Thousands of professionals and students connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN every day. But sometimes the network configured by your admin may slow you down or block local network access.
A quick primer
There are two ways to configure a company VPN:
- Send all data over VPN: This may be called “Host to everywhere”, “All traffic”, “Full tunnel”, “Global VPN”
- Only send data for the company network over VPN: This may be called “Host to network”, “Split tunnel” or just “split VPN”
Many companies choose the first option to push all network traffic through the VPN by default. This is easiest to configure, but can mean that accessing regular internet sites can be slower, as the connection has to go through your VPN first.
Certain sites by also be blocked on the VPN gateway, or you may find yourself cut off from accessing devices on your local network.
Sounds familiar? There’s an easy workaround…