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How to use local gateway for internet instead of remote one

Posted on 2004-11-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-12

I'm using VPN (PPTP) to connect to work from home, however I can't manage to use my home internet connection and browse the remote network simulteneously... If the "use default gateway on remote option" is checked, ALL internet traffic is routed through remote gateway, however if this option is unchecked, I can't ping or access any of the machines on the remote network...

Any ideas?

Question by:DarkoLord
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blin2000 earned 2000 total points
ID: 12706206
this may help. quoted from http://www.chicagotech.net

Can't access the Internet while using VPN

Symptom: after establishing a VPN connection, you may not be able to access the Internet because the VPN takes over your existing connection and all traffic to use the VPN default gateway on the remote network. The remote network may not allow VPN clients to access the Internet via their gateway.

1) If you don't need to access the entire VPN resources, disable the "use default gateway on remote network" option in the properties of the VPN connection.  
2) Edit route table manually if you know how to or check routing page on this web site.
3) For the security reason, some firewall/routers like Cisco PIX do not allow access the Internet after establishing the VPN and you cannot modify the routing table. You may setup split-tunnel.
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ID: 12708414
Thank you for your answer... however, do I need a different private IP range on both networks in order for this (modifying route table) to work?

Expert Comment

ID: 12708544
yes, both sites should use different ip range.

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