VyprVPN Not Connecting on Windows 10 - 7 Ways To Resolve It

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VyprVPN Not Connecting Windows 10

If you’re experiencing issues with VyprVPN not connecting on Windows 10, you’re not alone. It can stem from various reasons, including protocol mismatches, server issues, DNS conflicts, or interference from antivirus programs. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to resolve these problems and get your VPN up and running again.

But before we begin, try out these quick fixes:

  • Check if you’re connected to the internet.
  • Reinstall or update the VyprVPN app.
  • Reboot your PC.
  • Confirm if you added the right credentials.
  • Contact VyprVPN support.

If the above steps don’t help with the connectivity issues, try the solutions below.

How To Fix VyprVPN Not Connecting on Windows 10

Here’s how to deal with this problem easily:

Use a Different Protocol

VyprVPN supports multiple protocols including WireGuard, OpenVPN, Chameleon, or IKEv2, and sometimes switching to a different one can solve connectivity issues. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open VyprVPN and tap the Customize button.
Customize VpryVPN settings
  1. Go to the “Protocol” section and tap the side arrow.
  1. Select a different protocol.
Select Protocol
  1. Tap “Reconnect.”
  1. The app will disconnect and reconnect automatically.
Reconnect automatically

You should now enjoy a smooth connection. 

Change Servers

Sometimes, the server you’re trying to connect to might be experiencing congestion issues or it could be banned. Switching to a different server can often solve the problem:

  1. Open VyprVPN and log in then tap the server button.
Server button
  1. Choose a different server from the list or use the search button for easy access.
Choose a different server
  1. Tap on any server and it’ll connect automatically.
Choose a different server

Change VyprVPN DNS

VyprVPN in the US utilizes its own DNS servers for connections. However, they can sometimes cause connectivity and performance issues. To resolve this, you can try switching to Google’s public DNS ( and instead of the default one.

Follow the below steps:

  1. Open VyprVPN and click Customize.
Customize settings
  1. Scroll to locate the “DNS” section then tap the expand arrow.
DNS settings
  1. Select “3rd Party DNS,” enter Google’s public DNS ( and, and tap “Apply Changes.”
3rd Party DNS
  1. Confirm if the DNS changed from VyprVPN to 3rd Party.
3rd Party DNS

Flushing the DNS Cache

Flushing your DNS cache can clear any potential conflicts and improve your connection. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press Window + R, type “cmd,” and press Enter to open the Command Prompt.
Open the Command Prompt
  1. Type “ipconfig /flushdns” and press Enter.
Type “ipconfig /flushdns”
  1. Wait for the confirmation message.
Confirmation message

Restart your Windows 10 and try connecting to VyprVPN again.

Add an Exception for VyprVPN to Your Antivirus and Firewall

Antivirus and firewall programs can sometimes treat VPN apps as threats and block connections. However, I don’t recommend disabling the antivirus and firewall because it’ll expose your PC to risks like malware and viruses. Instead, you can add VyprVPN as an exception. 

Adding an Exception on Antivirus

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Type “Windows Security” in the search bar beside the Windows Icon, then press Enter.
  2. Tap “Virus & threat protection.”
Virus & threat protection
  1. Click “Manage settings” under the “Virus & threat protection settings” section.
Manage settings
  1. Locate the “Exclusions” section and tap “Add or remove exclusions.” If prompted to allow your computer to make changes, hit “YES.”
Add or remove exclusions
  1. Click “Add an exclusion,” then choose “VyprVPN” from the list.
Add an exclusion

Adding an Exception on Firewall

Follow the below steps:

  1. Type “Control Panel” on the search bar beside the Windows Icon and press Enter.
  2. Tap “System and Security.”
System and Security
  1. Click “Windows Defender Firewall.”
Windows Defender Firewall
  1. Tap “Advanced Settings” available on the left menu.
Advanced Settings
  1. Click “Inbound Rules.”
Inbound Rules
  1. Tap “New Rule” available on the right menu.
New Rule
  1. Select “Program” and then hit “Next.”
Select Program
  1. Tap “Browse,” select the VyprVPN app, then click “Next.”
  1. Pick “Allow the connection” and click “Next.”
Allow the connection
  1. Select when to apply the rule by ticking “Domain,” “Private,” or “Public,” or select all, then click “Next.”
Select when to apply the rule
  1. Provide a name and description for the rule, then click “Finish.”
Name the rule

Change Adapter Settings

Incorrect adapter settings can also cause VyprVPN connectivity issues on Windows 10. Adjusting these settings might help:

  1. Press Win + X and select “Network Connections.”
  2. Click “Change adapter options” under “Advanced network settings.”
Change adapter options
  1. Right-click on your active network adapter, and select “Properties.”
Click Properties
  1. Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties.”
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  1. Ensure that “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically” are selected then tap “OK.”
Select automatic

Restart your PC and check if VyprVPN connects now.

Try an Alternative VPN Provider

If none of the above solutions work, it’s time to switch to an alternative VPN provider. A VPN service like NordVPN is better optimized for Windows 10 and might offer more stable connections. 

Here’s how to set it up on your PC:

  1. Visit the NordVPN website and create an account.
  2. Go to the “Download VPN” section and get the Windows version.
Download VPN
  1. After downloading it, open the file to Install the application and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Launch the NordVPN app and add your account details to log in.
Log into NordVPN
  1. Tap “Quick Connect” to get the nearest and fastest server or pick any server from the list.
Connect to a server

These fixes should be able to resolve VyprVPN not connecting on Windows 10. If you’re encountering a similar issue with Proton , Opera, or McAfee VPN we’ve got you covered.

Whether it’s changing protocols, switching servers, or tweaking settings, you can get your VPN back up and running smoothly. However, if none of these work, consider using an alternative VPN provider.

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