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    How to set up MN-700 router for VPN ?

    Hello,

    I just moved to a home offce.
    I am trying to access my business network with VPN (Virtual Private Network) and of course: I CAN'T !

    Here is my situtation:

    1) I have a Windows XP Pro desktop

    2) I connect to Internet via a cable modem with a Microsoft MN-700 router.
    This is a wirelss router; however , my desktop is "wired" to the router (I use the wireless features for another laptop at home)

    3) If I don't use the router, the VPN works fine
    But with the network in the loop, it just doesn't work.

    4) My VPN client is Contivity EXTRANET VPN Client V04_15.06 aka NORTEL ipsecshm

    5) I have all the required info (User Name, Passcode, Destination Address etc...)

    6) When I try to connect to the business network , I get the following message:
    "Login Failure due to: Remote host not responding"


    My suspiscion is that the Microsoft MN-700 router is not properly configured to allow VPN access.
    The only way I can modify the settings for the router is by using the Microsoft Broadband Utility. However, in the user's guide, I couldn't find any information on how to set up the router for VPN.
    I looked online too but the explanations are not clear. I see a lot of posts talking about Port Forwarding but nothing in detail really.

    Can someone please help me to configure the router via the Broadband Utility but telling exactly what settings I need to change.

    Thank you so much for your help.
    Hopefull that will solve my problem.

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    By the way, I have done a ipconfig /all and this is what I get:


    C:\>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : saturne60
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-B3-46-56
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.153
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, June 21, 2005 9:45:53 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 05, 2005 9:45:53 PM

    Ethernet adapter {1FF6F538-DBFF-458C-B279-28F75234AE64}:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Nortel IPSECSHM Adapter - Packet Sch
    eduler Miniport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-42-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

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    Also, if I ping the destination address, this is what I get:

    C:\>ping vpn-na1.mscsoftware.com

    Pinging vpn-na1.mscsoftware.com [192.73.8.203] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.73.8.203: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=52
    Reply from 192.73.8.203: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=52
    Reply from 192.73.8.203: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=52
    Reply from 192.73.8.203: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=52

    Ping statistics for 192.73.8.203:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 16ms, Maximum = 20ms, Average = 17ms

    C:\>

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    I've setup a few Microsoft routers years ago, but haven't had a client which VPN'd through it. According to the documentation it's supposed to support a feature called PPTP/IPSec passthrough, in which a router allows VPN traffic through it unmolested. On many routers, that's an option which you have to log into the web admin and actually enable, because it's often disabled by default. However I quickly looked at the user manual for the mn-700 and did not see anywhere in the screenshots where to actually set this feature. So I'm guessing it's just on by default.

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