A mysterious issue has just popped up and I can't figure it out. I have been using a very simple Hamachi VPN for months. Just two computers, connected over the internet. WORK-PC is on the company network, my laptop is at home. Until a couple of days ago, this worked fine. If I pinged WORK-PC from home, it would resolve to the Hamachi IP (25.82.xxx.xxx) . If I pinged WORK-PC when connected to the office Wifi, it would resolve to WORK-PC's local IP on the office network (192.168.1.XX). My home network uses 192.168.0.X.
Now, something weird is happening at home. After starting the PC or restarting Hamachi, the first time I ping WORK-PC, it resolves to the Hamachi IP (25.82.xxx.xxx) and WORK-PC responds. If I then ping WORK-PC again only a moment later, it resolves to WORK-PC's local IP address on the work network and cannot be reached. So I have no communicate WORK-PC at all, unless I edit my hosts file or similar.
Here is the ping output...
Pinging WORK-PC [25.82.xxx.xxx] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 25.82.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=128 ...
Ping statistics for 25.82.xxx.xxx: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 20ms, Maximum = 47ms, Average = 27ms
Pinging WORK-PC [192.168.1.XX] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out....
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.XX:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)
Has anyone got any ideas how to resolve this? I'm completely stumped!