Alright I have been working on a remote server connected via VPN on Cisco’s VPN client.
I noticed early on that I couldn’t browse to any page when connected to the VPN. I would always get something like the following:
This was usually preceded by a login for the proxy server.
After banging my head against a wall for way too long I went into IE LAN settings and unchecked “Automatically detect settings.”
And I can now browse to anything I want. Nothing like a stupid VPN to ruin the internet for you.