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LS_Dragons

Network Setup Question - Need Help

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Here is the situation that Ineed to solve. I have a computer with 2 Network Card on a Windows XP SP1a system. In order to test a potential software solution, I need to be able to connect to the internet and establish a VPN connection at the same time. With 1 NIC, my internet traffic is blocked as soon as I establish the VPN connection. So with 2 NIC's - I want to be able to direct the VPN through NIC #1 and the internet traffic through NIC #2. I have gone through the various wizards and settings, and cannot seem to hit the right setup. Anyone here have any ideas about getting this to work?

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How about using different browsers? :)

Its worth a shot! :rolleyes:

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VPN has nothing to do with browsers. I need to restrict the VPN client to connecting with only 1 of the 2 NIC's and restrict all 'normal' internet traffic to the 2nd NIC.

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My bad... :)

As far as I know, the only machine that should have two NICs is the server that you are connecting two... You should be able to connect with one NIC on your computer! :D

Is your firewall enabled? :rolleyes:

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Here is the situation that Ineed to solve. I have a computer with 2 Network Card on a Windows XP SP1a system. In order to test a potential software solution, I need to be able to connect to the internet and establish a VPN connection at the same time. With 1 NIC, my internet traffic is blocked as soon as I establish the VPN connection. So with 2 NIC's - I want to be able to direct the VPN through NIC #1 and the internet traffic through NIC #2. I have gone through the various wizards and settings, and cannot seem to hit the right setup. Anyone here have any ideas about getting this to work?

ls_dragons

The only way I got this to work was to use a server OS, with windows XP, I always had difficulties due to XP auto bridging the network adapters, even when disabled. Your next option maybe to try a Virtual system and try it that way. I know in ISA Server 2000+ you can assign network adapters fuctions, but in this case it doesn't help.

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So I could achieve my goal with a server OS -- I have access to Windows Server 2003. Would that work? Any suggestions for resources on how to get the set up I need working with that OS?

Thanks

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I always thought that the idea of VPN was to cut off the host pc from all local network traffic. I would expect any VPN software to be able to check for more nics on the host machine and possibly block them too ( well they should do if they don't).

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We had to have "split tunneling" enabled to allow us to browse the Inet while VPN'ing in to the work server.

No, I don't know how-we have a Cisco wizard that babysits our PIX 501.

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