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VPN connects and then automatically disconnects on Windows 10

VPN is a very useful feature for modern computers in today’s times. It helps commercial as well as non-commercial users in many ways. For commercial or corporate users, they can access their company’s private servers using this VPN connection, whereas a non-commercial user can privatize their internet connection and access blocked websites by hosting their internet connection remotely. Some reports say that the VPN connection on some computers disconnects automatically or is not stable enough to be used. This can be caused due to various factors, including driver issues, operating system issues, etc.

Fix VPN connects and then automatically disconnects on Windows 10

VPN connects and then automatically disconnects

If the VPN connection on some computers disconnects automatically or is not stable enough then these suggestions will help you troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Update or reinstall the Network driver.
  2. Change the Power Management configuration.
  3. Use the Network Troubleshooter.
  4. Run Network Reset.

1] Update or reinstall the Network driver

The drivers listed under the section of Network Adapters in the Device Manager might be a cause for this particular issue. You can try to reinstall the Network drivers for your motherboard. If you recently updated these drivers, roll back these drivers, and check. If you did not, then we suggest you Update these drivers.

2] Change the Power Management configuration

Open the Device Manager. Expand Network adapters

Select the entry for your WiFi hardware and right-click on it to select Properties.

Go to the Power Management tab and uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option.

3. Use the Network Troubleshooter

The issue can also be caused due to an issue with the Network Adapter settings. Use the Network Adapter troubleshooter to fix the error.

4. Run Network Reset

Using Windows 10 Network Reset, you can reset all networking components & settings to its default value and reinstall your Network adapters.

All the best!

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