Virtual private network; a network that connects remote sites or users via the Internet using virtual connections so that devices can communicate as if they were on a private network.

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

I want to use a Windows VPN but only for a particular network, so that it doesn't take over my entire network connection. e.g., Instead of the VPN becoming the default route, make it only the route ...
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How to use one connection to the Internet for VPN and another for accessing other websites?

I have two network cards. If I connect to a network using VPN then to access other websites I have to pass through a proxy server. Is it possible to use my other network card to connect to the ...
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Windows 7 VPN how to not tunnel internet? [duplicate]

I just put windows 7 on my work laptop and im setting it all up like it used to be. But i cant remember what option i changed to stop my internet traffic being tunneled over the VPN connection. I only ...
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Best method of transferring files over internet? [closed]

I have a small server(running Ubuntu 9.10) at my (parent's) house and will be leaving it there once I go to college this fall. Currently I'm using samba to transfer files between computers, but I was ...
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Create shortcut to dial VPN connection in Windows 8

It was easy to create a shortcut that automatically dials a VPN connection in Windows 7 (e.g., see these answers). But if I create that shortcut in Windows 8, double-clicking it opens the Networks ...
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How to safeguard PPTP connection - Windows 7?

There is a computer connecting to a VPN. The network should remain offline, if the machine can't reconnect to the VPN. It should not ever use the normal connection. Only the VPN one. Is there a way ...
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2 Internet connections with VPN

I am connecting to a VPN through my home computer but when I am connected to the VPN I can no longer access the internet on my personal PC. I need to then remote desktop into my PC at work to get ...
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Why does connecting to my work VPN cause my internet to not work?

I VPN to my work, and then I terminal server into my computer. Everything works fine in relation to the VPN access, but locally I can't access the internet. How can I fix this?
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Use VPN connection only for selected application

I have access to a secure VPN (VyprVPN via Giganews) and want to use this for only some applications; not all. For example: If I connect to a VPN I want only the applications Opera and Newsbin to use ...
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What is VPN actually used for?

I've never really understood why VPNs are used. I know it stands for Virtual Private Network, but in simple terms how does it work and what is it used for?
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How To Use Local Internet Connection To Access Internet While Still Connected with VPN [duplicate]

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 ...
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Is it possible to route only a specific application through a VPN?

I've recently purchased a VPN from vpntunnel.se and was wondering if it was possible to use it for specific applications (Firefox, xchat etc) Also i'm having a little trouble setting up the the VPN ...
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When using a VPN, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?

If I'm using a VPN service such as this, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?
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Stop Windows 7 from clobbering one VPN when connecting to a second?

I currently connect to my network drives at work using a VPN. I run Windows 7, updated weekly-ish. (Updates often interrupt me, so I don't have them automatic anymore. I don't suspect this is related, ...
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How to selectively route network traffic through VPN on Mac OS X Leopard?

I don't want to send all my network traffic down to VPN when I'm connected to my company's network (via VPN) from home. For example, when I'm working from home, I would like to be able to backup all ...
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How to force split tunnel routing on Mac to a Cisco VPN

Any one know how to hack the routing table (on a mac) to defeat the forcing of VPN routing for every thing over a cisco VPN? pretty much what I want to do is have only 10.121.* and 10.122.* addresses ...
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How to route internet connection through teamviewer's VPN?

I'm trying to VPN to my home computer using teamviewer. i can connect successfully and can easily see the shared files/folders. But I also want my internet to go through this vpn connection so that I ...
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Bypass VPN for certain apps

I connect to my company VPN for email, intranet, fileshare etc, but when I'm working I also like to listen to Spotify which is blocked through the company network, so I have to disconnect to the VPN ...
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VPN: Does all traffic get routed through the VPN when I am logged in?

If I log into a slow VPN with only a 15k/s connection, when I try to go to kernel.org or some other site to download something, is everything getting routed through that other network? (so my max ...
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on windows 7, vpn'ing to work, how to force all traffic to use VPN?

right now when I connect to my VPN, my internet is served from my home router, but any requests for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx i.e. my works ip range are served via the vpn connection I believe. How can I force ...
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Recommendations for VPN client software for Windows 7?

In my scenario the built-in Windows 7 VPN system isn't able to connect using L2TP. So I would like to find out what people's recommendations are for third-party VPN client software that in ...
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How does anonymous VPN work?

How do these anonymous VPNs work? They say you can browse the web using a different IP address than your own. How does this work? I understand the Virtual Private Network model, I am just confused on ...
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How to set up simple VPN for secure Internet connections over unencrypted Wi-Fi?

I recently moved into an apartment where the complex provides free unencrypted Wi-Fi. The speed is good for my purposes, but I'm not 100% comfortable with all my traffic being sent in the clear, given ...
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How to configure ShrewSoft VPN to connect to Cisco VPN Server?

What are the steps to connect to a Cisco VPN server using the ShrewSoft VPN Client? It's important to note that there are different kinds of Cisco VPN connections: Cisco VPN with pre-shared key ...
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What is the difference between a proxy and a VPN?

There are several service providers out there that allow a user to circumvent firewalls or anonymize their web access. Some of them use proxies, some use VPNs. Most people say that VPNs usually work ...
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Accept incoming L2TP connections on Windows 7

Windows 2003 can be configured as a VPN server that uses L2TP with a preshared key. Windows 7 can be configured to accept incoming VPN connections, presumably using PPTP. Is there a way to configure ...
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How to force only Chrome to send network traffic through VPN connection on Windows 7?

So basically I have connected to a VPN and I want Chrome to use the DNS servers from the VPN network and also send network traffic through that WAN miniport (VPN tunnel). Everything else (Windows ...
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Problem with persistent routes and VPN connection in Windows 7

My home PC has a VPN connection to my office. The office network is firewalled, with a secure zone on 192.168.0.* and a DMZ on 10.0.0.* From outside, www.mycompany.com routes to a public IP - say ...
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How can I force Windows 7 to use specific network adapters per program?

I am using Hamachi VPN. I want to setup Windows 7 to use the Hamachi VPN network adapter for specific software on my system; other softwares should use the regular network adapters. Is this possible ...
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Rerouting local LAN and Internet traffic when in VPN

I'm connecting to a VPN which doesn't allow split tunneling and basically reroutes my Internet traffic through, which is slow. Additionally and more importantly, this also effectively removes my ...
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Cisco VPN stops Windows 7 Browsing

My browsing and other 'internet' activity (dropbox,digsby etc) halts when I connect to a VPN session using Cisco Systems VPN client Version 5.0.04.0300 on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit on my Dell XPS ...
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How to setup a VPN server using Windows Server 2008 R2?

I wanted to setup a VPN connection to my home network, since there are several web services I'd like access to remotely and several computers at home I'd like to RDP into. My router at home is a ...
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Possible to resume download from network drive if it gets disconnected?

I need to download a 10 GB VM file from a network drive. The problem is I periodically need to access a VPN connection which disconnects the network drive. I am not able to resume the download after ...
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How to switch internet connection between regular and VPN

I am connected to the Internet through a wireless router. If I visit http://whatismyipaddress.com, I see my correct IP address. I have now added a VPN connection, and when I connect to that my ...
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Set up VPN Server on Windows 7 that shares internet connection

While away from home I would like to route all my internet traffic through my home connection for privacy plus some other benefits. Is it possible to set up a VPN Server on Windows 7 which shares its ...
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How to create a split tunnel VPN on OSX for Cisco VPN client?

How can I configure my VPN client on OSX as a split tunnel? I don't want all my traffic to travel over the (slow) VPN. Surely there must be a way to add a default route that bypasses the VPN. I am ...
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OpenVPN does not work on Wireless

On some connections I have issues with OpenVPN accessing the internet and my internal network at home. I can do it at home but when I go to public wifi places I can't access my local network or even ...
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How can I configure OS X / Windows 7 to send all traffic though VPN tunnel?

While connected to a VPN (SwissVPN service), a content filter at a site I'm working at blocked a web page. This was perplexing, since the local site's filter should not be able to see my traffic, ...
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OS X 10.7, can't log into any L2TP VPN server

I was running 10.6.8 and couldn't login to any L2TP VPN server (tried 2 completely different ones) using the built-in VPN client. Upgraded to 10.7.2, the same issue. It doesn't seem that the machine ...
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Making a process use a VPN adapter instead of the default adapter to reach the internet

So, in case you're connected to a VPN, how do you make a particular process (say, a browser or an instant messanger) "proxy" through the VPN instead of going directly through the default network ...
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Connecting to remote Windows PC using Remote Desktop from home over VPN

I am trying to connect to a Remote Windows PC (Windows 7 32 bit OS) over VPN from my home laptop (Vista 32 bit). At the remote PC I have enabled below settings which I thought would allow me to ...
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Using a Mac as a wireless router, and run all wireless traffic through a proxy/VPN?

I am looking to use a Mac (Snow Leopard) as a wireless router, so I can wirelessly connect my laptop (Windows XP) and Android 2.1 (rooted) phone. However, I would like all of my wireless traffic to be ...
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Multiple User VPN

I am looking for a cheap or free solution to be able to connect multiple people via VPN to a host computer. Each person should not be able to see what the others are doing while logged in. Is this ...
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vpn using dynamic DNS connected but no internet (openwrt router as server)

I have setup a router as server with openwrt. I have added the Dynamic DNS configuration.(I created an account with noip) When I try to connect through openvpn (in a free wifi) , I am using my domain ...
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iPhone VPN to iTunes Home Sharing (Windows)

My goal is to set up a VPN on a Windows machine that contains my iTunes library then connect to that VPN with my iPhone for iTunes Home Sharing (over the VPN). I have read that this can be set up if ...
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Setting up compressed VPN for Android device

Wondering how hard/complex and payoff would be to setup a VPN for my android that also compresses all the traffic to save 3G data. This would be similar to what BlackBerry does. It would be using ...
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How do I setup Ubuntu/Linux's Network manager to selectively route network traffic through the VPN?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and I just noticed that ALL of my network traffic is being routed through my VPN. I would like the VPN to route only the traffic hitting servers on the VPN and then connect ...
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Start configured VPN from command line (OSX)

I have two VPN configurations on my mac and I would like to be able to start them from the console when I ssh into my machine. I have found the command networksetup which allows me to configure ...
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How to make a local web server visible from the internet *without* setting up port forwarding on the router?

I develop websites on my (high-end) laptop, and I work from a variety of physical locations. I would like to save the hassle of constantly synchronizing with an externally visible web server in order ...
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OpenVPN client as SOCKS 5 server?

Are there any Windows applications that can connect to a remote OpenVPN server then act like a SOCKS 5 server in the local environment? EDIT: which means a local server speaks VPN/OpenVPN ...