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FIX: VPN not working on VirtualBox [4 easy solutions]

Elena Constantinescu
by Elena Constantinescu

VPN Expert & Privacy Advocate

  • VirtualBox is a free and intuitive tool that turns your PC into a virtual machine and lets you run any operating system. It also supports VPN connections.
  • Several users have reported that their VPN doesn’t work properly on VirtualBox. If you’re one of them, discover 4 easy solutions below.
  • Discover more about VirtualBox to master this OS virtualization tool.
  • Visit our VPN Troubleshooting Hub to solve more VPN issues.

fix VPN not working on VirtualBox

VirtualBox is an awesome virtual machine tool.

It turns your PC into an OS emulator for various platforms and operating systems, including older Windows versions, Linux, and Mac. And it’s completely free to use.

Since VirtualBox supports VPN, a lot of users turn to it as a solution for securing their network connection.

But VPN connections don’t always work on VirtualBox.

Here’s a relevant message from the VirtualBox forum:

Hello, I have installed Windows XP on a Virtual Box space, everything is ok but when i tried to access the VPN it didn’t want, this is the first time i try to access the VPN with the Virtual Box, with my normal PC to ISP the VPN works great, but it doesn’t want to get connected through Virtual Box Windows XP image. Please help. Thank you

zakaria on VirtualBox forum

Resolve the problem by following the steps we listed below.

Why I cannot access VPN through VirtualBox?

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