Firewall blocking VPN connection.

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by JasonN, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. JasonN

    JasonN Registered Member

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    I am very new to this VPN thing and I have tried to search the forums but it did not like 3 letter words. Anyways, I am connecting through a VPN from a Windows Vista laptop to a Windows XP box at my house. I can connect perfectly fine when I turn off the firewall, but when it is on it's a no go. So, I would like to know if any of you guys could point me in the right direction of configuring the firewall for this purpose. Thanks.
     
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    gladius Registered Member

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    hi, have you tried switching the ESET Smart Security firewall into interactive mode, running the VPN and allowing access to the items that you are prompted to allow?

    -AJ
     
  3. JasonN

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    I have tried what you have suggested, but ESS did not prompt me for any type of request for a rule approval. Is it possible that a rule already exists for VPN, and if so how can I edit it or remove it so that I can re-establish a rule for it? If worst comes to worst and I cannot get it working, I can successfully establish a connection with just the RDC which is what the point of the VPN was for, to make it simpler. Thanks.
     
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