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I have all the ports forwarded on my router to go to my "server" for the various VPN tunnels and I have Routing and Remote Access installed but I am not sure if I configured it right. No matter what I do I get an error 800. Im kinda new at this stuff so I am sure it something stupid and simple. I am using a DGN2200 router/modem and its firmware wizard is asking for a preshared key. I am not sure how to generate that or if I even need to mess with it.
 

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firmware wizard?

A preshared key concerns wireless encryption and is not related to a firmware update. You would never ever do a firmware update via wireless unless you like to turn the router into a boat anchor.

"various vpn tunnels" You configured the server as a vpn server? You only need to foward port 1723 to the static ip of your server for the vpn access. GRE can't be blocked by the router which is a ip protocol not a port.
 

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Do keep one thing in mind when testing, do it from a computer not on your internal network.
 

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firmware wizard?

A preshared key concerns wireless encryption and is not related to a firmware update. You would never ever do a firmware update via wireless unless you like to turn the router into a boat anchor.

"various vpn tunnels" You configured the server as a vpn server? You only need to foward port 1723 to the static ip of your server for the vpn access. GRE can't be blocked by the router which is a ip protocol not a port.

What I mean is on the router's firmware there is a vpn wizard. I am not referring to firmware updates. So in your opinion, you do not think the problem is with my router?
 

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you write "ports". did you mean port?

error 800 indicates you were not able to make a vpn connection

if you hook a laptop to the routers lan can you establish a vpn connection to the server? if not the server is not configured correctly

did you set a static ip on the server? Is it what is listed for the port forward in the router?
 

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My server is statically located at 192.168.0.4 and I am able to ping it sucessfully. I am telling the VPN client to connect to my outbound IP address since I dont have a registered DNS name for it. I am beginning to think that its a problem with Protocol 47 pass through, maybe my router doesnt allow it since I see no option for it currently. Is there a way to DMZ 192.168.04 and then test it?
 

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One question that comes to mind is the comment about the router having a VPN Wizard? Does the router itself function as a VPN Host and is that what the "wizard" does? Or is it a way to configure the router to allow for VPN Traffic to be forwarded to the corrrect VPN Host/Server?
 

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Well it supposedly is letting me forward 1723 to 192.168.0.4. As far as the server side, all I have to do is add the role of Routing and Remote Access through the Wizard right?
 

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And make sure that the setting are correct for you environment, but basically yes. Make sure the server isn't running a firewall.
 

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I have just tried DMZing the server too... no luck. Maybe it is something with the server configuration. I basically went through and clicked 'next' with the Network Policy and Access role wizard except selecting custom and indicating VPN connection.
 

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Are you trying to do this from inside the network? See if you can successfully connect from a computer outside the network, connecting to your public IP.
 
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