The first thing you need to do is open the Network and Sharing Center. You can find this by clicking on the Start Menu and then searching for it. Once you have found it, click on Change adapter settings.You should now see a list of all the networks that your computer is connected to. Find the one that says TAP-Windows Adapter V9 and right-click on it. Select Properties from the menu that appears.
Under the General tab, check the box next to Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Click on Properties once again. A new window will pop up; select Use the following IP address and enter in an IP address that is within the range of your VPN network (for example, 10.8 .0 .1 ). The Subnet mask should be entered as 255 .255 .255 .0 . Make sure that your gateway is set correctly; if you do not know what this is, ask your administrator or IT support team for help. Once everything looks correct, click OK twice to save your changes and close out of all the windows..
Your computer should now be able to connect to the VPN network!
There are two ways to locate your virtual network adapter. The first is by opening the Network and Sharing Center in Windows and looking for the adapter under either “Change adapter settings” or “Set up new connections or networks.” The second way is by opening more quickly finding it in Device Manager.
1) To open the Network and Sharing Center, right-click on theStart Menu рџ™‚and then click onNetwork and Sharing Center from the list of options:
2) Once the Network and Sharing Center opens, look under either “Change adapter settings”or “Set up new connections or networks”:
3) If you see your VPN listed here, simply highlight it and select “Properties.” If not, select”Set up new connections or networks” рџ™‚and then follow the instructions below:
Now that we’ve found our way into Change Adapter Settings let’s take alook at how easy it is to spot our beloved VPN connectionunlessit’s hidden of course. Here we have two adapters listed; oneis enabled (Ethernet 2), while our other disabledadapter is called TAP-Windows Adapter V9:
4) Since we can see both adapterslisted here, all tasks relatedto managing these adapterscan be performed fromwithin this window; inour case however sincewe know which iswhich- one beingBenjaminFranklin Bridge(our physicalconnection),the other anetwork bridge setupto optically transmitdata packets betweenthe local computerand another deviceor computer(TAP-WindowsAdapter)- let’s justright click on ourother/disabledadapter so wecan easily Enableit when needed:
Jump down steps 5 through 8if you’d ratherget there fasterthan read aboutmanually enablingyour TAP-WindowsAdapter everytimeyou want touse Boomerang! 😉
5 Right Click On TAP-Windows Adapter V9 > Properties > General Tab > Select ‘Install’ From The Driver Software Available Action Menu:
6 After Choosing ‘Install’ From The Driver Software Available Action Menu You Will Be Prompted With A Security Warning By Windows; Choose ‘Install’:
First, make sure that you’re using the correcttap device for your operating system. On Windows, this will be either TAP-Windows Adapter V9 or TAP-Windows Adapter V8. On macOS, it will be TAP-ng0. If you’re not sure which one to use, try both and see which one works.
If that doesn’t work, try reinstalling the NordVPN client. Sometimes the tap device can get corrupted or driver issues can occur, causing connection problems. Uninstalling and then reinstalling the client should fix this issue.
Finally, if neither of those solutions work, you may need to contact customer support for help troubleshooting the issue.
Thank your for reading!