2.1.6 beta 6 addresses this issue, so please install this version and ignore the rest of the comments below.
Ok, so I am big support of ShrewSoft VPN Client and I am also a user of VMWare Workstation. However, I have found an incompatibility between the two.
I tell everyone here at work to use ShrewSoft VPN Client on their Windows 7 64 bit clients. However, they are all running VMWare as well. So I feel it is my responsibility to also inform them of this issue that was found by one of my coworkers.
Well, a strange problem is seen on VMWare Guests running on a host with ShrewSoft VPN Client installed. No DNS requests are going out for the Guest. A DNS Request never leaves the host.
I seached the following term on the VMWare forums: DNS Bridged
The following VMWare Community discussion appeared:
DNS Name Resolution using a bridged network connection not working
If you stop the ShrewSoft DNS Proxy Daemon, then the issue goes away.
Also, this is not really a reason to stop using ShrewSoft VPN. There is a post about Cisco’s VPN Client firewall causing the same issue.
Problems with networking using Workstation 7