Windows Vista computer connects to VPN but DNS doesn't work?
Posted on 2008-10-17
My company has a small office and has a couple of employees that are moving offsite.
The office building they are moving into has given us 3 public ip addresses that are fully routable, and each machine is connected successfully via windows-based VPN.
The problem relates as I see it perhaps to VPN.
Each machine recieves an ip address from the RAS server, when I check the ipconfig of each machine, but the Vista machines cannot ping machines using DNS friendly local names.
I might end up resorting to editing an LMHOST file, but I really would prefer to get this to work correctly and understand it.
One problem that could be causing problems, is the stupid network conenction wizards. When I mouse over the familiar icon of two comptuers in the right hand corner, there is an X over it as if there is something disconnected. I am connected to the internet fine, but it says no connections found. When I go through the wizard to connect to the internet, the only options are Dial-up and Broadband PPPoE that requires username/password. Obviously the comptuer is connected to the internet, but I cannot specify "Connection that is always on" or anything to that extent. The result is when I click Start on the Vista machine and go to Connect, it says no networks are found, even though there is a local area network connection and also a functioning VPN connection. I hate Vista.