Remote network using vpn client can't print on their network printers
Posted on 2004-04-30
My company is utilizing a cisco 3005 vpn concentrator and Cisco's VPN client V3.6.3 to establish a VPN tunnel between our network and a clients network, Assigning them a local IP on our local network. We then use VNC to remotely control one of their workstations to access their network to perform our work.
When we are setting up the remote client we must check the box "allow local lan access" to allow the computer access to the lan otherwise the networked application that we use on the clients computer cannot access the server.
The problem comes into play where we can not print to networked printers on the clients network. They error out even if we print a test page with status "unable to connect" Once the VPN client is disconnected, their network returns to normal and they regain full functionality.
It is my understanding from reading other topics on this forum that the way the VPN client works is to reassign the default gateway, as a result redirecting all tcp/ip traffic through the tunnel. I understand that there are clients that might fix this problem providing split tunell functionality.
Is there a way to configure my current hardware/vpn client to fix my problem?
Are there other vpn clients that will easily work that will provide this functionality without errors like this?