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No idea about internet and vpn

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March 2, 2010 2:12:29 AM

hello. i have a computer from work that was set up to use vpn i guess. i have no idea about vpns all i know is that it can't get on the internet now with out it. so i was wondering if anyone could tell me how to turn off the need for vpn?

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March 2, 2010 2:54:37 AM

Assuming this is a Windows/MS VPN, is it popping up a dialog box asking to connect to the VPN whenever you open Internet Explorer or Firefox?

If so, using Internet Explorer, select Tools->Internet Options->Connections tab and make sure "Never dial a connection" is selected.
March 2, 2010 3:48:24 AM

Also the broswer maybe configured to always use a proxy server. Within Internet Explorer Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings and uncheck ALL boxes in there.
March 6, 2010 6:11:49 AM

Good requirement. Don't think you can do this without a policy push.

Could you use time based rule in your security policy? (that is if you're using traditional mode and the requirement isn't totally "random")

I know you can "bounce" a tunnel using the CLI utility called "vpn tu" but don't recall this allowing you to completely shutdown a vpn tunnel.
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