I have several laptop users (including myself), using Windows XP Pro, who periodically encounter connectivity issue on some public/shared wireless networks. In most cases, we can connect to wireless and then connect using the VPN without issue, but not always. We use Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2003. Does anyone know why this would be?
My understanding was that if the unit itself is part of the domain and has permission to VPN into the domain, it shouldn't matter where the wireless signal comes from, but this clearly isn't true.
Also, in relation to this issue, one employee said her friend said to add the wireless network's gateway to the host file, but I don't entirely know what this means, how to do this, or if that's an appropriate solution.