Client VPN not working without default gateway

RaulC
Conversationalist

Client VPN not working without default gateway

Hello everybody,
I set a client VPN configuration on a Meraki MX84 gateway, which mostly is used on windows 10 clients. I want to configure the Windows VPN client to NOT use the default gateway on the remote network which is working fine but I can't access the remote resources anymore(VM's from the on-premise network).
This option is important for us because I don't want all the network traffic to be routed through the Meraki gateway (like web traffic, youtube, etc. other activities that consume bandwidth). Due to the work-from-home program the load of the network band is pretty large so is this option available?

 

Many thanks for your support!
Raul

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KarstenI
Kind of a big deal

It should work by specifying the Split-Tunnel networks in your configuration. How did you configure it? If not already done this way, try the script from @PhilipDAth:

https://www.ifm.net.nz/cookbooks/meraki-client-vpn.html

Another option would be to migrate to MX version 16 and use AnyConnect. There you can control these settings from the dashboard.

RaulC
Conversationalist

I already split the tunnel, check the attached image. After I unchecked the * Use the default gateway, the internet is working well, but I'm not able to access the local resources or internal IPs. At this moment I would like to configure these setting on the existing VPN client because the entire company is using the same connection settings, only if is not working at all I will try to find other solutions, like Cisco Anyconnect.

 

Thanks.


 vpn tunnel split.PNG

PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

You'll want to use my tool that @KarstenI linked to.

 

If you do it that way using the GUI, then you'll need to add routes each time you connect for your remote network.

RaulC
Conversationalist

Hi @PhilipDAth my plan is to keep the VPN client from Windows because the company is Microsoft based and it's easier for all users. 

It's there a way to keep using the same vpn client and the routes&credentials to be saved in the connection settings? It's very uncomfortable to retype the routes and credentials every time you want to use the vpn tunnel (sometimes 3-4 times per day).

 

Thanks

PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

Use the VPN wizard posted by @KarstenI  above to create the VPN.  It does the routes automatically.

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