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How do I only allow VPN traffic when connected to an unsecured wireless AP?

How do I only allow VPN traffic when connected to an unsecured wireless AP?

When I'm connected to an unsecured wireless AP (coffee shop for example), I want to limit my computer to only sending traffic through my VPN connection. When I'm connected to the VPN, this is generally the case. However, occasionally the VPN will disconnect if there's a wireless dropout, etc. In this case, I don't want the computer to silently start sending unencrypted packets over the air.

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bert [Entry]

I finally found a tolerable solution to this problem by setting up "Firewall user profiles" in ESET Smart Security. I have a "Home" profile, a "Mobile" profile, and an "Insecure" profile. It's set to default to the Insecure profile unless I join a network that I've manually configured on one of the other profiles.