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No WIFI Without VPN. Why?


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#1 chiiibill

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:28 PM

Win 10

Booted up my laptop- use wifi connection- not connecting to internet.

However, if I turn on the VPN it will connect.

What's 'not right' and how do I correct it?

 

Thanks 


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:41 PM

Does clearing your browser cache work?

 

If not look at your DNS server addresses. Is it set to automatically obtain a DNS address and if not what DNS addresses are listed. Try the Open DNS servers. Make sure you flush the DNS cache and make a note of what DNS servers are shown in case you need to revert to them.

 

https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/228007207-Windows-10-Configuration



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:59 PM

Cleared cache. Same issue.

 

DNS set to be automatically obtained.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:07 PM

Rebooted again and for some reason that this novice cannot figure, the internet is again accessible via Chrome without a VPN.

 

Now must solve issue of why Firefox is blocking all sites as 'not configured properly' or certificate/invalid signature (another post in this forum).

 

Thanks for replying.


Edited by chiiibill, 16 October 2017 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:07 PM

What happens when you use the OpenDNS servers in the link I posted?



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:14 PM

Tried it but no change.  Thanks though.

 

I may just have overlooked something (sorry...novice). But for some reason unknown to this novice, the last reboot 'unglitched' things.

 

Thanks


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:46 AM

Ok, firstly- thanks for your patience!

Booted up at work and, again, internet only accessible via VPN. Plugged in the OpenDNS addresses but, unfortunately, problem remained.

Novice question- Using either KIS or nd BIS on my PC's and laptops. Could one of these be involved?

This issue occurred on a laptop on which I had(immediately before issue began)uninstalled KIS and installed BIS trial.

Thanks

Edited by chiiibill, 17 October 2017 - 09:49 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:52 AM

Found the issue.

 

I had been using another VPN a few months ago. Stopped using it. No issues until this week.

 

Just checked .Task Manager and saw the old VPN active in Background Processes. Ended task. I rebooted a bit later and found it was active again. Maybe the VPN Kill Switch?

Anyway, as a novice and as I no longer use it, I uninstalled it and access to internet is back to normal.

 

Thanks for the suggestions, JohnC_21. Will save them for future reference.


Edited by chiiibill, 17 October 2017 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:56 AM

Your Welcome, and nice troubleshooting. Thanks for taking the time to post an update.






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