I can't connect to any VPN


cns00

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I bought a new laptop for work. It has Win 11 Pro. The build number is:

My old work laptop has Win 10 pro 22h2. I was using a VPN extension for Google Chrome on my old laptop. It detected my IP address before I connected to the VPN and it gave me a new IP address after I connected to the VPN and the internet worked in Google Chrome after I connected to the VPN.

I installed the same VPN extension for Google Chrome on my new laptop. It didn't detect my IP address before I connected to the VPN and it didn't give me a new IP address after I connected to the VPN and the internet is not working in Google Chrome after I connected to the VPN and I am getting this error:

I tried another VPN extension for Google Chrome. The same thing happened again.

I don't think that this is a problem with the VPN extensions because they are working fine on my other laptops that have Win 10 pro 22h2 so I think that there is something wrong with Win 11 and it's messing up the VPN. How do I make the VPN work?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15-Fd0060ne
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MX570

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 (latest update ... forever anal)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim S01
    CPU
    Intel i5-9400
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT730
    Sound Card
    OOBE
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 32"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1TB SSDs
    PSU
    OOBE
    Case
    OOBE
    Cooling
    OOBE
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Classic Australian w.a.p.
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (latest upadte ... anally always)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 15
    CPU
    i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NVMe 512GB
    + numerous/multiple SSD Type C USB enclosures
    Internet Speed
    NBN FTTN 50
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
I have used IPVanish for the last 5 years now, most of the time it works. Their website even provides locations and times when the service will be interrupted for Maintenace. If your local VPN server is down, the software automatically connects you to the next best one. The annual cost is low. I look for the 3 years deals. But sometimes you can find even deeper discounts. The service is easy to use and configure. You can switch server locations on the fly. There are 5 different protocols to choose from, I normally use the default settings. IPVanish, provides fast response, technical support, if ever needed. I've tried many other VPN services over the years and haven't found one that works as well from my location. They offer a complete money back guarantee if not satisfied, just cancel service within 30 days.

If you're using protection software, you may need to completely disable it while downloading a VPN. Once the VPN is installed and configured, reboot your machine. Turn your protection software back on if the reboot didn't automatically do it for you. Windows or your Antivirus program may prompt you to authorize use of the VPN program.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL XPS 8960
    CPU
    i7-13700k
    Motherboard
    GENUINE DELL XPS 8960 DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD INTEL SOCKET LGA1700 XD433
    Memory
    (2 x 16 GB) 32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA FOUNDERS EDITION GEFORCE RTX 4060-Ti
    Sound Card
    ON BOARD 7.1 CHANNEL AUDIO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL 27 MONITOR - P2722H
    Screen Resolution
    FULL HD (1080p) 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD (boot) + 1 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA, HDD (storage)
    PSU
    750W
    Case
    DELL
    Cooling
    DELL PERFORMANCE CPU LIQUID COOLING
    Keyboard
    AZIO
    Mouse
    LOGITECH M650
    Internet Speed
    INTERNET SPEED 100 MBPS
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE AND GOOGLE CHROME
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360
    Other Info
    ALTEC LANSING SPEAKERS
Some ISP's / applications might now try and restrict the use of vpn's -- but that's actually quite hard to achieve in most countries. One of the most resillient is Nordvpn -- worth a try -- also it has a good feature called "Tunnelling" which means you can exclude applications and services from vpn control when using the vpn e.g such as access to local /network storage.

Nordvpn has this feature (a lot don't) and has worked wherever I've been and I do quite a lot of travelling.

cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15-Fd0060ne
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MX570
If you're using protection software, you may need to completely disable it while downloading a VPN. Once the VPN is installed and configured, reboot your machine. Turn your protection software back on if the reboot didn't automatically do it for you. Windows or your Antivirus program may prompt you to authorize use of the VPN program.
I am using Kaspersky Standard on my laptop. I completely quit it and I tried to use the VPN in Google Chrome. It worked. I ran Kaspersky Standard and then I tried to use the VPN in Google Chrome. It didn't work. Thus Kaspersky Standard is blocking the VPN. Thanks for the tip :) I will complain to Kaspersky.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15-Fd0060ne
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MX570
I am using Kaspersky Standard on my laptop. I completely quit it and I tried to use the VPN in Google Chrome. It worked. I ran Kaspersky Standard and then I tried to use the VPN in Google Chrome. It didn't work. Thus Kaspersky Standard is blocking the VPN. Thanks for the tip :) I will complain to Kaspersky.
I don't use Kaspersky, but don't they have their own built-in VPN you can use? Maybe it's not supplied in their 'Standard Version'.

Perhaps, Kaspersky is blocking the Google VPN because it's an extension, or they just want you to use their VPN. I don't know.

You might try 'Kaspersky Support Forums' to find a solution there. Kaspersky Support Forum

I use Norton 360 protection; it has its own built-in VPN, which I don't use. Because the IPVanish VPN which I use is much better for my uses.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL XPS 8960
    CPU
    i7-13700k
    Motherboard
    GENUINE DELL XPS 8960 DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD INTEL SOCKET LGA1700 XD433
    Memory
    (2 x 16 GB) 32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA FOUNDERS EDITION GEFORCE RTX 4060-Ti
    Sound Card
    ON BOARD 7.1 CHANNEL AUDIO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL 27 MONITOR - P2722H
    Screen Resolution
    FULL HD (1080p) 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD (boot) + 1 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA, HDD (storage)
    PSU
    750W
    Case
    DELL
    Cooling
    DELL PERFORMANCE CPU LIQUID COOLING
    Keyboard
    AZIO
    Mouse
    LOGITECH M650
    Internet Speed
    INTERNET SPEED 100 MBPS
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE AND GOOGLE CHROME
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360
    Other Info
    ALTEC LANSING SPEAKERS
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