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  1. Hello! This is just a short FAQ for Eddie Android, which is developed by AirVPN and first launched in 2018. I'll expand upon the FAQ as needed. Make sure to keep an eye on the News & Announcements forum for the latest updates. How do I fix an issue I'm having with the Master Password Feature or can I disable the Master Password? You should be prompted for a new password if you re-install the app. But as of writing, it's not possible to disable the Master Password. Why is a Master Password even required? It's meant as a security feature, so as to encrypt sensitive data locally on your phone/device. Will Eddie be available for Apple iOS? Not until Apple changes its restrictive policies. But Eddie for desktop is available on MacOS/Macbooks otherwise. This is due to mobile and desktop systems being different. Does it have a Network Lock/Killswitch/Leaks prevention feature like desktop Eddie? As with the Master Password, it's a possibility that being able to opt-out of this feature will be a possibility, despite the security pitfalls for the user. Note that enabling "Pause VPN when the screen is off" will NOT cause leaks. Not in the same way as desktop Eddie, no. Because mobile operating systems work differently and so it's not called "Network Lock". But it does try to prevent leaks, but this is rather "best effort". Where can I download Eddie Android from an AirVPN source and how do I configure it? When downloading from AirVPNs own repositories, keep an eye on which version you're downloading. Look here for a short tutorial for how to do it and where to download. It's possible to download the app from Google Play as well as AirVPN's own repositories. If I run into an issue, how can I report it? AirVPN has a bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure program for security issues. From within the app you can share your logs.[Technical] You may also attempt the use of logcat if the app has crashed.You can also try to submit a support ticket. Of course posting in the forums works too. Can I use Eddie Android with a different VPN provider? Yes absolutely. It's usually just a matter of downloading their .ovpn files instead of the AirVPN ones and then importing them. Eddie Android doesn't work on... Note that Eddie Android is otherwise stated as being supported on Nvidia Shield, Android TV and other devices. Sony Bravia Android TVs. Further ideas, thoughts, questions and suggestions are of course welcome as always. Please be aware that answers about AirVPN or desktop Eddie can often be found in the guide in my signature.
  2. Hello! It's pretty "normal" that ISPs will throttle. So please try out protocols like SSL in Eddie>Preferences>Protocols>Uncheck "automatic">SSL 443>OK>Re-connect to a server. In principle you can always provide logs, if you don't know how to do actual testing. It may or may not be useful. Instructions in my signature for where to find your Eddie logs . You can change your account settings to get notifications when you get replies: Top-right corner>Click your username>My Settings>Notifications & Options. Also instructions in my guide in my signature.
  3. Hello! Did you also try disabling Check if Tunnel works, in addition to Check DNS? Preferences>Advanced. Then re-connect to a server.
  4. Hello! It has been thought of yes, but I think it's unlikely to change at this stage, because: Eddie Android is still in the early phases of development and so, fixing other things first is likely a priority. It's a major design choice and a carefully thought through one at that. Which refers back to the first point too.
  5. Hello! I think it falls into the "only looks good" category for most other VPNs. While AirVPN already provides "real" multi-hopping. Good luck translating Staffs post .
  6. Hello! Please contact support.
  7. Did you use Eddie with Network Lock on? If so, I don't think it's sufficient to simply restart the Firewall, as it has to be reset to its default settings. Keep in mind that you're also able to submit a support ticket .
  8. Hello! It's nice but it might have a significant impact on the battery. We need a careful evaluation. Eddie makes your battery live so much longer than "OpenVPN for Android" thanks to a maniacal care for each method draining battery. Kind regards Hello! Could it be an option under settings perhaps? "Show download/upload on notification menu" or something. If checked, a small pop-up appears saying "Warning: This will likely drain your battery faster" or such. Thus by default Eddie still maintains a high standard of care, while still allowing each user to choose what's important.
  9. Hello! Try to reset your DNS and/or Firewall settings.
  10. Hello! Of course it disconnects if your Mac is sleeping and nothing is running. If you use Network Lock, you shouldn't experience any leaks however, which is what you're worried about I presume. Why do you want it to stay connected if your Mac is asleep and not in use?
  11. Hello! Absolutely not. For several reasons, including: It's probably not harmonious with AirVPNs mission to make the Web as free as possible for users to experience, both good and bad. It's outside the purview of what a VPN is supposed to do. If users can't reasonably secure their own computers/browsers, then a VPN will be useless for them anyway. It adds another layer of complexity. Besides mainly being a marketing ploy, used by some of AirVPNs competitors, to give the impression of higher security and privacy. It's simply unnecessary and undesirable, for what is probably the majority of AirVPNs userbase, as such people can easily and would rather control this themselves. It's sort of a stated design goal for Eddie, that it isn't filled with any bloatware.Fortunately, nothing prevents you from installing something precisely like Ublock Origin, ticking off a few desired blocking lists and being on your merry way. Thank you for sharing your thoughts however. As this topic has appeared a few times before, I think it's fair to lock this thread.
  12. I think it's best we lock this thread, as OP hasn't posted during the weekend which OP said he would and that weekend is long gone now. So let's not keep people waiting for nothing. OP, if you decide to post your results, you can either PM me and we'll unlock this thread or you can start a new thread.
  13. Hello! Welcome to AirVPN! You can refer to the guide in my signature for most general queries. Wherein you can also find guides to torrenting like this one: https://airvpn.org/topic/14949-help-with-port-forwarding/?p=30873 So: Download AirVPNs Eddie client and enable Network Lock. Download qBittorent. Then read the first link and adjust the settings. Download test torrent and see if it shows an AirVPN IP. It shouldn't show your IP. (Remember to always start the AirVPN client before the torrent client) then Torrent. I would recommend that you switch to qBittorent and thus away from Utorrent. For convenience and perhaps added security. That's your choice however. In regards to torrenting, it doesn't matter much if you're using Windows or not and it's not a lengthy process to setup the AirVPN client (Eddie) nor the torrent client of choice .
  14. Really neat. Any news for when Eddie App for iOS will be released? Eddie for iOS isn't on the table at all, due to restrictions put in place by Apple. More information can be found in the guide in my signature.
  15. Hello! Welcome to AirVPN! Some countries and ISPs have blocks on AirVPNs site. Try https://airvpn.org/ and see if that works . If you need further assistance, you can either post here or submit a support request. If you've got an Android phone, then keep in mind that there's also an Eddie client for Android, so you can avoid such blocks in the future .
  16. That's great - I did say it wasn't too hard . I personally doubt it, but I can't give you a firm answer. For the average user, I think the answer is no. But now that you know how VMs work, you can always try out the different VM software suites yourself . Now you can go mix and match. Create more VMs and have them at the ready, try out different settings - especially the Guest Additions. Have fun: VMs are a playground, where if you break something, you just reload. Experiment with different operating systems if you desire. It's a great way to test Linux distro's before the real install on your PC for example. Also, for good measure, do check ipleak.net once in a while.
  17. Hello! That's great news . Staff, maybe you should put ProMINDs changelog in a spoiler. He does a lot of work apparently . As far as I can see, you won't be using the term "Network Lock" in Eddie Android, is that correct?
  18. It just depends on how many resources you allocate to the VM. If you have a system with for example 8GB RAM, on newish hardware, it's possible to play games with a VM open. It depends on the games too of course. Otherwise it's just a case of Downloading a Linux .iso file. (You can pick Linux Mint or Ubuntu if you're new to it)Following the aforementioned link to download the VM software and set up a VM.Point the VM to the downloaded .iso file.Start up the VM and install Eddie in it.Then take a snapshot - which is like saving your progress. Then when you want to torrent, you start the VM software, load the saved snapshot and start torrenting.Inside the VM where Eddie is running, you'll have an AirVPN IP address. This is the guest OS. While your Windows system that you used to install the VM software on, is the host OS. Here your IP isn't being hidden when you browse the web. Even if it looks like a long process, it becomes super quick once you know it. I can firmly recommend getting to know VirtualBox and how to do the above mentioned things .
  19. Hello! Have you tried Eddie for Android? It has the DNS setting I believe you're looking for . Maybe that's the altogether simpler option you're looking for.
  20. Hello! If Eddie works fine, why not just run it in a VM? Then you can still reach whatever sites you want on your host OS, while the guest OS is exclusively for torrenting; with an added layer of security thanks to the VM. Maybe this is more harmonious with your goal. Also, don't forget: Doing remote port-forwarding on this site.You don't need to go to torrent sites with a browser, but can use the built-in search function in qBittorent. View > Enable Search Engine > Go to Search tab (appears next to "Transfers).If you don't want to use Eddie because of site access issues, then don't forget it's possible to make some sites go outside the VPN tunnel: Eddie > Preferences > Routes. (From point 2 onwards).You're also able to view the other torrenting guides available. You can check the guide in my signature for that. . It seems to me you should try Eddie again, unless you specifically want to use OpenVPN only, as Eddie is just an OpenVPN wrapper anyway.
  21. Hello! Please try using the TCP protocol in the Eddie client. Preferences>Protocols>TCP>Save>Re-connect to a server. Please also remember to use a spoiler tag next time .
  22. Hello! That's brilliant stuff, Staff. Suggestion: Why don't you just add a separate button next to the first plan, called Request Free Trial or Request 3 Day Free Trial, which links to https://airvpn.org/contact/ page, instead of putting it on the same button as the 2 euro plan? Because I think it's potentially confusing - if the user wants a free trial, they'll click the 2 euro plan and proceed to checkout and then wonder why they still need to pay.
  23. Have you tried different servers and the TCP protocol?
  24. Hello! Did you uncheck "Check Air DNS" too, in addition to "check if tunnel works"?
  25. If you've just downloaded it from: https://airvpn.org/macos/ Then as you can see, it's version 2.16.3. Under the nearby Other Versions link, you can download the experimental client if you wish.
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