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VPN to office network via DSL (WinME)

By AdL ·
I installed DSL on my home pc (WinME).
I tried setting up a VPN connection to my office network. When I make a connection to my ISP using the DSL connection and then try to make the VPN connection to the office I get the following error: "The modem is being used by another connection for dial-up networking. Break the other connection and then try again."
I asked my ISP's tech support about this and they said that I would have to try to define a second 'Microsoft VPN adapter' under Settings | Network, but I don't know how (and I don't know if this will solve the problem).
Note: I CAN use the VPN connection to the office when I connect to the internet via regular 56k dial-up modem, but obviously I want to take advantage of the speed of DSL.
Both DSL & office's VPN connection settings use the VPN-adapter as connection device.
What is the correct way of setting this up?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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by curlergirl In reply to VPN to office network via ...

I'm not sure why your DSL connection would be using the VPN adapter. There are a number of different ways this could be set up, though, depending upon what hardware and software you're using for the DSL connection. Normally, the DSL modem is connected to a NIC in your PC and then there is some sort of software that is used to send your user ID and password information to the DSL provider. If you could give more information on how your DSL modem is set up and how the connection is configured, I might be able to offer more help.

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by mphoffar In reply to VPN to office network via ...

It sounds like your local support provided you a separate VPN client totally independent of your operating system.

You should be able go into the settings of the VPN and poke around and find the adapter it uses and change it to your DSL adpter or ethernet Card (whichever your DSL uses) or specify no connection to assume that there's already an internet connection there and it's not going to care what it uses.

If you go into your internet options and then connection tab and click setup, you can setup a VPN connection, but you'll need things like the addresses of the concentrator (where you connect to) and possibly a username and password to get through that before you actually authenticate onto your office network. You'll proboblywant to contact your local support at your office for specific settings if you want to configure a VPN connection with the ME network wizard.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by AdL In reply to VPN to office network via ...

Thank you for your response, but regretably I am "non the wizer"...

As I mentioned in my initial post: I have successfully set up a VPN connection to my office, but I can only use it when I use my 56k dial-up modem (not when I use my DSL connection because the DSL connection is configured to use the VPN-adapter).

My ISP did not provide me with a separate VPN client - I use the standard Windows VPN defined under Control Panel | Software | Windows Setup | Communication. Installing this component placed a 'Microsoft VPN-adapter' to the Network components (Control Panel | Network).

If, based on this information, you are able to offer any more advice, I would really appreciate hearing it.

Thank you!

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by AdL In reply to VPN to office network via ...

The instructions that came with my do-it-yourself DSL kit specified that I should set up a VPN connection to make a connection to my ISP.
DSL modem: Alcatel Speed Touch Home
NIC: UNEX ND010 Ethernet/Fast Ethernet PCI Bus
The DSL modem is connected to the network card.
The connection to my ISP uses the VPN adapter for which I had to specify an IP-address "NN.N.N.NNN pc1" and under Network using TCP/IP protocol (server assigned IP/DNS/WINS).
My office VPN connection is set up basically thesame way, but obviously with a different IP address and log-on credentials.
My ISP did not offer an alternative to setting up my connection other than as a VPN.
Please let me know if there is any more information you need to understand the set-up better.

Thanks in advance for further advice you may have to offer.

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