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!