Can't use internet when anyconnect is connected?

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Sep 3rd, 2010

I know I'm missing something very simple here, but when my anyconnect client is connected, I can't surf the internet. As soon as I disconnect, internet surfing is back to normal. I've looked through the ASDM and I can't find the setting to allow me to surf. What am I over looking?



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Correct Answer by Jason Gervia about 6 years 4 months ago

Try using split tunneling:

Unless you want all your internet connectivity to go over the VPN while connected, in which case you would have to use u-turning:


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rchristy Wed, 10/27/2010 - 13:04

Since the title is named appropriately for my problem I thought I would add-on rather than start another BLOG. Forgive me if I am wrong.

I want to connect to work (via anyconnect) and access the internet through work. I did look at the links that are listed but they do not apply to my situation. The VPN connection is to an ASA but the internet goes out a different firewall.

Before I make a VPN connection I have my local IP address (IP, mask and GW). When I make the VPN connection I get the IP from the ASA (IP, mask and GW) but my local IP address is modified (IP and mask - no GW). The problem is anyconnect on windows 7 PCs. On Win7, after I make the VPN connection I have my local IP address (IP, mask and GW) and my VPN IP address (IP, mask and GW). So I have two gateways. When I check the routes (route print) the local gateway is first and the VPN gateway is second. If I delete the local gateway (route delete) I am able to get connected to the Internet through the VPN tunnel through work. But then when I disconnect the VPN, then I do not have any gateway specified and I have to either re-add it (route add) or reboot the PC.

I have updated the anyconnect client to the latest but this has not resolved the issue.


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