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So whenever I connect either my Windows 7 computer, or Windows Server 2008 R2 server to an SSTP VPN running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, I lose internet connection. One suggestion I got was, on the client side, open the VPN properties, go to Networking, IPv4, Advanced, DNS tab, and uncheck "Register this connection's address in DNS". But even with doing that, I still don't have much of an internet connection to browse the web or ping a website such as Google.

Any idea what I can do to fix this?


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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Are you routing all the traffic in the tunnel? That could be your problem.

This could solve your problem...

The answer that was accepted seemed a plausible solution to what you are describing.

You can turn off taking over your entire connection by going to the properties of the VPN, Networking tab, "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" properties, Advanced, untick "Use default gateway on remote network". This may or may not leave a route to depending on the VPN server's setup. If it doesn't, you'll have to manually add the route each time, although you could put it in a batch file.

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Woo, worked like a dream. Thanks much mate. – Chiggins Apr 18 '11 at 20:23
Thanks a lot ! This is so trivial, though I had to go through dozens of pages to find this one. – Luk Sep 6 '12 at 20:58

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