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How do I access the VPN from my home?

peaceable
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎25-05-2010

How do I access the VPN from my home?

Hi there,
I am attempting to work from home on a once off basis and am on a home value package.  I understand that I can do port forwarding to include my VPN address to enable me to access my work emails and system.  Does anyone know how I can do this?
Thanks,
Sarah
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itsme
Grafter
Posts: 5,924
Thanks: 1
Registered: ‎07-04-2007

Re: How do I access the VPN from my home?

There should be no need to setup port forwarding. You need to setup a VPN connection. to do this go to the Control Panel select Network and Sharing and you should find a VPN option.
Superuser
Superuser
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Thanks: 880
Fixes: 56
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: How do I access the VPN from my home?

as itsme says once you've made the VPN connection it should just work.
However if you are using the PlusNet supplied Thomson TG585V7 router and using a PPTP VPN connection ( the normal with the Microsoft VPN client ) then you MAY need to upgrade the router firmware for it to work. See here http://community.plus.net/library/hardware/how-to-upgradedowngrade-the-firmware-on-the-thomson-585v7...