Shouldn't being on the same VPN allow me to access my other PCs?

So if I have my home network dialed into the VPN, and I have my work laptop dialed into the same VPN, shouldn't they be able to see each other? I'm setup this way currently, but unable to ping one of my servers which doesn't seem right. What am I missing?

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  • No, they are independant of each other using this VPN. You will have to make your own VPN to do that. Or use a Remote Desktop Connection. 
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17463/windows-7-connect-to-another-computer-remote-desktop-connection

    Or make your own VPN
    https://www.howtogeek.com/135996/how-to-create-a-vpn-server-on-your-windows-computer-without-installing-any-software/


  • With PIA you have the security of being able to go anywhere, these are just for your work computer to your home computer only.
  • Ok fair enough. So I can't seem to setup my VPN server on the router because it's on PIA's VPN. Is there a DDNS solution I can use with PIA? I usually use DYNDNS
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    [quote] So if I have my home network dialed into the VPN, and I have my work laptop dialed into the same VPN[/quote]

    Are the 2 computers in the same location and on the same network? 

    I have multiple computers on my home network, with static IP's and connected via an ethernet switch to my modem-router.

    No problems connecting pc to pc (running Linux) and using FreeNX remote desktop and Gigolo to access pc to pc.
  • You could always use Teamviewer, it's great software, and it's secure.

    https://www.teamviewer.us/
  • edited September 27 Posts: 3
    Ramburner said:
    You could always use Teamviewer, it's great software, and it's secure.

    https://www.teamviewer.us/
    LOL I deleted teamviewer because of the massive security breach. 

    jbrown0 said:
    [quote] So if I have my home network dialed into the VPN, and I have my work laptop dialed into the same VPN[/quote]

    Are the 2 computers in the same location and on the same network? 

    I have multiple computers on my home network, with static IP's and connected via an ethernet switch to my modem-router.

    No problems connecting pc to pc (running Linux) and using FreeNX remote desktop and Gigolo to access pc to pc.
    At home, yes and they can talk to each other. When I'm remote, I would normally VPN in through my router and then I'd have access to my home network. I was hoping for the same effect through PIA but it doesn't seem to work that way.

    Now what's happening is that I can't VPN into my router because it is connected to PIA as a client -- I need to have DDNS set up to keep track of the IP (I normally use DYNDNS) which I can no longer setup through my router because of the multi NAT environment that is created. And if I have home and remote computer connect to PIA, as I said, they can't see each other, so it's not the same effect. :/

    I have bigger issues though. I have to disconnect from the VPN completely to watch Netflix or to chat on Slack, it seems :( so I'm no longer having my router connect as a client. I have to connect each individual computer to PIA and turn it off when I want to do either of those things.
    Post edited by dasjestyr on
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    Best you read up a bit more on your so called massive security breach...the breach was people who poorly secured their computers (not breached due to teamviewer)...some of the people hacked just happened to have teamviewer installed. 
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