Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to jaypea89)
The first answer above may be the case in which case you might try flushing the DNS cache to see if that fixes it. At a terminal window you would type in
then try connecting again. If that doesn't work...
Check and see if you have any IP addresses in the DNS Server section of your network card and what they are. Go to Network Preferences, highlight the network being used (either ethernet or wifi) and see what is there.
My guess is it is pointing to the DNS servers of the VPN. These can't be accessed when you are not connected to the VPN. So typing in something like apple.com gets you nowhere because there is no DNS to translate it to the proper IP address. Since you say you set it up in order to use the VPN at all times, part of that process may have been to set the DNS rather than leaving it dynamic.
You could enter a DNS of your choosing (do write down the current set so you can put them back!). Go to opendns.com or google.com and try theirs. Or, if you are satisfied the VPN settings are the culprit, then you can leave it and know you could change this in the future if you wanted to. Hope that helps.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2014 8:50 PM (in response to jaypea89)
I had the same problem. I was using my computer with a fixed IP, so, had entered the proper DNS values for
that IP, but when switching to DHCP it does not remove those values. The solution was to remove those DNS
servers. After that put the WiFi-OFF and back ON. That's all. Now i can use my home network and activate
the VPN when needed.