OpenVPN client on Windows 10



  • I just installed the OpenVPN client on Windows 10 (64 bit).  While it installed OK, I don't see anything to indicate that it's running, other than when trying to start the GUI, I get a message that it's already running.  Should I see it's address in ipconfig?  Should it appear in the Network and Sharing Center?  Is there anything else that show's it's running?

    tnx jk



  • The GUI icon is in the system tray.



  • When the openvpn client is installed, an additional adapter should also be installed. When openvpn is connected, traffic will go through that adapter. You can see the addresses using ipconfig /all. Just because the client is open, does not mean it's connected.



  • The GUI icon is in the system tray.

    I know that's where it's supposed to be, but it's not.

    You can see the addresses using ipconfig /all. Just because the client is open, does not mean it's connected.

    I can see the adapter, but no IP addresses on it.  Since I can't open the GUI, I can't see or do anything.



  • Seems to be a known problem with Windows notification. I am running openvpn 2.36 and 2.4 on Windows 10 without this problem.

    Try ending in task manager and run again. Try taskbar settings for notification area. Try running as Administrator.



  • If that doesn't work uninstall and reinstall as Admin.



  • I'm not clear what your problem is. If you're talking about the openvpn 2.4.1 client, there isn't really a "gui" to open. There is a small icon in the action center and it turns green when openvpn is connected. Also when openvpn is connected, the status of the tap adapter will change and if you open it, you will see the ula address. If you want, I could post some screen captures.

    The easier way to know the addresses is to use ipconfig, in which case you can see the ipv4 and ipv6 private addresses or if you use ipv6-test.com, you will see both of the public addresses, which are different.

    What server are you using? I'm using the mullvad server. You could open a trial account there if you want to see how it works. They also have their own client.



  • There is a small icon in the action center and it turns green when openvpn is connected.

    Got it and I can now connect.

    I see that while I get a different subnet for IPv4, I just get an IPv6 address in the same prefix in my home network.  This will cause problems as it will likely not be able to connect to anything on my local network.  I'll try changing it to a different prefix.


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