Windows 10 users are more likely to come across certain issues with VPNs. Here we will focus on an issue that can appear when you try to connect to a VPN from the system tray menu. This issue starts when you choose a VPN connection in the system tray and click on Connect. After that, the connecting status still appear for a long time, but a connection is not established. Then the connection attempt is shut down without any notification and when you open the system tray again, you see the Connect option again.
This issue often appears after you disconnect from a previous VPN session, but it is not possible to say exactly why or when you will come across this error. Instead of going through complicated troubleshooting steps to get this problem solved, you can opt for a fast and simple method that will fix it. The below is all you will need to do in order to resolve the VPN stuck on “Connecting” on Windows 10.
- Go to Windows Settings, select Network & Internet, then VPN menu.
- Choose a VPN from the menu and Connect
- Now the connection should be successfully established.
The above steps have proven to be effective in the majority of cases. You won’t need to reboot or carry out additional steps. In case you need to solve the issue remotely, you can try the FixMe.IT remote desktop app, which offers the most convenient way to access any computer remotely in order to solve issues from your work or home.