I want to access a remote LAN network, without using this remote Internet connection when I browse websites for example.

What I have so far is a working VPN connection (PPTP) but when I connect to it, it uses the remote Internet connection for everything. I tried disabling the "Use default gateway on remote network" in the connection properties on the client, but then I can't access the remote local network anymore.

The router on the remote network is an Asus RT-AC66U. The only VPN settings available (to my knowledge) look like this: http://event.asus.com/2012/nw/dummy_ui/en/Advanced_PPTPAdvanced_Content.html

All the VPN clients are on Windows 8.1.

What can I do? Is what I want even possible with a router like this?

Edit: the route table on the client look like this:

IPv4 Route Table
Active Routes:
Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
         On-link     11         On-link   4531         On-link   4531         On-link   4531         On-link   4491         On-link   4491         On-link   4491         On-link    266
   REMOTE IP ADDR   4236         On-link   4531         On-link   4491         On-link     11         On-link   4531         On-link   4491         On-link    266

The network is the local network, is the VPN, is the remote local network (although there is no mention of it here).

Can I manually edit these routes in a way that would work for me?


I found a solution by changing the client side only. In the table above, the route    On-link

sends everything through the VPN.

If I uncheck the option "Use default gateway on remote network" (on the VPN connection, right click Properties -> Networking -> IP V4 -> Properties -> Advanced), this route disappears: nothing goes through the VPN anymore.

If I then manually add this route instead:    On-link

It starts to send local network traffic through the VPN again (but only that), so everything works as I expected.

Here is the command line to add this route, in case it can help somebody else (needs to be admin):

route add mask

Edit: And this one does the same for broadcast, if needed:

route add mask

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