Unable to Connect: Cannot Resolve Host Address

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

RESOLVE: Cannot resolve host address: localhost: nodename nor servname provided, or not known
Exiting due to fatal error

You are experiencing a DNS issue with resolving the localhost server address. Follow the steps below to resolve the error.

Restart your machine to refresh the system and any non-responding processes. After that, launch ExpressVPN and connect to a server location.


If that does not work, try configuring your DNS settings. Instructions to do so can be found here. After configuring your DNS settings, launch ExpressVPN and connect to a server location.

If you are still encountering problems after carrying out these instructions, please contact the ExpressVPN support team for assistance.

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