After you connect to your corporate network via the Nortel VPN, use the
IPCONFIG utility to view your Connection specific DNS entries. I'll bet that
when you cannot make the connection to your network resource there is NO
entry present. when you repeatedly start and stop the Nortel VPN Client you
will eventually get a Connection Specific DNS entry. This has been a problem
with the Nortel VPN Client and XP and they have released a new version
(V04_15.06) which was suppose to eliminate the problem. It still has the
problem but appears to make the correct connection most of the time.
FYI: In my case without a proper Connection Specific DNS my corporate E-MAIL
will not work correctly (Lotus NOTES), however I am still able to pass files
> > Sorry James it shows how tired I am by frday. If the emulator is at a
> > remote location and he needs access to it via his VPN the NON SPT will
> > This is atleast how I read his question. If the emulator is at home he
> > run NetBUI or better IPX/SPX for his home LAN. There's nothing wrong
> > Split tunneling however on the Nortel side all of the WAN traffic goes
> > the CES box and then get rerouted if it isn't on that subnet. Symantec
> > Checkpoint route non subnet traffic stright from the client, just a FYI.
> > > ICC, Dave L. asked the question.
> > > I know all about split tunneling. If this is the case, and if the
> > > doesn't allow it (which he shouldn't) then the only option for the
> > > alternative protocols or disabling VPN.
> > > > John tell your CES admin to make a NON split tunnel profile for you
> > your
> > > > group. This will force everything down the tunnel and the lag
> > be
> > > > an issue. I can't really give details about this but it does work
> > most
> > > > issues like this.
> > > > > I read this several time and I think you're trying to do this.
> > > > > Connect to your corporate LAN via VPN AND access your Home LAN
> > resources.
> > > > > If this is so, you probably can't because once the VPN is enabled,
> > admin
> > > > > probably has you locked down.
> > > > > There are ways around this, one is that you'll need to use an
> > alternative
> > > > > protocol on your Home LAN (ie. none IP).
> > > > > > I connect with the Nortel Extranet Access Client version 4.12.03
> > > > > > my Linksys wireless router BEFW11S4 v.2 on my DSL connection on
> > > > > > home pc with Windows XP Pro. I can connect immediately with the
> > Nortel
> > > > > > client but when I try to access an emulator, it has no
> > > > > > have to right click on the VPN connection and disable it, then
> > > > > > back on over and over until I finally get a "real" connection
> > can
> > > > > > get logged onto my emulator for work.
> > > > > > Once I am connected (after about 10-15 tries) I can successfully
> > > > > > drives to my corporate servers and use all the network
> > > > > > I have tried the Extranet Access client versions 4.10 thru 4.15,
> > > > > > it's the same thing.
> > > > > > Any ideas? I'm not very good at networking and just trying to
> > > > > > there is something I might be able to do so I get a good VPN
> > > > > > connection for my emulator on the first try. I suspect it may
> > > > > > something to do with the wireless router, but I'm not sure.
> > > > > > Thanks!
> > > > > > Dave
> > > >I do run the emulator on my pc at home. It's IBM Personal
> Communications. Somtimes I get a connection in the emulator on the
> first try (when I bring up the EAC) but most of the time I bring up
> the EAC and it says I am connected and the emulator or corporate
> intranet sites say no. So i right click and disconnect from the EAC
> and then connect it again and over and over until I finally get the
> connection on my emulator.