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Windows 7: Help with VPN access no incoming mail

10 Apr 2010   #1

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Help with VPN access no incoming mail


I have just got a new machine running Win 7. I have an issue with VPN I hope someone can help me with.

When I VPN into my office I can send email from outlook, and browse the web with no issues. Hoever I get no incoming email into outlook on my system. I also ntice at the bottom right on the wireless symbol I have a meesage that says unidentified network and no internet access when I am VPN connected, despite the fact I can send email and browse.

Can anyone help me fix the incoming problem. I have disabled MS firewall and have no other firewall running.

thanks for any help


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10 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Hi Lebroy, Welcome to SevenForums!

It sounds like the VPN is using a default gateway which causes your local machine to use the remote machine's internet access for it's own internet access. In order to stop this, use the solution on the bottom given that you have your company's WINS Servers IP Address(es).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pegasus (MVP)
This usually happens when the subnet at the remote location is the same as the local subnet (e.g. both subnets are 192.168.0). Post again if you need more detailed instructions.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Al Jarvi (MVP)
That sounds like the split tunnel issue. See this Cable Guy article for an explanation including the potential security issues if you enable split tunneling. You can configure the built-in VPN connection to disable that, ie. give you access to the VPN tunnel and the local LAN/internet by UNCHECKING the Use default gateway on remote network checkbox.

The Cable Guy - October 2003
This is the possible solution:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cantabilesoftware
1. Opening properties for the VPN connection
2. Clicking the networking tab
3. Selecting Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and clicking properties
4. Click advanced button
5. On the IP Settings tab, turned off Use Default Gateway on Remote Network.
6. On the WINS tab, entered the IP addresses of your WINS servers in the office.
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