How can i use the web through my lan, and use my email over vpn?

Vista, Laptop, Wireless connection & Wired connection optional. Microsoft VPN Client

I need VPN access to use my outlook and connect to the exchange server.

However i want to reduce VPN traffic and use all my other web programs and surfing through my normal home network.

Is there a way i can do this with route commands?
Is there a way we can do this at all?
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
There is a security feature in the VPN client that blocks local connections, including local Internet access, to protect the office/remote network. You can disable this if you wish. To do so on the client/connecting PC, 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"

Have you tried the above? If so and you have problems connecting to Outlook try adding an entry to the host file, or better still add the corporate DNS server's IP and domain suffix to the PPP/VPN virtual network adapter. Following site outlines the details (#'s 2 & 4):

If still having troubles, make sure the PPP/VPN adapter is at the top of the binding order list [ control panel | network connections | on the menu bar advanced | advanced settings | adapters and bindings ]

A totaly different approach would be to configure your Exchange server and clients for rpc/http e-mail. This is more secure and requires no VPN. If using pre-Exchange 2003, I don't belive this is an option.
funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
is this for vista?
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Yes, but locations are slightly different, sorry:
control panel | network & sharing center | connections | manage network connections | right click on the VPN/Virtual adapter and choose properties | Networking | Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP v4) -properties | Advanced | IP settings | un-check  "Use default gateway on remote network"

Binding order:
control panel | network & sharing center | connections | manage network connections | on the menu bar advanced | advanced settings | adapters and bindings

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funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
ok, i made the changes, it seems to have connected.

now how can i tell if it realy works? i connect to vpn and get the mail and internet as before, but how can i tell if its going from me and not the corporate router?
Rob WilliamsCommented:
At a command line try using trace route to a web site such as Google:
You shouldn't see any IP's from the corporate office present. If not familiar with tracert, it takes a few minutes to run, give it time.
funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
worked like a charm, i tested it a few different ways.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Glad it worked for you. Thanks funnymanmike.
Cheers !
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