Has anyone installed VPN on their Windows 10 PC with SSDR 1.10.8 BETA?

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I added PureVPN to my Windows 10 Computer today and it works fine - but SSDR 1.10 no longer starts.  The Flex model and icon never appear in the left start panel.  I suspect the VPN function has broken the network connection to the Flex 6700.  I have no idea of how to troubleshoot and repair this.  Help Please.  
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Les Tucker K6ZF

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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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Use windows to restore to the point before you installed the VPN software.

http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/compu...

73,

Mack
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Jim Gilliam

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Does pure VPN assign an I/P address consistent with the router...that is if your router address is 192.168.1.1 do it assign an address 192.168.1.xx(x)?
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Les Tucker K6ZF

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Yes, PureVPN  is consistent with the IP address of the router
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Chris DL5NAM

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Yes, but you will have 2 IP's on your Remote Client. One from where you start net and one from your target net.

Means for example: you start your Laptop at any Hotel and you get a IP like xxx.xxx.xxx.x , then you start a VPN tunnel to your home network and your home router has 192.168.1.1 then you get for your notebook also a 192.168.1.xx address. 
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Jim Gilliam

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I am referring to the address the remote router assigns to the remoting client. Sounds like it should  work but I would double check that. I have OpenVPN on my Linksys 1900ACS rouiter. Unfortunately, it does not assign the same I/P address as those on the NET. However, Softether does and works very well. If you get the problem resolved I hope you will post what the solution was.


Good luck,


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Rick - W5FCX

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Make certain that the Pure VPN isn't changing your default gateway default. You want to operate in what is known as "split tunnel" mode, where the VPN allows you to connect to the remote network, without using the remote network's default gateway.

Just a guess as to what might be occurring, as it's common when setting up L2TP VPN connections on Windows.  Google "windows vpn default gateway" for details to see if that's the issue.
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Jim Gilliam

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How does a VPN service change the gateway address? I was always under the assumption the gateway address was controlled by the router. I am not arguing, I just find your statement very interesting. I don't think I have ever seen a situation where my gateway address was not 192.168.1.1.


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Rick - W5FCX

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In windows by default when you connect via L2TP VPN it uses the remote LAN default gateway, which isn't always obvious.

https://www.stevejenkins.com/blog/201...
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Les Tucker K6ZF

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Thanks for all responses.  Unfortunately I understand Network issues about as well as I understand nuclear fusion. Les - K6ZF
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Rick - W5FCX

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Les,

How about we jump on a screen share session and I will have a look at your system with you to see if I can figure anything out.  No guarantees I can, but I'm willing to try.

If you're interested, shoot me an email: rick (at) w5fcx (dot) net.

Rick, W5FCX
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Jim Gilliam

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I agree. It is one of the subjects where the authors, etal, try to impress rather than express. It can't be that hard, but the subject is inundated with abbreviations, acronyms, techie dazzlement, etc. Unfortunately to understand it, you have to work in the profession, or try to find a good course to build up your knowledge slowly.


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Les Tucker K6ZF

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Ha ha that is so true, Jim.  Something like " HTTP - Oh, you don't know what that means?"  The abbreviations are rampant.