- Jul 10, 2006
NM said:Actually, that is called "split tunnelling" and is very common to disable split tunnelling with VPN connections. It is perceived as a security risk to have access to both the local network and VPN at the same time. But it can cause some other issues such as not being able to print to a local network printer while the VPN tunnel is active.
This is definitely a personal bug bear of mine. I connect wirelessly to my home network to enable internet usage and printing when at home - I often leave my computer on and use it in the same way that I might use my home computer (say if I have a game running on home comp and mother-of-simongr wants to chat to simongr siblings overseas when she visits us) as another terminal. If however I want to check my work email (something comes through on BB and needs to be read more effectively say) I have to VPN top the office and then cant print the attached emails. I could leave the VPN connected at all times - but then our webservers at work block sites like this... sometimes...