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ANSWERED WINTUN replacement for Windows TAP driver

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On 2/6/2020 at 11:48 PM, go558a83nk said:

The

windows-driver wintun
option must still be used in the VPN config, correct?

Yep.

I don't know how AirVPN client works, but if they plan to support wintun and they run openvpn.exe as a separate process, maybe one could have UI option (wintun/tap-windows6) and pass "--windows-driver <wintun|tap-windows6>" to openvpn.exe command line.

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Hi to all, the latest Eddie 2.18.8 experimental released today, works with wintun, please test if interested.

Go to https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/, at bottom "OpenVPN 2.5_git wintun technology preview", click the "here" link and install.
If you already have the right "openvpn.exe", use it directly: Eddie will install the wintun driver when needed, and also create the adapter.

Eddie -> Settings -> Advanced -> OpenVPN Custom Path -> choose your "openvpn.exe" from 2.5, if already installed probably it is "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin\openvpn.exe".

At this point, Eddie will use OpenVPN 2.5 (but still with standard TUN driver).

Eddie -> Settings -> OVPN directives -> Custom directives, add "windows-driver wintun".

At this point, Eddie will use the OpenVPN 2.5 with the newest Wintun driver.

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Eddie -> Settings -> OVPN directives -> Custom directives, add "windows-driver wintun".
Is the add "windows-driver wintun" directive added with or without the "     " 's?.

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5 hours ago, bluesjunior said:

Eddie -> Settings -> OVPN directives -> Custom directives, add "windows-driver wintun".
Is the add "windows-driver wintun" directive added with or without the "     " 's?.


yes, without the quotes

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On 3/26/2020 at 3:21 PM, Clodo said:

Hi to all, the latest Eddie 2.18.8 experimental released today, works with wintun, please test if interested.

Go to https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/, at bottom "OpenVPN 2.5_git wintun technology preview", click the "here" link and install.
If you already have the right "openvpn.exe", use it directly: Eddie will install the wintun driver when needed, and also create the adapter.

Eddie -> Settings -> Advanced -> OpenVPN Custom Path -> choose your "openvpn.exe" from 2.5, if already installed probably it is "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin\openvpn.exe".

At this point, Eddie will use OpenVPN 2.5 (but still with standard TUN driver).

Eddie -> Settings -> OVPN directives -> Custom directives, add "windows-driver wintun".

At this point, Eddie will use the OpenVPN 2.5 with the newest Wintun driver.

I followed the stages in the post above and it has worked fantastically well for my Win10 OS, by more than doubling my D/L speed consistently for over a week now. In my Network Adapters screen though I have an unused and red crossed "Local Area Connection 2" option for the old TAP-Windows Adapter V9 as well as the one for the Wintun adapter. Is it okay for me to delete the older V9 adapter one?.

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10 hours ago, Flx said:
Can you post a screenshot?
 
I can't now as i deleted it via Device Manager. Everything works as it should post deletion. Thanks for the reply.

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On 3/30/2020 at 10:06 AM, bluesjunior said:

Eddie -> Settings -> OVPN directives -> Custom directives, add "windows-driver wintun".
Is the add "windows-driver wintun" directive added with or without the "     " 's?.


Without, "windows-driver wintun" without quotes.
The stable 2.18 includes the same tapctl.exe of OpenVPN, and runs automatically the "tapctl.exe create --hwid wintun" if no wintun adapter is available.
But we know there are some issues under investigation.

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Posted ... (edited)

using wintun improved the speed slightly, but now the connection takes longer to get established 

Edited ... by yah_1991

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seems to work well, but when I switch the dns address on the wintun adapter on windows to direct queries to my pi-hole, when I disconnect and reconnect the eddie client from the vpn, it reverts back to 10.35.38.1. I didn't have this problem on the TAP adapter. Is this normal behavior for wintun?

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On 12/26/2019 at 12:20 AM, Flx said:
I don't believe you can do that with Eddie client as of yet. Eddie will be updated ASAP to OpenVPN 2.5.x or maybe sooner. You can install the OpenVPN 2.5_git Preview from the official website on your own and do this yourself.

 
You have replied to my post about a slow speed issue with the VPN engaged. I had come across posts like this talking about better performance with wintun and tried it before making my post. I followed the instructions from the 1st link below and while Eddie was recognizing the wintun driver it got stuck in a loop trying to connect. I feel like something may be missing from the instructions or I'm just missing something. Also, the version of OpenVPN listed in the link wasn't available and I got what I think is the more current version (2nd link). Are you able to provide further and/or more current info on this?  
https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/46535-how-to-use-wintun-driver-in-windows/
https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/

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