Re: iPAQ 4155: VPN over Bluetooth
From: Sooner Al (SoonerAl_at_somewhere.net.invalid)
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 16:23:52 -0600
Here is my small PPTP VPN page that may be of help. I don't do BT, but it may work for you presuming
you can get a link into the public internet, which it sounds like you can do...
-- Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking) Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual benefit of all of us... The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights... "Luis A. Burgos [MCE MVP]" <luis@net burgos.local.com> wrote in message news:%23Pl%23oum9DHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... > David, > > Not, not exactly. I have an ActiveSync connection between my PC and my PDA, > at work via blue tooth. > > Now, what I want is to connect to my home network at home, while I'm at > work, that is, establish a connection from my PDA, while I'm at the office, > and access the files on my home server. I can do that from my desktop PC at > work via VPN, I just want to do the same thing from my PDA. BTW, my home > server accepts PPTP. > > The way my PDA connects to my PC at work is via BlueTooth. Right now I have > activeSync working via blie tooth, that's fine. > > Question: > > Is it possible to access my home network from my PDA while I'm at work if > the only link the PDA has to the outside world via bluetooth? > > Since while I'm connected through the "ActiveSync" link to my PC at work, I > can access the internet, borsw the web and chat over IM, I assumed -perhaps > incorrectly- that if I started a VPN connection on top of that what I wanted > would be possible, but forget about Active Sync. Is there any way to achieve > this? > > Thanks, > > regards, > > Luis > > > "David Hettel MS MVP - Mobile Devices" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:uptHphm9DHA.3292@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... > > Hi Luis; > > If I understand, what you are saying, am I am not sure I am. You are > > establishing an ActiveSync connection, between work and home, and you want > > the ActiveSync to provide you with a network connection. ActiveSync is NOT > > setup to do that. ActiveSync can work over a Network connection, than is > how > > we can ActiveSync with WLAN or Bluetooth. But it will not provide a > network > > connection. > > > > -- > > David Hettel > > Microsoft MVP Mobile Devices > > > > This posting is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no > rights. > > You assume all risks for your use. > > > > Handhelds, mobile: http://www.geekzone.co.nz > > Bluetooth guides: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=449 > > > > "Luis A. Burgos [MCE MVP]" <luis@net burgos.local.com> wrote in message > > news:eaERTJm9DHA.1592@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... > > > Hi there, > > > > > > Here's my setup. > > > > > > PDA: > > > I have an iPAQ 4150 with Bluetooth and WiFi. > > > > > > Work network: > > > At work, we have a private network (192.168.xx.xx) with internet access. > > My > > > workstation is connected to the network and has ActiveSync 3.7.x > (whatever > > > the latest version is) I also have an IOGEAR Bluetooth USB adapter. > > > > > > Home Network. > > > At home, I have a server conected to the internet through a DSL modem > > > router, and have VPN server configured. I also have several workstations > > > with private addresses > > > > > > Purpose, > > > > > > I'd like to access my home network (shares, files, etc) while at work. > > > > > > Currently, I can activesync with the server at home while at work, > > connected > > > via Bluetooth, but I cannot access my network shares at home. > > > > > > I have ceated (using Bluetooth manager) an ActiveSync Bluetooth serial > > > connection and it works fantasticly. As soon as I turn blue tooth on and > > > double tap the "ActiveSync with WRKSTN" Bluetooth connection (has a > serial > > > connector icon), it establishes the communication, activesync kicks in, > > > connects to my server at home, and synchronizes the messages, calendar, > > etc. > > > So far so good. > > > > > > Now, when I try to access my home network (via Resco file explorer) it > > > cannot find the network. I created a VPN connection to my home server > but > > I > > > don't see it connected, even if I tap-hold and select "connect" it just > > make > > > a low-freq beep, but doesn't do anything, or try to connect. > > > > > > When bluetooth is connected, the icon on the taskbar (the double arrow) > > > reads "The Internet PC Connection" > > > > > > I have tried enabling "Network Access" service on the workstation and > the > > > creating a "Connect to a network" connection on BlueTooth mnanager, but > I > > > still can't access my home network. > > > > > > Is that possible at all? Does it make sense? Pardon my ignorance here. > > > > > > Any suggestion? > > > > > > Regards, > > > > > > Luis > > > > > > > > > > > >