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I have a VPN connection set up using the Cisco VPN Client, and whenever I connect to it I lose my internet connection. This is the first time I have used this software, all previous VPNs I have used have been setup through Windows and I can uncheck the 'use remote gateway' box in the TCP-IP properties box to get around this.

Is there a similar option in the Cisco Client that I am missing? I am running on Windows 7 32 bit

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The nature of the VPN connection from the Cisco device at the remote location is to tunnel all traffic for routing by the remote location. This includes your Internet traffic which is then denied by the remote router.

You will need the VPN administator at the remote location to enable split tunneling. Assuming that the network doesn't conflict with your local address pattern (which is most likely 192.x) then you should be good to go.

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If your are using it for a specific IP range, you can try adding static routes via command prompt and deleting the default route. That will work but it may require a little manual route modification.

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See here, I tried something like that, but it won't work so easily... maybe you get an idea? superuser.com/questions/380852/trick-out-cisco-vpn-with-routes –  BeowulfOF Jan 21 '12 at 12:13
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When a remote user connects to the a secure gateway, the VPN Client can receive a web browser proxy setting from the secure gateway and then change the web browser proxy configuration of the user to operate within the organization's environment. This setting is in effect only while the user is connected to the secure gateway. When the user disconnects, the VPN Client automatically changes the browser proxy of the PC to its original setting.

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IS there any way to circumvent that? –  AndrejaKo Jul 28 '10 at 8:49
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