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# 215459 28-Jun-2017 14:26
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Off the back of Steve Biddles excellent security article, I've been trying to setup the 7490 vpn server.


AVM say...




The FRITZ!VPN software cannot be used in Windows 10. However, we are currently working on a new version of FRITZ!VPN that will be compatible with Windows 10. We cannot give you an exact release date for the update yet.


You can use the Shrew Soft VPN Client to establish the VPN connection until a new version of FRITZ!VPN is available.




Briefly, you use the VPN configurator program (from AVM) to generate a vpn configuration file which you then import into the 7490. Then, you install & configure the shrewsoft vpn client on win10, and in theory you can then establish a vpn tunnel into your local lan from the internet.


So I created a myfritz account, and setup a new user/password in the 7490. 


 Then I used the AVM vpn configurator to generate the vpn config file (chose the device to access the Fritzbox as an iphone/ipad ), and imported the vpn config into the 7490 .  


Next I installed the shrewsoft vpn client onto my win10 machine, and setup according to the instructions from AVM (using the same shared secret that I entered for  7490 config file). 


 I fire up the VPN client, and connect, the log says...


config loaded for site 'Home Fritz vpn'


attached to key daemon ...


peer configured


iskamp proposal configured


esp proposal configured


client configured


local id configured


remote id configured


pre-shared key configured


bringing up tunnel ...


network device configured


tunnel enabled


And, the status says...




 So, it all looks OK, but , I cannot access any of my local PC's.The ipconfig for my wireless adaptor is as follows..
Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:


Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


I still have internet access but no access to my internal devices via their ip addresses.


What could I be doing wrong? Has anyone done this before?

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Uber Geek

  # 1808261 28-Jun-2017 14:32
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Ha ha that was quick , figured it out myself. 


Connecting from inside the lan connects really quickly..... but, connecting from the internet it seems to take the vpn about a minute or so to fully connect, even after it says it is connected. 


It is all working ok now, now I wonder if it is possible to get netbios working through the vpn connection...... doh!

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