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Chapter 23. Windows Unplugged: Remote an... > Tips From the Windows Pros: Manually...

Tips From the Windows Pros: Manually Adding Routing Information

As I discussed previously (the bit about a can of worms), if you use Virtual Private Networking to connect to a remote network with more than one subnet, you can let Windows set the default gateway to the remote network. This way, you can contact all the hosts on the remote network and its subnets, but all your Internet traffic travels through the tunnel, too, slowing you down. It's irritating.

The alternative is to disable the use of the default gateway and manually add routes to any subnets known to belong to the private network. You can do so at the command line by using the route command, which looks like this:


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