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VPN + PPTP + NAT; Can't see local network.

Posted on 2004-08-25
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Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Hi everyone,

First time posting on EE. Here's the deal: I've got a VPN connection going through a NAT firewall/router (D-Link DI-604 ). I can connect to the remote network, and browse the Internet while connected to it. However, I can not access any of the machines on the remote network. Both my LAN, and the remote network are on DHCP subnetted I believe what is happening is when I try to ping a remote machine on the VPN (ping, it is trying to ping a machine on the local network. It doesn't find any, so it gives up. Likewise with other applications. I do have my TCP/IP set to use the default gateway on the remote network.

I guess the question is, how do I work around it and tell it to explicitly go to machines on the remote network and ignore the local ones?
Question by:karniv0re
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td_miles earned 500 total points
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do you have the same subnet (192.168.0.x) on both local & remote networks ? If so, you need to change one of them.

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Bingo! That was it. Makes perfect sense. I should have tried that in the first place. Thanks td_miles. Now I can get some work done!

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