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Windows 7: VPN Connection Issues in Windows 7

12 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
VPN Connection Issues in Windows 7

Recently, there are some problem regarding my VPN connectivity. At first, I try to connect my computer onto VPN by using the Windows built-in PPTP connection. The connection was successful, but I can't surf to any websites. When I'm looked into the connection status, it shows the VPN connection were not receiving bytes.

Same problem goes to the VPN connection that I have made using the OpenVPN. When the both VPN connection was disconnected, the Internet connectivity smooth as usual.

May I know what happened with my VPN connection? Hope that someone help me in this issues.

Thank you.

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12 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

I may not understand entirely what your VPN setup is or exactly why you expect to be able to get to the Internet (i.e. use IP at all) when you have a VPN connection established, but in my experience that is exactly what WILL happen when you have a VPN connection established.

I don't know anything about what you refer to as PPTP built into Windows, but my own VPN experiences deal with 3rd-party secure VPN software products. These include Nortel Contivity Client, Juniper Networks, Big-I5, Citrix, Employee Remote Desktop, etc., all of which involve some form of username and passcode along with a third security value of "token" (e.g. RSA SecurID-generated or Symantec phone app generated new key every 30 seconds). And all of them "shut down" all other IP connectivity from my machine once they establish their secure connections to the target host system.

And when I say "shut down" all IP connectivity, I mean it. I can't get to IP addresses on the Web, I can't get to the other computers on my home LAN which would be accessed through IP addresses via my router, I can't even get to the internal TV tuners on the internal PCIe Ceton InfiniTV card in my PC which are connected to by drivers and software through IP addresses. No IP connection is possible, because that's what VPN does. Only connection to the remote host that VPN connects to is possible.

And, just as you describe, once the VPN connection is terminated, normal full and complete standard IP connectivity returns to the PC. Everything IP is fully operational again.

I would describe the above as "standard procedure". I have no other expectations, if "secure VPN" is to truly be secure. That's exactly how it is designed.

No?? Your previous experience is different?
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