Microsoft yesterday sent out Windows 11 build 25284 on the Insider Dev Channel. In terms of new additions, the update adds a new Windows widget or Facebook Manager. However, the main reason for the release is to confirm bugs in the System Tray, Search, and Taskbar. Microsoft says there is a temporary workaround for one of these issues while it investigates and works on something more permanent.

Windows Insiders running preview builds are having issues accessing websites and other online resources when using a virtual private network (VPN).

It is interesting because while VPNs have a reputation for allowing regular users to watch Netflix from any region, they are not hugely common amongst consumers. However, in enterprise VPNs are widely used, so this issue could cause widespread problems.

At the same time, it is hardly a good practice to use Windows Insider builds in a work environment. That is why this bug is unlikely to be causing problems for too many users. Even so, Microsoft now has a workaround that you can read below.

Temporary Fix

  1. “Click the Start button

  2. Search for Edit group policy


  3. Launch the application

    • (Local Group Policy Editor window will appear)

  4. In the left navigation pane, expand the following path:

    • Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > DNS Client

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  5. In the right pane, double click Configure NetBIOS settings to open a pop-up window for configuration.

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  6. Select the Enabled option

  7. In the Options: section, click change Disable NetBIOS name resolution and in the drop-down that appears, select Enable NetBIOS name resolution.

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  8. Click Ok.

  9. Double-click Turn off multicast name resolution

  10. Select the Disabled option.

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  11. Click Ok

  12. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window

  13. Reboot your computer”

Tip of the day: With many reachable wireless access points popping up and disappearing again, the available networks list can become quite annoying. If needed you can use the allowed and blocked filter list of Windows to block certain WiFi networks or all unknown WiFi networks.