How to redirect online domain/corporate traffic on a Windows 8 VPN connection

How to redirect online domain/corporate traffic on a Windows 8 VPN connection

If you work with a Windows 8 machine and you need to do work on your corporate VPN you probably have ran into the issue that all your traffic is routed to the VPN by default. This is generally not an issue, but if your VPN is not particularly as fast as your home connection or your admin is concerned about all that unnecessary traffic you are putting inside the VPN then you have an issue. It is possible in Windows 8 to set up your VPN in such a way that only IP traffic that can be routed based on your VPN IP and Mask be sent through the tunnel while the rest is still being routed through your home’s ISP. After some research I found that the following change in the VPN connection properties is able to do this in most cases:

  1. Go to the properties of the VPN,
  2. Networking tab,
  3. “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” properties,
  4. Advanced,
  5. Uncheck “Use default gateway on remote network”.

This may or may not leave a route to x.x.x.x/xx depending on the VPN server’s setup. If it doesn’t, you’ll have to manually add the route each time you connect using the command line.

Hope this helps!

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