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VPN and Internet connection

VPN and Internet connection

VPN and Internet connection

I am using a cable modem and have successfully setup a VPN connection to my office. The problem is that when I'm connected to my office I can't browse the internet.

I assume the VPN connection has taken over my network card...

Is there a way I can do both at the same time?


Paul Wesson
Paul Wesson, Programmer/Analyst

RE: VPN and Internet connection


Can you be a little more specific on the default gateway not being "ticked" on the VPN connection.  I am having the same exact problem with internet browsing, aol instant messenger and other misc apps that need an internet connection to work.  They all pretty much freeze or die out as soon as I connect to the office using VPN.

I used to connect to the office, then tell Internet Explorer to route through the office proxy server to see the internet... but that takes up way too much bandwidth.

Thanks for the help!

try not!
do... or do not. there is no try!

RE: VPN and Internet connection


I found this tip helpfull, just keep in mind that you need to reset the proxy setting on the VPN connection after you uncheck the gateway (in the TCP/IP protocol advanced properties).  After resetting the proxy it should work fine.

Liron Zur

RE: VPN and Internet connection

The VPN connection which you make, out there, there is a option called "use default gateway on the remote network" please uncheck that option for the VPN connection.
But ensure this option is checked for the ISP connection

RE: VPN and Internet connection


  While most of the other posts are correct, but there are other reasons why you may not be able to surf the web while connected via VPN.  What type of VPN is your company using?  The Bay VPN for example takes control of your NIC while connected and disallows all port access except for its own.  This is basically a security feature to disallow someone to "route" through your workstation and into the secure network you are connected to.

Bruce : )

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