How To Use Local Internet Connection To Access Internet While Still Connected with VPN

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Possible Duplicate:
How can I make the Windows VPN route selective traffic (by destination network)?

I need to connect to VPN for work purposes, but I want to be able to use my own internet connection for downloads and general web browsing. I’m using Windows 7, is this possible?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

All connections to “unknown” IP’s (anything on your subnet is “known”) will go via whatever is setup as your gateway, which after connecting to a VPN is usually via the VPN.

So, you just need to adjust your VPN settings to not provide a gateway so that you return to using your LAN gateway.

However, this might break some or all of your VPN services.

Method 2

when you make the vpn connection, in it’s properties is a setting similar to “use this connection as default gateway” – that’ll route all traffic over the vpn link. Uncheck that and you’re good to go.

Method 3

yes, you need to check what is your gateway, when connect to a VPN.

What type of VPN you connect to ?
Microsoft VPN, Cisco VPN, OpenVPN, What kind of vpn connection ?

Method 4

How To Use Local Internet Connection To Access Internet While Still Connected with VPN has exact steps to do what @DMA57361 said.

Basically you need to go to network connections, open the VPN connection's properties, open the properties of the IPv4 item, click advanced and untick “Use Default Gateway On Remote Network”

Method 5

Maybe, but probably not. You basically need two network connections, one that is tunneled through to your work, and one that is wide open to the world. One option to achieve this might be to use the XP virtual machine, if your version of Win7 supports it. The VPN software that I was provided with for work would not install on Win7, and so I had to install it on the virtual machine. As far as I can tell, the tunnel only exists for the (entire) virtual machine, not my host machine connection, however I have not done a route trace to verify this.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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