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Windows 7: Using a a VPN

29 Nov 2011   #1
ezhik

 
 
Using a a VPN

I make use of a VPN, it adds another network adapter, a 'TAP-Win32 Adapter V9'. When its connected all internet traffic uses it, browsers, downlaod managers, email etc. When I disconnect all traffic reverts back my normal LAN connection through the router.

Is there a way when its connected to route some applications through it, and some through my normal coonection? For example make Firefox use the VPN and Opera uses the normal connection?


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29 Nov 2011   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
DA

Hello,

Ideally you want to use your own default gateway for everything browser based because it will bring the speed of your VPN down.

To change your VPN Settings so that it doesnt use your remote connctions default gatewat do the following (Windows 7):

1) Click Start>Control Panel.
2) Open Network and Sharing Centre.
3) Click Change adaptor settings on the left hand side.
4) Right click your VPN connection and select 'properties'.
5) Click the Networking Tab.
6) Double Click Internet Protocol version 4.
7) Click Advanced.
8) Un-tick use default gateway on remote network


Dave
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30 Nov 2011   #3
ezhik

 
 

Thanks for your reply, its appreciated. The VPN is as fast as my own gateway, so speed is not an issue.

What I'd like to know is if there is a way to route one browser down my gateway and another browser down the gateway of the VPN at the same time. So far I've not found a way, unless anyone else knows there is?
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30 Nov 2011   #4
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not to my knowledge. Your browser will only use your default gateway. If the VPN connection is set as the default gateway then all traffic will go through this connection.


Dave
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30 Nov 2011   #5
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave Atkin View Post
Hello,

Ideally you want to use your own default gateway for everything browser based because it will bring the speed of your VPN down.

To change your VPN Settings so that it doesnt use your remote connctions default gatewat do the following (Windows 7):

1) Click Start>Control Panel.
2) Open Network and Sharing Centre.
3) Click Change adaptor settings on the left hand side.
4) Right click your VPN connection and select 'properties'.
5) Click the Networking Tab.
6) Double Click Internet Protocol version 4.
7) Click Advanced.
8) Un-tick use default gateway on remote network


Dave
Yes this will do the trick. But then it works for all network programs like e-mail, ftp, browsers, p2p etc.

But you can install a simple proxyserver on vpn-server and point your browser to use that proxyserver
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30 Nov 2011   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave Atkin View Post
Hello,

Ideally you want to use your own default gateway for everything browser based because it will bring the speed of your VPN down.

To change your VPN Settings so that it doesnt use your remote connctions default gateway do the following (Windows 7):

1) Click Start>Control Panel.
2) Open Network and Sharing Centre.
3) Click Change adaptor settings on the left hand side.
4) Right click your VPN connection and select 'properties'.
5) Click the Networking Tab.
6) Double Click Internet Protocol version 4.
7) Click Advanced.
8) Un-tick use default gateway on remote network


Dave
Yes this will do the trick. But then it works for all network programs like e-mail, ftp, browsers, p2p etc.

But you can install a simple proxyserver on vpn-server and point your browser to use that proxyserver
for example install Installing Squid Web Proxy Server on Windows 7 | Talk Web ID on your vpn server.

Please tell me what ip-adresses get the vpn-client (so not the server) on the vpn-tunnel? ipconfig will tell you. route print -4 will tell you as well

post output on vpn client of command route print -4 if vpntunnel is active
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