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windows 2003 VPN setup problem

I created Incoming connection in my windows 2003 server
and I created VPN connection on another computer and can connect to VPN smoothly but problem is when
i connect then go to Internet to  browse a website it doesn't show anything and i can't ping any website please
help me to solve this problem
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computerstores3
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computerstores3
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
There is a security feature in the VPN client that blocks local connections to protect the office network. You can disable this if you wish. To do so go to:
control panel | network connections | right click on the VPN/Virtual adapter and choose properties | Networking | TCP/IP properties | Advanced | General | un-check  "Use default gateway on remote network"
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Also, with a VPN, the local and remote networks must use a different subnet. For example if the office uses 192.168.0.x then the remote site needs to use something like 192.168.1.x. If you haven't done this the Windows VPN will work, but when you disable the gateway option you may find some services will not work properly due to routing issues.
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computerstores3Author Commented:
thanks but my problem is when i go to showmyip.com I see my IP not Server IP
i want to use my server and VPN as a proxy server please advice.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
So you are saying you want to force the VPN client to access the Internet through the VPN and VPN server site's Internet connection? If that is the case enabling (checking)  the "use default gateway option should force that. It is intended to only allow the client to connect to any other device through the tunnel. Unless, you have a second network adapter connected to the Internet on the VPN client.
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computerstores3Author Commented:
I have purchased a Windows server 2003 on net
and now i created one Accept Incoming connections
then
i log ined to my own windows and created a VPN connection to my server
i put server ipo and username pass and log in
everything is fine
but when i hit internet browser it's my IP not my server IP
i want to use my server IP you know what i mean for secure connection.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
You are sure the VPN is working properly? You can open files on the server I assume?
I am not sure where the extra security is with this configuration as you are exposing the server to the Internet rather than the workstation, unless you have a true proxy server set up to control traffic.

However, try the following:
Make sure the "use default gateway" option is checked, connect to the VPN server, at a command line run    route print  and post the results here. If you are not familiar with exporting the results enter:
  route  print  >c:\result.txt
then locate the file and copy and paste the results here. Perhaps we can locate the problem.
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computerstores3Author Commented:
===========================================================================
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 11 f5 94 d9 78 ...... Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
0x3 ...00 0f b0 a0 60 04 ...... Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
0x280006 ...00 53 45 00 00 00 ...... WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
===========================================================================
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
          0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0      192.168.0.1   192.168.0.103        26
          0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0     192.168.1.51    192.168.1.51        1
           MYIP    255.255.255.255      192.168.0.1   192.168.0.103        25
        127.0.0.0        255.0.0.0        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1        1
      192.168.0.0    255.255.255.0    192.168.0.103   192.168.0.103        25
    192.168.0.103  255.255.255.255        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1        25
    192.168.0.255  255.255.255.255    192.168.0.103   192.168.0.103        25
     192.168.1.51  255.255.255.255        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1        50
    192.168.1.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.1.51    192.168.1.51        50
     192.168.50.0    255.255.255.0     192.168.50.1    192.168.50.1        30
     192.168.50.1  255.255.255.255        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1        30
   192.168.50.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.50.1    192.168.50.1        30
        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0    192.168.0.103   192.168.0.103        25
        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0     192.168.50.1    192.168.50.1        30
        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0     192.168.1.51    192.168.1.51        1
  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255    192.168.0.103   192.168.0.103        1
  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.1.51    192.168.1.51        1
  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.50.1               3        1
  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.50.1    192.168.50.1        1
Default Gateway:      192.168.1.51
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
  None
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
It appears to me that the 192.168.0.103 adapter is making the VPN connection to the 192.168.1.0 remote network. However, I suspect the 192.168.50.1 adapter is making the Internet connection if your Internet traffic is not being routed to the remote network. Is that possible.? What is that NIC connected to.
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computerstores3Author Commented:
I am just managing this server I can brows web in the server through remote access but with VPN Not .
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scrathcyboyCommented:
PLEASE UNDERSTAND CLEARY --

It is a fundamental violation of security of the VPN -- the VPN is a secure connection,  The web is a totally NOT-secure connection.  Therefore the web browser STOPS you from browsing the web while connected to a VPN, and also stops you from browsing the web THROUGH the VPN.  The reason is simple --
1. here is your VPN with 128 bit encryption trying to stop outside hacking of secure VPN private data.
2.  here you are, on the backend of your computer browsing the internet it TOTALLY unsecured mode.
3.  Here comes hacker, he hacks into your browser on the backend, and gets control of your computer...
4.  but guess what, you are connected to a VPN!!!  WOW, you made this hackers day, now he can kill you..
5. so he uses you web prowser to hack into your VPN and destroy all the files on all systems on your VPN.
6.  congratulations, your desire to browse the web while you are connected to your VPN destroyed the entire office network, you lost everything, and this hacker is laughing all the way to the met factory.

PRINCIPLE -- you cannot use an INSECURE connection while you are connected to a very SECURE (VPN) connection.  The browser makers have figured this out, and decide, it is just NOT worth the risk to you.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
computerstores3, is this by any chance the same topic as:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21858080.html#16726782
The timing and the question are very similar. If so you cannot have more than one account, and the intent of your questions sounds like it may not be totally honest and perhaps immoral.
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computerstores3Author Commented:
No one can help ?
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computerstores3Author Commented:
I don't undsetand I haven't paid twice to open two account that's not my question and I don't understand you don't know how to solve a problem you say it's immoral which section is immoral using my own server as VPN connection ?
God bless.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
The "immoral" part is it appear you are trying to disguise your IP.
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computerstores3Author Commented:
it's my server and my internet so whats wrong ?
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computerstores3Author Commented:
I am sorry for people pretending as Expert and can't be helpful and talk words such as ethic probably they were taught these things at kinder garden I solved this issue
just go to following screen shot i took and if you are smart you get what i did http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3299/rd10nj.png 
for last part if you have any idea on how to solve connection issue
please share because i am now facing this problem that not more than one people can't log in

cheers
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