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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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 does my VPN improve my download speed?

For some reason, I was downloading something at 300kb/s0,I turned my VPN on, and the download speed jumped up to 1.3mb/s. Why is this? Is it because the VPN server reduces the jumps between me and the ...
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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 *.domain....
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 (eventvwr....
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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 10 VPN Connect Button Cumbersome

I installed Win 10 Pro and added a Windows VPN connection. When I press the network icon in lower right edge, I see all my connections including my VPN connection. However, when I click on it, the ...
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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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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 I ...
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I have both IPv4 and IPv6 public addresses. Why?

For my home network, my public IP address shows through some websites as an IPv4 and others as an IPv6 address. I have read this thread and understand that it is possible for my ISP to have assigned ...
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The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot

While installing Cisco AnyConnect 3.1.05170, the following error message appears in a dialog box. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess ...
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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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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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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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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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eCatcher login error (peer not authenticated)

I can no longer login in Talk2M using my good old eCatcher 3.x or 4.x. I receive one of these error messages: Written out: Additional info I/O error while communicating with HTTP server: sun....
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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 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 (errno=...
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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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VPN with Encryption gives twice the download speed?

I am currently paying for internet through SuddenLink which has offered me 50Mb download and 3MB upload. I have also bought a VPN through PrivateInternetAccess, which has pretty much doubled my ...
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How to connect to a VPN at startup?

I need to have a computer at a branch office automatically connect to the corporate VPN to simplify the login process (not forcing the user to press network login down the right). The client machine ...
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How SmartDNS Works

If you travel outside the US you'll notice that most of the streaming services like Netflix, Pandora, hulu etc are blocked, usually by the service providers themselves. To get around that, people use ...
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How can I tell if OS X is connected to a VPN network from the command line?

How can I tell if OS X is connected to a VPN network from the command line? By running ifconfig without any arguments when I am connected, I see that there is a utun0 interface which appears to be ...
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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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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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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 protocol,...
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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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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 Windows VPN connection, I found a checkbox labeled Disable class based route addition. The checkbox is only enabled as long as Use default gateway on remote ...