remote desktop connection using vpn and dial up connection

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?bW0=?=, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Hi, I need to establish a remote connection to my office from a laptop. I
    have done this with another laptop using win xp, but this other one runs win
    98, both connections use dial up connection.
    on the laptop running win 98, after I connect the dial up connection, I am
    able to connect the vpn session, but when trying the remote desktop
    connection I get an error 'server timed out, try again', same error if try
    using terminal server.
    somebody can help please?
    =?Utf-8?B?bW0=?=, Oct 7, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?bW0=?=

    Alan Guest

    I know it sounds daft, but have you tried it with the Firewall disabled?

    Alan, Nov 14, 2005
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  3. do you mean the windows firewall? this laptop runs win98, this version
    doesn't have firewall, does it?
    =?Utf-8?B?bW0=?=, Nov 16, 2005
  4. =?Utf-8?B?bW0=?=

    Alan Guest

    No, I meant that if you had installed an independent firewall like Zone
    Alarm, try disabling it when you try to connect. The reason for saying this
    is that we had similar problems - the link to the ISP would be set up but
    not the VPN site. Once the VPN information was entered as a trusted site
    into the firewall, it worked.

    Alan, Nov 17, 2005
  5. =?Utf-8?B?bW0=?=

    Alan Guest

    Assuming no firewall, you may like to check/confirm the following:-
    I assume you are using the same ISP for both laptops as some ISP's do not
    permit "VPN Tunnelling"?
    On the 98 laptop, go to Control Panel\Network\Configuration. There should be
    a number of entries for VPN support. In particular, the dial-up adapter
    should have at least two entries, at least one of them having "VPN Support"
    in brackets. There should also be an entry for "Microsoft Virtual Private
    Networking Adapter. If you don't have this let us know and we can guide you
    through the installation.( If you do have it, we can also confirm the
    properties on each entry)

    Secondly go to My Computer\ Dial-up Networking. There should be at least
    three entries. First one to set up a new adapter, second the existing
    dial-up into your ISP and thirdly the connection to your VPN. When you click
    properties, the last two should not have identical information as the VPN
    username/password is for the destination network, ONCE THE CONNECTION HAS

    Of course, you can cross check the info with the XP one, but some of it is
    in different places and not having XP I can't confirm this.

    Alan, Nov 17, 2005
  6. no firewall installed. The ISP's are not the same, but it musn't be the
    problem because I can do it with the xp laptop using the same dial up
    I'll try this today
    thanks a lot
    =?Utf-8?B?bW0=?=, Nov 17, 2005
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