How to Fix the “IPVanish too Many Failed Attempts” Error?

Updated on: 20 February 2019
Updated on: 20 February 2019

IPVanish is among the best and most known VPNs on the market. However, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its fair share of issues and problems. The IPVanish too many failed attempts is just one of the issues that I’m going to talk about in this article.

What causes it and what can you do to fix it?

The official website offers a clear explanation. When you’re trying to connect to their services but use the incorrect credentials, this error will appear.

The exact number of times you are allowed to have wrong inputs is unknown, but I guess it should be around 3 or 4 since this is, after all, a counter-measure against account hijacking attempts.

All you have to do in order to get rid of this problematic error is:

  • Either wait for 12 hours and try to log in again or
  • Contact the support team with the correct username, and the public IP address

Do that and the tech team will get your out of your predicament right away.

There’s not much more to say about this issue since it’s really a standard security measure that most respectable services have in place.

However, if we’ve touched upon this subject, we could just as well talk about some of the frequently asked questions users have when using IPVanish’s VPN services.

1. Does IPVanish offer a free trial?

Only if you sign up using the iOS app, and this includes the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Other than that, there is currently no free trial for PC, Android or any other major platform.

However, they do offer a 7-day money-back guarantee to all the new customers who want to cancel their subscriptions before the end of the 7th day and have used a refundable payment method.

If you cancel the subscription from the website, the refund itself is processed automatically, and in 10 business days, you should get your money back.

2. Does IPVanish work in my country?

The support team has said that, while they do try to include most countries and locations in their server coverage, there are some places where they are not allowed to conduct their business.

They are:

  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Cuba
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Iran
  • North Korea

Also, they received notices that even some countries where they have direct access to have been trying to block their network domain:

  • China
  • Quatar
  • Egypt
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kazakhstan

3. What is the best IPVanish server that I can connect to?

Evidently, there can only be two answers here, depending on what the user wants to accomplish specifically. If you want to increase your security and become anonymous, then you should choose a location closer to you.

However, if you want to conceal your physical location and access a geo-blocked website on the internet, you should choose a server in a location that you want to be identified in.

4. Do I need to change my Firewall settings?

This is a security issue that should receive the attention it’s due. The official answer says that, if you’re using a typical infrastructure to connect to their network, then you shouldn’t have to modify anything.

A basic household infrastructure includes an ISP modem, a Wireless Router, and a computer or a mobile.

However, if you have trouble connecting to their network, then you should probably allow certain ports in your firewall settings. This will place your VPN connection higher on the priority list and also render it untouchable by your device’s attempts of blocking.

5. How much does IPVanish cost?

There are three packages to talk about:

  • The monthly plan – $10 per month
  • The quarterly plan – $26.99 for 3 months. This leads to an average of $8.99 per month
  • The yearly plan – $77.99 or an average of $6.49 per month

You can also benefit from discounts now and then, if and when IPVanish considers it right to offer them. New and old customers alike are eligible for these surprises.

6. What is IPVanish SOCKS5 Proxy Server?

The SOCKS or the Socket Secure internet protocol implements a proxy server to act as an intermediator between the client and the server in the packets exchange process. When the data packets go through the SOCKS5 proxy server, their original IP address is substituted with a pre-made one from IPVanish.

In short, your traffic is made anonymous. The proxy server supports P2P torrent clients and HTTP traffic. In order to connect to it, you have to get new credentials from the IPVanish control panel.

7. Conclusion

IPVanish is an online security provider that prides itself with having one of the fastest servers on the market, and I think they actually deserve this title after all.

They own and control their servers completely, so there are no third parties involved which dramatically increases the security levels as well as the response times.

Both performance and privacy are taken to a whole other level from this point of view.

However, as I said before, there are the occasional issues that some users have to deal with, and the one I talked about in the beginning seems to be among the most common ones.

The solutions are, more often than not, very simple and intuitive, and it’s good that IPVanish has a very professional and responsive customer team that takes care of answering any questions.

Written by: Alex Popa

Content writer and technology enthusiast. Alex discovered his love for writing not long ago, one that deepens with each written article. Tech subjects are right up his alley, and as he strives to perfect his craft, even more, his journey through the cyber-world leads to many interesting topics that he approaches with the skill and passion of an avid learner. He’s decided to put his ability to good use and share any digital novelties he comes across.

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