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VPN will not allow browser to connect to internet

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April 20, 2014 2:38:06 PM

I am using a VPN service.
When I first began to use it, I could connect with my torrent client and brows the internet at the same time.
But, I had connectivity problems with the torrent client.
Changing my firewall from ZA to Comodo and removing Malwarebytes seemed to fix the connectivity problems.

Now, my torrent client works just fine.
But, my browsers [FF and IE] cannot connect to the internet while connected to the VPN.
I usually get a notification that the server [FF] or 127.0.0.1 [IE] will not accept the connection, or something akin to that.
As soon as I disconnect the VPN, the browsers work just fine.

I have done a search, but nothing seems to fit my situation.
Can anyone point me to a solution for this?

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April 21, 2014 1:51:08 AM

Seems like you have to reset your browser proxy setting:
In Internet Explorer please follow the steps below:
1) Under "Tools" in the browser tool bar select "Internet Options".
2)In the "Internet Options" window that pops up, click the "Connections" tab at the top.
3)Click "LAN Settings" near the bottom of the "Connections" section.
4)If the "Proxy server" checkbox is marked with a check, click it to deselect/uncheck it. See image below:



5)Click "Ok" to close the "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings" window.
6)Click "Ok" to close the "Internet Options" window.
You have completed removing the proxy settings for Internet Explorer for Windows.

Here is procedure for Firefox:
1)Under "Tools" in the browser tool bar select "Options".
2)In the "Options" window that pops up, click the "Advanced" tab at the top.
3)Click the "Network" subtab, and then click the "Settings" button in the "Connections" area.
4)If "No proxy" isn't selected, click it to mark "No proxy" as your preference. See image below:



5)Click "Ok" to close the "Connection Settings" window.
6)Click "Ok" to close the "Options" window.
You have completed removing the proxy settings for Firefox for Windows.

Now you should be able to browse the internet without any issue.

Hope it could help
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April 23, 2014 1:38:56 PM

Thank you Rose Ab.

FF is now up and running on the VPN.
IE is setup as directed, but still is not connecting.
It is not a problem.
I don't use IE except on very rare occasions, as here to verify a problem with FF.

Thanks again.
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