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IE 11 on Windows 8.1 does not see VPN Network

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    IE 11 on Windows 8.1 does not see VPN Network


    Upgraded to 8.1, using Cisco Anyconnect. When I connect to our work network IE 11 does not see it (similar to how all the "metro" apps do not see it as well).

    I can use Chrome, Firefox, browse the network via Explorer, etc. IE 11 acts like my network is down.

    Has anyone else had this issue? I searched the internet but I don't see anyone having that problem... I've seen the opposite where only IE is working for them but not this problem.

    Thanks for any guidance in this issue!

    (PS - I need IE for one of our work apps... I have a workaround, to connect to my Windows 7 box at work and use IE on that but I would prefer using it directly from my home machine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuishimi View Post
    Upgraded to 8.1, using Cisco Anyconnect. When I connect to our work network IE 11 does not see it (similar to how all the "metro" apps do not see it as well).

    I can use Chrome, Firefox, browse the network via Explorer, etc. IE 11 acts like my network is down.

    Has anyone else had this issue? I searched the internet but I don't see anyone having that problem... I've seen the opposite where only IE is working for them but not this problem.

    Thanks for any guidance in this issue!

    (PS - I need IE for one of our work apps... I have a workaround, to connect to my Windows 7 box at work and use IE on that but I would prefer using it directly from my home machine).
    You can usually get this working in IE by going upper right to Tools>Internet Options>Compatibility mode, add the IP of the VPN to the list.
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    I am sure I am being stupid but...


    I don't see a compatibility tab under the tool widget -> internet options... is it a box/button/check on one of hte other tabs?

    [edit]

    Wait, are you talking about Tools -> Compatibility VIEW Settings?

    Why would that affect internet connectivity?
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    try disabling the Enhanced security mode in IE11 ==> uncheck the box in security settings- this if it is set or enabled it can hose up other applications that *should* incorporate their own security stuff.

    I had some issues with Silverlight and some media streaming services until I unchecked this box.

    The other issue - compatibility settings means the OLD code will be executed -HTML or whatever rather than the newer - CSS ?? -- I don't know - I'm not an application programmer but I do know that some sites won't render properly if you don't set compatibility mode on for those sites --that includes the LOGON screen to SOME remote VPN's if the initial logon screen is presented via a browser.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuishimi View Post
    I don't see a compatibility tab under the tool widget -> internet options... is it a box/button/check on one of hte other tabs?

    [edit]

    Wait, are you talking about Tools -> Compatibility VIEW Settings?

    Why would that affect internet connectivity?
    Just try it, takes two seconds to find out.

    Connectivity doesn't seem to be the problem here, it's more than likely a security or compatibility deal.
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    @chev, @jimbo

    Disabling the security seemed to do the trick, tho' it isn't 100%. I will try adding it to my exceptions list as well.
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    @chev...

    It was a TEAM effort.

    Jimbo's suggesting got me ON our VPN network, Chev's suggestion got me compatibility with our timesheet software. Thank you guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuishimi View Post
    @chev...

    It was a TEAM effort.

    Jimbo's suggesting got me ON our VPN network, Chev's suggestion got me compatibility with our timesheet software. Thank you guys.
    Figured it was something like that, thanks for reporting back in.
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