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Internet Over VPN

masoodsharif
Hi all,

When I am connecting to my organization Network through VPN my internet stops working.

I connect through a wireless USB device for internet. My internet stops working as soon as i connect to my workplace network through VPN.

Why does it happens. I am new to using VPN
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    tintoman

    VPN connections use a tunnelling protocol to connect to the vpn server, all data transmitted and received is encrypted for security. Therefore the only connection to the internet you will get will be the one on the server you are connected to.
    Confused?
    look at this
    http://www.vpn-info.com/how_vpn_works.htm

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    Leonardo_C

    It's likely no accident, a security thing. Best thing is to ask your IT staff about it. Just know that if it is company policy, they're not going to change it just for you.

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    mafergus

    1. Check with your company to find out their policies concerning VPN connections.

    2. It is possible to do, but without the ok on item #1 then you may be in violation of your company's security policy

    3. Yes it is possible to do.

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    masoodsharif

    What i got from all these replies that I cannot use internet through i am connected to my vpn server.

    I can use internet which is provided by the company through which i m connected if they are providing such facilities to their vpn users.

    Am I correct?

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    Choppit

    To use your own gateway for internet traffic you'd need allow a split tunnel. Many companies disallow this because of the risk from bridging internet traffic directly into the company network via the VPN tunnel.

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    tintoman

    VPN connections use a tunnelling protocol to connect to the vpn server, all data transmitted and received is encrypted for security. Therefore the only connection to the internet you will get will be the one on the server you are connected to.
    Confused?
    look at this
    http://www.vpn-info.com/how_vpn_works.htm

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    Leonardo_C

    It's likely no accident, a security thing. Best thing is to ask your IT staff about it. Just know that if it is company policy, they're not going to change it just for you.

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    mafergus

    1. Check with your company to find out their policies concerning VPN connections.

    2. It is possible to do, but without the ok on item #1 then you may be in violation of your company's security policy

    3. Yes it is possible to do.

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    masoodsharif

    What i got from all these replies that I cannot use internet through i am connected to my vpn server.

    I can use internet which is provided by the company through which i m connected if they are providing such facilities to their vpn users.

    Am I correct?

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    Choppit

    To use your own gateway for internet traffic you'd need allow a split tunnel. Many companies disallow this because of the risk from bridging internet traffic directly into the company network via the VPN tunnel.