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Re: [Openvpn-users] wireless NIC route issue

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] wireless NIC route issue
  • From: James Yonan <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 12:11:00 -0700 (MST)

On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, Michael W Peters wrote:

> Hello, I have a problem and maybe you can help...
> I have a Dell C640 laptop with a 3COM 3C920 NIC RJ45, 
> and a Dell TrueMobile 1150 wireless NIC.
> The laptop is running XP Pro SP1, using OpenVPN 1.6.0
> I install the OpenVPN software and it all works Great,
> I can use the VPN software on both the RJ45 cable with the 3COM
> NIC and with the wireless NIC.
> But when I reboot the computer, the 3COM NIC still works 
> with the VPN software, but the wireless NIC does not.
> With the wireless NIC, the VPN software overwrites the default
> gateway IP address that the access point is giving out, with
> the gateway IP address from the TAP-win32 NIC settings.
> I have installed the lastest BIOS for the computer, and have the
> current wireless NIC drivers and client software all from Dell.
> If I uninstall the VPN software and then reinstall it it works
> again with the wireless NIC, till the next reboot.
> So, what is going on with the VPN software and the wireless NIC?

The problem may be that when a new network adapter is added (including
virtual adapters like TAP-Win32), Windows always puts it at the top of
the list of existing NICs.

Try changing the NIC ordering in the Network Connections panel, Advanced 
menu, Advanced settings.


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