Using Expedition over a VPN connection

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Using Expedition over a VPN connection

I am trying to get Expedition to work over a VPN connection. I have VMware Workstation 12 player installed on my laptop and have Expedition installed and upgraded to 1.0.94. I connect with Cisco VPN client but when I try to launch the expedition program it will not load until I disconnect the VPN session. If I disconnect from the VPN session Expedition will load and run fine except, of course, I cannot access any of the PAN devices since I must be VPN'd in to get access to them.

 

My question is: How do I get the VMware workstation virtual NIC (ens33) to tie to the VPN interface connection. It seems like the vNIC is tying to the physical NIC and I cannot get it to tie to the VPN interface. I tried changing the IP address on the vNIC (ens33) to an IP address on the DHCP segment that is issued when I connect to the VPN and added a default route but had no success with that. Has anyone successfully been able to connect and run Expedition over a VPN or is it only workable when direct connected to the LAN? Is there a method to set the VMware Workstation Player connection to tie to the VPN interface?

 

When I am setting directly on the LAN I have no problems running Expedition when it uses the physical NIC on my laptop. I can also run it without issues when I disconnect the VPN and am setting directly on my private LAN.

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Re: Using Expedition over a VPN connection

It is not possible to run Expedition or any VM and associate it with VPN connection that is running on the host device. That is because Cisco Anyconnect will not let multiple machines on through the same connection. You would have to run VPN from within the VM to actually accomplish that. That would be your best course of action. I have researched this extensively.
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Re: Using Expedition over a VPN connection

Thanks very much. I appreaciate the help and advise.

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