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I have connected to a company's VPN connection, and this connection have not a internet connection.

I need to connect to internet. Can I define routes to connect the external traffic to the router home IP? It is possible?

I use GNU/Linux (Ubuntu).

I try to mark "Use this connection only for resources on its network" in VPN connection, but doesn't work the internal connections.

The Rangue IP in my local network: ( The Rangue of IP in my VPN connection (PPP): (

Thanks you.


Destino         Pasarela        Genmask         Indic Métric Ref    Uso Interfaz
default         *              U     0   0        0 ppp0
link-local      *          U     1000   0        0 eth0     *        U     1      0        0 eth0     *      UH    0      0        0 ppp0
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Hmm, don't you have to be connected to the internet in the first place to make use of VPN? Otherwise, you clearly must be at your workplace I guess? – matcheek Aug 6 '13 at 7:10
What show the output of "route"? You can set different routes – kockiren Aug 6 '13 at 7:10
What VPN software do you use? Does it create its own virtual network adapter? – Marcel Waldvogel Aug 6 '13 at 7:16
Yes I am connected to the internet with my home connection. The router IP (gateway) is – user2024475 Aug 6 '13 at 7:17
I use Ubuntu interface (gnome) to config the VPN. No use a software. – user2024475 Aug 6 '13 at 7:22
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If you connect to your VPN you can set on route to a special Host for example with this command:

route add -host dev ppp0

With this command you can set the default Gateway to your local gateway:

route add default gw dev eth0

If there is any other default gateway you can delete it first with:

route del default gw
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which is the order in which the routes are execute in case of overlapping routes? – user2024475 Aug 6 '13 at 10:28
If you have overlapping routes you can set a route for a special network and the default gw match if no other route match. – kockiren Aug 6 '13 at 12:37

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