How can I configure a VPN with a DSL connection?
I am requesting some help with VPN connectivity with DSL Static. The
situation is that users can access the server via VPN, but cannot write files or create folder.
When attempting to do so, an error is received: "cannot access server." The protocol used to access
the server is PPTP and the server is a "standalone". The router is that Microsoft 2000 server and
DHCP is configured.
Question1: What would cause this type of situation, and what troubleshooting procedures used to
find a solution?
Question 2. Should RIP2 be configured, since there is a local LAN as well as an Internet
If possible I would like an step-by-step procedure on configuring a VPN with DSL connection. I have
configured the Windows 2000 Router with local LAN and Internet, but I need a little help with
The type of Internet connection is inconsequential to the establishment of the VPN link. As
long as you have Internet connectivity then the VPN link should work. Make sure you are not using
NAT, a firewall, or a proxy server on the remote client, these can all interfere with VPN
establishment and data transfer. As for step by steps to configure a VPN, I don't have enough info
about your system to provide that. However, you can find such by searching with "configure VPN" at
This was first published in February 2004