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2 Internet connections with VPN

I am connecting to a VPN through my home computer but when I am connected to the VPN I can no longer access the internet on my personal PC. I need to then remote desktop into my PC at work to get internet access and this is really annoying. This there anyway I can "block" the internet access being provided by the VPN connection?

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Guest [Entry]

"It is possible if you have a working knowledge of the route command in your OS. You can effectively tell your PC to only route traffic to the VPN network over the VPN connection, and send everything else over your normal connection.

It's hacky, but it can get the job done. The batch file I use is on my home PC so I can't give a sample right now. Hopefully someone who knows the commands off hand will be able to give you more info."
Guest [Entry]

"This will depend on the VPN client. From memory the Cisco VPN allows you to specify that only traffic for a certain IP range will use the VPN connection, however this is also controlled by the profile and the security on the company side. Some companies disable this feature as it is potentially a security risk.

If you are using the Cisco VPN you can try and use the workaround mentioned here.

Windows 7 comes with the Agile VPN Client. Apart from manually hacking the route as already mentioned I can't find anything that you can set to allow this otherwise. There is a detailed article here on how it works and it may contain the answer."