I’ve encountered this more times then I’d like to say. Basically, when you create a VPN connection in Windows it automatically routes ALL traffic, even traffic not for the remote LAN over the VPN connection. This slows things down considerably. To stop this, do the following:

  • Go into the Properties of the VPN Connection
  • Go to the Networking Tab
  • Select¬†TCP/IPv4 and click “Properties”
  • Hit “Advanced” and then uncheck “use default gateway on remote network”
  • Click OK until you are out of the menu system

That is it!