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Windows 10 Home: L2TP VPN prevent other connections

By thomashartmann1989 ·
Hi guys from TechRepublic :)

I have the following issue:
I have to use a L2TP-VPN connection with a preshared key so that my IP address/location does not get revealed.
How can I achieve the following 2 functionality with the first one being more important:

1.) Prevent all non-VPN connection to the internet

2.) Automatically reconnect to the VPN if the connection is lost

Thank you very much for your help in advance!
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This varies with the VPN used.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Windows 10 Home: L2TP VPN ...

I forget the name of the VPN I use but it does have an option to "only use the VPN" as you asked above. I don't sell or support VPN offerings and only reply to fill in the void here. That is, some VPNs do as you ask.

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Specific L2TP connection

by thomashartmann1989 In reply to This varies with the VPN ...

But it´s not about buying a VPN, it´s about using a specific L2TP connection of my company

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And another thing.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Windows 10 Home: L2TP VPN ...

This is NOT POSSIBLE under some conditions. For example if you were to use some hotspot at the hotel and such you must connect and validate without the VPN before your VPN kicks in.

Once in a while someone melts down over this.

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Blocking with Firewall

by thomashartmann1989 In reply to And another thing.

Thank you for your answer, but I wouldn´t see a reason why it shouldn´t be possible to block the non-VPN-connection with Windows Firewall?

I just don´t know how to do that exactly unfortunately

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Keeping it short.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Blocking with Firewall

If you did block such, you would block the sign-in required by the hotel hotspot. But hey, you succeeded!

As to the company question above, that's for your IT to answer. I have no way to tell what they use or how they configured.

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