HOW TO QUESTION: Application specific bypass of VPN

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by morrowise, Feb 14, 2012.

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  1. morrowise

    morrowise Registered Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    If I utilize a VPN service like AIRVPN or something like it, can I make one browser (e.g. CHROME) bypass the VPN so it uses my regular connection and ip
    address while everything else (e.g. FIREFOX, IE) travels through the VPN? I don't want to use a proxy, but I don't know if some kind of application-specific firewall rule (I use Comodo Firewall) will do it, either. What's the simplest way?
  2. 333

    333 Registered Member

    Feb 11, 2012
    The easiest way would be to just shut off your VPN service when you want to connect to the net using your browser without encryption.

    This is what I do.
  3. CasperFace

    CasperFace Registered Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    The only way I know of to use your regular connection concurrently with a VPN (on the same PC) is to use virtualization. Just download VMWare Player (freeware) and clone a secondary instance of your operating system. That way, you can use your VPN exclusively within your newly-created virtual OS, thereby allowing your primary OS to use your regular connection as normal. If you've never worked with virtualization before, it may seem a bit intimidating at first... but it's actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it. :)
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