I have a Home VPN setup (PPTP) using the built-in Windows 7 VPN services on my home desktop. (Created a new incoming connection as a VPN, gave access to one user)
On my laptop, I have a new connection setup to connect to the Home VPN. If I'm on the same LAN as the host Home VPN, I must enter in it's LAN IP address; if I connect my laptop to the internet via cellular tethering from my smartphone, I obviously must enter the host Home VPN server's public IP address.
When do so in either situation, I can connect to the VPN but access to the internet is not allowed (eg: no connection can be establish to any website).
Port 1723 is forwarded on the host Home VPN computer (for PPTP access) and its BitDefender 2012 firewall has been disabled as part of the troubleshooting process. Any ideas?
SEMI-SOLVED: On the client computer, open up the properties for the VPN. Go to the Networking Tab. Click on the IPv4 Protocol. Click Properties. Then in the new dialog box, click Advanced. Uncheck "Use default gateway on remote network". This allows access to the Internet but my IP not the same as my host Home VPN. The whole point of the VPN is to route traffic through it.