[vpn-help] Connecting via ShrewSoft VPN client means no LAN internet access (Windows 7 64 bit) - any advice please

kevin vpn kvpn at live.com
Thu Apr 28 22:27:29 CDT 2011

On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:17:02 +0100 (BST)
Daniel Humphreys <dan_humphreys at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Kevin
> Thank you for the advice.
> I tried exactly as you said and it doesn't seem to work.  Adding the
> exclude and include means I can still connect to the remote network
> using the VPN client but I still lose my LAN connection and internet
> access (i.e. I am no longer able to connect or ping another license
> server hosted on my local network).  As soon as I disconnect from the
> VPN I can successfully ping the local LAN machine I need as well and
> connect to it straight away...

Hi Daniel,

DNS/WINS might be a problem, as the remote network may be pushing you
their name servers.  When you try to ping hosts on your local LAN when
connected to the VPN, are you doing it by hostname or by IP address?

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