VPN traffic routing

I am using Linsys RV042 VPN Router at my office and Linksys QuickVPN software to connect to the router at my office.  My question is how do I setup Windows XP so that it does not send my Internet Explorer traffic across the VPN connection instead it sends it through my Local Area Connection in my house.  It seems like when I am connected to the VPN connection that when I send and Recieve E-Mail or I am downloading files from IE that my traffic is comming across the VPN connection.  I still need to be able to go into Windows Explorer and browse my office network drives for files though.  I know that I can just disconnect from the VPN router but its a pain to remember everytime I want to jump on a office drive and get a file that I need to connect up again.
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Rob WilliamsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
As carl stated the "use remote gateway" option is not available for the QuickVPN. As I see it you have 3 options:
-Carl's suggestion which works well, is free, and probably your best option
-use TheGreeBow client, which you have to purchase, but is very versatile http://www.thegreenbow.com/vpn.html 
Instructions at: http://www.thegreenbow.fr/doc/tgbvpn_cg_LinksysRV082_en.pdf
-add another VPN router at the client site and establish a router to router VPN
On the tcp/ip properties of the vpn connection clear the box "use remote gateway"
DavidLanhamAuthor Commented:
where is this? In the RV042 router? or in the Linksys QuickVPN software?
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

the quick VPN software is totally useless in this regard.
Need to use something more robust unfortunately.

How to do it with Microsoft only: http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2003/08/10/how_to_xp_ipsec/

The other option is to use SSH Sentinel, but it is hard to find, but easy to use.
DavidLanhamAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info, the link to Microsoft really helped me with the whole VPN thing, but it will not work for me because the Location where the VPN tunnel would be used does not have a Static IP address, which is required as stated in the info.

I am checking into the GreeBow info.  The add another VPN router will not work because I am traveling all over the world and need to connect from anywhere.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks David.  
I haven't looked at Carl's link in detail, but it is always recommended VPN's use a static IP address,. However, most I have come across will still work using a DDNS service.
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