I just got a new router, a Belkin F5D7633uk4A
I have it connected to 2 pcs at home which works fine, apart from the occasional disconnect which I can live with.
As I work from home I have a laptop that I recieve work emails through a VPN.
Im not that hot on networking but I am unable to connect to my VPN through the router and it's causing me major problems as in effect I can't work from home (office is 250 miles away!!).
I know the laptop is fine and I know the router is fine, so Im putting it down to a port forwarding issue or something with the router.
The problem is I know I need to forward some ports but I have no idea which, and even I knew how to do this Im not so sure of how I set this up on the router interface screen, i've done endless searches on the net and not found anything of use, I've also contacted Belkin direct and they werent much help either, as for my IT dept at work...forget it!
I know the router is seeing the pc as when I connect the cat5 cable there is an orange light on the router meaning it can detect the network but unless that light goes green like it has done on my other 2 pc's I have no connectability.
The strange thing is when I connect the laptop and the router together, my VPN password box comes up but when I enter my password it cannot connect, neither can I view anyweb pages.
I just wondered if anyone has an ideas of what I need to do and how to set up the port forwarding.
Also when I do, do I need to set this up via the router interface on my home pc or does this need to be done on the laptop, I don't actually think I can access the router screen from my laptop however.
If anyone could shed any light I'd sure be grateful really don't fancy the 500 mile round trip daily to the office !!!!
I actually had to do that the other day as I thought it might be a good idea to take it off the work domain....turned out to be not such a good idea as all the local passwords were then wiped and IT has to reinstall everything.
Thanks in advance