Hello everyone, I'm new the the forums but I think I found the right place to put this. I'm losing my mind with this set up - if you have VPN on your mac setup and can offer any kind of advice, Its greatly appreciated:
As of now when I test VPN on my iPhone 5 over 3/4G...it says connecting...authenticating...and then that I've been disconnected..
1) iMac (running the OSX server App , Mountain Lion v10.8.2)
2) iPhon 5
3) MacBook Air
4) Airport express new model (looks like a while apple tv)
1) Connect external hard drive to iMac, run the server, and allow access to files via VPN to MBA / phone
2) Create a secure network for browsing
OK so starting with the airport -
Router Mode: DHCP & NAT
DHCP Range: 10.0.1.20 to 10.0.1.200
DHCP reservations: Server is at 10.0.1.2 (static...right?)
MBA is at 10.0.1.3 (static...right?)
Port Settings: Screen Sharing
All ports are good and open (VPN has UDP 500,1700, and 4500 open and TCP 1723 open. The private IP address is 10.0.1.2, same as static above)
Connection Type: DHCP
IPv4 Address: 68.53.162.XXX
Router Address: 68.53.162.X
Domain Name: some website from comcast
Ok now on the server:
Server Pane - Network
Host name: XXXX.server.private
Interfaces: WIFI connection at IP 10.0.1.2
Host Names: XXXX.server.private
Configure VPN for L2TP
VPN Host Name: 68.53.162.XXX (routers IP address..green light is on)
Shared Secret: XXXXXX
Client Addresses 31 for L2TP
DNS Settings: 1 Server, 1 domain. (server is 10.0.1.2 , server static IP)
Routes: No routes configured.
Now...I go to my iphone 5...
Server: 68.53.162.XXX ( I'm asking it to sign into my router, is this correct?)
all other information inputed correctly, proxy is off, send all traffic is on.
what am I doing wrong? this has to be a simple fix? should I be using my routers IP ending in 1 digit? or the IPv4 address ending in 3?
Any help would be appreciated , thanks so much