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by SecondCircle / December 23, 2016 12:26 PM PST

I am trying to set up a VPN between my iOS and my windows 10 PC using my PC as the server and when im in network set up it asks me for my server name or IP address. Do i use the IP for my PC or my router?

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Clarification Request
Depends on where you VPN from.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2016 1:03 PM PST
In reply to: VPN

If on your LAN you use the LAN IP.
If from the web you use your router's EXTERNAL IP.

I didn't write about port forward, firewalls in router/PC and such because your VPN setup pages will cover that.

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by SecondCircle / December 23, 2016 1:29 PM PST

If my VPN is set up in LAN can people still access it from the web or would my set up have to originate as WEB. and by external you mean public correct?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2016 1:31 PM PST
In reply to: WEB

Your choice on that. The WEB is external so the IP used is the one of your router's EXTERNAL IP. Not the router's LAN IP.

If you are on your LAN then you use the PC's IP.

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Clarification Request
I see you asking about RDP (remote desktop.)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2016 1:39 PM PST
In reply to: VPN

And here about VPN. One thing is not like the other.

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by SecondCircle / December 23, 2016 1:45 PM PST

what is the function of VPN vs RD?

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That's just a google away.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2016 2:15 PM PST
In reply to: Function

I can RDP to my desktop (if the OS supports it) and that's not a VPN.
I can VPN to my network and RDP to my desktop (if the OS supports this) if I wish but you posted two discussions so I worry about what you are trying to accomplish.

I must not duplicate the web about what each system does but let's hear from you what you are trying to do.

As to the YouTube, this discussion is about RDP (remote desktop) so I don't see why I'd use a VPN tutorial here.

I take it that you are having troubles and yup, Windows 10 is like that. Not the right version for serving without apps.

-> MY OTHER QUESTION. Why must this be without apps? Sometimes you encounter folk that don't want this to work.

Post was last edited on December 23, 2016 2:19 PM PST

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Skill level
by SecondCircle / December 23, 2016 3:46 PM PST

I figured out how to RD yesterday with RD by google chrome after figuring out that the windows RD app was not compatible with iOS---> windows 10. but after struggling with the windows RD app for 5 days before trying something else i wanted to learn how to access RD that came installed on windows called remote desktop connection in the start menu. Wile reading up on that i ran into a bunch of stuff on VPN so I have been playing with that too, however i did not know that VPN did not have some type of RD setting.

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Chrome RD
by SecondCircle / December 23, 2016 3:48 PM PST

Chrome RD also seems to connect your iOS to your Desktop using your e-mail address as a bridge apposed to your IP address because i did not have to use IP or port just needed that app on both the Ipad and PC.

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Chrome RD is an app.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2016 3:53 PM PST
In reply to: Chrome RD

Did I get it wrong you wanted to do this without a Windows app?

So here we are with a lot of data to digest and I can't tell where you are now. I've done my best to vet my answers about OS version, capability or the OS and more but it appears you are not believing it.

I'll check tomorrow to see what you are trying to do, what failed, what worked and what you want to try next.

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That is not supported on Windows Home versions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2016 10:27 AM PST
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I thought we covered that. Anyhow, you have dozens of posts and my guess is that you are hoping someone has some magic to give remote desktop serving to Windows Home.

That's not me. Only Microsoft could do that and for now, they won't for Windows Home.

I vetted my answer yet it seems you are not getting the message. In short, nope, Windows Remote Desktop under the scenarios you've supplied should never work with Windows Home.

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by SecondCircle / December 23, 2016 1:51 PM PST
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