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Getting around employer website block while on VPN and using RDP

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Getting around employer website block while on VPN and using RDP

ewest305
When I work from home, I use a VPN connection and then launch an Remote Desktop. My employer blocks certain webpages. Even when I minimize the RDP client, the block persists on my home laptop. Without lecturing on the merits of blocking websites (completely agree on them, btw), is there a way I can stay connected through the VPN/RDP but use my home networks policy to browse the internet? Appreciate any assistance. Thank you
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    or close the RDP session and use your own internet connection.
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    ewest305

    Thanks for your reply. I am not asking for assistance with anything illegal. When I work from home, I have to log off the VPN (after logging off the RDP session) to gain access to sites I need.

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    a.portman

    Asked and answered. Log off the VPN, surf. Log on the VPN work.

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    robo_dev

    To vary from that would require a 'split tunnel' which is a huge security hole for the VPN connection (as it can allow a back-channel connection via malware or worse).

    The short answer is no, you cannot do that.

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    Charles Bundy

    relevant to your work? If so why can't you ask your friendly network admin to allow access?

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    Pawandev

    When you are on VPN your are virtually on your employers network and If there is a Web proxy, which is set to block certain websites, the policies will apply to you as well. If you disconnect from VPN, you should be able to browse those websites. No System admin would take a risk to bend the policy for users convinience, atleast not me.

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    Pete6677

    Do you have another home computer?

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    or close the RDP session and use your own internet connection.
    Just a little FYI from the Q&A FAQ:
    If your problem is related to granting access to a system, program, email, or web site (such as a password or finding a back door) TechRepublic will not help you, and you may be criticized by TechRepublic peers and/or have your account/post removed.

    Please do not respond further to this thread.
    Thank you, TR Moderator

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    ewest305

    Thanks for your reply. I am not asking for assistance with anything illegal. When I work from home, I have to log off the VPN (after logging off the RDP session) to gain access to sites I need.

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    a.portman

    Asked and answered. Log off the VPN, surf. Log on the VPN work.

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    robo_dev

    To vary from that would require a 'split tunnel' which is a huge security hole for the VPN connection (as it can allow a back-channel connection via malware or worse).

    The short answer is no, you cannot do that.

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    Charles Bundy

    relevant to your work? If so why can't you ask your friendly network admin to allow access?

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    Pawandev

    When you are on VPN your are virtually on your employers network and If there is a Web proxy, which is set to block certain websites, the policies will apply to you as well. If you disconnect from VPN, you should be able to browse those websites. No System admin would take a risk to bend the policy for users convinience, atleast not me.

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    Pete6677

    Do you have another home computer?