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Old 05-16-2008, 05:51 AM   #1
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New to VPN, want to use firefox after vpn connect

I am new to vpn and dont really understand them, but here is the situation.
My job gave allowed me to connect with a vpn to work from home.
All works fine.
The one thing i dont like is that to be able to browse the web, i need to rdesktop a local machine in the compagnie network and browse from there.
I want to still be able to browse the web with firefox from my laptop after connecting to the vpn.
this works for all site pointing to the compagnies servers. but that where it stop. (EG i cant connect to google from home)

Please keep in mind in your answer that i am new to vpn and networking mainly, i am a programmer....

I am pretty sure this question allready got asked and answered but i dont know what to look for.
Thanks in advance!
Old 05-16-2008, 03:03 PM   #2
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when connectiong, then vpn-server sets the default-gateway to itself.
Maybe this setting is for security, because you can't access the internet
with the "wrong" network-setting. Ask the sys-admin to setup a proxy-server
and use this proxy-server for accessing the internet.

Old 05-16-2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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You may already have a proxy set up. See if firefox on the machine your are connecting to has a proxy set. If it does, copy those settings. If it doesn't, then you'll need to get the network guy involved.




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