1.    09 May 2017 #1
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    Kenilworth
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    How to configure VPN connection to connect automatically


    I have a VPN that I wish to connect to every time I start the system, instead of starting it manually.

    How can I do that in Windows 10 (I'm fairly sure it could be done in Windows 7)?

    Thanks
    Dave
    Last edited by perdrix; 10 May 2017 at 09:27.
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  2.    10 May 2017 #2
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    Marking this thread with similar interest.
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  3.    10 May 2017 #3
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    Kenilworth
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    I found a method that uses the task scheduler which is described here:

    https://superuser.com/questions/7377...vpn-at-startup

    which seems to work OK, but I wonder if there's a "better way"?
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  4.    10 May 2017 #4
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    The VPN has to know that it is set as a task to check for connection and start using the VPN.

    Are you using the built in VPN that Microsoft uses? I have had no problems with OpenVPN with my SmartDNS proxy that I use for Kodi.
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  5.    10 May 2017 #5
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    Yes, I'm using the L2TP builtin VPN client.

    Dave
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  6.    11 May 2017 #6
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    Has anybody tried it using the start task method ?

    I have a StrongVPN setup. When I first tried it using their client software and PPTP, it would start automatically. But I had terrible latency issues with PPTP. I setup a SSTP connection. It works great (Fixed the latency issues), but even using their client software, it starts running at boot up, but does not connect. I have to do that manually. The other issue is what happens if the VPN connection goes down during a session ? I know with the client software, it detects when the connection gets dropped and re-connects automatically. I have an open ticket with StrongVPN on the connect issue, however no solution yet.
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