Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Accessing web when on VPN

If you work a lot with VPNs, you will notice that, alas, with many VPN setups, once you log into VPN you can not browser the Internet on the same machine.

This is a VPN misconfiguration issue that has to do with being unable to resolve DNS, but if you'd rather fix it yourself than argue with a sysadmin, here's a simple solution:

Indicate custom DNS server for your connection (e.g. your WiFi connection). Google's free DNS servers ( and or OpenDNS servers ( and are both excellent choices.

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