IPSEC and L2TP issues for a noob>>>

  • I admit, I am a noob to this thing, though I have been using it as a home firewall for years.  I am trying to get simple remote access working, but I don't want to use OpenVPN, I want to use the internal functionality Windows 7 has.  I have pfSense 2.2.2 as the firewall, Windows 7 Home Premium as the client, with an android phone as another client once the first one starts working properly.  I have followed the instructions to the letter as referenced at https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/L2TP/IPsec and have had no success.  I have completely disabled the firewall in Windows, opened up the firewall to every port this needs, and still nothing.  I don't know what I am missing.  My ISP is not blocking the ports, as far as their web page is telling me (ISP is Cox Omaha).  I had PPTP working a week ago, but that was with firewalls on both server and client crippled.  I should not have to expose my entire assets to get simple remote access going.  Can anyone help?  Thanks!

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