Windows – when vpn is connected intenet is not accessible

vpnwindows 7

I need vpn to access certain lan. The problem is – when I connect to vpn intenet stop working. But I need to have access to lan and intenet at the same time.
When VPN is connected and I try tracert, I receive "The network is unreachable" message.

Sorry about Russian language below, this is copy-pasted from console:


Трассировка маршрута к []
с максимальным числом прыжков 30:

  1     *        *        *     Превышен интервал ожидания для запроса.
  2  сообщает: Заданная сеть недоступна.

Трассировка завершена.

or after Google Translate:


Tracing route to []
with a maximum of 30 hops:

   1 *** timed out a request. two reports: The specified network is unavailable.

Trace complete.

How can I fix this problem?

Best Answer

  • This was discussed in chat, but for future reference:

    1. Right-click on the VPN and select "Properties"
    2. Select the "Networking" tab
    3. Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)"
    4. Click the "Advanced..." Button
    5. Uncheck "Use default gateway on remote network"
    6. Click OK, OK, OK...

    This is called a "split tunnel", where not all of the traffic is routed through the VPN. Traffic intended for the remote network goes through the VPN, but normal traffic goes through the normal connection.

    The downside is that UDP MULTICAST packets won't be received from the remote network by the client.

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