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I have a work VPN and I want to be able to use some programs while connected to the VPN but keeping the traffic off of the VPN. Specifically downloading games on Steam while I'm working so I don't have to stop the downloads while I work from home.

I've set my VPN as a public network and Windows Firewall to block incoming and outbound connections to public networks for Steam. Is that all that is needed? Also, is there a way to double check which connection is being used?
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What you are talking about is called split tunneling. It depends what is being used and how the tunnel is being set up. The only way you can validate whether or not your home computers internet traffic is being handled is to double check it.
Check your public IP before you connect with the VPN tunnel... http://www.whatismyip.com/
then check it again after the VPN tunnel has been established. If the IP is the same then chances are a split tunnel has been setup. If it is not you are essentially running all internet traffic through your works network and the setup gets a lot more complex.
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My IP address definitely changes when I connect to the VPN.
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Think your SOL
I'm getting busy here at work and don't have time to think this through thoroughly.
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How do you connect to the VPN? Is it like a Cisco or Sonicwall application that initiates it or is it initiated through Windows directly?
    
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How do you connect to the VPN? Is it like a Cisco or Sonicwall application that initiates it or is it initiated through Windows directly?

Cisco AnyConnect.
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Cisco anyconnect... k
the Firewall Admin needs to go into ASDM and make the change to allow split tunneling. This is also is dependent on your IT policies.
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