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 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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Can admins monitor my activity locally even when I use a VPN?

My school has one of those super overreacting web blockers (specifically Fortisnet) that blocks things that should be accessible by a high-school senior trying to research projects. Despite many ...
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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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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 VPN on demand Mac OS X?

I'm trying to configure the Snow Leopard's VPN on demand service without success I've tried the following domain+configuration pairs but none of them have worked: domain.net default ...
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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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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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Can the VPN built into Windows 7 replace the Cisco VPN client?

Is there any way that the built-in VPN client in Windows 7 can be used to replace the Cisco VPN client? I have tried several times using different methods and have failed. It seems that inputting IP ...
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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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Low bandwidth Windows wallpaper

I connect to several different machines over a VPN using windows remote desktop. I would like to find several low bandwidth friendly wallpapers to distinguish one machine from another. It's not that ...
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How do I block my ISP from framing websites? [duplicate]

I've noticed recently, as of today, that all the websites I visit (except for a specific few sites such as Google) are all put into a frame. I'm not sure what the reason for this is, there are no ads ...
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How to delete a VPN connection in Windows 8?

How do i delete a VPN connection in Windows 8? In Windows 8 i can have VPN connections: How do i delete them? Things i've tried: right-clicking the connection name hold-clicking the ...
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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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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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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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All created VPNs result in Error 720

I have a few different VPNs I need to connect to. I'm using windows 8 and standard ptpp VPN. Every VPN I have created though results in the same error: Error 720: A connection to the remote computer ...
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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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Where to download Juniper Network Connect 7

I have a client that needs to connect to his VPN. He uses Juniper Network connect though he currently doesnt have it installed. I want to install it for him but I unable to download from Junipers ...
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Cisco VPN Client hangs at “Opening cert store”

I am unable to launch the Cisco VPN Client successfully. When the splash screen reaches the step labeled "Opening cert store", it simply hangs and goes unresponsive. In the event viewer ...
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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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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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OS X >10.6.5 DNS Lookup Order with VPN

After updating to OS X 10.6.5 (from .4), applications don't seem to be looking up host names in the correct order (according to the service order in Network Preferences) when my VPN is connected. My ...
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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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Stop VPN being used on internet traffic on Win 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make the Windows VPN route selective traffic (by destination network)? How To Use Local Internet Connection To Access Internet While Still Connected with VPN ...
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How can I get Cisco VPN to work on Windows 8 x64?

My university uses Cisco VPN Client for off-campus network access. We're using client version 5.0.07.0440, which doesn't appear to work with Windows 8. The installation completes with no problem, but ...
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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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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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Mac OS X 10.8 VPN Server: Bypass VPN for LAN traffic (routing LAN traffic to secondary connection)

I have somewhat of an odd setup for a VPN server with OS X Mountain Lion. It's essentially being used as a bridge to bypass my company's firewall to our extranet connection - certain things our team ...
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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 ...
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What other IP addresses can/should I use for my home network?

I've been using 192.168.1.x for my home network, which has been perfectly happy for quite some time. However, I just started a new job, and they use the same set of IP addresses when I connect over ...
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How to auto save a Cisco VPN connection password on Mac OS X?

I have set up a Cisco IPSec VPN connection instead of using the Cisco client on Mac OS X. I like it fairly well, it just sits in the tray next to the clock and allows me to easily connect and ...
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Problem playing games using OpenVPN that use broadcast packets. Other games work, hosts can ping each other

I'm running an OpenVPN server in bridged mode and clients can successfully connect, see shared folder and play LAN games that let you enter the LAN IP address. However I'm unable to play games like ...
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4in6 tunneling (via OpenVPN?)

I have a local network with internet access. But unfortunately IPv4 internet connection speed is limited to 1mbps, which is realy sad. Fortunately I have a native IPv6, and there is no connection ...
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How to load tun module in linux?

I cannot manage to load the tun module in my archlinux box. I'm trying to connect with openvpn, but the log says nm-openvpn[6662]: Note: Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun: No such device ...
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Prevent VPN from changing DNS on Windows 7 / 8 developer preview

I have a customer that uses a VPN connection, however it automatically configures my DNS settings to a non-existent DNS server, meaning every DNS resolution times out until the alternative is tried, ...
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What is “Disable class based route addition” good for?

In the advanced TCP/IP settings of a VPN connection, i found a checkbox labeled with "Disable class based route addition". The checkbox is only enabled as long as "Use default gateway on remote ...
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Puzzling TCP performance over 3G / UMTS

I'm using 3G as my primary internet connection, and TCP over this thing is getting more puzzling every day. For example: Downloading from kernel.org is crazy fast: $wget ...
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How can my VPN connection be faster than my standard connection?

Yesterday I got a VPS as a dedicated machine for OpenVPN, I set it up and ran a speed test today, what I saw astonished me: With VPN: Without VPN: The VPN is situated in another country, on a ...
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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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An equivalent of ssh port-tunneling for Windows servers?

my home is Linux servers where SSH can always be used to get around a slightly-too-restrictive firewall. At work however, all of the servers we deal with are Windows based. I'm needing to connect to ...
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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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Outgoing VPN PPTP: How to check if TCP port 1723 and GRE protocol port 47 are blocked or not in Windows 7?

I am trying to connect to a VPN Server (BestUKVPN) but I'm failing each time I try. I get a "691 error" but the username and password are OK. I searched and I am told that "port 1723" or 'GRE ...
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64 bit OS and VPN software

I am using 64 bit Vista but as a consultant I find it very frustrating when clients use proprietary(Cisco usually) VPN software that will only work with a 32 bit OS. I am not interested in a dual ...
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How do I setup a Gnome 3.2 VPN connection (Fedora 16)

I just switched to Gnome 3 on a new laptop to try it out. Lots of things are different, but I think I can get used to them. But I'm having a real problem trying to figure out how to get the new ...
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OS X 10.6.4 System VPN failing to connect - IKE Packet: transmit failed

I'm trying to connect to several Cisco VPN networks using the OS X built-in VPN utility and I'm receiving an error. I have several isolated networks I connect to and they have all been working ...
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OS X's “Send all traffic over VPN connection” seems to be failing

Or my expectations are wrong. I expect that checking the "Send all traffic over VPN connection" will send not only browser http and https traffic over my VPN connection, but also helpd, terminal, ...
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Using a Raspberry Pi as a VPN?

So I'm sure many of you have heard of the new Raspberry Pi project. I was looking at messing around with Model B, which has the following relevant specs: Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS ...
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VPN for a small organization [closed]

I am in charge of a small office network that has < 10 users. I want to be able to offer them access to the network from their home internet connections. At the moment we have a regular ...