Unable to Connect: Cannot Allocate TUN/TAP Dev Dynamically

To use our apps and configurations, please sign up for an ExpressVPN account first.

If you see the following error message in your connection log:

Cannot allocate TUN/TAP dev dynamically

or one of the below screens:

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You may be running an old version of ExpressVPN.

To resolve this issue, you will need to update your app. The process is quick and simple. To update:

Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Click the link in the email.

open the welcome email

If you can’t find the link, log in to your account here.

log in to expressvpn.com

Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page. This will take you to the Downloads page.

set up expressvpn

Click on the Mac section. Click on the DOWNLOAD button to start downloading your app.

download mac app version 6

After you have downloaded the latest version of the app, install ExpressVPN on your machine. Now you can continue to enjoy the Internet with safety and privacy!

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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