When you lose connectivity with the internet, it can be quite frustrating. Usually, you will find yourself in a situation where you want to continue your work while being offline. However, you will discover that after a certain period of time, you will need to reestablish your connection to the internet in order to continue using your devices.
Fortunately, there is a way to retain the services of a personal assistant while offline, and that is through the use of a VPN. A VPN is an abbreviation for Virtual Private Network, and it is a technology that allows users to establish a private network over a public network. A VPN can be used to protect personal data while browsing the internet, and it can also be used to circumvent regional restrictions on content distribution for specific countries or regions.
In this article, we will discuss how to disconnect from our PIA VPN when we lose internet connection. We will cover the following topics:
Why Is It Important To Disconnect From My PIA VPN When I Lose Internet Connection?
There are a few reasons why it is important to disconnect from your PIA VPN when you lose internet connection. First, if you are online when internet connection becomes unavailable, it can prevent any disruptions to your workflow. You will not lose any data because all the traffic will be channeled through the VPN servers and will thus be safe. In case you accidentally delete something while connected to the internet, you will be able to recover all the data using the VPN.
Second, maintaining a VPN connection when there is no internet connection can prevent your private data from being exposed. If your internet connection is down but you are still connected to the VPN, your devices will start transmitting data in the background. While this data is unlikely to be captured by someone else, it is still transmitted, and therefore it is still vulnerable. By establishing a VPN connection when you lose internet connection, you will ensure that your private data remains secure and that you can continue using your devices without any interruptions.
How To Disconnect From My PIA VPN When I Lose Internet Connection
If you are using a desktop or laptop computer to connect to the internet, you will need to take some time to disconnect from your PIA VPN when you lose internet connection. You can do this by closing the VPN application or by unchecking the VPN connection in your network preferences, which will cause the VPN connection to be lost. If you are now disconnected from the internet but you are still connected to your VPN, you will need to actively disconnect from the VPN so that your devices can establish a new connection to the internet.
If you are connecting to the internet from a smartphone or other internet-enabled device, establishing a VPN connection and disconnecting from it when you lose internet connection is even more critical. The reason behind this is that most of these devices do not have the capacity to store multiple VPN connections and therefore they will not be able to establish a new connection if the previous one is still active. This is where mobile VPNs come in handy – they can easily be configured to disconnect from the previous VPN connection and reconnect to the one provided by your mobile network when you establish a new one. As a result, you will be able to continue using all your devices without any interruptions even if you lose internet connection.
Configuring Your PIA VPN For No Internet Connection
If you are not sure how to configure your PIA VPN so that it disconnects from the internet when you lose connection, here is a useful guide that will walk you through the process step by step. First, log in to your account at https://www.pia.com and then click on the gear icon in the top right corner. From here, you will be able to select “Connection settings” and then click on “Manual config” to continue. Next, you will need to set up a static IP address for your computer or device. A static IP address is an IP address that does not change, and it is usually assigned to you by your internet service provider when you subscribe to their online services. If you already have a static IP address, you do not need to set one up, but you can if you want to. When you click on “Next”, you will be brought to the screen where you can select “Kill switch”. There are two options here: “Always” and “On demand”. If you want to disconnect from the internet whenever you disconnect your computer or device from the power supply, select “Always”, and if you want to continue connecting to the internet whenever you have a stable and reliable connection, use the “On demand” option. When you finish setting up the connection preferences, click on “Create profile” to continue. A new window will open where you can select a file to download. If you use a Microsoft Windows computer or device, you will need to select the.vpn file type to be able to connect to your VPN. Other devices will require you to select the.ppt or.pptx file type to be able to connect to your VPN.
Once you have downloaded the file, double-click on it to start the installation process. You will be asked to follow the on-screen instructions. When the installation process is complete, you will need to restart your device in order for the VPN settings to take effect. After you have restarted your device, open up the VPN app again and you should be able to connect to your VPN without any problems.
If you would like to learn more about establishing a VPN connection and disconnecting from it, check out the following articles on our blog:
- How to Create a VPN Password That Suits You (Advanced) – If you are using the PIA VPN app, you will need to set up a VPN password before you can connect to the service. The strength of the password you choose will determine how strong the encryption protocol is for your VPN connection. To create a strong password, use this formula:
Pick a mix of uppercase, lowercase, and digits (at least 8 characters)(3465)(A-Z, a-z, 0-9)
Then, you will need to type the password you created several times before you connect to the service. This is to ensure that you did in fact create a strong password and to check for any typos. If you connect to the service without typing the correct password several times, the connection will be considered insecure and you will not be able to log in.
Protecting Your Privacy
If you have read our blog article archives, you will know that we often discuss the importance of keeping your personal data private and secure. The same principle applies to your internet connection. You do not want your personal data to be exposed to anyone, particularly to people who might be willing to exploit it for personal gain. A VPN allows you to establish a private network over a public network, so you can keep your personal data private even when you are online. This is why it is important to disconnect from your PIA VPN when you lose internet connection – by doing so, you will prevent any disruptions to your workflow and any potential of your personal data being exposed.