Last updated on December 11th, 2021

Fix Wifi Disconnected After Connecting to VPN

VPNs offer many advantages but can also trigger different availability issues. For example, you may see that your WiFi can drop subsequently when you connect with a VPN.  How frequently have you also been confronted with this situation, when your wifi is disengaged each time a VPN association is set up? Look at our guide and figure out how to make WiFi and VPN cooperate more simultaneously.

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  1. Set wifi connection as default

Go to the Taskbar and right click on the internet connection icon. Click the Open Network and Sharing Center option. In the Control Panel go to Change adapter setting. Click on the Advanced option and further select Advanced Settings. In the window that opens, go to the Adapters and Bindings tab and select Wi-Fi. Move it to the top of the list by using the arrow keys and that’s it. This sets the wifi connection as default and prevents its disconnection when using VPN.

  1. Use troubleshoots for network

To find out errors and bugs in your network connection, go to the start menu and search for network adapter in the search bar. A Troubleshoot and help prevent computer problems, screen will appear. Click next and let the process complete to detect problems with your network. Restart your pc once the troubleshoot is complete and check if the problem is fixed now.

  1. DNS Cache and settings

You can flush your DNS cache or change its settings to get rid of the bug. Just follow some simple steps – Open network and sharing center in the control panel. In the left panel, go to adapter settings and choose your wifi network. Right click your wifi network and select properties from the drop down menu. In the properties, go to Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option and click on the Properties button. In the window that appears, select the Use the following DNS server address option and enter: Preferred DNS Server:, Alternative DNS Server: Save the settings and restart your pc. You can flush your DNS cache by opening the command prompt and typing the ipconfig/flushdns and resolve the error.

  1. Internet adapter settings

You can change your internet adapter settings as well from the control panel. Just type in a few commands one after the other and reset your network adapter settings. Here are the command in order – ipconfig /release, ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /renew, netsh winsock reset, netsh interface ipv4 reset, netsh interface ipv6 reset, netsh winsock reset catalog, netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log, netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Through these ways, you will be easily able to configure your problems and troubleshoot your wifi connection with respect to VPN settings.