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Shrew Soft VPN Client

A great workaround by Lennart Schedin for a very annoying Cisco VPN client feature.

"How to bypass Cisco VPN client LAN restriction
The Cisco VPN client has an annoying feature: the VPN provider can decide if local network access is allowed or not. From a VPN provider perspective this is of course a good feature since it increases security. But from my perspective it is bad.
So in other words it may not matter if the Allow Local LAN Access box is checked or not.
One good workaround: use another VPN client that is compatible with Cisco. I have tried and successfully used Shrew Soft VPN Client. It can import a Cisco VPN profile file (pcf-file). It can also be configured to override the VPN provider settings."

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