Fix: VPN not working with Kodi


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If you are experiencing a situation where your VPN is not working with Kodi, then read on.

Kodi is a popular open-source media center for Windows PC. Furthermore, Kodi enables you to stream music, TV series, movies, etc. In addition, you can stream latest media content by using any of the available Kodi add-ons.

However, when Kodi is used with VPN, it enables users to bypass geo-restrictions and stream media effortlessly; but some VPN users experience several issues where VPN not working with Kodi.

Meanwhile, Windows Report have compiled the following fixes applicable is solving the VPN not working with Kodi problem

Fix: VPN not working with Kodi

Solution 1: Check your internet connection

Windows users reported that limited/inactive internet connection can cause the VPN not working with Kodi problem. Hence, you need to test your Internet connection. In order to test your internet connection, disconnect from the VPN service and try to access any website on your web browser. If you are unable to access the Internet while disconnected from the VPN, then you may need to consider changing your Internet connection mode to modem, broadband or Wi-Fi connection.

Solution 2: Restart your PC

Another way to resolve the VPN problem is simply by restarting their PC. This method is a quick fix which can possibly resolve your VPN connection, hence making it work with Kodi. Alternatively, you can shut down your PC and wait for few minutes before restarting your PC.

Solution 3: Check your Date and Time Settings

Some VPN won’t work with Kodi because of the incorrect date and time settings on your PC. Check the date and time settings to ensure they are correct. Disable automatic update of date and time using the Internet, and set the date/time parameters manually.

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In addition, you should also consider changing your region/location to reflect the selected server location on your VPN settings. However, if you still get the error after trying our this fix, you may proceed to the next step.

Solution 4: Check your IP address

If VPN is not working with Kodi, check your IP address for information such as your city or region (country) next to the location you selected in the VPN windows. You can use a web service such as IPLocation and WhatIsMyIPAddress to check your IP address location. However, if you are not connected to the VPN server’s location, try connecting again. Alternatively, you may consider connecting to other VPN server locations and then access Kodi service again.

Solution 5: Disable your security software

Some Antivirus programs may block your VPN connection hindering you from accessing Kodi. Hence, you may need to temporarily disable your antivirus or firewall so as to be able to access Kodi. However, some Antivirus programs have the “temporarily disable protection” option which you can use while others do not.

Furthermore, if you have the option to reinstall the security software or program blocking the VPN connection, install it after the VPN software has been installed so that it allows the VPN to connect. Hence, uninstall the VPN software followed by the security program blocking the connection, then install VPN software again, and then reinstall the security program on your PC. Alternatively, you can also enable the VPN software in Windows firewall. Here’s how to do this:

  1. Go to Start > Type “Allow a program through Windows firewall” and then hit “Enter” keyvpn not working with kodi
  2. Click on “Change Settings” options
  3. Now, Click on “Allow another program”
  4. Select the program you want to add, or click Browse to find the VPN software, and then click OK
  5. Check if you can connect again and try to access Kodi.

However, if this does not work, proceed to the next step.

Also Read: FIX: Hulu won’t work when VPN is enabled

Solution 6: Manually configure DNS settings

Manually configuring your computer with other DNS server addresses helps you access Kodi, and enjoy faster connection speeds. Some computers may not automatically connect to the VPN DNS servers; hence you need to configure it with your VPN DNS servers’ IP addresses, manually. Here’s how to do it in Windows:

Step 1: Open Network Connections settings

  • Right click Start and select Run
  • Type ncpa.cpl and click OK
  • In Network connections window, find your usual connection, either LAN or Wireless network connection.
  • Right click the connection and select Properties

Step 2: Set the DNS server addresses

  • Double click Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) or just Internet Protocolvpn not working with kodi
  • Select Use the following DNS server addressesvpn not working with kodi
  • Type these Google DNS server addresses: Preferred DNS server 8.8.8.8 and Alternate DNS server 8.8.4.4
  • If Google DNS is blocked, try the following: Neustar DNS Advantage (156.154.70.1 and 156.154.71.1) enter and press OK, and, Level3 DNS (4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2) enter and press OK.