Re: VPN Question
If you disable the "Use default network gateway", you will still have
access to the network resources behind the VPN - even internal
websites, Outlook, etc.
It isn't safe, per se, because you are able to bypass any protections
your office network admin provides and you can provide a conduit to
otherwise infect or damage the internal network with your
BTW: Hi Al!
Windows Networking MVP 2001-2006
On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 15:07:01 -0500, "Sooner Al [MVP]"
>"Sam" <Sam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Thank you for your response. I am using the built-in PPTP VPN client.
>> My question is how do I tell IE not to use the default gateway? If I
>> "Do not use default gateway", would that not affect all my applications
>> Outlook, IE and others. I'd like everything to use the VPN connection so
>> I can connect to things that are in the corporate network. I want only the
>> NOT to use the VPN connection. How can I set this up? Again, thanks for
>> "Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:
>>> "Sam" <Sam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> > Hi,
>>> > I connect to our office through my Vista Business laptop and ISA 2004
>>> > at
>>> > the
>>> > office. When I do, if I want to go out to the Internet, I go through
>>> > the
>>> > VPN
>>> > connection which takes me into our office network and out to the
>>> > Internet.
>>> > This obviously slows things down. How can I go out to the Internet
>>> > without
>>> > going through the VPN connection?
>>> > --
>>> > Thanks,
>>> > Sam
>>> What VPN? If its the built-in PPTP VPN client you can uncheck the use
>>> default gateway option in the VPN connection properties. Note the
>>> security risks in doing this...
>>> Otherwise some VPN connections (OpenVPN for example) can or do control
>>> on the server side and you have no control over that.
>>> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
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>Not natively. If your the network/server admin you might look at using CMAK
>to setup a custom connection, routing, etc for your users that would
>probably do that. More information is in this RRAS team blog entry...
>I'm not a server guy so that is the best I can come up with. Good luck...