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Access files on the VPN server? Use loopback adapter?

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:22 pm
by jegjeg
Hi,

I have successfully managed to setup a VPN server (in a house in another city) and connected to that server with a client (HTPC) in my apartment. Both are running W7. Pinging the server works. However, remote desktop or windows file sharing don't work.

I'm using the DHCP in SE as I don't want to access all the other computers on the servers LAN. I just want to access remote desktop and the media files on the server.

I tried creating a Microsoft loopback adapter and bride the VPN hub to that, and everything seems to work. However, I get just 2MBps when copying files.

Is it correct to use the loopback adapter to get access to files on my server, or should it be done some other way? I struggle to find or understand the guides when it comes to accessing stuff on the same machine as the VPN server is running on.

Re: Access files on the VPN server? Use loopback adapter?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:21 am
by thisjun
I recommend using VPN client in VPN server.
I have never try localbridging to loopback adapter .

Re: Access files on the VPN server? Use loopback adapter?

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:35 am
by bomio
Hi jegjeg,

I'm actually struggling with the same question - And didn't find a solution until now. I know there was somewhere a manual for how to code the config file of the vpn server, there was the loopback adapter situation explained, but I don't find it anymore. However, did you try to deactivate nat-t on client side? Maybe this can help for the speed issue you're encountering: Open the SoftEther Client Manager, rightclick your connection, click on properties, check "Disable NAT-T". Let me know if this works for you...

thisjun, sounds like a cheap and dirty workaround who can work. But for somebody who needs the connection on multiple virtualhubs on the same machine this doesn't work out.

Other suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Patric

Re: Access files on the VPN server? Use loopback adapter?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:34 am
by thisjun
Using VPN client is official method.

>But for somebody who needs the connection on multiple virtualhubs on the same machine this doesn't work out.

SoftEther VPN Client can have multiple virtual NIC.

If you don't want to use SoftEther VPN Client, there is another method with SecureNAT.