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VPN Connects but cannot access remote network computers or folders

VPN Connects but cannot access remote network computers or folders

VPN Connects but cannot access remote network computers or folders

I am connecting to a remote network via VPN. I can make the connection but cannot access the remote's local network even though I have allowed access on the Server's Incoming setting. The login account has read/write permissions to the local shares. Both Remote and Client have different local IPs

Client - from

Server - from

The VPN assigns the IPs between to

On Connection the Server gets the IP while the Client has the IP

Typing in \\\My Documents into the Explorer Window gets "Windows Cannot access \\\My Documents"

SMB is enabled on both machines.

I can Remote Desktop between the both machines.

1723 is forwarded.

I am unable to access the folders/files either on the lan or wan through VPN but I can access the folders via the local neighborhood network

RE: VPN Connects but cannot access remote network computers or folders

Refer to this video for the solution


Things to do:

  1. Make sure that the VPN Server's IP assignment is within the DHCP Pool. I was using from when I should have used from (eg to
  2. Allow UDP 1723 in the Inbound rules of Windows Firewall
  3. Also in the Inbound Rules, the Public Profile for "File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In), in the Scope Tab add "Internet" to the Remote IP Addresses.

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