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  1. 6 points
    Staff

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    Hello! We reluctantly have to announce gloomy news to you all: Spooky Halloween Deals are now available in AirVPN... Save up to 74% on AirVPN longer plans (*) (*) When compared to 1 month plan price Check all plans and discounts here: https://airvpn.org/plans If you're already our customer and you wish to jump aboard for a longer period any additional plan will be added on top of already existing subscriptions and you will not lose any day. Every plan gives you all the features that made AirVPN a nightmare for snoopers and a scary service for competitors: active OpenVPN 3 open source development ChaCha20 cipher on OpenVPN Data Channel for higher performance and longer battery life on tablets and smart phones IPv6 support, including IPv6 over IPv4 configurable remote port forwarding refined load balancing to squeeze every last bit per second from VPN servers free and open source software for Android, Linux, Mac and Windows easy "Configuration Generator" web interface for access through third party software guaranteed minimum bandwidth allocation GDPR compliance and very high standards for privacy protection no log and/or inspection of clients' traffic effective traffic leaks prevention by AirVPN software Tor support via AirVPN software on Linux, Mac and Windows various cryptocurrencies accepted without any intermediary crystal clear, easy to read Privacy Notice and Terms https://airvpn.org/privacy No tricks, only treats! Grim regards & datathrills AirVPN Staff
  2. 6 points
    Staff

    CHACHA20-POLY1305 on all servers

    Hello! We're very glad to announce all VPN servers progressive upgrade to Data Channel CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher and TLS 1.3 support. UPDATE 18-Nov-2020: upgrade has been completed successfully on all AirVPN servers. The upgrade requires restarting OpenVPN daemons and some other service. Users connected to servers will be disconnected and servers during upgrade will remain unavailable for two minutes approximately. In order to prevent massive, simultaneous disconnections, we have scheduled a progressive upgrade in 15 days, starting from tomorrow 5 Nov 2020. Please see the exact schedule at the bottom of this post, in the attached PDF file. Servers marked as "OK" have been already upgraded and you can use CHACHA20-POLY1305 with them right now. When should I use CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher on OpenVPN Data Channel? In general, you should prefer CHACHA20 over AES on those systems which do not support AES-NI (AES New Instructions). CHACHA20 is computationally less onerous, but not less secure, than AES for CPUs that can't rely on AES New Instructions. If you have an AES-NI supporting CPU and system, on the contrary you should prefer AES for higher performance. How can I use CHACHA20-POLY1305 on AirVPN? CHACHA20-POLY1035 on Data Channel is supported by OpenVPN 2.5 or higher versions and OpenVPN3-AirVPN library. In Eddie Android edition, open "Settings" > "AirVPN" > "Encryption algorithm" and select CHACHA20-POLY1305. Eddie Android edition will then filter and connect to VPN servers supporting CHACHA20-POLY1305 and will use the cipher both on Control and Data channels. In our web site Configuration Generator, after you have ticked "Advanced Mode", you can pick OpenVPN version >=2.5, and also select "Prefer CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher if available". If you're generating a configuration file for Hummingbird, select OpenVPN3-AirVPN: the configuration file needs to be different, because some new directives of OpenVPN 2.5 are not supported in OpenVPN3, and Hummingbird is based on OpenVPN3-AirVPN. In Eddie desktop edition, upgrade to 2.19.6 version first. Then select the above mentioned option. However, most desktop computers support AES-NI, so make sure to check first, because using CHACHA20-POLY1305 on such systems will cause performance harm when you go above 300 Mbit/s (if you stay below that performance, probably you will not notice any difference). Also note that if your system does not have OpenVPN 2.5 or higher version you will not be able to use CHACHA20-POLY1305. If you wish to manually edit your OpenVPN 2.5 profile to prefer CHACHA20 on Data Channel when available: delete directive cipher add the following directive: data-ciphers CHACHA20-POLY1305:AES-256-GCM Pending Upgrade Server Schedule Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  3. 5 points
    Staff

    Wireguard plans

    @wireguard User "wireguard" is not an account with a valid AirVPN plan If you really wanted to show your support to AirVPN and prove that you are a customer, you would have written from an account with a valid plan. In reality, accounts like "wireguard" seem to be created with the only purpose to pump something and defame something else. From now on, write only from an account that has valid plan, to show that you are in good faith. Our plans about putting Wireguard into production in the near future have been published with a lot of details, albeit without a precise release date (and we have thoroughly explained why), so we will not write again for the nth time about them. About performance, please provide details as we do frequently. Currently we outperform Wireguard with our setup in AES-NI supporting systems, as you can see from our and our customers' tests, while Wireguard can outperform OpenVPN in CHACHA20 in non-AES-NI supporting systems. . When we put Wireguard into production, OpenVPN will stay, so investing in our own OpenVPN development is perfectly fine. Just a few reasons that make OpenVPN superior to Wireguard for many, different needs: it's faster than Wireguard in AES-NI supporting systems when it uses AES. Have a look here! it can be connected over stunnel, SSH, SOCKS5 and HTTP proxies, and Tor swiftly even for the above reason, for an ISP it's not so easy to block OpenVPN, while it's trivial to block Wireguard it supports TCP it supports dynamic IP address assignment it supports DNS push it does not hold in a file your real IP address when a connection is closed a significant part of our customers will not be able to use Wireguard effectively, simply because UDP is totally blocked in their countries or by their ISPs UDP blocking and heavy shaping are becoming more and more widespread among mobile ISPs, making Wireguard slower than OpenVPN in TCP even in mobile devices, or not working at all in mobility About Torvalds and Linux kernel, you only tell a part of the story. Wireguard was first put in some Linux kernel line when Wireguard was still in beta testing and no serious audit was performed, and not put in a kernel milestone release. A further note about battery draining you mentioned in one of your previous messages: our app Eddie Android edition and Wireguard, when used with the SAME bandwidth and the SAME cipher (CHACHA20-POLY1305), consume battery approximately in the same way, so that's yet another inessential point that does not support your arguments and show once more that our investments have been wise. Finally, let's spread a veil on your embarrassing considerations on ciphers, security, privacy and NSA. Let's underline only that CHACHA20.-POLY1305 is very strong, the cipher algorithm in itself (if implemented correctly) is not a Wireguard problem in any way. It would be a reason of deep concern if Wireguard needed OpenVPN defamation to convince us that it's a good software. Unfortunately various bogus accounts have been created with such assumption and purpose, and the hidden agenda is no more hidden. Kind regards
  4. 3 points
    Oh wow... . 2020.11.04 21:00:21 - OpenVPN > open_tun . 2020.11.04 21:00:21 - OpenVPN > wintun device [Local Area Connection] opened It worked ! First time ever on my computer. --- Edit: Wrong thread, now I see the other ones about Eddie 2.19.5, but... well, here it is, it works ! Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19042.572] ( aka 20H2 ), WinTUN driver installed and connection to AirVPN was blazing fast ! Typing this message through the VPN 😉
  5. 3 points
    Staff

    Eddie Desktop 2.19beta released

    Version 2.19.5 (Wed, 04 Nov 2020 11:22:24 +0000) [bugfix] Minor bugfixes [bugfix] Occasionally wrong order in DNS restoring [change] OpenVPN 2.5.0 - Hummingbird 1.1.0 [change] Minor changes The primary objective of this version is OpenVPN 2.5.0. Other issues are still under investigation, thx. AUR (Arch repository) will be updated ASAP.
  6. 2 points
    Staff

    Black Friday Sale 2020

    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that the Black Friday week has just begun in AirVPN! Save up to 74% when compared to one month plan price Check all plans and discounts here: https://airvpn.org/buy If you're already our customer and you wish to jump aboard for a longer period, any additional subscription will be added on top of already existing subscriptions and you will not lose any day. AirVPN, one of the oldest and most experienced consumer VPN on the market, operating since 2010, does not inspect and/or log clients' traffic, offers five simultaneous connections per account, IPv6 full support, AES-GCM and ChaCha20 ciphers on all servers, Perfect Forward Secrecy with unique per-server 4096 bit Diffie-Hellman keys, active daemons load balancing for unmatched high performance and even more, exclusive features. AirVPN is the only VPN provider which is actively developing OpenVPN 3 library with a fork that's currently 91 commits ahead of OpenVPN master and adds key features and bug fixes for a much more comfortable and reliable experience: https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/44069-openvpn-3-development-by-airvpn/ AirVPN, in accordance with its mission, develops only free and open source software for many platforms, including Android, Linux (both x86 and ARM based systems), macOS and Windows. Kind regards & datalove AirVPN Staff
  7. 2 points
    Staff

    Wireguard plans

    @Flx The first message was approved by some moderator in the wrong thread, not a big deal. Then we moved the message on its own thread, this one. Then user "wireguard" posted more messages which were all approved by some moderator. @Brainbleach Of course. We were replying to "wireguard" who invites surreptitiously to punish AirVPN because AirVPN uses and develops actively OpenVPN: "Needless to say, investing in AirVPN means investing in OpenVPN, and that's not acceptable to me at this point," . He/she also kept claiming that "it's time to retire OpenVPN" (sic), that OpenVPN is a "truly disgusting hack" (sic) and so on,. showing his/her embarrassing ignorance and lack of good faith. Nothing to do with your messages. Funny how bogus account writers are so eager to become from time to time AirVPN software lead developers, general managers for AirVPN strategies, marketing directors and more. 😀 We wanted to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that his/her claim are unreasonable and based on wrong assumptions and terrible omissions, showing how Wireguard can not replace OpenVPN for a significant percentage of our customers and how our OpenVPN development has been beneficial for many users around the world. That said, we claimed that Wireguard needed to be developed and tested further years ago, so at the time our claim was totally reasonable. We also claimed years ago that the problem was not with CHACHA20 which to the best of nowadays knowledge is a very robust and secure cipher. Now the problems are different because Wireguard is asked to offer something which it was not designed for, i.e. providing some kind of anonymity layer. Such problems include lack of DNS push, lack of dynamic IP address assignment (with subsequent problems with client key-private address static correspondence, a very tough legal problem for us but above all for our customers), need of keeping client real IP address stored in a file. We have resolved them one by one with external software and internal work around. Once the problems are resolved in a robust way, which means testing thoroughly the adopted work-around, we can offer Wireguard, not earlier. Kind regards
  8. 2 points
    NaDre

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    Last year it was announced on November 26: https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/45704-black-friday-week-sale-2019/?tab=comments#comment-102672 That was Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
  9. 2 points
    Staff

    NetworkLock on macOS 11

    @jeuia3e9x74uxu6wk0r2u9kdos @korsko @Overkill Hello! Both AirVPN software for macOS, Eddie and Hummingbird, enforce Network Lock via pf rules, therefore nothing changes and leaks prevention stays as effective as usual even in macOS Big Sur. Kind regards
  10. 2 points
    Clodo, thanks. 2.19.6. is working great, stay safe🤗 Just 1 thing. Should in settings networking layer inside tunnel ipv4 if issue is deteced be ticked. It isn't by default! ipv6 is. Thanks
  11. 2 points
    Clodo

    Eddie Desktop 2.19beta released

    All of your: please retry the latest beta version, contain the fix. Thanks.
  12. 2 points
    Clodo

    Eddie Desktop 2.19beta released

    Hi, we compile Eddie with Raspberry OS 64 beta (based on Debian). I don't have currently an Ubuntu rPI for testing. Anyway in the latest release we fix a bug related to elevation in CLI mode under Linux, please recheck. Please note also that aarch64 edition of Eddie include OpenVPN 2.4.8 (armv7 and other platform include the latest 2.5.0). This because OpenVPN build process is not still updated to support aarch64, it's a pending issue.
  13. 2 points
    abang

    ipleak.net DNS zone is broken

    This conclusion is wrong. I did not talk about the "Authority records". I wrote, the AA-bit in the DNS Flags is not set. And this violates the DNS protocol! Actually a "PowerDNS Recursor" can not resolve your domain name because the AA-bit was not set. And this is not a PowerDNS fault! It must be a configuration fault.
  14. 2 points
    After installing the Wintun adapters on my Win10 desktop PC a while back my dl speed rose from around 30-45Mbps to around 110-120Mbps on my then 200Mbps Virgin Media broadband. A month ago I upgraded to the VM 500Mbps package and at first I could only get 180-200Mbps D/L speed. I immediately blamed Virgin but when I solved it it was nothing to do with Virgin but my Linksys router. I run the VM SH3.0 in modem mode into my Linksys EA7500 router. I have one cat7 ethernet cable running from the router to my PC and another running to the Samsung tv in my living room. Other than that I have my wifes laptop, mobile and the Virgin Tivo box running on the Linksys Wi-Fi. In the Linksys settings there is a box in the prioritization options which you need to set with your broadband subscription speed x 1024. In my case when I had the VM 200Mbps package it was set at 204,800. When I remembered this I went into the Linksys settings and changed to 512,000 and hey presto I was getting 380 - 400Mbps straight away. I have also found that the server you choose to connect to at AirVPN and the time of day also has a bearing on your connection speed, which is why I have a preferred list of Air servers which have given me excellent d/l speeds in the past and do an online speedtest each time I connect to ensure I get a good connection. Something else is that I only use AirVPN a couple of hours in the early mornings and an occasional Sat/Sun afternoon, perhaps if you are using AirVPN 24/7 these results will not match I don't know but I am quite happy getting 50-75% of my broadband connection via AirVPN and 100% the rest of the time all things considered.
  15. 2 points
    flat4

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    Another year yay!
  16. 2 points
    NoiselessOwl

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    Thank you! Added two more years to my sub!
  17. 2 points
    MrAndersonX

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    Renewed for three years. Thank you!
  18. 2 points
    Flx

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    Thank you!
  19. 2 points
    Thank you so much guys!
  20. 2 points
    JasonBourne

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    I ❤️ AIRVPN! Added three more years to my subscrition! 🎃 Happy Halloween to all AirVPN staff and its subscribers! You guys and gals rock 😍
  21. 2 points
    Oh wow, this was a long time ago. Virgin Media claim they're not blocking or traffic shaping OpenVPN traffic but it's clear we don't get the throughput we expect. I'm still unclear on what's causing that. To get around it I had to stunnel to airvpn and then run openvpn over that stunnel. Which sounds like a faff, and to some extent it is, but it works just fine. You might suffere a bit with the CPU overhead of running 2 connections on a Raspberry PI but give it a go and see what happens.
  22. 1 point
    happypianist

    Black Friday Sale 2020

    I've added 3 more years too and I recommend your services! Thanks for your work on OpenVPN3 and hummingbird.
  23. 1 point
    Tsikura

    Black Friday Sale 2020

    As is tradition for me now, extended another year! ty guys for the great service.
  24. 1 point
    Hello! We're very glad to introduce a new software suite for Linux which is ready for public beta testing. The suite includes the well known Hummingbird software, updated to the latest OpenVPN AirVPN library, and introduces for the first time a D-Bus controlled, real daemon, Bluetit, as well as a command line client, Goldcrest, to interact with Bluetit. The client-daemon architecture we introduce for the first time in our software offers a more robust security model and provides system administrators with a fine-grained, very flexible access control. Bluetit is fully integrated with AirVPN. The daemon is accessed through a D-Bus interface by providing specific methods and interface in order to give full support to OpenVPN connection and AirVPN functionality, including - but not limited to - quick automatic connection to the best AirVPN server for any specific location as well as any AirVPN server or country. When we get out of the beta testing, we plan to document Bluetit interface to let anyone write a custom client and talk with the daemon. Furthermore, Goldcrest will evolve in the near future and will include an ncurses based TUI which will be very comfortable when you don't want to rely on command line options while a new Bluetit client, based on Qt, will be developed in the future, for those who prefer a GUI. The suite is currently available for Linux x86-64, i686 (32 bit distributions), arm7l (for example Raspbian and other ARM 32 bit based systems) and aarch64 (ARM 64 bit). Please note that the source code will be published with the stable release as usual. The software will be licensed under GPLv3. AirVPN Suite for Linux AirVPN’s free and open source OpenVPN 3 suite based on AirVPN’s OpenVPN 3 library fork Version 1.0.0 Beta 1 - Release date 18 November 2020 Main features: Bluetit: lightweight D-Bus controlled system daemon providing full connectivity to AirVPN servers and generic OpenVPN servers Goldcrest: Bluetit client, allowing full integration with AirVPN servers, users, keys, profiles as well as generic OpenVPN servers Hummingbird: lightweight and standalone client for generic OpenVPN server connection Linux i686, x86-64, arm7l and arm64 (Raspberry) support Full integration with systemd, SysVStyle-init and chkconfig No heavy framework required, no GUI Tiny RAM footprint Lightning fast Based on OpenVPN 3 library fork by AirVPN version 3.6.6 with tons of critical bug fixes from the main branch, new cipher support and never seen before features ChaCha20-Poly1305 cipher support on both Control and Data Channel providing great performance boost on ARM, Raspberry PI and any Linux based platform not supporting AES-NI. Note: ChaCha20 support for Android had been already implemented in our free and open source Eddie Android edition Robust leaks prevention through Network Lock based either on iptables, nftables or pf through automatic detection Proper handling of DNS push by VPN servers, working with resolv.conf as well as any operational mode of systemd-resolved additional features Full documentation: README.md Download links: Linux x86-64: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-beta1/AirVPN-Suite-x86_64-1.0beta1.tar.gz Linux x-86-64 sha512 check file: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-beta1/AirVPN-Suite-x86_64-1.0beta1.tar.gz.sha512 Linux i686: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-beta1/AirVPN-Suite-i686-1.0beta1.tar.gz Linux i686 sha512 check file: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-beta1/AirVPN-Suite-i686-1.0beta1.tar.gz.sha512 Linux arm7l: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-beta1/AirVPN-Suite-armv7l-1.0beta1.tar.gz Linux arm7l sha512 check file: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-beta1/AirVPN-Suite-armv7l-1.0beta1.tar.gz Linux aarch64: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-beta1/AirVPN-Suite-aarch64-1.0beta1.tar.gz Linux aarch64 sha512 check file: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-beta1/AirVPN-Suite-aarch64-1.0beta1.tar.gz.sha512 Please report bugs and any problem in this thread, thank you! Kind regards AirVPN Staff
  25. 1 point
    .One reason why I love AirVPN is the dedication to open source and linux. Whenever I get into conversations with techies about VPNs, their picks fail in contrast to airvpn. I think I will also wait for the GUI/qt version of this. I've been running Eddie for a long time now and am very familiar with it, the experimental builds seem to work quite nicely and one thing I've learned from being a 100% linux user the past few years is "if it works, don't mess with it." I'll keep checking back for updates, thanks airvpn staff!
  26. 1 point
    Dark858

    Black Friday Sale 2020

    awesome service, added 2 more years, thanks
  27. 1 point
    SometingAnon

    Black Friday Sale 2020

    Another 3 years added... I've forgotten how many years now.
  28. 1 point
    OpenSourcerer

    Wevpn

    A newcomer, it seems. I'd give them a bit more time to develop everything. So far: Server country selection is mostly sound – if you ignore things like UAE and Brazil. Support for all relevant protocols, which is nice. Wireguard caveats are in privacy policy instead of FAQ, which is weird, but okay, it's there. Moving on. Closed source software. Yellow flag. No Linux means general focus on revenue. Didn't check any of them; how should I, anyway? Microsoft and Google crash reporting services in software. Yellow flag. Would've appreciated something open sourcey and selfhosted like sentry.io. Mention of a warrant canary again. Still not sure if they work.. I think an expert would choose a firewall over application-based killswitch functionality any day, this hasn't happened here. A bit sad, but maybe driven by the general VPN user base always looking at a killswitch feature in a VPN service app, and not understanding that firewalls are more robust, even if somewhat more difficult to setup and troubleshoot. Trifle: Some of the FAQ answers are not updated or even checked for spelling, grammar and logic. On Static or Dedicated IP address? for example both dynamic and static addresses are ruled out, even with a lexical syntax error, creating the potential for confusion. Then, privacy policy: "We log your usage, and if we think you're naughty, we will contact you. If we couldn't reach you, we will terminate access. If we could, your answers can and will be used against you." Sounds liberating, still want to torrent with WeVPN? We can say that a working mail is required. But above all I found this one downright hilarious: At least they're aware how that guy ranks VPN services, they're happy to provide him with a template. Same rules apply: I can simply set up a new VPN service, promise him everything and more and it'd be the best in the market!
  29. 1 point
    Staff

    macOS BigSur

    Hello! Of course, the problem has nothing to do with Eddie Network Lock. Eddie and Hummingbird enforce Network Lock thorugh pf rules. The mentioned problem is that kernel extensions are deprecated, and the new API NetworkExtensions includes exceptions to filtering rules which allow 56 Apple apps and services to bypass any filtering rule enforced via the API. That's quite atrocious and says a lot about Apple's respect toward its customers, but that's how it is. However, pf is the system firewall which is autonomous from NetworkExtensions API and its exceptions. Therefore Eddie and Hummingbird Network Lock are working fine just as usual. Note that the NetworkExtensions exceptions were active even in Catalina. However, nobody noticed them because third-party firewalls bypassed them by relying on kernel extensions (kexts). Now that kexts don't work anymore, the problem has exploded, but as usual you are safe with AirVPN Network Lock both in Eddie and Hummingbird. Kind regards
  30. 1 point
    Staff

    Credit Coupon payment question

    @X22Y55Zbc Hello and thank you!! You are free to buy any coupon quantity, but you can't provide a single coupon with multiple amounts. It's not a big deal because for your purpose you can buy two or more credit coupons and redeem them when you buy a plan in our "Buy" page. There, you will see a "Do you have a coupon code?" field in the upper section, where you can enter each coupon one by one, one after the other, and redeem all of them on a single purchase. The total amount of all coupons will be credited to the account that redeemed them. Such account can use all of its credit while checking out by clicking the proper button which appears on the checkout page. If in doubt or for any additional information please do not hesitate to open a ticket! Kind regards
  31. 1 point
    @staff Thanks for the update for your information my system is linux unstable : System: Host: desktop Kernel: 5.9.9-towo.2-siduction-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 Distro: siduction 18.3.0 Patience - cinnamon - (202010261730) p.s. oops on the example - I have been running goldcrest as a normal user not as root...........😳 regards pjnsmb
  32. 1 point
    pwolverine

    Eddie Desktop 2.19beta released

    If you are using Little Snitch, I e-mailed them and they responded to my inquiry with this: Would have nice to know before updating to Version 5, as I thought V4 didn't work:
  33. 1 point
    OpenSourcerer

    ipleak.net DNS zone is broken

    IPLeak resolves with my ISP's DNS servers now.
  34. 1 point
    Move the hummingbird binary to /usr/local/bin. Paste this into an editor: [Unit] Description=Connect to VPN at startup Wants=network-online.target After=network-online.target [Service] ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/hummingbird [arguments] /absolute/path/to/config/file.ovpn [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target Add the [arguments] in the ExecStart line you are running hummingbird with. Edit the /path/… to your config file. If you left it in ~ or some directory in there, you'd have an easier time editing OpenVPN directives. The rights don't matter as ExecStart is executed as root. Save the file as hummingbird.service, move it to /usr/lib/systemd/system. Execute (sudo) systemctl daemon-reload. Execute (sudo) systemctl start hummingbird.service. Check its status using systemctl status hummingbird.service. If it's started, enable it at boot using (sudo) systemctl enable hummingbird.service.
  35. 1 point
    In Preferences > Protocols, unselect Automatic, then you can scroll in the list below.
  36. 1 point
    I use the Manchester servers. Pretty happy with the speeds I get from those.
  37. 1 point
    kbps

    Six UK Servers Down for 5 days.

    Thanks for the update. Pleased to see them back to normal.
  38. 1 point
    You can try to install the Wintun driver from the thread instructions in one of the headers in the list but doubt you will get much better to be honest, d/l speed with a VPN seems to give around 50-70% of whatever package you have depending on connecting to a good server. Before I installed the Wintun driver, on my old 200Mbps Virgin package I would only get between 15 - 35Mbps afterwards I would get between 85 - 110Mbps. Yeah, this matches my experience. I'm on the 500Mbps package and I get around 350Mbps. Which while it isn't the full whack it's literally 10x better than what I previously got with BT.
  39. 1 point
    Almost post 1 year since this post so here is an update which may help VM customers or others with issues but this was in relation to my own speed issues. The issue is not Airvpn, so stick with Airvpn since they are the best. I still believe Virgin Media's hub3 is the fault (some disagree and I could still be wrong), the issue stems from high packet transfers (usually UDP) so anyone running applications like skype, zoom, webcam, online gaming, torrenting or similar their hub3 will just collapse randomly sometimes down to the slowest speeds possible and after a minute or few will normalize and speeds go back up. Several threads around the net confirm this or similar as shown here: https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Speed/UDP-issues-on-SuperHub3-collective-thread/td-p/4382720 https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020/09/quick-update-for-virgin-media-speed-issues-on-ipv6-tunnels.html The last link from ispreview is a different subject issue but similar in packets and mentions a comment from bmhughes saying anything else other than TCP will cause latency spikes due to the puma chipset fault on the hub3. There are many threads all over vm forums, ispreview articles also with many saying a firmware fix won't fix it since it's been 3 years +, the hub3 router is just faulty But Virgin Media won't admit it or do anything about it. A small glimmer of hope some did say the hub4 may help or process the udp packets a bit better and VM said they will give it free to customers in the right areas so it's a long shot but let's wait and see. Yes there are workarounds (other VPN providers and trying to use unsafe Wireguard etc) but for myself I just ditched the problematic programs (torrents in my case) and moved to newsgroups, hit 16-20Mbs no sweat, so I am maxing out my broadband speeds and this is with AirVPN UK servers with Asus AC86U router. As blues pointed out above you won't magically hit full speeds while under Airvpn and you will have bad or good days from both virgin and your airvpn uk server you just have to try other uk servers or try your bulk downloads after 12 pm midnight when everyone's in bed and not online. Good luck and dont give up !
  40. 1 point
    zsam288

    Eddie Desktop 2.19beta released

    Which OS are you using?. I am using Windows 10 v2004 + October update and AirVPN v2.19.4 and the Wintun driver is working just fine for me. Problem is it doesn't work with newer versions of the 2.5.0 openvpn ; has been clarified by the dev it is only working with some betas
  41. 1 point
    Hiya, Its a Sony KD-48A9 48-inch OLED TV, running Android 9.
  42. 1 point
    dr_kristau

    speedtest comparison

    Glad to have been the one who made the test! I look forward to it. It is interesting this 'instruction sets integrated into processors' versus 'modules integrated into kernels' - I hadn't considered the issue until today. Thanks again!
  43. 1 point
    whiskey_76

    Won't Connect at checking Ipv6

    Toggle layer IPV6 to blocked. On the second menu just switch it to IPV6 blocked and it should connect?
  44. 1 point
    wuffles

    asus wrt merlin connection issues

    AND, after a quick test, it works fine. I went for the IPv6 Passthrough option. No idea if that's right or wrong, but it works.
  45. 1 point
    jeuia3e9x74uxu6wk0r2u9kdos

    Wireguard

    https://restoreprivacy.com/wireguard/ AirVPN has also chimed in over WireGuard’s implications for anonymity, as explained in their forum: Wireguard, in its current state, not only is dangerous because it lacks basic features and is an experimental software, but it also weakens dangerously the anonymity layer. Our service aims to provide some anonymity layer, therefore we can’t take into consideration something that weakens it so deeply. We will gladly take Wireguard into consideration when it reaches a stable release AND offers at least the most basic options which OpenVPN has been able to offer since 15 years ago. The infrastructure can be adapted, our mission can’t. In their forums, AirVPN further explained why WireGuard simply does not meet their requirements: Wireguard lacks dynamic IP address management. The client needs to be assigned in advance a pre-defined VPN IP address uniquely linked to its key on each VPN server. The impact on the anonymity layer is catastrophic; Wireguard client does not verify the server identity (a feature so essential that it will be surely implemented when Wireguard will be no more an experimental sofware); the impact on security caused by this flaw is very high; TCP support is missing (third party or anyway additional code is required to use TCP as the tunneling protocol, as you suggest, and that’s a horrible regression when compared to OpenVPN); there is no support to connect Wireguard to a VPN server over some proxy with a variety of authentication methods. Despite these concerns, many VPN services are already rolling out full WireGuard support. Other VPNs are watching the project and are interested in implementing WireGuard after it has been thoroughly audited and improved. In the meantime, however, as AirVPN stated in their forum: “We will not use our customers as testers.”
  46. 1 point
    Sweden78

    Should DNS be changed?

    I made DNS server changes. Using my own PiHole at home as DNS server, while having a VPN Client connection from the router to the AirVPN server. The PiHole DNS is running Quad9 (malicious source block) DNS as backend, and in the PiHole I added a lot of Tracker and Adblocker lists, blocking toally around 1.700.000 domains. For the VPN while traveling I did a similar setup, but use nextDNS as a PiHole alternative in the cloud. Very handy! The main reason for using an own DNS ist the Ad and Tracker blocking functionality inbuild in those DNS setups, with a part of maliocus connections blocked too.
  47. 1 point
    I have the same issue. Sequence of events/tests: - Decided to finally use "Network Lock" - Result was endless loop of "Checking IPV6 Routing" -> "Disconnecting" -> "Connecting" - Read Forum suggestion to Block IPV6 altogether. - That worked, but then utorrent just sat there doing nothing - Disconnected and disabled Network Lock and then reconnected and utorrent worked fine - Allow lan/private has always been checked. - Restored IPV6 settings to normal (default) and still works fine IF "Network Lock" is not engaged. - Eddie Version 2.16.3 on Windows Vista. Otherwise, everything works great. Using UDP on port 443 on entry-IP 3 (tls-script) avoids the ISP throttling I consistently see on many other protocol/port combinations, I just had a torrent download peak at 80% of the maximum unprotected speed, using those settings - with another PC on the same LAN on AirVPN showing a stream as well. So, great performance if you get every set just right. UPDATE: This morning I had the same endless loop of "Checking IPV6 Routing" -> "Disconnecting" -> "Connecting" with Network Lock OFF. So, I again changed to IPV4 only in Network Settings and everything is fine again. I understand the eventual need for IPV6 for the address space, and that businesses are changing first - but is there currently any compelling need for home users to have support for IPV6? ==> In my home LAN, I have my devices set to use static IPV4 addresses (which is needed for two minor applications that I use in my home network). I'm wondering if this is preventing IPV6 from working correctly? 2nd UPDATE: I discovered that on my PC that solely runs utorrent, if the AirVPN server disconnectes and reconnects, then in-between, individual utorrent connections will then all connect to the unprotected Internet connection, and when AirVPN reconnects, it doesn't affect the utorrent connections, which are now connected to the unprotected Internet connection. So, Network Lock is a must for torrent program use. So, I closed utorrent, and set Eddie to IPV4 Only, and turned Network Lock back on, and this time, everything worked fine. I wonder if the problem is on the server end? An intermittent problem? Something just fixed? Also, as a newbie, I cannot post more today, so I also wanted to mention that Anonymity Check now says "VPN fingerprint MTU 1397". Is this a result of tls-script ? (wild guess)
  48. 1 point
    Spinone

    Won't Connect at checking Ipv6

    I have the same problem. I can connect to some servers, but others hang at "Checking route IPv6". The logs show cURL timing out after 20000ms, three times, before declaring "Checking route IPv6 failed" and disconnecting. In options/Networking, I had the Layer IPv6 combo dropdown set to "Inside tunnel if supported, otherwise blocked" and had the "Switch to Block if issue is detected" checked. By setting the Layer IPv6 combo dropdown to "Block", I can connect to servers which fail with the default settings active. All other selections result in the "Checking route IPv6 failed" error. Something's not right - it would be nice to know what causes this. Sample log excerpt and system report attached. eddie-ipv6-timeout.txt eddie-system-report.txt
  49. 1 point
    I think you are misunderstanding the problem. You have to activate the network lock before you connect. You cannot activate it after. It seems as if you thought I was activating it after I connected and then it dropped my current internet connections. The purpose of the network lock is to prevent "leaks" as people call them, sure. But this is between the time when you lose a connection and it reconnects. Again, that is not the issue. Maybe it's my fault. I may have not been specific enough. I will go through the steps. 1. I start with a fresh computer, just turned it on. 2. I start the Eddie program. 3. I select "Activate Network Lock". 4. I select "Connect to a recommended server". 5. It connects somewhere and it shows the upload/download speed screen. 6. No internet! It is only supposed to have no internet if it lost its connection. I have no internet all of the time. I used to do the above steps and I could immediately access the internet like normal and programs could do the same. If I lost connection to a server via Eddie, I would lose all internet until it connected to a new server. This is how the lock prevents the leaks. But it is supposed to allow me to get on the internet when I am connected to a server. It doesn't. My understanding is the above suggestions are basically ways to bypass the tunnel created by Eddie. I don't want to do that. As you said, that's the point of the network lock. Right now, the GUI shows that everything is working fine and the tunnel created with the VPN is open and active. Not mine. No traffic in or out, ever. Now, as I previously stated, this is a clean install of 2.15.2. I have not modified any settings what so ever. I do not know what version I was using before, but I know it was not this one. I never changed any settings with that one and it just worked. With this new version, do I have to change settings somewhere? I hope this clears things up. Thanks
  50. 1 point
    J03ND03H@ash

    A review on another site

    Hello, I'm new here and I understand both sides. For what is worth the only reason I'm here "as a member" is because of the @thatoneprivacyguy reviews in a sea of "BS". When I started the search for a VPN service I tried to due my due diligence to find as much information as possible from the "many" VPN providers. I quickly found that this is impossible without spending countless hours or days in my case separating the legitimate feedback from bias opinions. Is even harder to gather information from current customers because most of the grips are just hearsay or technical issues which may or may not be directly tied to the service. I know that this guy will most likely get attacked here because of the remarks he made which I won't comment because I'm not here to defend or take sides with anyone. The information he provides won't be found anywhere else period, I know because I looked. Transparency is becoming extinct because everyone is out to make a buck and is not in your best interest to offend anyone. I'm glad found this service which meets my needs in regards to privacy, security and functionality, and didn't get blinded by all the paid advertisement, outright lies and marketing BS which gets most consumers who get bombarded with these ads. Just my 2 cents, thanks...
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