All TAP-Win adapters are currently in use

All Possible Errors are usually displayed in the connection log. You can get the log as follows:

Right click on the OpenVPN icon in the tray (next to the clock)? The server you are trying to connect to ? View Log

The error "All TAP-Win adapters on this system are currently in use" can occur for the following reasons:

Trying to connect to 2 servers at the same time.

In this case, do not forget to disconnect from the previous server before choosing a new one.

Also, do not use simultaneously with other VPN providers.

Virtual adapter crashes or freezes.

To solve, go to Programs\TAP-Windows (or Programs\OpenVPN\Utilities for older versions of programs):

  • Delete ALL TAP virtual ethernet adapters
  • Add a new TAP virtual ethernet adapter

If the problem persists, reinstall the OpenVPN GUI.

Note: The problem described above has been completely resolved in our own VPN software. A version is currently available for Windows , Android , Mac OS and iOS .

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