Windows - “All TAP-Win32 Adapters in Use” error

    This error indicates that the VPN was not cleanly disconnected from the previous session or another VPN connection is already established.

    1. Click the Start Menu button and then select the Control Panel.
    2. Click on Network and Internet.
    3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
    4. Click on Change adapter settings.
    5. Find the connection which is your TAP Adapter, right-click the TAP adapter and select Disable.
    6. Right-click the TAP adapter and select Enable.

    If the above does not resolve the issue please close and restart all OpenVPN processes by following these steps

    1. Press ctrl alt del.
    2. Open task manager.
    3. End all instances of any process containing the word openvpn.
    4. Restart OpenVPN.
    5. Retry connecting to IVPN.


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