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Internet traffic is going through my VPN and not my LAN

Whenever i do a speedtest not connected to the VPN i get 395KB/s

Whenever i do the same speedtest with the VPN connected i get about 20KB/s

I am using windowsXP VPN Client to connect to a Windows 2000 Server.

Is there any way around this?
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kanden
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
By default, when connected to the VPN, your internet access is supposed to go through the VPN tunnel and out through the office's internet connection. This is a security feature which forces all traffic through the tunnel and blocks all local access to your LAN and your local internet connection. You can allow local access, but be aware there are security risks, in that you are allowing your entire local network possible access to the business network. To do so on the client machine go to:
control panel | network connections | right click on the VPN/virtual adapter and choose properties | Networking | TCP/IP -properties | advanced | general | un-check "use default gateway on remote network"

To verify this is the case go to   http://www.whatismyip.com   this will return your public IP from which you are connecting to the Internet. I think with the default configuration you will find your public IP is different when connect to the VPN, and when not.
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kandenAuthor Commented:
thanks.  thats exactly what i was looking for.  
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks kanden. Glad it was of some help.
--Rob
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