
> this and let m0n0wall handle the VPN but for the life of me can not  
> even get it to work with one computer.
> I've read through the FAQ and all the posts I could find in the  
> mailing list, but I just don't know what I'm missing.
> To start, I turned on the m0n0wall PPTP, setup one test user and  
> the assigned the gateway and PPTP ranges away from anything else. I  
> use my computer at home to test out the connection. When I try to  
> connect, I always get the famous windows error "Error: 628" when  
> trying to connect.  If I set m0n0wall to forward back to the  
> internal VPN server, everything works fine, switch back over to the  
> m0n0wall VPN and it doesn't work? I don't know what else to try.  
> I've worked with many devices and PPTP setups and it's really  
> straight forward, I don't know what else I could be missing?
> Is there a way I can troubleshoot why forwarding a VPN on m0n0wall  
> works, but using m0n0wall's own VPN will not?  My home setup has a  
> m0n0wall firewall/NAT as well using another PC image version 1.22    
> I'm certainly from what I read that you can PPTP out of m0n0wall  
> (my home) to another PPTP on another m0n0wall (at the office) or  
> have I missed something? All the office employees use Windoze XP so  
> I have an exact setup at home to duplicate this without success. I  
> just can't seem to get Windoze to connect to m0n0wall's built in  
> PPTP, they only seem to like the other windows 2000 PPTP (go figure  
> right?)
> Can anyone spare me some brilliant thoughts :-)
> Thanks,
> Michael
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