I have a Windows 7 laptop that connects to a network with a VPN.
As soon as the laptop connects to the VPN, it becomes unreachable by its physical IP address.
The instant it disconnects, it becomes reachable again.
In other words, if I ping the laptop forever (by IP address) from a different machine in its physical network, it will reply.
The instant I connect the laptop to the VPN, it stops replying.
The instant I disconnect the laptop from the VPN, it starts replying again.
This is not a name resolution issue.
Why is this happening?
Is there a workaround?
EDIT: I believe that Windows 7's Virtual WiFi (which the laptop supports) might help here, but I haven't found any documentation.