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Re: VPN Client and Local Service
From: Randy Williams <randyw () techsource com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 13:03:28 -0500


We had a similar situation with a Windows client attempting to connect via VPN and still be able to browse the Internet and be connected to the VPN at the same time.

While this may not be the same thing for you, it is possible to have the client "share" two IP addresses if the Windows OS is told to only use the VPN IP information for VPN specific traffic. This can be assigned by viewing the properties of the VPN connection. My understanding is that Windows wants the VPN connection to be the "priority" connection by default.


John Cooper wrote:

Dear all,

We have a LAN and use VPN to connect to remote
Exchange server in back office (we are the client
side).  As soon as the connection setup, the local
computer will get one IP address assigned by the
remote server. Afterwards all the local computers
could not print because the IP address of the local
printer is in different range.

Both our IT admins in two offices said this problem is
not possible to solve, which means if we need to send
and receive email, we need to build up the VPN
connection and if we need to print we have to
disconnect. As for our normal users the situation is
really ridiculous. Is it really so difficult to solve
the problem?

Thanks, JC

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