FIXED: Error 733 or lost internet connection when connecting a VPN
Internet connection is lost when connected to a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
The following error may also be reported when trying to connect a VPN:
Network Protocol Connection Result
One or more requested network protocols did not connect successfully.
TCP/IP CP connected successfully.
IPX/SPX or compatible CP reported error 733: A connection to the remote computer could not be completed...
The solution to this problem is to change the "Use default gateway on remote network" setting. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Open the Network Connections Control Panel
2. Open the VPN Connection's Properties Dialogue Box
3. Open the Advanced TCP/IP Settings Dialogue Box
4. De-select "Use default gateway on the remote network"
5. Click OK to save settings and close the various open windows
Now Connect the VPN (disconnect and re-connect if it was already connected) and the problem should be solved.
See http://www.brightvisions.co.uk/Latest-Solutions/Error-733-when-connecting-a-VPN.html for more information or detailed steps for this solution.
This solution describes the steps to take in Windows Vista. This solution has also been tested in Windows XP. The steps are very similar in Windows XP.
The VPN is managed from the router (on the server's side) in this case, i.e. not RAS.
Al - IT Support Technician for http://www.brightvisions.co.uk/