Share VPN with guest machine?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Vincent Fatica, May 15, 2009.

  1. My VPN host is the client end of a Windows VPN. The VPN uses 169.254.1.x; the
    VPC host's LAN IP (which the guest can reach) is 192.168.1.3; and according to
    IPCONFIG, the VPC guest's IP is 192.168.131.65. Can I share the VPN connection
    with a VPC guest machine? Thanks.
     
    Vincent Fatica, May 15, 2009
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  2. | I just install and run the VPN session in the guest OS. I do this every
    |day and it works fine.

    Will the VPC host be able to share it? My VPC host has a VPN connection that is
    as permanent as it can be, often lasting for weeks; that's how I want it.
     
    Vincent Fatica, May 16, 2009
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  3. |I don't know, I have never tried this. You should probably try setting the
    |guest OS to use NAT networking. That way it shares the host connection,
    |whatever that is. Connect your VPN on the host and see if the guest can
    |also connect to your VPN resources. It might work, but then again it might
    |not.

    I tried and it didn't work. But as I said before, the VPN uses 169.254.x.x
    while the home LAN (seen by the guest) uses 192.168.x.x. Perhaps using another
    part of 192.168.x.x for the VPN would help. I'll try when I get the time.

    |I do all my VPN stuff in the guest, leaving the host free to use the
    |internet, etc. without going thru the VPN and the office network.

    If in the VPN client config, you **do not** specify "Use default gateway on
    network" then the VPN client uses the internet normally (not going through the
    VPN).
     
    Vincent Fatica, May 16, 2009
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