Trust.Zone VPN Not Working or Connecting? Here’s how to fix it

Have you ever settled down for a gaming session or a movie marathon on Netflix, only to find that Trust.Zone VPN is not working? It’s a frustrating situation, we know. But don’t worry, you’re not alone, and we’re here to help.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through a series of troubleshooting steps to get Trust.Zone VPN up and running again. Whether it’s a case of Trust.Zone VPN not working correctly or even if Trust.Zone VPN is not connecting to servers at all, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve compiled a list of potential solutions, ranging from basic checks to more advanced procedures. Each step is designed to tackle a specific issue that might be causing your Trust.Zone VPN to stop working or connecting to servers.

Trust.Zone VPN Not working

Before diving into the solutions, it’s essential to understand what might be causing the issue that Trust.Zone VPN is not working on your device. Knowing the root cause can save you time and lead you directly to the right solution.

Remember, the goal here is to fix any issues that are preventing Trust.Zone VPN from working properly on your device. So, let’s dive in and get Trust.Zone VPN working again in no time.

Trust.Zone VPN not working featured image.

Quick fix

If errors don’t seem to go away, we recommend you switch to a different VPN provider.

We suggest NordVPN since it’s hands down the best VPN on the market right now.

1. Restart Your Device

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the most effective. Restarting your device can clear temporary conflicts or glitches that might be causing Trust.Zone VPN not to work.

Restarting clears the device’s memory and stops all processes, including any that might be conflicting with Trust.Zone VPN and not allowing it to work correctly. It’s like giving your device a fresh start, and it often resolves various software-related issues.

How to restart your device.

2. Check Your Internet Connection

Trust.Zone VPN connection relies on your internet connection, so if there’s an issue with your internet, Trust.Zone VPN won’t work or connect to the internet.

  • Test Your Connection: Open a web browser and try accessing different websites. If you can’t connect, the issue might be with your internet connection.
  • Check Your Wi-Fi: If you’re on Wi-Fi, ensure you’re connected to the right network and that the signal strength is good.
  • Check Your Ethernet Cable: Try a different ethernet cable if you have one.
  • Restart Your Router: Sometimes, restarting your router can resolve connection issues.
Check your internet connection by performing a speed test.

3. Update the Trust.Zone VPN app

Keeping Trust.Zone VPN up to date ensures the following:

  1. Bug Fixes: Updates often contain fixes for bugs or other technical issues that have been identified in previous versions of the software. If you’re experiencing problems with Trust.Zone VPN not working, these may be known issues that have been resolved in the latest Trust.Zone VPN app version.
  2. Compatibility Updates: As operating systems like Windows get updated, applications must also be updated to ensure they remain compatible with the system changes. If your operating system has received a recent update, it’s important to update Trust.Zone VPN to ensure it continues working properly.
  3. Performance Improvements: Software updates often come with enhancements that improve the speed and performance of the application.
  4. Security Enhancements: VPN applications like Trust.Zone VPN manage sensitive data (like your internet traffic). Consequently, they are often targeted by malicious entities. Therefore, regular updates often include patches for newly discovered security vulnerabilities.
  5. New Features: Updates may also introduce new features or enhancements to existing ones for improved user experience.
Update

Updating from the app is usually the easiest way:

  1. Open the Trust.Zone VPN app.
  2. Go to the settings menu.
  3. Look for the ‘Check for Updates‘ option and click on it.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

If updating from the app doesn’t work or there is no update available, you can download the latest version directly from Trust.Zone VPN’s website:

  1. Visit Trust.Zone VPN’s download page.
  2. Select your device’s operating system.
  3. Download the latest version and follow the installation instructions.

4. Try a Different VPN Server

Sometimes, the VPN server you’re trying to connect to might be experiencing issues. Trying to connect to a different Trust.Zone VPN server can often resolve the problem.

  • Switch Servers: Trust.Zone VPN has hundreds of VPN servers worldwide. If one doesn’t work, there are plenty more to choose from. Simply disconnect from the current server and choose a different one from the server list to establish your VPN connection.
  • Use the Quick Connect Feature: Trust.Zone VPN’s Quick Connect feature automatically selects the best server for you to setup a VPN connection. It considers factors like server load and distance to ensure a smooth connection.
How different Trust.Zone VPN servers work.

5. Reinstall Trust.Zone VPN

If, after updating, Trust.Zone VPN is still not working or connecting to servers, reinstalling Trust.Zone VPN might help. This process ensures you have a clean installation without any potential file conflicts.

Another thing you could do, is to uninstall the tap Trust.Zone VPN Windows adapter and let it reinstall it self.

Below, you can find comprehensive instructions to reinstall Trust.Zone VPN on different devices:

Windows

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on “Uninstall a program” under “Programs“.
  3. Locate Trust.Zone VPN from the list and click on “Uninstall“.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the uninstallation.
  5. Restart your system to ensure all Trust.Zone VPN components have been removed.
  6. Visit the official Trust.Zone VPN website and download the latest version of the software.
  7. Install the downloaded software by opening the .exe file and follow the on-screen prompts.
  8. Check if Trust.Zone VPN is still not working or connecting to servers.

Mac OS

  1. Open “Finder“.
  2. Find the Trust.Zone VPN app in the Applications folder.
  3. Drag the Trust.Zone VPN icon to the Trash.
  4. Empty the Trash to complete the uninstallation.
  5. Download the latest version of Trust.Zone VPN from the App Store or from the official website.
  6. Once downloaded, open it from your Applications folder.
  7. Check if Trust.Zone VPN is still not working or connecting to servers.

iOS

  1. Locate Trust.Zone VPN from your device’s Homescreen.
  2. Press and hold the Trust.Zone VPN icon until it shakes.
  3. Click on the ‘X‘ that appears in the corner of the icon to delete it.
  4. Go to the App Store.
  5. Search for Trust.Zone VPN.
  6. Click “Get” to download and then install it.
  7. Check if Trust.Zone VPN is still not working or connecting to servers.

Android

  1. Locate Trust.Zone VPN from your device’s Apps screen.
  2. Long press the Trust.Zone VPN icon.
  3. Drag the icon to “Uninstall” at the top of the screen.
  4. Download the Trust.Zone VPN app from the Google Play Store and install it.
  5. Check if Trust.Zone VPN is still not working or connecting to servers.

Linux

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. If you installed Trust.Zone VPN from the repository: Run sudo apt-get remove Trust.Zone VPN* If you installed Trust.Zone VPN from the .deb package: Run sudo dpkg –purge Trust.Zone VPN*.
  3. Download Trust.Zone VPN from the Trust.Zone VPN’s official website.
  4. Open the Terminal in the directory with the downloaded package.
  5. Install the .deb package by running: sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb (file_name.deb should be replaced with the name of the package you’ve downloaded).
  6. Check if Trust.Zone VPN is still not working or connecting to servers.

As always, it’s a good idea to restart your device after uninstalling the old VPN before proceeding with the new installation.

6. Change Your VPN Protocol

Trust.Zone VPN uses different VPN protocols to secure your data. If you’re having trouble connecting to Trust.Zone VPN servers or it’s not working at all, switching your VPN protocol might help solve any connectivity issues.

Each protocol has its strengths and weaknesses:

  • OpenVPN: Highly secure and versatile, but can be slower than other protocols.
  • IKEv2/IPSec: Fast and secure, and excellent at reconnecting if your internet connection drops.
  • WireGuard: Fast and secure connections.

How to Switch Between Protocols:

  1. Open the Trust.Zone VPN app.
  2. Go to the settings menu.
  3. Look for the ‘VPN Protocol‘ option and select a different protocol.
  4. Try connecting to a server again.

7. Check Your Firewall Settings

Firewalls monitor and control incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. However, they can sometimes block your Trust.Zone VPN connection and prevent it from working as usual.

If Trust.Zone VPN is not working due to firewall blocking, you can add it as an exception:

Windows:

  1. Press the Windows key, then start typing “firewall”.
  2. Select the “Windows Defender Firewall” option.
  3. In the left sidebar, click on “Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.
  4. Click the “Change Settings” button for administrative privileges.
  5. Look for Trust.Zone VPN in the list, and if it’s missing, click “Allow another App” and browse to Trust.Zone VPN exe file.
  6. Check both “Private” and “Public” boxes next to Trust.Zone VPN.
  7. Click “OK.
How to unblock Trust.Zone VPN on windows firewall.

MacOS: MacOS firewall typically allows outgoing connections automatically (which is what Trust.Zone VPN uses), but for completeness:

  1. Click on the Apple menu, then select “System Preferences.
  2. Click on “Security” or “Security & Privacy.
  3. Select the “Firewall” tab.
  4. Click the lock in the lower-left corner and provide your password to unlock it.
  5. Click “Firewall Options.
  6. If Trust.Zone VPN is listed, make sure it is set to “Allow incoming connections.” If not, click “+” and add Trust.Zone VPN to the list.
  7. Click “OK” when done.

Linux: Please note, the steps might vary slightly based on different distributions. Here’s a general guide on how to add Trust.Zone VPN as an exception to a firewall using Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW):

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Firstly, make sure UFW is installed, you can do this by typing:
sudo apt install ufw
  1. Check the status of your UFW with the following command:
sudo ufw status
  1. If UFW is not active you can activate it with the following command:
sudo ufw enable
  1. Now, you need to find the exact directory path of the Trust.Zone VPN client. You can typically find it in the /usr/bin directory.
  2. Assuming the Trust.Zone VPN client executable is located in /usr/bin/, use the following command to add it to UFW’s exception list:
sudo ufw allow out to any port 1194 proto udp from any to any app '/usr/bin/Trust.Zone VPN'

Remember to replace /usr/bin/Trust.Zone VPN with the actual path of your Trust.Zone VPN executable file. The above command allows Trust.Zone VPN to make outgoing connections using UDP on port 1194.

  1. Finally, we must reload the UFW for the changes to take effect. Use the following command to do this:
sudo ufw reload

Please note: This guide uses UFW as an example because it is one of the most popular firewalls in Linux. Your distribution may use a different firewall or a different method to manage it.

8. Disable Your Antivirus Temporarily

While essential for protecting your device, antivirus software can sometimes cause Trust.Zone VPN to stop working or even prevent it from opening. If you suspect this might be the case, try disabling your antivirus software temporarily or add Trust.Zone VPN as an exception.

If disabling the antivirus resolves the issue, consider adding Trust.Zone VPN as an exception in your antivirus settings. Here’s a general guide on how to do it:

  1. Open your antivirus software.
  2. Navigate to the settings or preferences menu.
  3. Look for a section labeled ‘exceptions‘, ‘whitelist‘, or ‘allowed apps‘.
  4. Add Trust.Zone VPN to the list and save your changes.

Remember to re-enable your antivirus software as soon as you’re done testing, and Trust.Zone VPN is back to working properly again.

9. Change Your DNS Settings

DNS (Domain Name System) is like the phonebook of the internet. If you’re having trouble connecting to Trust.Zone VPN, changing your DNS server configuration settings might help.

Flushing your DNS cache removes all the information stored in it, allowing your computer to fetch new data. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Windows: Open the Command Prompt and type ipconfig /flushdns, then press Enter.
  • Mac: Open Terminal and type sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder, then press Enter.
  • Linux: Open Terminal and type sudo systemd-resolve –flush-caches, and hit Enter.

After flushing your DNS, try connecting to Trust.Zone VPN again and check if it’s working.

How to flush DNS

10. Clear Your Cache and Cookies

Your browser’s cache and cookies can sometimes interfere with your Trust.Zone VPN connection and prevent it from working as it should. Clearing them might resolve the issue.

  1. Open your browser’s settings.
  2. Look for the ‘Privacy‘ or ‘History‘ section.
  3. Select ‘Clear browsing data‘ or ‘Clear history‘.
  4. Make sure ‘Cookies‘ and ‘Cached images and files‘ are selected, then click ‘Clear data‘.
How to clear browsing data and cookies to make Trust.Zone VPN work again.

11. Disable Other VPN Services

Running multiple VPN services at the same time can cause conflicts. If you have other VPN software installed on your device, try disabling them before using Trust.Zone VPN.

How to disable other VPN services from starting up and conflicting with Trust.Zone VPN.

12. Update Your Network Drivers

Outdated network drivers can cause connectivity issues. Keeping them up to date can help ensure a smooth connection without errors and also a fresh network profile since it will reset network settings to defaults.

Here’s a general guide on how to update your network drivers on different devices:

Windows:

  1. Firstly, download the appropriate driver for your Network Adapter from the manufacturer’s official website if you haven’t. (Intel, Realtek, or Killer)
  2. Press the Windows key + X to open the quick access menu.
  3. Select “Device Manager” from the list.
  4. In the Device Manager window, find “Network adapters” from the list and click the arrow or double-click to expand the category.
  5. Right-click on your Network Adapter.
  6. From the drop-down menu, select “Update driver“.
  7. In the update dialog, choose “Browse my computer for driver software“.
  8. Click on “Browse” and navigate to where you’ve downloaded and saved the appropriate network driver.
  9. Click “Next” to install the driver.
  10. Once the installation is complete, you may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  11. Test for Trust.Zone VPN connectivity issues.
How to update network drivers.

Mac OS:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences…” from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on the “Software Update” option.
  4. Your Mac will now check for any available software updates. If an update is available, this will include any updates to your network drivers.
  5. Click on “Update Now” to download and install the updates. If your system is already up-to-date, you will see a message saying “Your Mac is up to date“.
  6. Depending on the size of the update, this may take some time. You might need to enter your admin password to authenticate the updates.
  7. Once the updates have been installed, restart your Mac to ensure that the updates take effect.
  8. Test if Trust.Zone VPN is working or connecting.

13. Contact Your ISP

In some very rare cases, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) might be blocking the VPN connection to Trust.Zone VPN.

If you suspect your ISP is blocking Trust.Zone VPN from connecting to the internet, reach out to their customer service. Ask if they block VPN connections and if there’s anything they can do to help. Some ISPs might be willing to change your settings or suggest a workaround.

14. Try Using Obfuscated Servers

If VPNs are heavily restricted in your region, Trust.Zone VPN’s obfuscated servers can help. These servers disguise VPN traffic as regular internet traffic, helping you bypass VPN blocks.

To use obfuscated servers:

  1. Open the Trust.Zone VPN app.
  2. Go to the settings menu.
  3. Enable ‘Obfuscated Servers‘.
  4. Go back to the main screen and connect to a server as usual.

15. Contact Trust.Zone VPN Support

If you’ve tried everything and Trust.Zone VPN still isn’t working, it’s time to contact Trust.Zone VPN Support. They have a team of experts ready to help with technical issues. You can reach them through live chat or email.

Explain exactly what’s going on with Trust.Zone VPN on your devices that it’s not working, and all the troubleshooting steps that you did. Be as detailed as possible and hope for the best.

Are Slow Speeds and Connection Issues Related in Trust.Zone VPN?

Yes, slow speeds and connection issues can be related in Trust.Zone VPN. However, you can easily fix slow Trust.Zone VPN speeds and connection issues by selecting a server closest to your actual location, changing VPN protocols, or contacting customer support for assistance.

Why Trust.Zone VPN is not working?

Trust.Zone VPN might not be working for various reasons, including:

1. Internet Connection Issues

Trust.Zone VPN relies on your internet connection to function. If your internet is slow, unstable, or completely down, Trust.Zone VPN won’t be able to establish a secure connection.

2. Server Overload

Trust.Zone VPN has thousands of servers worldwide. However, if too many users connect to the same server, it can become overloaded, leading to slow speeds or connection failures.

3. Outdated Trust.Zone VPN Version

Running an outdated version of Trust.Zone VPN can cause compatibility issues with your device’s operating system or other software.

4. Firewall or Antivirus Conflicts

Firewalls and antivirus software are designed to protect your device from threats. However, they can sometimes mistakenly block Trust.Zone VPN.

5. Incorrect DNS Settings

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates domain names into IP addresses. If your DNS settings are incorrect, Trust.Zone VPN might not be able to connect to the server.

6. VPN Protocol Issues

Trust.Zone VPN uses protocols like OpenVPN and IKEv2/IPSec to secure your data. If you’re having trouble connecting, it might be due to a problem with the VPN protocol.

7. Device-Specific Issues

Sometimes, the issue might be specific to your device. This could be due to outdated network drivers, conflicts with other software, or device-specific settings.

Why is Trust.Zone VPN connected but not working?

If your internet doesn’t work when Trust.Zone VPN is connected, it could be due to a server issue or a problem with your VPN protocol. Try switching to a different server or changing your VPN protocol.

Why is Trust.Zone VPN so slow?

Trust.Zone VPN can be slow if the server you’re connected to is overloaded, if your internet connection is slow, or if there’s a conflict with your device’s settings. Try switching to a different server, check your internet speed, and ensure Trust.Zone VPN is updated to the latest version.

Can my ISP block Trust.Zone VPN?

Yes, some ISPs might block VPN connections. If you suspect your ISP is blocking Trust.Zone VPN, contact their customer service for assistance.

How do I reset my Trust.Zone VPN app?

To reset your Trust.Zone VPN app, you’ll need to uninstall and then reinstall it. First, remove the app from your device using the standard uninstallation process for your operating system. After that, download the latest version of Trust.Zone VPN from their official website and install it. This process effectively resets the app to its default settings.

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