Here's my scenario, can Synergy with with this. I have a Windows PC and Mac on the same Router/network. But the Windows PC is nearly always connected to my work via VPN. The Mac is not connected to work. Can Synergy still work even with one PC on VPN (basically directed to another network, although physically connected to the same network as the Mac)? Is there anything specific I'd need to do to get them to work?
asked 01 Jun '11, 19:00
Your question is more a network question than a Synergy question, however it is valid and I shall address it. You cannot typically have a VPN session connected and be able to use your LAN, there are special cases where you can, such as the CISCO SSL VPN client will allow you to use your LAN while connected to the VPN, but this is a setting that has to be enabled on your client side, and on the server side, and most network administrators are typicaly reluctant to enable it for obvious security reasons.
There is another way to be connected to both, you must have 2 nic's. You will give them both different IP addresses, they will have the same subnet mask, however ONLY 1 WILL HAVE A GATEWAY ADDRESS, the one that has the gateway address is typically the one that your vpn client will choose to use. The other's gateway address should remain blank, if you do this, you should be able to connect to local resources and to your vpn at the same time. I could go into detail about how if you have more than one gateway specified that your computer will get "confused", but unless your going to be a network administrator you probably don't need to know why.
answered 14 Jun '11, 22:34