I read the sticky, but I still feel more comfortable with GTG assistance since I am not, myself, a geek.
I have multiple issues and never had all these problems with windows 7, I was uncomfortable with 10 from the beginning and have never gotten used to their new way of doing things and arranging things, It always seemed like Microsoft was trying to shmooze up to Apple users. I especially hate the start menu.
I'm on my second VPN provider, both of which have failed. First was Nord VPN and currently I have Bitdefender VPN (not really, won't connect) I also have Bitdefender Total Security 2018 as my paid AV defense.
This error indicates that the port 1194 via UDP protocol is blocked. Bitdefender VPN needs this port open.
If you have a 3rd party firewall installed on your computer please allow the port 1194 on UDP, or temporarily turn off that firewall program.
Also check if your router comes with built-in firewall and turn it off from the admin page.
(I can't find how to do that ^^^) and this response which I don't have much confidence in, since at least one (Craigslist) doesn't let you post there if you're not local:
We have identified the cause of this Vpn issue and will be fixed in an upcoming software update. In the meantime, as a workaround please restart your computer when the error 1009 comes up. If you have Premium Vpn you can also try to select a few different countries from the list instead of allowing the VPN to connect automatically.
(meh, I could restart all day long and never connect, who are you kidding?)
I'd rather wait for GTG support, thank you very much. I have a Netgear 600 Wndr3400v3 dual band router too, I've never had conflicting firewall rules until this last $$#@$^&ing Windows Update sabotage from Microsoft
I'd like advice on how and what to back up, I DO have my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit License Key sticker
I really would need a very good reason to go on putting up with Windows 10 any longer, also every other update or so from Microsoft makes my printer magically disappear
Edited by OGdexter, 05 April 2018 - 09:04 AM.