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VPN client intering with DSL

By bill ·
I recently installed a Cicso VPN client on my laptop to access a univerity's network via a wireless connection. Since then, nothing will upload from my DSL connection in my office. The DSL provider think the VPN client is grabbing the outbound data and trying to direct it to the university network. I have stopped the VPN client, but that makes no difference. Is there some setting that is causing this? I have seen some mention about "transparent tunneling" in other discussions; is that involved?

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by mshavrov In reply to VPN client intering with ...

Have you installed just Cisco VPN Client or you installed some additional software (i.e. Integrity Firewall client, etc.).

If it's just Cisco VPN Client, usually you should run it manually to connect to VPN concentrator. So, when you just turn on your laptop, it shouldn't be running and shouldn't prevent you from accessing Ethernet LAN.

In any case, first thing you should try - uninstall Cisco VPN client and any additional software which were installed with it.

Another thing to try - if you have embedded card (if you can not physically disconnect it), try to disable it in the Control Panel. May be you have another hotspot around your office, which keeps your wireless card upand screws up your routing.

If you have additional questions, e-mail me.

Good luck,

Michael Shavrov
CCNP, CCDP, CCSP, MCSE W2K, Security+, CheckPoint CCSA, ...

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