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How to Keep VPN Connection Alive

Can I keep VPN on all the time?

The answer to “should I leave a VPN on?” is yes. VPNs offer the best online security, so you should leave your VPN on at all times to protect yourself against data leaks and cyberattacks, while you're using public W-Fi, and against intrusive snoopers such as ISPs or advertisers. So always keep your VPN on.

Why do I keep losing my VPN connection?

Why does my VPN Connection Keep Dropping? ... Your device is disconnected from the VPN server. This can happen if your cell signal suddenly becomes unstable or if there is an issue with the WiFi connection you are using. Most VPN software does not use channel bonding.

How do I stop my VPN from timing out?

As the computer goes to sleep, any active VPN connection will be disconnected. By default your display will turn off after several minutes of inactivity. You can disable this behaviour by going to System Preferences >Energy Saver and tick the "Preventing computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off".

How do I stop my VPN disconnecting and reconnecting?

It depends on why your VPN isn't connecting but . For example, if you're trying to connect to a VPN in a country with strict internet firewalls (like China), it could be the VPN itself that doesn't work. Another potential scenario is if you've got an antivirus running at the same time — it could be blocking flagging your VPN as dangerous and blocking the connection.

What can I do to fix a VPN that won’t connect?

There could be an issue with either your network or with the VPN software itself. Dont worry though — .
More often than not, the reason your VPN wont connect is due to your network. First, test your internet connection to make sure it can support the VPN connection. If you find you can connect on an alternative device or network, you know the issue isnt with your VPN service. If you find your VPN still wont connect after testing your network, you can try reinstalling your VPN software. Just like turning it off and on again, a fresh installation can fix any software issues and allow the VPN to connect smoothly. Its always a good idea to make sure your VPN software is uptodate as it may have been issued a new patch that fixes known connection problems.

Can you keep VPN on all the time? How to ...

Launch your VPN client we used Private Internet Access
Access its configuration screen.
Make sure to enable the VPN to run at startup.
Toggle the Connect on Launch feature if available could be named differently
Look for the kill switch feature and enable it.