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I'm having some trouble with anywhere access in 2012 Essentials R2 on my HP Proliant N54L. I have an Asus RT-N16 router. It supports UPnP but does not configure properly through the anywhere access setup. So I've forwarded ports 80 and 443, but I get the message, "port forwarding is not configured correctly on the router." Although I get this message I can still access my server through the web using Microsoft's free domain service, but I cannot connect using VPN. I've tried forwarding some other ports that I thought would be for VPN and still nothing. What am I missing?

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check to see if the site works externally, and specifically over https://

If it does... then the issue may be "local". If you can, test the access and VPN from another network. (be it tethered to your cellphone or ....) 

 

Unfortunately, a lot of consumer routers lack a proper "loopback adapter", so most likely, the dns name for your site isn't properly redirected to the local address.

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Sorry, I wasn't clear on that. I can access the server using https:// with no problems. My problem is that I when I set up a VPN from another network it fails.

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That router should handle VPN traffic without forwarding sny ports to s specific client.

Normally you would need 3389 to a specific IP address but the Asus software handles all thst.

I suggest you Not use UPnP to setup access ssvit can be flaky and for sure is a security risk.

 

I have the RT 66 NU snd it works like s champ for VPN access.

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If you have anywhere access setup, and you can access the site via https, set up the VPN using "SSTP". Otherwise, you'll need to open port 1723 and use PPTP, IIRC.

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Thanks for the responses. In the end I decided to use my router's VPN abilities. I put DD-WRT on the router, even though the ASUS software isn't all that bad. Although for some reason when I installed DD-WRT the UPnP worked for configuring things automatically. Things also worked with port forwarding. Maybe I was simply missing a setting or two in the ASUS software. For a router under $100 I've been very happy with the RT-N16.

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If the router does not have a VPN service built in you will need to forward 3389 to the one specific address you want access to.

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