On Windows you may bump into a problem where the network adapter PandaPow wants to use takes a very long time to start. This is indicated by a repeated message in the log:
Log Route: Waiting for TUN/TAP interface to come up...
Often this is a temporary issue, that may simply resolve itself. If not, and after repeated attempts the connection won’t establish, here are some things to try in order to jolt things back into working order again.
The most common fixes are the first 2 of the below list:
- Open the Network and Sharing Center.
- Switch to a different server. Try our speed test to find out which servers are best for your location.
- Disable unused protocols as described here.
- Switch to an older TAP adapter version
- Try again later. Sometimes it’s a temporary issue that can disappear as abruptly as it appears.
- Switch to use TCP/not use TCP. Click here for details
- Restart computer.
- Restart router and modem (whatever is applicable).
Some more complicated steps.
- Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories, and do one of the following:
- On Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
- On Windows XP, click Command Prompt.
- Run the following commands:
netsh int ip reset logfile.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog
- Restart the computer.
- Start PandaPow and try connecting again.
Disable the Windows firewall, or any 3rd party firewall or antivirus software temporarily. Try connecting again and see if it helped.
To add route delay you need to edit PandaPow’s configuration file. Please do as follows:
- Click PandaPow > Settings,
- Select the Advanced tab
- Click Edit config file
- In the config file change the line that says:
route-delay 60 60
Save the file and try connecting again.
- Go to Start > Run, type services.msc , and Click OK. The service manager appears.
- In the list of services, find and double-click DHCP Client.
- Set the Startup type to Automatic.
- If the Service status is Started, click Stop.
- Click Start.
- Click OK, and close the service manager. Restart PandaPow and try connecting again.
An option which surely will avoid the problem, although it may have its problems of its own, is to use PPTP or L2TP instead of the PandaPow app. Click here for description how to use PandaPow via PPTP and L2TP
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