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

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    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?
     
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    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

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    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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