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I am connecting to a VPN server.  within the options, i selected "send all traffic over vpn connection."

after i connect, i get an address from the VPN server.  however, i need to ping 192.168.1.x - it is not going over my VPN connection.  instead, it seems to be hitting my router and failing to ping or connect to the other end.  if i use an address outside of 192.168.1.x, it will go to through the vpn connection without a problem.

what can i do within my router (verizon fios) or my OS X system?

thanks.
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by:strung
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The problem you describe is usually caused by having the Mac's local LAN use the same subnet as the office server. If, for instance the office server is 192.168.1.1 and the Mac is on a local LAN on the subnet 192.168.1.x, the Mac VPN client will not know whether to direct 192.168.1.1 to the local or remote LAN.

The solution is to change the subnet of the local LAN to something different, say 192.168.5.x.

If that doesn't solve your problem, see my accepted solution in this thread:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Apple_Operating_Systems/OS_X/Q_28070678.html
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by:freezingHot
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i followed your link - when i open my network settings, on the left hand side i have ethernet, wi-fi, vpn, and bluetooth.  when i connect to the vpn, it moves from last to third, but i can't drag it up to the top.

i'll have to look on changing the subnet on the local router... was hoping i could change a routing table or something of the sort.

thanks.
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by:freezingHot
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i see now how to drag it up using the gear... unfortunately, that didn't help.
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In that case, you will have to change the subnet on the local LAN. Use something like 192.168.5.x.
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