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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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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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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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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Windows 10 windows VPN IPv4 properties not accessible

I just installed Windows 10 and I want to join my domain through my windows VPN. But when I want to change the properties of the IPv4 protocol, nothing happens. The button is NOT greyed out. (I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Change VPN in Windows 7 from command line

How can I change my VPN connection settings in Windows 7 from the command line? I know how to do it using the GUI but I really need to do it from the console. I need to change the user, password and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cisco AnyConnect Profile Keeps Getting Overwritten

I'm using Cisco AnyConnect 3.1.04059 (on a Windows 7 - I'm an admin) to connect to work's VPN. I have located the profile that is stored locally that's being used by the client. But when I make ...
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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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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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Could local ISP capture my location whenever i launch a VPN to a VPN server?

I am extremely concerned that my ISP collects any information once I am connected to a VPN server. For instance, as far as I know, when I start a connection to a HotSpotShield VPN server, an IP ...
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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 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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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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VPN connection with VirtualBox

I am on a Windows PC running VirtualBox with Ubuntu installed. I have my networking setup as NAT. On my Windows PC, I am connected to a VPN, but I cannot access those VPN resources from VirtualBox (I ...
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How can I disable 'Use default Gateway for remote networks' setting in Windows 10?

I have been disabling the 'use default gateway for remote networks' option to bypass unnecessary traffic from going through vpn. But after upgrading to Windows 10 I can't change the setting since the ...
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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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Windows 10 DNS resolution via VPN connection not working

In Windows 10, when connected to a VPN with Split Tunneling enabled (Gateway disabled), DNS resolution always uses the LAN DNS servers, ignoring the DNS servers and the DNS Suffix set on the VPN ...
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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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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 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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How to route certain applications through a VPN and others to use my 'standard' connection in OSX 10.6?

I am currently working abroad and use my company's VPN for FTP and some browsing. This is a relatively slow connection and while it is suitable for those VPN necessities; much of my other internet ...
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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 can you automatically run a script after connecting to a VPN on OS X?

I have configured the VPN connection in OS X 10.7.3, but since the network I'm connecting to uses a corporate proxy, has custom Maven repository servers, and other network-specific settings (remote ...
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If one Uses a VPN , Can the ISP still see or know - What exact URLs one visits or downloads from?

I mean if one uses a VPN, can the ISP still see or know what exact URLs one visits or downloads from? By that I mean any URLs we type in our browser or even use URL Links in like jDownloader ...
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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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Access my home network printer while I am using VPN to connect to work

When I work from home, I am connected to the resources in my company via VPN. In my home network there is a network printer in the same local network. The problem is that when I open VPN to my ...
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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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Routing a particular subnet into a VPN tunnel

My network looks like this: I'm trying configure my router so that the subnet (192.168.2.0/24) is routed over the VPN tunnel (tun0) on the gateway/router. While at the same time clients on the ...
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OpenVPN - ssh into client from server

good day all I have a remote ssh server, I was hoping to be able to use this as a easy access point for all my devices, i.e. my home server, mobile, laptop,desktop,etc. My openvpn server has ...
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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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Split Tunnel and Cisco AnyConnect

I am using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.1.02026 on Windows 7 64-bit. I have heard there is a checkbox which enables split tunneling. However, this checkbox is removed from the GUI ...