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I have a Galaxy S (Android 2.1 Update 1), and a Windows 7 Pro machine configured to allow incoming connections (i.e the built-in PPTP VPN functionality).

I can establish a VPN connection to the laptop from the phone however I can't ping it or access a simple HTTP service running on 8081. Windows Firewall doesn't seem to be the issue as it doesn't work with it turned off either. It makes no difference if I use my house Wifi or disable that on the phone and connect via the phone's broadband connection.

I notice via IPCONFIG on the laptop that the subnet for the phone's RAS connection is 255.255.255.255 whereas the network is 255.255.255.0 - could this be a problem?

  • Do other devices connecting through this VPN work as expected? The problem sounds to be with your VPN configuration on the laptop, which would put this question out of scope. – MBraedley Oct 30 '10 at 12:54
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It was a configuration issue on the program listening on port 80 on the laptop end.

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