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VPN clients can't see local subnet

By joemoran ·
I've got a branch office with a shared internet connection, through which I have users accessing the main office via a PPTP VPN. (NT4 RAS server, DUN client)

Thing is, most of the clients are Windows 98, and when they are connected to the VPN, they cannot see or access any resources (i.e. printers) on the local subnet. First I thought it was a browsing or WINS resolution issue, but I can't even ping the local subnet. Get off the VPN, and they can see the local subnet again.

However, my Windows 2000 clients can access local resources just fine when simultaneously connected to the VPN.

What gives? Anyone know of a fix or workaround?

Thanks!

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by NetTek In reply to VPN clients can't see loc ...

Check out section 5.3 "Default Routing to Remote TCP/IP Networks", at the web page below. It explains how Win 95 has a routing limitation when using PPTP to access remote networks. In your case, you are trying to access both your LAN and a remote network. Win95 will only use the default gateway of the most recent connection (i.e. your VPN gateway), and thus will search for local resources on your remote subnet.

NOTE: There should be no spaces in the link below.


http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloads/contents/WURecommended/S_WUNetworking/dun13win95/releasenotes.asp

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