VPN connection shows "no internet access"

When I try to access a VPN from my laptop, I get "no internet access" when I look at the connection but it let's me in, however, I cannot see all the folders in my share directory.
foxhelpAsked:
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davorinCommented:
You have not said anything about what VPN you are using.
But try to remove "use the remote gatway" option.
http://www.solo-technology.com/blog/2009/08/14/windows-vpn-tweak-dont-use-remotes-gateway/
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you are using Microsoft PPTP VPN, it is normally not split tunneling by default and you won't have external internet access.

IPsec VPN is normally split tunnel

About your folders:  Map the server\folder by IP address to see if you get access that way.
foxhelpAuthor Commented:
Hi Davorin,
I already did that but still having same issue.

Hi John,

I mapped the server folder by ip address and still only see one folder
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you can connect in, map by IP, but can only see one folder, it would not appear to be a VPN problem.

Delete the VPN profile completely, restart the computer and then make a new VPN Profile. See if that helps.

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foxhelpAuthor Commented:
OK, will try that.  Thanks
davorinCommented:
Can you check the permissions on the folder you see and on others you don't see?
foxhelpAuthor Commented:
All the permissions on the folders are the same.

I deleted the vpn connection, deleted the mapping, rebooted, and re-did the vpn connection and still only seeing 1 directory.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the same computer works locally connected (no VPN) there could be a firewall restriction (although mapping one folder will usually get all).l
davorinCommented:
Are the names of the folders longer than 12 characters or they contain spaces or some other special characters?
foxhelpAuthor Commented:
This was partially the problem. But, it was also that the folders were working offline.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@foxhelp  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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