Msg#: 4418924 posted 7:40 pm on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
I want to be able to use my iPad to access files at my office on my windows 7 pro machine. I have gone through all the steps to create a VPN server on the windows machine. I've forwarded the ports to the machines IP address. I dont see any VPN checkboxes in the firewall and I have tried turning the firewall off. When I try to connect it just times out.
Msg#: 4418924 posted 11:19 am on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
When you open a VPN session, your computer sends a query to the VPN server regularly to make sure the connection is still open. If your computer does not detect a response from the VPN server within 180 seconds (three minutes), the VPN connection will be terminated. Users with slow dial-up connections may find that 180 seconds is not long enough to receive a response from the VPN server, and may therefore need to adjust the time-out period. I recommend you to re configure server setup on your windows 7 VPN or just try to any 3rd Party providers who offers secure services: You can create a virtual private network yourself by using certain effective services available in the market, some of these include:
1) LogMeIn (Previously known as Hamachi) 2) Comodo Unite Previously known as EasyVPN) 3) Gbridge
[edited by: engine at 12:18 pm (utc) on Feb 28, 2012] [edit reason] see WebmasterWorld TOS [/edit]
Msg#: 4418924 posted 4:02 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
I do not want to do a remote desktop. I want to be able to connect with the iPad/iPhone built in VPN ap. I am able to connect using other windows machines. But for some reason I can not connect with the IOS device.
I am asking for help from anyone who has done this. Use IOS device to connect to their windows 7 machine to browse files, etc. Not Remote Desktop or VNC.
Msg#: 4418924 posted 3:05 pm on Mar 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
I was able to establish a remote connection to the windows 7 VPN. But I am not able to browse any of the shared folders? In fact I am not able to connect to any of the machines at all. What am I missing?