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I need my needs meant really soon. My goals are very simple and I will lay them out below.

My Goal:
  • Allow PC from outside my network to access my network
  • Allow that out connection to Read/Write to a drive in my network
  • Create a log on to give certain users access to certain folders
What I need to learn:
  • Port Forwarding (Just can't get it right)
  • How to obtain a static or dynamic IP
My Configuration:
  • NetGear Modem/Router
  • Computer with Windows 7 (I have Windows Home Server I could load on to it)
  • 100Mps Down / 15 Mbps Up Connection
  • None static or dynamic IP
What I am trying to get from this is for my clients to Read/Write/Download my Microsoft Access, Excel and Word files for their associated projects.

I do not have many clients since this is just my consultant company. So we are only talking 3-4 users and those users might never be accessing the drive at the same time.
 

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First off, I will pay anyone $40/hr via PayPal who can jump on Skype, Vent or Mumble with me. I need my needs meant really soon. My goals are very simple and I will lay them out below.

My Goal:

What I need to learn:

My Configuration:
  • NetGear Modem/Router
  • Computer with Windows 7 (I have Windows Home Server I could load on to it)
  • 100Mps Down / 15 Mbps Up Connection
  • None static or dynamic IP
What I am trying to get from this is for my clients to Read/Write/Download my Microsoft Access, Excel and Word files for their associated projects.

I do not have many clients since this is just my consultant company. So we are only talking 3-4 users and those users might never be accessing the drive at the same time.
Be patient young padwan!

[*] Allow PC from outside my network to access my network
You could do this by
port forwarding, < insecure
port wordwrind locked down by rules < better
VPN < best

[*] Allow that out connection to Read/Write to a drive in my network
Which protcall? SSH is quite easy to set up if you want

[*] Port Forwarding (Just can't get it right)
Whats the problem?

[*] Create a log on to give certain users access to certain folders
if its SSH can be done with a system of groups and users,

[*] How to obtain a static or dynamic IP
If you mean localy
http://blog.mclaughlinsoftware.com/2009/11/26/windows-7-static-ip/
is quite good

another option could be a hosted solution, Dropbox allows you to share filders andgiver different people access to different things, also this is mucho easier to set up
 
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quote name="rationalthinking" url="/t/1365066/port-forwarding-and-allowing-outside-connections/0_100#post_19388178"]First off, I will pay anyone $40/hr via PayPal who can jump on Skype, Vent or Mumble with me. I need my needs meant really soon. My goals are very simple and I will lay them out below.

My Goal:

What I need to learn:

My Configuration:
  • NetGear Modem/Router
  • Computer with Windows 7 (I have Windows Home Server I could load on to it)
  • 100Mps Down / 15 Mbps Up Connection
  • None static or dynamic IP
What I am trying to get from this is for my clients to Read/Write/Download my Microsoft Access, Excel and Word files for their associated projects.

I do not have many clients since this is just my consultant company. So we are only talking 3-4 users and those users might never be accessing the drive at the same time.
Be patient young padwan!

[*] Allow PC from outside my network to access my network
You could do this by
port forwarding, < insecure
port wordwrind locked down by rules < better
VPN < best

[*] Allow that out connection to Read/Write to a drive in my network
Which protcall? SSH is quite easy to set up if you want

[*] Port Forwarding (Just can't get it right)
Whats the problem?

[*] Create a log on to give certain users access to certain folders
if its SSH can be done with a system of groups and users,

[*] How to obtain a static or dynamic IP
If you mean localy
http://blog.mclaughlinsoftware.com/2009/11/26/windows-7-static-ip/
is quite good

another option could be a hosted solution, Dropbox allows you to share filders andgiver different people access to different things, also this is mucho easier to set up
Programs like dropbox is not an option. My partner does not want to use a "cloud" based set up. He and I want to control where the data is being stored because it is very sensitive to our clients.

Another option I would like would be the ability to write live data.

I have an Access database that I would put the Front End(Quires, Forms, Reports) on the clients PC and put the Back End (Tables) on the server.
 

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Since my internet will be going through 1 modem and 1 router, would one of the Linsys E series routers do just fine for this application?
 

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Calm down xD!

Well do dowhat you asked there you would need a sql server running on one of your pc's then just forward 3306 (off the top of my head?) to the server from any

Tis quite easy, espiclay in linux to set up, yum install mysql-server,

If you are offering support i would reccomend getting knolage first though
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last thing you want is it falling over and not knowing how to fix it!

Ill start with the IP stuff as im better at that
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What part of forwarding are you having problems with?

Also when you mean tatic IP, do you mean from your ISP or from your local DHCP server?
 

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Calm down xD!

Well do dowhat you asked there you would need a sql server running on one of your pc's then just forward 3306 (off the top of my head?) to the server from any

Tis quite easy, espiclay in linux to set up, yum install mysql-server,

If you are offering support i would reccomend getting knolage first though
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last thing you want is it falling over and not knowing how to fix it!

Ill start with the IP stuff as im better at that
smile.gif


What part of forwarding are you having problems with?

Also when you mean tatic IP, do you mean from your ISP or from your local DHCP server?
Okay thanks, lets start with port forwarding then.

All the knowledge I have a acquired about going through my router from an outside connection to my network is via Google. I am nothing more than a Cost Control and Scheduler for an industrial construction company. I have a little knowledge from being a gamer and PC enthusiast but know NOTHING about networking.

These are the steps I went through to set up port forwarding.

1. Logged into my router
2. Went to Port Forwarding section to "Add Active Forwarding Rules"
3. Add Custom Rules and set to the following
  • Name - PPTP
  • External - Start Port 1723 End Port 1723
  • Internal - Start Port 1723 End Port 1723
  • Protocol - TCP
  • Local IP Address - 192.168.0.? <----Set the last digit to the digit for that port off my router.
Lets see where we go from here bro.

Again, I will pay for 1v1 Skype time via PayPal. If anyone is interested. lol
 

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Righhtt that may be why toyour having problems! PPTP dosnt play nice with NAT
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Does your router support PPTP passthough? This is needed if you want to use that service

Also the IP you want to forward to would be the IP of the server PPTP is running on, so open cmd on the PPTP server and do IPconfig thats the IP you need
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i would recomned setting a static IP for your server though beofre setting up forwarding
 
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