Not sure if this is possible but hopefully someone knows... I connect to a VPN to gain access to multiple web servers via FTP. The VPN is over a sluggish line and refreshing pages in the browser every few minutes is time consuming. Can I route FTP traffic through the VPN, but web traffic and e-mail etc through the local connection? I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium. PC is connected via ethernet to router. I have a wireless adapter too if I can use that and two routers, both wireless but only one internet connection. Can go through VPN via one router, and local internet over the other router maybe?
Your vpn server gives you a local IP like 192.168.1.x. All you need to do is to create a static route to route this network (192.168.1.0 in the case above) to the adapter connected to the vpn and let the default route pointing to the gateway on the local connection (as when you're not connected to the vpn).
Not sure about other VPN servers but on openvpn you can configure the server to send the needed static route automatically to the client and to not redirect the default gateway to the VPN by removing (commenting) the line redirecting the gateway like this
To add static routes:
route ADD network MASK subnet_mask gateway ip
route ADD 192.168.1.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1
Where 192.168.1.1 is the vpn server IP (inside the VPN - not the public one you use to connect)
It is very hard to understand exactly what you are asking, and without knowing a lot more specifics (IP addresses/sites), it is impossible to give you a guide on how to do this.
That being said, to prod you in the right direction, you need to look at manually editing routes and when you are connected to the VPN, you just need to route some addresses to go via your other network.