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    Default Using Zone Alarm Pro to stop internet from reconnecting when VPN goes down....

    I have Zone Alarm Pro.

    I have a good VPN service that I pay for monthly. The problem is that on the rare occasion that the VPN goes down, my internet will reconnect with my local connection exposing my true ISP address... I do not want this to happen.

    I want to setup advanced rules that only allows my computer to access the internet with the VPN IP address so that when the VPN goes down the connection will be lost and NOT reconnect.

    Thank You.

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    Default Re: Using Zone Alarm Pro to stop internet from reconnecting when VPN goes down....

    To my knowledge you will need to have a VPN service that you can configure in the Windows OS so that its only used for internet access.

    You would need a VPN service that support Microsoft VPN PPTP.

    VPN services that have there own software or client such as open VPN are not PPTP.
    PPTP VPNs are configured through the OS only and no other software.

    The bad part about about PPTP is that ZoneAlarm is not compatible with that type of VPN and you would not be able to use ZoneAlarm anymore.



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    Default Re: Using Zone Alarm Pro to stop internet from reconnecting when VPN goes down....

    The VPN uses its own software, Open VPN.

    Does this mean that I will not be able to use Zonealarm Pro to prevent my internet from reconnecting when the VPN is down?

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    Default Re: Using Zone Alarm Pro to stop internet from reconnecting when VPN goes down....

    Well ZoneAlarm was not designed to do that with Open VPN. It would be the responsibility of the VPN software to have such a feature built in to it.


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    Default Re: Using Zone Alarm Pro to stop internet from reconnecting when VPN goes down....

    FYI

    Do a simple Google search. You will find many suggestions to accomplish what you want with OpenVPN. (don't mention ZoneAlarm in a search since it a VPN issue only)

    I did and found pages of solutions.

    Here is one of many solutions I found.
    NOTE: ZoneAlarm, Check Point Software and I do not recommend or suggest this solution its just being shown as an example. Use at your own risk.
    http://support.vpnsecure.me/articles...ected-from-vpn


    I'm closing this thread since its now about support for the OpenVPN client and this is not a forum to discuss that at.


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