IPvanish not connecting and other troubles with IPvanish

Using the Internet is very convenient, but, alas, unsafe. Our actions on the Internet can track and steal personal information. That is why using a VPN connection to connect to the Internet will not be superfluous for any Internet user. VPN guarantees the security and anonymity of your Internet session, even if you connect to a public Wi-Fi point. With VPN, you can exchange messages or make online purchases without fear that someone will compromise your correspondence or steal credit card information.

The most obvious is the periodic disconnection of the VPN connection and, as a result, the sudden exit of traffic to the public network. For example, in the case of the same open access points or any mobile networks. Worst of all, when this happens without explicitly notifying the user and without automatically restoring the VPN connection.

Microsoft in Windows 7 and more recent systems has introduced VPN Reconnect. For all other platforms, you will have to use special routing settings or fuse programs {kill switch}. They monitor the state of the VPN connection and, in the event of a drop, first of all block all traffic and / or close the selected applications, and then try to restore the VPN connection. Similar functionality is found in some commercial VPN clients.

The most common problems include the following:

619: Unable to connect to remote computer.” This problem most often occurs if the server has data encryption disabled. Go to the configuration properties (in the VPN settings, find the desired profile). On the “Security” tab, select “optional data encryption” from the drop-down list. However, if you use a VPN for enhanced security, then you should abandon such a server;

691: Access denied.” This is usually a signal that you have entered the input data incorrectly. Recheck them. Note that the case and keyboard layout are important. Check if Caps Lock is on;

800: Could not connect to VPN”. Error indicates incorrectly entered server data. Recheck configuration. It is also possible that the server to which you are trying to connect is no longer available.

If you took server data from an open resource like VPNGate, then the problem is often caused by an already inactive server. Most of these situations are easily corrected by simply changing the configuration to another server from the list.

If you successfully connect to a VPN, but the Internet connection is lost, check the location of the server that you selected. Most likely, the data is transmitted, but extremely slowly, and the browser can trigger a timeout for loading pages. Try changing the server to a faster and closer to you.

Configuring VPN in Windows 10 Mobile

Owners of Windows Mobile devices can also set up a VPN connection by installing one of the free applications:

Hotspot Shield;

Touch VPN;

Opera mini VPN.

They do not require configuration settings, but have a monthly traffic limit. The user is only required to connect (touch the Connect button) and select the server’s country (if the application allows it).

Another simple option is a browser extension, such as ZenMate or Browsec. It works exactly the same way as a VPN application, but it works only in the browser in which it is installed.

With simple instructions, you can provide enhanced security to your Internet connection.