VPN remote access from different subnets. Help needed

Posted on 2006-03-30
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
I have a user that connects in remotely using vpn software and then uses remote desktop to his PC.  His network uses the 192.168.0.X range. lately I have been having a problem as he uses Internet cafe's/hotels to connect in, some of these Internet cafe have the same ip addressrange as his office network meaning when he connects using the vpn and starts up remote desktop he gets no connections as RDP is looking on the local Lan as oppose to running across the vpn is there any to resolve this.

My first through was to change his lan to 192.168.51.X or something similar but is there another way around this as doing that would create a lot of disruption on his network.

Creating a static route might also work but this laptop may be used on the network when he is in the office which may create other problems.

I'm sure other people have come across this so I am very interested to know your solution

FYI: the vpn software has subnet as the remote address range
Question by:Sid_F
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    You need to change his network office IP scheme.  It is a common problem when you use a commonly used network scheme.  My predecessor at work setup our lan to be 192.168.2.X/24.  I ran into the same problem as you, but 192.168.2.X/24 is atleast a lot less used than or  

    Unless I'm missing something, which I highly doubt, your firt though to change his lan IP to 192.168.51.X is the only solution you really have.
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    oops, I meant first thought, not firt though.  sorry
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    Author Comment

    Thats Great. At least I know I'm going in the right direction. Thanks

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