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Can't Connect to the Internet ...This is counter-intuitive setting when your local adaptor is set (in Vista) to local access and Internet, and the remote VPN is set to local only, but ...
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"Stratus42" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org ups.com...
I have a wireless broadband connection and I'm using Windows Vista
Business. Occasionally I need to connect to a remote network using a
Now in the good ole' days when I was using XP-pro - I simply
connected to the VPN, mapped the drive, transferred the files I needed
to transfer, and didn't worry about it.
Now - I connect to the VPN, map the drive, transfer the files.. but
wait! while the VPN is active, I can't check my email, use MSN
Messenger, or Skype, or check any internet pages ! .. It's like I've
lost my internet use entirely. Only the VPN works..
this never used to be the case, I could receive new instructions on
my email, make changes and then upload my changes with the vpn no
Now, I need to disconnect the vpn connection, check email, find
changes, modify the file.. then quickly connect to the vpn and upload
my files, then quickly disconnect so I can receive any more
instructions over skype/or messenger... they're all cut off from the
internet when the vpn is active.
How can I return to the good old days and keep my internet connection
working, while connected to a vpn???
Thanks for any help