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Microsoft Edge Can't access vpn IP address But IE 11 can

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  • Hi,

    I am connected with Cisco vpn to my work, and I can access all my network IP addresses from Internet Explorer 11 But Microsoft Edge cant find the page??

    It Feels that Edge doesn't want to go beyond the vpn where there is no reason for it not too.

    If any one have a solution for this please let me know.

    Thanks and regards,

    Mohamed Selim.

    Sunday, August 2, 2015 2:44 PM

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  • Hi Mohamed andDavidoo1,

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Currently Microsoft Edge seems to be not working well with VPN. And the mechanism to connect to Internet from Microsoft Edge is a little different from Internet Explorer 11 and the other desktop browsers, which I can't explain clearly as I don't know much about it.

    So based on the current situation, please take use of Internet Explorer 11 instead.

    Thanks for your understanding and support.

    More reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Mt156988(v=VS.85).aspx

    Regards


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    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9:34 AM
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  • Mohamed, I had that issue also.  I think it is because Edge does not support the Java plugins needed to access the VPN.  At least that is the error message I got when I tried to connect to my company.  I'm sure that is why they included IE 11 as a backup.
    • Proposed as answer by Davidoo1 Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:17 AM
    Sunday, August 2, 2015 3:11 PM
  • Well, At least yours connected mine its like its not there at the first place.
    Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:00 PM
  • Hi, I had also the same problem with all websites i want to access over VPN with Edge. And it's not relevant if the website needs an plugin like Java or somthing else.

    I use a VPN Connection over Shrew Soft VPN.




    • Edited by Michael-CM Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:26 PM
    Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:25 PM
  • Hi Mohamed andDavidoo1,

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Currently Microsoft Edge seems to be not working well with VPN. And the mechanism to connect to Internet from Microsoft Edge is a little different from Internet Explorer 11 and the other desktop browsers, which I can't explain clearly as I don't know much about it.

    So based on the current situation, please take use of Internet Explorer 11 instead.

    Thanks for your understanding and support.

    More reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Mt156988(v=VS.85).aspx

    Regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9:34 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi, I had also the same problem with all websites i want to access over VPN with Edge. And it's not relevant if the website needs an plugin like Java or somthing else.

    I use a VPN Connection over Shrew Soft VPN.




    I'm seeing the same issues with Shrew Soft VPN. IE 11 and Google Chrome works, but not Edge. Annoying when you're trying to use Edge as your standard browser.
    Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:57 AM
  • Hi can you detail some example urls?

    Does this happen only on Intranet sites? IF you have shortcuts like http://mycompanyintranet does that fail but if you give it the FQDN does it work?

    Thanks


    Mark Feetham Senior Program Manager Internet Explorer Product Quality

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:31 PM
  • Same issue here. Using Shrewsoft VPN 2.2.2 on Windows 10 (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro).

    Edge browser will not load ANY websites, intra or inter. Error is "Can't connect to proxy server" or simply "Hmm, we can't reach this page." Turn off the VPN and the internet sites load.

    Can't see how this has anything to do with java plugins.

    A browser which doesn't work through VPN is unlikely to gain much traction in the corporate market, or in China. Perhaps these are small markets though.

    /Simon


    • Edited by kavrod Thursday, September 10, 2015 7:52 AM
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 7:52 AM
  • Hi Mark.

    It happens for all IP address that are reachable through a virtual adapter created by a VPN Client (i.e. Cisco VPN clients, Shrew Soft VPN, and so on).

    In my example, in my Windows 10 routing table, I have a default route to the internet and some specific routes pointing to a VPN IPSEC next hop. All web sites using the default route works well using Edge Browser however if I try any intranet site that uses one of that most specific route that I just mentioned, it simply doesn´t work.

    IPv4 Route Table
    ===========================================================================
    Active Routes:
    Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
              0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0      192.168.1.1    192.168.1.114     25             >> Works fine
              10.3.1.0    255.255.255.0       10.26.74.1     10.26.74.156    100       >> Next hop is a virtual adapter VPN - doesn´t work

    Marcel

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 8:17 PM
  • Hi Mark,

    The problem is not only with Edge. I'm using Shrew Soft VPN to connect to my University Network (used to work with Cisco VPN but it doesn't run with Windows 10). After connecting I'm not able to use Edge but it works perfectly with all other browsers. The other software I'm having problems is Remote Desktop. For some reason it gives the message "Can't connect to the remote PC", although I can PING to the machine and remote access is enable. With Windows 8.1 it worked just fine.

    I just discovered that it works with the old Remote Desktop Connection that migrated from my previous windows 8.1.

    Thank you,

    Mário Rui


    • Edited by Mário Rui Friday, September 18, 2015 1:51 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Vehdad Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:01 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Vehdad Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:02 PM
    Friday, September 18, 2015 1:44 PM
  • Dear Microsoft,

    Will this issue be fixed in an upcoming version of Windows 10?
    Our customers are migrating to Windows 10 and they are reporting this issue. Our company manages a pretty big VPN network in Europe, with over 1,000 locations which are only accessible over VPN. We heavily promote the use of Internet Explorer, and we hope to support Edge in the future. If this issue is not fixed soon, we will have to tell our customers to switch to Firefox or Chrome.

    Thank you.

    Kind regards,

    Stefan

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:01 AM
  • I'm having the same issue. Edge will not connect to our Cisco VPN network websites (split tunneling) using Shrewsoft 2.2.2 when connected via VPN however using Chrome or any other browser will work just fine.
    Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:00 PM
  • I have the same issue, using split tunnelling on a Checkpoint VPN. All external websites (those connected to directly), whereas those on our internal network (accessed via the VPN) are inaccessible. It's nothing to do with plugins, it's as if Edge ignores the routing table.
    Saturday, December 26, 2015 8:31 PM
  • I'm experiencing the exact same problem. Microsoft Edge. Cisco VPN. None of my other browsers encounter this problem, including Internet Explorer 11. I can't believe that Microsoft still hasn't addressed the problem (as of May 2016).

    How can I thoroughly test my code on Microsoft Edge if I can't access most of my client's IPs? Smh.

    Thanks to everyone for posting the issue here. At least I know I'm not alone. Sigh.

    Friday, May 6, 2016 11:54 PM
  • Hi Mario,

    In order to make Cisco VPN install on Win 10 you have to install sonic wall first, then install Cisco VPN using MSI package. After Cisco VPN is installed you can remove Sonic wall installation.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards, 

    Vedad

    • Edited by Vehdad Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:04 PM
    Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:04 PM
  • IT's been an almost a full year. Fix the damn thing already!!! 
    Friday, July 8, 2016 7:24 AM
  • +1

    Otherwise Edge is definitely not an Enterprise Ready Browser!


    • Edited by Michael-CM Friday, July 8, 2016 5:39 PM
    Friday, July 8, 2016 5:38 PM
  • The problem still persists to this day. Edge cannot reach sites over VPN.

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:44 PM
  • I have the same problem using Cisco VPN 5 no Edge neither any other native windows 10 app it is working, I searched a lot of forums but no solution, I'm forced to use Internet explorer 11, that's sad.

    Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:29 PM
  • Same issue with Windows Anniversary Edition and Shrew Soft VPN Client.
    Friday, August 12, 2016 4:01 PM
  • Same... Edge is dead if it cannot work over a virtual VPN adapter.  How in the world am I suppose to migrate my users to Edge when 50% of them are remote and come in over a Checkpoint Endpoint Connect VPN client?
    Friday, August 12, 2016 8:32 PM
  • Anyone from MS can tell us if there is an ETA to fix this problem?

    Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:17 AM
  • Anyone from MS can tell us if there is an ETA to fix this problem?

    Same story here. I thought Edge was quite mature now and I wanted to give it a try again... just to find out today that it didn't work when using VPN, which I need like 50% of my time as I use my Surface as a BYOD. Shame!
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:59 AM
  • To keep this topic alive (as it is important to me as well), seems like WinRT web/http client shares similar issue with Microsoft Edge. I am not that much tied to actual resolution of the issue, so if we can't get ETA for that, I am fine. What I would like to get however, is at least some decent explanation of root cause of why it does not work. So that we, developers for WinRT platform, can understand what else might be affected by this issue. It's always better to realize possible risks before customer finds them in a delivered product ;)

    • Edited by psvorada Monday, January 2, 2017 11:47 AM
    Monday, January 2, 2017 11:46 AM
  • How is this not fixed yet? Literally every other browser across the board works except for IE Edge. It is completely unusable with this issue.
    Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:03 PM
  • I am having the same issues using Shrew client.  Edge is dead to me.

    Cameron

    Monday, February 6, 2017 1:19 PM
  • Some of our machines have the same issue.  We use Edge when on the LAN and can access our internal systems just fine, via FQDN (bookmarks).  Take the laptop to McDonalds and connect to their Wi-Fi and then VPN, and Edge breaks - cannot find page.  

    Copy/paste the URL (FQDN) in to IE, Chrome or Firefox and they all load the websites with no problem.

    Why is Edge not working in this scenario??

    External websites still work fine in Edge.  Just resources at the other end of the VPN tunnel which don't load in Edge.

    Worth noting, not all users are affected.  I've tested just now from a different laptop and my Edge browser loads internal sites perfectly via VPN.  Volume License O/S and GPO mean all our machines are kept pretty much aligned on the same software and patch levels, etc.

    Odd...  :(

    Monday, February 20, 2017 1:21 PM
  • June 9th, 2017

    It'll be pretty amazing if this makes it to 2018.  I'm using FortiNet VPN.  Firefox is letting me type this in while Edge just says "Hmmm..." to all the pages in its tab that were running fine before I started VPN. 


    Friday, June 9, 2017 4:47 PM
  • Clues for Microsoft Engineers:

    • When I start FortiNet VPN, version 4.0.2297, I can connect to sites with Edge
    • When I connect, I can no longer connect with Edge
    • When I disconnect, I can't connect to intranet sites, and I still can not connect to sites with Edge
    • When I close FortiNet VPN, I can connect to sites with Edge

    Perhaps someone at MSFT who can fix Edge will do a resource audit in all of these states and figure out the problem... I could (and might if this lingers) do the former, but it's not that useful since I can't do the latter.

    Incidentally, I'm purposely using an older version of the FortiNet VPN app, since the newer versions fail to connect.  Please don't suggest that that's the problem given all the other posts here.

    Thanks.



    Friday, June 9, 2017 4:58 PM
  • I just updated to the latest version of Forticlient (5.6) and Edge works correctly now.
    • Edited by lschwingler Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:18 PM
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:03 PM
  • I know this is insanely old but I'm experiencing this now with our NetScaler VPN. Did anything ever come of this?
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:10 PM
  • Just to make this post alive,

    Microsoft Edge 40.15063.0.0 still does not work over cisco vpn.

    Friday, October 13, 2017 1:14 PM
  • Ich habe das gleiche Problem. Dass ich nicht über VPN auch unseren SharePoint komme. Da dieses Problem schon über 2 Jahre bekannt ist, bleibt wohl nur auf FireFox zu wechseln! :-(
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:44 AM
  • Still no resolution. Just workarounds. Don't use Edge. Use IE11. Don't use the Store RDP app. Use the legacy RDP application. How about updating the store apps to see the VPN network?
    Monday, February 5, 2018 7:44 PM
  • here it is 3/16/18 and still no fix I'm using Forticlient VPN working for a global company and I have to use IE 11 or Google Chrome.
    Friday, March 16, 2018 11:21 AM
  • Wow, March 2018 still no answer.  Also, any apps from App Store does not work with VPN, especially skype.  Better to download vanilla skype from website than from app store.
    Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:21 AM
  • Is Microsoft actually working on this bug...sorry 'issue'.  They must realize that people today use VPNs, and that their 'flagship' web browser isn't compatible.

    Don't get me wrong, I actually love Edge, but hate IE.

    So they are actually forcing me to use a competitor Chrome... Well done MS.

    Or are they simply ignoring the issue!
    • Edited by The Stone Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:57 AM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:55 AM
  • Is Microsoft actually working on this bug...sorry 'issue'.  They must realize that people today use VPNs, and that their 'flagship' web browser isn't compatible.

    Speaking of "flags"...  I learned something new today in 1709 (16299.309)

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/forum/edge_other-edge_win10/micosoft-software-does-not-see-the-internet/1f432599-c851-4db0-b205-0ff1aebeee13?page=2#LastReply

    About:Flags  AND  Ctrl+Shift+D  (? where did that come from?)



    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 5:50 PM
  • Today I came across the same issue: Edge cannot connect to Web Sites via my Cisco AnyConnect VPN.

    Until today, I did not notice the problem, or maybe it was fixed, and has re-occurred....

    I'm on Windows 10 Home Build 17713.rs5_release.180706-1551

    Please fix it...

    Martin


    Mmmmmmm

    Thursday, July 12, 2018 4:12 PM
  • Same issue here.  internal web-based apps not working in Edge browser, but IE works over the same VPN connection
    Thursday, August 9, 2018 4:34 PM
  • Same issue for me.  Though it started after I upgraded to 1809.

    Deepak

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 2:19 PM
  • Same issue with me as well, the issue started after upgrading to 1809. Everytime i reset Cisco VPN it work for a while and then stops again. 

    Isnt there a workaround at least provided for this problem?

    Friday, October 12, 2018 8:47 AM