VPN using AOL for Broadband
Posted on 2004-11-29
Alright, here's a problem we've been having that's definitely been a hair pulling experience.
Company is based in Detroit, MI (USA). Home user is based in London, England (UK). We have a number of users using their home internet and vpn to join into the network here. Our London user would like to be able to do the same.
He is using Windows XP Professional (SP1), and connecting through SecuRemote.
Here's where the problems start up. His broadband account only allows internet access when he actually signs in through the aol front end. Once signed in, he can use Internet Explorer, ping, etc. When not signed in, IE does not return his home page, and ping faults out.
When he is connected, he can connect to the network (partially) with the VPN client. He is able to ping our mail server, but he is not able to connect through Lotus Notes to his mail file. This is a must.
Are there any known problems with AOL that would prohibit him from using the Notes client through VPN to get his company email?