I figured it out thanks to a knowledgebase article. Here is the URL to the
article for those who are interested:
The real trick was to uncheck the "Use Default Gatway..." option in the VPN
> Thanks for you reply, but only my main pptp connection allows me to set
> metric and it is already 1. My VPN connection provides no such option and
> both my IP and DNS addresses are server assigned for VPN.
> I tried playing with some of the other options but nothing made any
> Any other thoughts?
> > --
> > Guy Alexander
> > MCSE instructor
> > Hi-Tech college ISRAEL
> > if yo cannot reach the internet check what ip you are getting from your
> > server and if your work network is connected to the internet if
> > everything is ok .on the problem cleant machine change the metric of the
> > interface so it will have anumber higher numericaly than the ppp
> > to the internet.
> > i hope that will solve the problem ,cause the client will try to find
> > on the internet first
> > guy
> > > I have W2K Professional with a DSL modem. I seem to have two problems:
> > > 1) When I am connected to my work network through VPN, I can't access
> > > anything on the internet. All I can access are the systems at work.
> > > 2) At random intervals (especially after I get 404 error when
> > > lose my connection with the internet. The network status is fine and I
> > > DNS resolution, but everything times out.
> > > Any help with either of these problems would be greatly appreciated.
> > > Thanks