1.    15 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Build 1511

    Can't Ping VPN Server or Access Shares While Using VPN

    I've been dealing with this issue for hours now and have tried everything I can think of. I have a Windows 10 Home PC that I have an incoming VPN connection on. I can connect to it, but if the firewall is enabled, I can't ping it or access the shares. If I turn the firewall off I CAN ping and access shares. It was working fine yesterday and I don't remember doing anything to cause this. I've tracked it down to being something with my Public networks. When I disable the firewall on public networks (the VPN adapter) I can ping, but once I enable that it stops pinging. I've tried everything listed below but still can't get it to work:

    • Checked port 1723 is open
    • Allowed EVERYTHING with a firewall rule, through it
    • Checked multiple devices on another Wi-Fi network and 3G with a phone
    • Restarted PC; other devices and router
    • I can ping every other device on my network besides the one creating the VPN (which is the one I need)
    • and so many other steps.
    • Made sure file and printer sharing were enabled in network and sharing center

    Is there some other rule that got removed from the firewall I need to re-add? Any help or tips would be appreciated!
    Last edited by ryley2637; 15 Jun 2016 at 03:41.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    15 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 2,590
    EL Capitan

    Are you paying for this VPN, is it on a work machine?

    Most VPN software will not allow for Pinging. Also as for shares missing on either your side or the other. Restrictions could have been tightened.

    Start from the source for who the VPN is with, then work backwards.

    A VPN is a secured tunnel. It can be set up to completely ignore any outside requests or even access to stuff on your machine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    16 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Cannot Access Windows Network Shares
Three machines: Surface Pro 4 - fully updated Surface Pro 3 - Windows 10, fully updated Lenovo X220T - Windows 8.1 Fully updated All three machines can see all available network devices, including each other. All three machines can...
Network and Sharing
Solved Can't access Samba shares on 10049
I just reinstalled after I was having issues. Everything seems to be working smoothly, except that I can't access the shares on all but one of my other computers for some reason. Most devices that aren't running either some flavor of Windows or...
Network and Sharing
Solved Build 10041 can't access win 8.1 shares
Since I updated to 10041 I can not get to my 8.1 notebook shares. No problem with access to the notebook from my Vista system and 10041 can access Vista and Mybooklive shares as before. When trying to access the notebook I get a Windows Security...
Network and Sharing
Solved W10 Sharing on LAN -- Need to REFRESH Network to access shares
Hi there Anybody got a solution to this I have a LAN with various computers of different OS'es sharing HDD's. If I just leave them idling (i.e nothing running - no sleep / Hibernate / HDD disconnects etc) I find if I try and connect to a...
Network and Sharing
Can't access network shares
Before the upgrade to 10 I was on 7 and logged in with a local account with all computers having the same usernames and passwords and sharing worked flawlessly. After the upgrade I am now logging in with a Microsoft account and sharing does not...
Network and Sharing
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:47.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums