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Thursday, December 17th, 2015 5:21 PM

Setting up a VPN using my home router to access my home network at work

Hello. I'm having trouble setting up a VPN in Windows 10 that allows me to access my home network at work or elsewhere. I'm mainly trying to accomplish this so that I can connect to my xbox one via the windows 10 streaming outside of my home which I have read is possible and supposedly easy. 

I know how to get to the VPN setup screen in windows 10, but I don't know what to enter for the server name or address. Is it an IP address for my router? Do I have to do some port-forwarding? It doesn't seem like my uverse router (The nvg589) has built-in VPN settings, but I'm hoping there is a workaround so I can still set one up (maybe IP passthrough?)

Any instruction or help on how to get this VPN up and running would be great. I'm new to networking and VPN creation, so I could really use detailed info. Thank you. 

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9 years ago

@Zlefevre   Would have to put that Win 10 computer in IP Passthrough to try to do that.

 

Here's the manual:  589 Manual

 

P. 75 IP Passthrough

 

But doing that, you need a software firewall operating on the Win 10 computer as it would be directly connected to the Internet.

 

I've relyed on Free Zone Alarm (not the Window's firewall) for years and it works.  Free Zone Alarm

 

Good luck 😉

 

Edit: Can test your vulnerability, courtesy of Steve Gibson here:  Shield'sUp

 

When I was on old DSL b4 Uverse, that modem was directly connected to the Internet and Shield's Up always reportet 'true Stealth' mode detected w/Free Zone Alarm installed.  Behind the Uverse RG it is 'true Steath", but in IP Passthrough it's wide open.

 

Edit 2:  Use the work server name and IP address to see if you can connect w/o going in to IP Passthrough.  Then might need another VPN, like this:  Free VPN

But if you want to access it from outside, have to put it in IP passthrough.

 

Chris
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9 years ago

Hey, thank you for the quick response. 

In response to this: "Use the work server name and IP address to see if you can connect w/o going in to IP Passthrough.  Then might need another VPN, like this:  Free VPN

But if you want to access it from outside, have to put it in IP passthrough." ...I should clarify that I want to create a VPN on my personal laptop that I bring to work with me to use to access my home wireless network at work, not a work computer. So I'm not sure what you mean by trying to use the work server name and IP address. 

Basically when I go to create my VPN using WIn10's built-in VPN client, I just need to know what info from my router I need to use in the "server name or address" field, because the things that I've tried results in the error that reads: "the remote connection was not made because the name of the remote access server did not resolve"

So, with this IP passthrough stuff, what exactly would I use as the server name or address? Would I use an ip address that it produces or a subnet mask? Basically if you know at all what exactly I'm supposed to use for that field it should allow my VPN to work. 

Sorry I'm such a n00b to all this, but if you could try and help me like you'd help a 5 year old I'd appreciate it. I know how to do the IP passthrough and access my router settings and all that, just unclear on what my server name or address would be. 

If I need to use an outside program like Free VPN, would I need to somehow connect my xbox one to that as well or would it just tap into my current router/wireless settings? Because to stream xbox one the win10 device and the xbox have to be on the same network, hence the desire for this VPN in the first place

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9 years ago

@Zlefevre   What you are trying to do, now you've given us more info, that's not gonna happen as the RG will not allow any remote access like that. 😉

 

Chris
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7 years ago

My work requires me to connect to a VPN to work from home which is again, a REQUIREMENT.  Are you saying I will have to cancel this brand new install and go with a non-fiber option in order to work from home on a VPN?  If so, AT&T has lost ALL of our bundled business since we just had the install completed a few days ago.  It seems unreasonable to me that a company like AT&T doesn't support business professionals who work from home on occasion...  Please advise further.

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