My institute has an internal network that can be accessed via a VPN server. It s turned on with a
modprobe tun followed by a
service openvpn start (which asks for remote authentication)
I need OpenVPN as I wish to ssh to a computing server in the institute network. However, due to certain restrictions, accessing the Internet from within the institute network is hard (and possibly impossible with the added layer of the vpn). When I open up Chrome and try to access an internet site, it takes me to a captive portal page that doesn't let me log in properly (I presume it detects that I am coming from the VPN IP and not from a regular internal IP).
How can I tell Chrome to use my regular home wifi connection instead of going through the vpn tunnel, while having SSH go through VPN?