Accessing the remote gateway while connected via VPN

Hi

I have a VPN set up using Win2K server running as a Terminal Server at the head office and a WinXP PC at the remote end.

When connected to the VPN from the WinXP remote end, I cannot browse the internet or send and receive emails using my local IE and OUTLook.

I have another site that is similar where I am able to do this.

On the VPN I am having a problem with the only device I can get a response from when I issue a ping is the Terminal server itself.

On the good VPN I get response from any PC's, Printsharers etc... on the network.

Must be something simple but I just can't see what the difference between the 2 networks is.

Unticking the 'Use default Gateway on remote network' doe's not resolve this issue and in fact when I turn it off I cannot even connect to the Terminal Server.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

John

johnkanAsked:
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Are you running different subnets over the VPN?  Each point must use a different subnet if you wish to access local resources...

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johnkanAuthor Commented:
Hi

Yes, the subnet at the remote end is different from the subnet at the head-office end

Thanks

John
johnkanAuthor Commented:
Hi Further to this problem...

I've been informed that this has only started since the T/S IP address was changed.

Thanks

John
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Matt_HeuerCommented:
What are you using to for your vpn server?
johnkanAuthor Commented:
Hi

I'm using Win2K Server.

Thanks

John
Matt_HeuerCommented:
Have you had consistent results when you use either pptp or l2tp?
johnkanAuthor Commented:

Hi Matt

We are using pptp, and the terminal server access is fine, can map to its drives etc no problem.

My problem is only accessing remote resources on the head office network, like the internet gateway.

This was all working fine before, they had to change the head-office subnet due to a conflict with the remotes. Before making the change the remotes could access the internet gateway and other servers shared resources like drives etc..

Thanks

John
Matt_HeuerCommented:
I assume you arent able to ping any of the resources on the net at the head office.  It sounds like there is a routing issue on your RRAS server.  I would start by checking your routing table on the client and the RRAS server by using the route print command.  See if there is at least a route to the network at the head office from the client.
johnkanAuthor Commented:
Hi Matt

Yes, looks something like that, I can only ping the RRas Server itself.

I'll have a double-check of the routing tables on the server and client

John
johnkanAuthor Commented:
Hi

I ended up using IPCONFIG /flushdns on the client and setting the VPN connection so it didnt use the remote gateway as the default gateway, i.e. to use it's own local gateway. seems to work and I can live with any perceived security issues.
Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Thanks..
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