At my company we have some stupid VPN that when connected, you are disallowed
from changing the network routing tables or enabling/disabling network
adapters. They do this to prevent someone from bridging the WAN to the
Internet, which is good, but but its annoying all the same. At least it was
"just annoying" in the past.
Well guess what, the new AS4 scheme of using this RNDIS network adapter
basically means I cannot connect to the VPN to retrieve my Exchange server
data, and then sync that data to my PDA. The instant I connect or disconnect
the USB cable, VPN drops. I tried to connect PDA first, then dialup the VPN
but then what happens is that the activesync connection disconnects when the
Can anyone think of a workaround? I tried the stuff mentioned in the AS4
troubleshooting guide where it talks about VPNs but this is not applicable to
mine because there is not an extra...whatever to uncheck in the RNDIS driver.
I can uncheck MS client or TCP/IP but that breaks sync. The VPN has its
own virtual network adapter, it does not seem to work the same way as what
the MS article is referring to.
I don't know what kind of VPN we have, it seems to be a blend of PPTP and
some custom stuff.