Adam Foisey

VPN kills Synergy connection

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Greetings, I have a 4 monitor (2 computer) setup, and the client computer connects to multiple VPNs throughout the day. Normally I don't have an issue with Synergy, but recently I started working with a company that uses a new VPN (Cisco Anyconnect), and when I connect to it, the Synergy connection between Server/Client gets terminated. If I disable the VPN, Synergy works again. Is there a way I can get around this issue? What information can I provide that will help come to a solution?

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[quote="Adam Foisey"]Greetings, I have a 4 monitor (2 computer) setup, and the client computer connects to multiple VPNs throughout the day. Normally I don't have an issue with Synergy, but recently I started working with a company that uses a new VPN (Cisco Anyconnect), and when I connect to it, the Synergy connection between Server/Client gets terminated. If I disable the VPN, Synergy works again. Is there a way I can get around this issue? What information can I provide that will help come to a solution?[/quote] I have had the same issue. Unfortunately AnyConnect does not usually allow local network connection by default which is needed for Synergy to work. There is a AllowLocalLanAccess setting in Cisco AnyConnect that should help. However your Admin could have disable the option (Which was the case with my employer). I hope this helps!

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From experience with my own job. This can happen if both the VPN and your local network IP ranges are within the same IP range. For example:

 

My home network was: 10.40...

Work VPN was using: 10.0..

 

Once i changed my home network to: 192.168...

It started working fine.

 

Check both your computer IP and VPN IP, see if they are the same in such a way.

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