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Tool with GUI for managing route in win 2k/xp ?

Posted on 2003-11-23
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Hey,

I am looking for a nice way to manage my routing table in windows 2k/xp. Some nifty tool with guy that allows for changes to metrics, gateways, default gateway, etc. I basically need that because of vpn - when you connect to a vpn server it becomes your default gateway and everything starts going through there - i want to make only the traffic that is aimed to the vpn subnet go through the vpn and all my normal trffic go the normal way through my ISP only.

Thanks in advance!
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by:lrmoore
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No GUI, but command line is simple:

Open MS-DOS box:
C:\> ROUTE /?
you can add/remove/change routes. You can create a DOS batch file that makes the changes for you using the ROUTE commads.

Q: What VPn client are you using? If it is Cisco or Nortel, you may be out of luck. No matter what you do on the local PC, the client has its own instructions that are provided by the server. What you are describing is the concept of "split-tunneling". It is a security concern to corporations to allow you simultaneous connections to the corporate network and the Internet. If you get compromised, then their whole network is also compromised.
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Thanks lrmoore,

I am aware of the route command. I couldnt figure out how to change the default gateway with it though, and, besides, changing stuff with it is a hassle. That's why i was looking for a program that will provide me with GUI and do the dirty work for me.

I am using the windows VPN software. I will try to move on to an ipsec tunnel soon but i remember i was having the same problem with it when i used it in the past. Anyway, this is a small private network and not a corporate environment. I just want to appear to be on the same network with a friend so we can share files and play some games that work only over the LAN.

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If you're using the microsoft client, go into the client Properties, network, TCP/IP and un-check 'use default gateway on remote network'
you only have to do it once...

Else, from DOS prompt;

Check your default gateway before opening client.
Example if your gateway is originally 192.168.1.1

Open the vpn client, connect to remote net
C:\>route delete 0.0.0.0
C:\>route add 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1

put those two lines in a batch file and save to your desktop. Whenever you open the client (if the first suggestion does not work for some unknown reason), double-click the batch file icon and viola'
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by:truellic
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yes, that will do it.

but, anyway - if someone knows of a program that looks like this:

http://www.kerio.com/manual/kwf/en/ch10s02.html

but is not a whole firewall -  let me know. If nobody does - lrmoore - you get the points.

By the way, do you know how/where to run WINS or whatever has to be run so that after we make the VPN connection I can see all computers on my friends network and he can see the computers on my network?
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This will get you started with WINS
Microsoft Browsing

How Browsing a Wide Area Network Works:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q117633&

All about WINS
http://www.labmice.net/networking/wins.htm

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It seems like WINS server is not available for windows 2000 perofessional.... ?
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Only in Server editions..
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