I found an ipad ap called filebrowser which allowed me to find a pc by IP address, when I did that I was able to browse files. When I am away from home I can turn on the vpn and then I am able to browse files on my home network. The only problem now is the windows firewall has to be turned off to work, so obviously there is an exception I need to create but I dont know what.
Yeah I have messed with it quite a bit so far an no exception seems to work. I have my laptop using vnc so that I can tweek the firewall and then connect VPN from the ipad. Only when the firewall is disabled am I able to connect through VPN. I think Ill try going to my moms house and play with it some more. In the meantime, any 3rd party firewalls you recommend? I used to use sygate.
I haven't used a software firewall, other than the one in Windows, for so many years. I'm afraid I could only give you outdated info there. I normally use a hardware firewall router for remote connections like this.