VPN/LAN HELP!!! - IP Address Allocation and Setup
Posted on 2004-04-24
I have an internet connection to my pc whichi obtain through a simple 4-port router. My internal IP address range is the simple 10.0.0.x setup and then my router has a static IP provided by the ISP.
I have set up a VPN with my colleagues which allows us to share files and play a few network games. My VPN connection allocates an IP address in the range 192.168.1.x.
Therefore my computer has two addresses, one for my own network and one for the VPN.
My problem is that whilst some network games allow me to specify the address i want to connect to on a LAN, most dont and so they take my internal network IP address (10.0.0.x) as the default, which prevents me from setting up or joining any games on the VPN.
I dont know which way to approach this issue but is there any way that i can specify the default IP address that my LAN games can see, i.e. i would like have my VPN ip address as the default LAN IP address on my computer and my internal address as the second best.
I am using Windows XP professional and have all the lastest updates and service packs.
Many thanks for your time...