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    LZ1 got a reaction from Freejumping in Eddie and Fire Stick   ...
    For reference, in case anyone wondered.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from ruler2016 in Guide To Getting Started + Links For Advanced Users   ...
    It's that time of year again guys and gals
    Added guidance on how to use Amazon Fire Stick with AirVPN, to the guides section. An update from Staff on this, that it can be used with Android Eddie! Added a mini-guide by Staff on how to test for traffic shaping being carried out on your connection, to the guides section. Added a notice about the availability of Eddie for Android, to the getting started section. Along with why it sadly won't be coming to iOS until Apple changes its policies. Added clarification to the getting started with AirVPN section, that a valid e-mail address is NOT required. Added clarification to the same section as above, that the login name is what's used for Eddie and not the forum display name. Thanks giganerd and co. Added Staffs recommendation for potentially making online gaming through AirVPN more responsive, by changing buffer sizes, to the after downloading Eddie section. Added notice to Other Noteworthy Resources section, that AirVPN does not make use of paid-for reviews. Unlike so many other VPNs. Added AirVPNs expansion on the debate surrounding transparency and security through obscurity. Added to the security question in First Questions section, point 10. Added corrado's alternative VPN client for Linux users, to the Other Noteworthy Resources section. It's very impressive work. Thank you for your contribution. Changed (the 1 instance) use of hooktube links to regular youtube links, in the Other Noteworthy Resources section. It was meant to be more private this way, but hooktube has since then been kneecapped. Removed links to BestVPN in the Other Noteworthy Resources section. Air was #1 for Encryption, Tor-use & loglessness while Douglas Crawford was writing and still is, following any honest review. Now it's solely paid-for reviews and since Air doesn't pay for any reviews, competitors get put on a highly dubious pedestal. Besides the very flaky review criteria; how can a Pros and Cons list contain "Pros" of a temporary type such as "XYZ has a Christmas sale of 75% OFF!" ? Thus not worth any consideration.  
    @salacronix I'm sorry, I don't know. But feel free to create your own thread regardless .
    @ironmikezero Thank you, that's excellent to hear!
    @JimTheOwl That sort of thing is usually in the Guides/How-To section of my guide. There's a discussion about it for MacOS here. A how-to for GNU/Linux here. Regardless of OS, it is NOT recommended. If you only hibernate your PC instead of shutting it down completely and Eddie stays on, then at least on Linux and Windows, you won't need to re-enter a password.
    Besides all that, I thought it could be fun to summarise some of the biggest things which happened with AirVPN in 2018. There's no newsletter that I know of and since I basically live on the forums anyway, then why not help everyone else keep track of the biggest changes, since they're so easy to lose sight of . I might do it again next year if it's worth it.
    AirVPN in the year 2018 AirVPN started out 2018 by adding the ability for users to manage their keys for all their devices. A very welcome feature, for many users. Do remember to re-login your client after changing keys . After starting out with only a few experimental servers, AirVPN successfully managed to upgrade all AirVPN servers to what is now called "Gen2" servers. These support the IPv6 protocol and other additions, such as "tls-crypt". Tls-crypt makes it much harder for outsiders to block or throttle a VPN connection. Here's an excellent explanation by Staff. Finally Eddie comes to Android! This has been asked for by so many people and it's great to no longer have to rely exclusively on third party apps. Although iOS users will remain in a pinch here. A new country was added: JAPAN. Obviously quite a popular request, now seen through. It's a little unclear if Austria was added this year or not, woops. 2018 was also the year where Air underscored its commitment to cryptocurrencies, by removing the middlemen in Bitcoin transactions and accepting it directly! AirVPN was also found rebutting a famous article online about how VPNs are meant to be untrustworthy. AFAIK this is the first time Staff answer directly to a non-forum party. This year it was Airs 8th birthday. In that time, the amount of Bandwidth and Online Sessions only seem to increase. Lastly, as can be expected, AirVPN clarified some points in its Privacy Notice, now that the EU GDPR is in effect. Server additions to individual countries: many, I think. Further, I believe there was a stealthy updating of IPB. Happy New Year to everyone
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    LZ1 got a reaction from knighthawk in Eddie 2.17beta released   ...
    Suggestion: Staff do you think it would be reasonable to include the load and ms for the currently selected server, on the Overview page, instead of in the Servers tab, where one first has to find the server in question?
    The ms could go underneath Connection and perhaps a third box for load could be under the two existing upload and download boxes, in the middle. So it's still symmetrical .
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    LZ1 reacted to go558a83nk in 11,000   ...
    Online Sessions: 15973 - BW: 71229 Mbit/s

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    LZ1 got a reaction from liddelljohn in Just topped up subscriptio now VPN not connecting??   ...
    Hence why you ought to try the solution suggested by Support and relayed here by Staff, as it may circumvent such blocking.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from B3nB3n in Bootstrap failed - since a week   ...
    May we see your logs?
    Are you using the latest stable release? There was an added setting to ignore those messages.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from B3nB3n in Bootstrap failed - since a week   ...
    It's always best to list the log from start to finish .
    You can use a spoiler tag for the logs too.
    If it's just a case of hiding that bootstrap message, then please try going to Eddie>Preferences>UI>Hide Bootstrap failure window.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from tom7812 in Just Great!   ...
    If at all possible, I'm sure you can see the usefulness of sharing what you did or think may have contributed to the increase, if at all possible .
    It's also great if you mention if you're torrenting or whatnot. Thank you.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from amazeballs in Why so many servers in Texas   ...
    The most straightforward answer would be that it follows Airs requirements, while being beneficial in other aspects, such as cost.
    If location choices were to be solely based on what Airs customers wanted at any point in time, then Air would surely be amongst the first of companies in mankind to establish servers on Mars too .
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    LZ1 got a reaction from cheeze in Black Friday 2018 Week   ...
    The sale will likely end on the 30th of November.
    Staff you might as well add one of those countdown timers for sales like this, as the Borg demand it. Resistance is futile!
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    LZ1 reacted to peacedog in Black Friday 2018 Week   ...
    I really appreciate the AirVPN staff listening to some community members back in the summer months and offering up the 2-year option. A no-brainer for myself to sign up for after 5 years of outstanding service as well as infrastructure and security updates. It's nice being confident when explaining VPN's to someone knowing that I'm recommending the best service out there as well during that same discussion.
    Cheers to AirVPN and your entire team!
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    LZ1 got a reaction from keikari in Black Friday 2018 Week   ...
    I liked it better when you said it was 35% Staff - but sixtyseven and a half% sounds sufficiently nerdy as well
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    LZ1 got a reaction from itsmefloraluca in Black Friday Cyber Monday deals?   ...
    Absolutely. Please refer to the guide in my signature, which contains the full details of the sales we normally have here.
    It's the last question at the bottom of the First Questions section.
    Black Friday is the biggest AirVPN discount.
    Take care .
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Flx11 in AirVPN stop you getting caught?   ...
    You can check the link in my signature for guides on how to configure torrenting correctly so that no accidents happen.
    Network Lock (set it to turn on at startup) + A good FOSS client like qBittorent + Setting the torrent client to use tun0 or the equivalent VPN tunnel + always starting Eddie before the torrent client + downloading the testtorrent from ipleak.net is a good combination of actions to help ensure nothing leaks .
    Also, just to be pedantic: there's nothing wrong or illegal with torrenting itself, as Bittorrent is just a protocol. It's *what* you torrent that has a risk associated with it.
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in Eddie Android edition 2.0 beta released   ...
    We're glad to inform you that we are opening the beta testing phase of our free and open source software Eddie for Android version 2.0.

    Version 2.0 is a quantum leap when compared to 1.0. It tries to meet most, if not all, of our community requirements and keeps the promises we made: swift and full AirVPN integration as well as Android TV extended compatibility.
    As usual Eddie is free and open source software released under GPLv3.
    Note that on 11-20-18 a new version (2.0 beta 2) has been released.
    Note that on 11-21-18 a new version (2.0 beta 3) has been released.
    Note that on 11-23-18 version 2.0 stable has been released, so this topic was locked. Please continue here:
    You can participate to the beta testing by joining the beta community in the Google Play Store here:
    You can also download the Eddie Android 2.0 beta 3 apk directly from our repository:
    The application is fully localized and we look for translators, especially for translations into simplified and traditional Chinese. Korean, Japanese, and many other languages are welcome. If you wish to translate (from English) please contact info@airvpn.org for every detail.
    Eddie Android 2.0 adds tons of new features while keeping all the appreciated old ones:
    Free and open source OpenVPN GUI based on OpenVPN 3 The only Android application officially developed by AirVPN Robust, best effort prevention of traffic leaks outside the VPN tunnel Battery-conscious application Low RAM footprint Ergonomic and friendly interface Ability to start and connect the application at device boot Option to define which apps must have traffic inside or outside the VPN tunnel through white and black list Localization in English, French, Italian, Spanish. Turkish New features:
    Full integration with AirVPN Enhanced security thanks to locally stored encrypted data through master password Quick one-tap connection and smart, fully automated server selection Smart server selection with custom settings Manual server selection Smart attempts to bypass OpenVPN blocks featuring protocol and server fail-over Full Android TV compatibility including D-Pad support. Mouse emulation is not required. Enhancements aimed to increase accessibility and comfort to visually impaired persons AirVPN servers sorting options Customizable "Favorite" and "Forbidden" servers OpenVPN mimetype support to import profiles from external applications Localization in German, Portuguese and Russian If you test this new version, do not hesitate to report bugs, problems, considerations and any other feedback in this thread. You will help us reach a stable version more quickly. Please remember to report all the device information (brand, model, Android version, environment) as well as the log taken after the problem is occurred (when and if possible).
    Changelog 2.0 Beta 3 (VC 12) - Release date: 21 November 2018 by ProMIND QuickConnectionFragment.java - [ProMIND] Changed connection requirements for auto connection mode. IPv4 is now the minimum requirement. - [ProMIND] Show a disconnection dialog in case user cancels the connection procedure - [ProMIND] Notify user in case a favorite server is about to be connected - [ProMIND] Connection progress dialog is now properly dismissed at the end of server list connection Changelog 2.0 Beta 2 (VC 11) - Release date: 20 November 2018 by ProMIND - [giganerd] Added German localization - [giganerd] Added Russian localization - [morvotron] Added Portuguese localization - [ProMIND] Added accessibility support to spinners and buttons without text OpenVPNTunnel.java - [ProMIND] onEvent() now properly manages TCP errors in Quick Connection mode and avoids connection cycling when VPN is connected SettingsActivity.java - [ProMIND] Added setting and functionality for allowing quick connection to connect local (same country) servers AirVPNServerProvider.java - [ProMIND] Changed selection algorithm in order to include local (same country) servers when requested QuickConnectionFragment.java - [ProMIND] Quick connection button can now be used to disconnect any VPN connection Changelog 2.0 (VC 10) - Release date: 14 November 2018 by ProMIND - [ProMIND] Added classes for AirVPN connection, management and integration with AirVPN servers. - [ProMIND] Added classes for AirVPN user login, logout and profiles. - [ProMIND] Quick connection to AirVPN. Full connection support with determination of best server, protocol and mode, including server failover. - [ProMIND] Server connection to AirVPN compliant to AirVPN server list. Creation of favorite and forbidden lists. - [ProMIND] New user interface design - [ProMIND] Full Android TV support, including Storage Access Framework (Android SAF, when available) and full support for d-pad navigation. - [ProMIND] OpenVPN mimetype support. Import OpenVPN profiles from external applications. Native Library 1.3.1 - [ProMIND] Added new APIs for system information - [ProMIND] Updated boost library to 1.68.0 - [ProMIND] Updated to latest OpenVPN3 release   
    Kind regards & datalove
    AirVPN Staff
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    LZ1 got a reaction from bluesjunior in Router Question?.   ...
    Yes. If the Eddie client is running on your PC, you don't need to change anything on your router .
    Interaction with the router in this context, is normally done in order to:
    Increase the device limit. Currently you can connect and use 5 devices with your AirVPN account. But if you put the Air software on the router, this number can increase. Make all devices that connect to the Wi-Fi, run through AirVPN. Which is useful, if you can't or won't want to install Eddie on each individual device. Play around, for the sake of performance. But people who do this, know that consumer routers don't offer the absolute best VPN performance, as running a VPN directly on a consumer router, is quite taxing. An example of a non-consumer router, is the Turris Omnia, which has features meant specifically for high performance VPN use. By the sound of it, you're using 1 PC daily and to torrent from. So unless you wish to tinker for the sake of it, there's no real need to touch your router, in connection with VPN-usage. (Barring any would-be changes in settings that could improve performance in ISP-related issues, as per my first post, which turned out to not be relevant to your case.)
    No worries. It's one of the reasons we've got these forums .
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    LZ1 reacted to nunoyobi in New 1 Gbit/s server available (CA)   ...
    Thanks for your response LZ1!
    Unfortunately that didn't work. Instead before trying to install the experimental I tried getting rid of my preferences (~/users/user/.airvpn/default.xml) file and deleted it. It worked, I'm now seeing Lacerta!
    Guess I should have tried resetting to defaults inside Eddie. Thanks for your response either way.
    Loving the service
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in Two new 1 Gbit/s servers available (CH)   ...
    By popular acclaim Kitalpha will not be canceled. Our previous decision was a consequence of the fact that Kitalpha has old hardware, no AES-NI supporting CPU and no IPv6 support. Since the datacenter could not offer IPv6 support, we decided to switch to a less obsolete infrastructure.
    While nothing can be done for IPv6 support, it is possible that we can replace the server at least with an AES-NI supporting CPU (unavailable until some time ago, but now things might have changed), so that Kitalpha will be always in the same datacenter, but with a more modern hardware. If no AES-NI CPU is available, we will anyway keep Kitalpha as it is now. The advanced load balancing system works well and mitigates the bottlenecks caused by non-AES-NI supporting CPUs.
    Kind regards
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in Two new 1 Gbit/s servers available (CH)   ...

    We're very glad to inform you that two new 1 Gbit/s servers located in Zurich (Switzerland) are available: Dorado and Sextans.

    The AirVPN client will show automatically the new servers, while if you use the OpenVPN client you can generate all the files to access it through our configuration/certificates/key generator (menu "Client Area"->"Config generator").

    The servers accept connections on ports 53, 80, 443, 1194, 2018 UDP and TCP.

    Just like every other "second generation" Air server, Dorado and Sextans support OpenVPN over SSL and OpenVPN over SSH, TLS 1.2 and tls-crypt.

    Full IPv6 support is included as well.

    As usual no traffic limits, no logs, no discrimination on protocols and hardened security against various attacks with separate entry and exit-IP addresses.
    Dorado and Sextans replace Kitalpha which will be dismissed within Nov 17th, 2018.  EDIT: by popular acclaim good old Kitalpha will NOT be canceled.

    You can check the servers status as usual in our real time servers monitor:
    Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue.

    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Team
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Bearanonymous in Guide To Getting Started + Links For Advanced Users   ...
    Hello !
    Welcome To AirVPN!

    This is a guide meant to help new people. Whether you're new to VPNs in general or just new to AirVPN.
    I've tried to keep it fairly short, by using bullet points & spoiler tags. This hopefully also makes it more readable and less scary.
    I think AirVPN is a FANTASTIC VPN and while I don't own or have any stake in AirVPN myself, I'm a huge supporter of it.
    However, it can be quite scary and confusing to use when you first get started, so hopefully my little guide willl help you!
    This guide also includes links to resources provided by Air and other users, but I don't mean to take credit for these things. So please feel free to scroll to the bottom of this guide! 
    Introduction First Questions Getting Started With AirVPN After Downloading The Eddie Client   [includes Troubleshooting tips] AirVPN Guides Section   [Look here to find guides about: Security/Torrenting/Port-forwarding/Plex/etc.] Other Noteworthy resources Credits Why I made this guide:

    AirVPN was said to be very technical and thus hard to use. But since it's such a quality VPN, I don't want that to always be the main bad side to this great service. Therefore, this guide is also a response to this problem, so that newcomers can hopefully feel less overwhelmed about the idea of the air to breathe the real Internet.

    The Air staff clearly put in a lot of work every day and are extremely knowledgeable people, from all that I've seen. It's just that for newcomers, it can be hard and overwhelming finding all the relevant pieces of information and it can easily be too technical, so I hope my little guide will also be useful in that regard. This is also why, I collect other people's guides and put them in this guide, so that they're easier to find. However, Thank you to AirVPN, Staff and the many knowledgeable members of this community who help out people like myself quite a lot, through their contributions to the site everyday :] Feel free to leave feedback on this guide, both good and bad, if you want to, because I'll happily read it !
      First Questions
    Do I have to be really technical to use this VPN stuff? AirVPN is one of the more technical VPNs out there and this is pretty much its only major drawback, when it gets reviewed. However, it offers unmatched attention to security and privacy. Not all reviews are entirely accurate either, sadly. Which the AirVPN Staff haven't hesitated to remark on though. So in short: No. But if you're new to VPNs in general and not a tech-savvy user, you do have to accept that you might be confused in the start. But this forum is here to help :]. Due to all the marketing and sometimes paid reviews, it can be hard to find out which VPN to trust at all. This is without even getting to the technical features. Air tends to somewhat pride itself on not overselling things however and so on the face of it, AirVPN can seem like it's no match for other, apparently bigger VPNs, but AirVPN has a lot to offer if you take a look. Will I become totally anonymous or completely secure? Please be aware that when using AirVPN or any VPN, while signed in to things such as your e-mail or other online accounts, you might get incorrect notices of being hacked. You have not been hacked most likely, it's just that when services see you log in from several different IP addresses, they get suspicious. Simply keep calm and investigate the issue. No, definitely not. But in terms of steps you can take to reach very high levels of privacy and security, this is one of the best steps you can take. Privacy and security are hard things. To achieve even higher levels involves sorting out things like your operating system, browser, various habits and using networks like Tor, in addition to a VPN like this. Security is hard. It's rarely, if ever, just a one-off solution. Often, security is as much a process, as it is about a single good product, like this VPN. However. just because a VPN doesn't do everything, it doesn't mean it's useless. A lot depends on what you're trying to do/achieve and who your "enemies" are. Yet it should be said, that AirVPN is quite extreme about security. For Air, it's "all or nothing" in many ways. AirVPN is so focused about security, that they even fix issues before they're published! However, VPNs and others technologies are becoming more and more important, as new spy laws like the UK Snoopers Charter & US Rule 41 Amendment crop up. Please check the question "What does AirVPN do to make it safe to use and does it log or track people?" further down, for more details. VPNs A & B have features X & Y, how does AirVPN compare? For this, check out the forum made specifically for that. It's often the case that features from other VPNs are either already included in AirVPN, aren't included because they're unsafe or just aren't as good as they sound. For instance, a rival VPN might say "We offer PPTP and many other secure protocols!", while Air doesn't, because Air knows PPTP is unsafe. Or they might say they offer a "multi-hop" VPN, which may or may not be useful, according to AirVPN Staff. Support for the protocol known as IKEv2 is another example of where Air doesn't support something, but has good reasons for not doing so. As a final example, you will sometimes see competitors speak of their super-secret "camouflage", "4Dstealth" or "hidden" protocols or servers. This is just marketing for gullible customers . But such aforementioned marketing can greatly confuse efforts to compare Airs product with the competitors. So if in doubt, ask the competitor who is offering "stealth"-something, what it is. If I use AirVPN, will I be able to use service XYZ with it?   Please be aware that when using AirVPN or any VPN, while signed in to things such as your e-mail or other online accounts, you might get incorrect notices of being hacked. You have not been hacked most likely, it's just that when services see you log in from several different IP addresses, they get suspicious. Simply keep calm and investigate the issue. Please also be aware that it is NOT the main purpose of AirVPN to get access to geo-restricted content because it's a losing battle and Air cannot control how companies such as the BBC and Netflix act. Being able to get access to a site, generally depends on which service you want and which country it's in. AirVPN doesn't have servers in every country. In general, you can get access to everything. Although services like BBC iPlayer and Netflix actively try to block VPNs. Even services as normal as payment processors, such as PayPal don't always make things easy. This means it's not always possible for a VPN provider to do anything about it. But we do have forums to discuss and notify AirVPN on, so that AirVPN can try to solve it as best as it can. But before you post in that forum, make sure to Read This First, as it might help you & will make your posts more helpful to others. AirVPN has a very useful tool called the Route Checking tool. It allows you to test access to a website from ALL AirVPN servers. Just put in a full link in the search field and click the search button. Then press F5 or hit the refresh button in your browser. Green results usually mean there's access; red results mean the opposite. This is useful for seeing if it's only you who has a problem or only the server you're on. As well as which servers don't have a problem, so that you can switch to using those ones instead. It's most important that it's green in the "HTTP" column. There's many different HTTP Codes, so here's a list. VPNs generally slow down your connection a little. But AirVPN is so good that it's still possible to play Multiplayer games through it, without your connection slowing down too much, in my own experience. What does AirVPN do to make it safe to use and does it log or track people?  AirVPN isn't just safe because it promises to be so in its marketing. Instead, it backs things up with hard technical specifications and high standards, that you can verify yourself. AirVPN is logless and can't be forced to log surreptitiously, fully supports P2P on all servers & as per #5 ignores all DMCA requests. Remotely-forwarded ports aren't logged either. Here's additional things Air does to increase its security and privacy: AirVPNs infrastructure conforms to a high degree of openness & transparency. This helps show that none of Airs locations are fake, but only bare-metal & lets users compare with one another. AirVPNs encryption standards are military grade and so for all intents and purposes unbreakable. It also only uses the most secure VPN protocol too: OpenVPN. No PPTP/SSTP/L2TP/IKEv2. AirVPN doesn't use any third party tracking on its website, such as Google Analytics or Social buttons, because they leak. Instead, it uses open-source analytics Matomo, which is closed loop. AirVPNs website meets the highest SSLabs security standards: A+. AirVPN takes its mission to fight censorship and manipulation of the Internet extremely seriously. This also means being highly willing to help out journalists and human-rights defenders. AirVPN only uses FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) in its Eddie client. Therefore the software running on your system is not a security "blackbox", but can be independently verified. AirVPNs Eddie client supports a wide selection of protocols. Including SSL and SSH. As well as anonymising services such as Tor; so that you can "partition trust" and need not trust AirVPN. AirVPN fully accepts crypto-currencies. Including to the point where it accepts Bitcoin directly. No middlemen. So if done right, you can use AirVPN with Air knowing nothing about you. AirVPN explains how it doesn't need to inspect or monitor traffic in order to check for breaches of ToS. AirVPN is against security through obscurity, including in its client software Eddie and so shows all the information it can; which leads some users to erroneously think there's logging going on. AirVPN has since then expanded on this point. AirVPN uses in-house support technicians and not outsourced third-party technicians and external packages such as Zendesk. So as with #3, it's closed-loop. No leakage. AirVPN has a strict location policy, so that it doesn't just set up servers in a new, potentially unsafe or questionable, location. One which can't supply the performance required, either. AirVPN has its own DNS servers and "killswitch" feature. With Network Lock on, any accidental loss of connection from Airs servers won't leak anything about you; including WebRTC. AirVPN is run by extremely knowledgeable technical people and not just businessmen. So they're easily able to both explain, defend and attack subjects on a purely technical level. AirVPN supports the auditing of some of the crucial security software that underlies different systems and also supports other projects/groups/services such as Tor, Edri and OpenNIC. AirVPN runs this forum, which can seem like a small thing, but it's actually really important, as it allows for the open sharing of knowledge, providing of technical support and mythbusting. AirVPN already acts as a "multi-hop" VPN and takes many other measures to increase security, such as separate entry & exit IPs, Perfect Forward Secrecy and HMAC SHA1. AirVPN has a strong focus on avoiding marketing fluff and overselling. Which means you know exactly what you're getting and don't need to deal with deceptive use of technical details. AirVPN is highly consistent with staying constantly on top of any security issue. AirVPN is based in Italy and is therefore within the EU. This has a range of other benefits too. That's 20+ ways in which Air has extremely high security "by default". All made nice and easy for you to use. If you want more, there's a simple 3 step guide for that. But seriously, there's always more you can do yourself. When will AirVPN add country or server XYZ? AirVPN Staff do not usually tell the community when a new country or server will be added. They simply add them. So it's easy to miss. The Eddie client will automatically show them. AirVPN frequently adds new countries/locations. This can be seen in the announcement forum, so please try to check this and the Eddie client (if you use it) before asking. Thank you. Requests for a specific location or addition to an existing one, are fine. But demands to know when something will happen, are futile, since AirVPN follows a strict location policy. The technical specifications regarding security/encryption for the Air servers that are used, can be found here. Further, those technologies and standards allows Air to pursue its Mission. Please remember that even if a country you want hasn't been added, you may still be able to get access to the web-content of that country, thanks to Airs micro-routing feature. Here's some old posts regarding different locations, so that you may not need to ask. Please note that some, such as Japan as of 2018 & Austria, were already added: Italian Servers? Japan/Korea Servers? [staff Comment] Russian Servers? Danish Servers? Middle-East/North African Servers? Indian Servers? Panama Servers? Australian/New Zealand Servers? Latvian Servers? French & Belgian Servers?[uPDATE: French Servers Momentarily Withdrawn] Austrian Servers? Central/South American Servers? AirVPN now allows 5 connections per account instead of 3, but is it possible to buy more connections? AirVPN has increased the limit from 3 to 5 connections. Thus it's unlikely to be possible to buy more connections at any point. But you can use a modified router if you still need more than 5. If you change your router firmware(software) to something like DD-WRT or Tomato for instance, you can make all devices on your Wi-Fi/Router go through AirVPN. However running a VPN on a router is quite hardwork for most routers. So you either need high-grade commercial ones or computers like the ZBOX Nano, converted into routers. That ZBOX Nano PC would be excellent for a VPN to run on, as the hardware is very good; even more than the commercial routers. Only savvy users should consider this. Who runs AirVPN & moderates the forums? The Staff account is the Official voice of AirVPN. Private messages cannot be sent to them. Clodo & pj are the most visible AirVPN employees. Clodo is the developer of AirVPNs "Eddie" client software, while pj is a co-founder of AirVPN. Community moderators: zhang888, giganerd and LZ1. Note that we are NOT AirVPN employees, have no access to Air infrastructure and do NOT speak for Air in an official way. Instead, zhang888, giganerd and LZ1 are a part of what the Air Staff call the Air "forum Staff". Note that member profiles can't be accessed by others by default, unless you add them as friends or they made their profile public. Air itself is based in Italy and so that's where their staff will be sourced from. What are some of the "Status" page functions for & how do I use AirVPNs "Micro-routing" feature? The first page you see when you go to the Status page, is an overview of Airs servers & service. Useful for seeing if any server is down or very busy, downloads and how many users there are. The Ping Matrix shows the latency between Air servers and if there's any (severe) packet loss somewhere. No packets = no connection. The Top Users page can help you verify if others are still getting good or bad performance, compared to yourself. The Checking Route page is for seeing if Air servers can or can't connect to a website you select. Unlike the Ping Matrix. There's also the special AirVPN "Micro-routing" service. To use it, simply make sure you connect to Airs servers & DNS. (Automatic when you use Airs Eddie client). Without the micro-routing, if you want to watch French TV for example, you would have to connect to a French server. But with micro-routing, you can connect to ANY Air server and still watch French TV, as long as the TV's website is on the "Website support" list. It's possible to make requests to get sites added to these lists. Anyway, this micro-routing is very very useful ! Because it means that EVEN IF Air takes all French servers offline for some reason, you will still be able to access French content! Is it free and if not, why should I pay for it? AirVPN is not free, but you can get a short trial if you ask nicely. The Trial has unlimited data and full speed. But you can only get a refund if you have used less than 5GB. Free services don't offer many of the very nice features which let you get around website/service blocks. But it can be hard to market these features to non-technical people, because they're not always easy to explain. Yet once you try them, you will appreciate them. AirVPN has quality servers & connections, as well as guarantees a certain speed, with no limits. So it's possible to play multiplayer games through it. Free services often have to exploit their users in order to survive. This is normally done by tracking you, possibly undermining your security and selling your data to 3rd parties. If a free service is leaking your data due to poor practices and technology by accident or selling it on purpose, what's the point in using it then? VPN means Virtual Private Network. Even if a free service doesn't exploit you, you still don't have the same level of security or assurances, because how would a free service pay for that? Real security is hard and costly. Would you rather go through 5 bad free services, risking your security and privacy or would you rather take your privacy and security seriously the first time, for a small fee? If you only need a VPN 1 time, then it's probably not worth it to use a paid service. But if you know you'll need it often, it's worth the investment. Air has a very cheap 3 day plan too though. Free services often have many limits. But AirVPN is logless, allows 5 devices per account, allows P2P and other protocols, has no data/bandwidth limits & very high security. So basically, you need to be able to Trust your provider, yet why would a free service be trustworthy? They don't owe you anything. But a paid one at least does - not that all paid services are great either though. Not all services on the web offer the same level of protection either, whether free or not. Many services, paid & unpaid, lie to you about where they have servers. Fake GeoIP addresses. Since AirVPN isn't free, is it possible to buy a Lifetime subscription, as with other VPNs? Does AirVPN hold sales at all? This question has received its own dedicated topic, so please click the link below All sales related questions are answered in this dedicated thread.  
    Getting Started With AirVPN
    If you run into a problem with Airs software for some reason, then please make sure to check if there's an experimental version of the Eddie client you can download. Experimental versions aren't always available. How do I start using AirVPN?
    There's 3 simple steps: Create Account Choose a Plan Choose your setup  
    Creating an account:
    You don't need a valid e-mail address. The site software, called IPB, just needs the field to be filled with something. Remember that password recovery will NOT work without a valid address. If you can, don't use something which uniquely identifies you. So even if you name your account ninja10834, that's still better than something about your real name, location or even interests. With this account, you can also post on the forums. However in the beginning, you won't be able to post on these forums immediately. This is because a moderator has to make sure that whatever you post, is both genuine and from a person. So when you click the "post" button, your own post will NOT show up immediately; so just be patient, when asking a question. After around 5-10 posts being accepted, your account will increase in level and you will be able to post things immediately, without any supervision. There's 2 names associated with your account. The first is your login name, which cannot be changed and can't be seen by others. You would need to make a new account, to change it. The second name is your forum display name. In my case, it's LZ1. This can be changed by you at any time, but only matters in the forum. NOTE: it's your login name  you use for logging into the Eddie software, together with your login password.  
    Choose a plan:
    At this stage, you pick both how you wish to pay and how much. It's possible to pay in currencies known as "cryptocurrencies". These cryptocurrencies, most famously Bitcoin, have a range of benefits when it comes to things like security and privacy, if used correctly. If you want to pay using a cryptocurrency, there's some guidance on what to do, further down, in the guides section. However if you're just starting out, it's fine if you just use your credit card or whatever method which suits you. It's also possible to ask for a short trial. You can also scroll back up to the "First Questions" section and look for the information on Air's sales, if you want to wait for a discount. After paying, you will be a "Premium User" and will be able to see how many days you have left of your subscription, at the top of the screen, when you're logged into your account.  
    Choose your setup:
    AirVPN provides a mobile version of its Eddie app for Android. An iOS version is NOT available due to Apple's restrictive policies. This stage is pretty straightforward. Just make sure you select the right versions and hit Download. Your OS: Find out which Windows Operating System you're running or which GNU/Linux you're running. Mac users must use either Mavericks or something newer. Your Architecture: Most will be locked into 64-bit here, as 32-bit is outdated. Your Format: Windows users should select "Installer" & MacOS users select "PKG Package Installer". Ubuntu/Linux users pick according to distro; adding a PPA will enable auto-updates of Eddie. Your User Interface: Most people should pick Graphical UI.  Unless you want to run some kind of headless install, as some technical users do. Then click the big blue Download button and follow regular installation procedures. Now you will be downloading the AirVPN software. DONE.  No further reading is required from here. Just open Eddie and click "Connect to Recommended Server". Unless you need a guide for something or want to know some of the finer details. This software is called a "client". This "client" is called "Eddie", because that's what AirVPN calls it. So when you hear talk of "Eddie", it's referring to the software you downloaded.  If you don't want to use Eddie for some reason, there's ways of getting around it. But for new and casual users, it's recommended that you use it. If normal Installer Formats create problems, you can sometimes fix them by using the portable formats. A portable download is also useful if you want to store Eddie on a USB stick. If the latest Stable or Experimental release doesn't work for you, then you can download an earlier version, by clicking the "Other versions" link under the blue download button. How and where do I manage my AirVPN settings?
    You do that in the Client Area

    Some of the most important things in this area include: Configuration Generator Ports Referrals Number 1 is where you automatically generate the files that your VPN needs to work (if you don't use the Eddie Client, such as if you use Android), after you tick some boxes.

    Number 2 allows you to tell the VPN which "ports" or "virtual doors" to open, which can speed up things such as your Bittorent client (qBittorent, uTorrent, Vuze, Transmission, etc.)
    Even though it looks confusing, the only thing you actually need to change, is putting the right number in the "Local Port" field. So if your torrent program uses port 7634 for instance, then
    you put 7634 into the "Local Port" field and simply click the green add button. Then a number will automatically be generated and put into the big white box at the top. All done.
    Number 3 shows you the link you can share with other people. If they buy an AirVPN plan, you get 20% of what they pay. Then you can use this money to pay for your own plan.
    What if I need help during the process? If you need help from Air, you can easily contact them. If you're wondering why AirVPN doesn't have "Livechat" or might take a little longer to reply than other providers, then this is why. However you can also just come to these forums. If you can't post yet, then you can read the various guides which exist. In the AirVPN program called Eddie, there's a tab called "logs", which lists various information about what's happening. You can copy this and post it on the forums so we can help. But when you post your logs, MAKE SURE you post them inside "spoiler tags". If you don't use spoiler tags, you will annoy and make things more difficult for everyone, including yourself. I've used untold numbers of spoilers in this guide, as an example. What are logs, where are they and how do I use spoiler tags? When the AirVPN Eddie software is running, it creates a list of what it is doing. What's connecting, when, where, if something went wrong and so on. A log of events. So when you ask for help on these forums, we will often ask about your logs, because without logs, we do NOT know what is happening, in your specific situation . If you open the AirVPN "Eddie" client software, you will see a "Logs" tab. On the top right-hand side of the window, the 2nd button from the top, lets you copy your logs quickly. After copying the logs from Eddie, paste them into your posts when you need help. Do so by typing the short codes necessary; which we call using "Spoiler tags". This makes it much more convenient for everyone; just like this question and answer, is inside a spoiler . Please try to do it, thank you! Is there anything in my AirVPN account I should change? Go to the top-right corner of the screen and click your account username. Then click "My Settngs" in the drop-down box. Under "Profile Privacy", you might wish to un-check the checkbox, if you want others to be able to view your profile when clicking your name. Under the "Notification Options" tab and then under the header "Topics & Posts", check the box which lets you auto-follow things you reply to. This is very useful. Because then you'll get a little notification in the top-right corner, every time someone replies to a thread you made. This makes getting help more convenient. It's also good for following what's happening in threads that you post in. Remember to check the boxes on the right-hand side, so that you can choose if you want to be notified via the forum or via E-mail . You can also enable notifications for when people "like" your posts, since that can be quite encouraging! Under "Profile Settings", you might be curious about who visited your profile. So you can make it show the last 5 visitors. Everything else such as signatures, allowing others to add you as a friend and so on, are up to you. Enjoy! Is there an Experimental or Beta version of the AirVPN Eddie Client I can try? If so, where is it and why would I want to try it?   
    Note that whenever you download the Beta/Experimental Client, you'll always receive the latest one. You can check your version number after you open Eddie and go to its "About" page.  
    There aren't always any Experimental clients to download and new clients are continuously released. So keep an eye on the announcement section, for Beta/Experimental clients. Just because a release is called the "Stable" version, it doesn't mean the Beta/Experimental client is "Unstable". However don't be surprised if you run into issues . You can find the Beta versions [if one is available] on the download page of your OS, under "Other versions":

    If for some reason an Eddie client doesn't work, try downloading a "portable" version on the OS download page, under "Format". Being Beta/Experimental, you might run into some bugs. However I use the latest all the time, with no problems really. For more information on what features are added and bugs taken away, go straight to the changelog The Beta/Experimental client often includes fixes for bugs which the "Stable" version of Eddie has, as well as various extra features and changes. This helps all platforms. For example, for Windows, a prior Beta release used WFP (Windows Filtering Platform), instead of Windows Firewall, which meant it became easier to use 3rd party security software. 3rd party security software, are things such as Comodo firewall or Avast anti-virus. Things which you install yourself. In addition, it also comes with the latest software updates "out-of-the-box", such as the latest TAP drivers and OpenVPN patches, so you don't have to update them yourself. It may enable some things by default, which a current Stable version requires you to change yourself (as explained in the next section of this guide). By using the Beta, you can also help AirVPN by providing feedback, which means Air can then make things even better . Each Beta release has its own feedback thread. Just remember to describe the problem, tell us which system you use (Linux/Windows/MacOS/etc.), the client version (Go to Eddie client "About" page) and some logs in spoilers! : D. Thanks!  
    After Downloading The Eddie Client
    Please remember to share your Eddie logs and use spoiler tags, when you need help from the community. How to do so, is answered in the previous section, thank you! What's "Network Lock" & should I use it? Please be aware that using Network Lock with Tor can be contradictory to try. It's not currently planned for. Please also note that it's expected that Eddie turns off Network Lock, when Eddie is shut down. Network Lock in AirVPN, is what many other VPN providers normally call a "killswitch". So this is Airs own "killswitch". Network Lock (NL) is a way for the AirVPN software to force all of your computers network communications through the AirVPN service, so that nothing "leaks out" about your identity. For new users, I don't recommend using it too soon. I recommend waiting a few days and just getting comfortable with the day-to-day running of the software and then using it later. With NL on, your internet connection will stop entirely, if you lose connection to the Air servers. This is great for preventing information from leaking & is a feature, not a bug. Why is this important? Well, I don't want to name & shame other providers, but one poster showed that his last provider leaked his real IP address during server changes. This shouldn't happen. But with NL on, this won't happen to you, because changing servers in Eddie will mean disconnecting from server A to go to server B. Thus the connection is stopped first & then resumed. No leaks. But if you want maximum security right away and aren't afraid of small technical issues, you can start using it right away. It can always be changed back.. How can I test that AirVPN is hiding my IP and DNS addresses correctly? Turning on Network Lock in the Eddie client will protect you from WebRTC leaks. You can use AirVPNs own service called ipleak.net. Make sure it's .net and NOT .com. Since ipleak.net is run by Air, it has now received its own sub-forum, where you can ask questions, give suggestions and receive information on any changes made to ipleak. Un-configured, browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will "leak" (show) your real IP address through a technology called "WebRTC". To stop WebRTC, scroll to the bottom of the ipleak page and read the very short and simple instructions on how to fix it. It's not overly technical, don't worry. If you torrent files, there's also a torrent on the same website, which you can download in order to test which IP other torrenters would see if you torrented a real file. It's recommended you use Free & Open Source Software(FOSS). With this client, you can make it bind itself to whichever network adapter is using the VPN, which is convenient, so that it only torrents when using a VPN. I can recommend setting ipleak.net as your browser start page, so that every time you start your browser, you'll quickly be able to see if everything is working as intended. Eddie can't connect or is very slow, what can I do? If none of the below solutions work, then it's time to ask the forums or Air support. In BOTH cases, please supply your logs, as detailed before. Otherwise no one can help you. First, please make sure your client is updated to the latest Stable or Beta release. You can see your version number in Eddie>Top Left Corner Menu>About. Head to download page if not. Please try different protocols, at Eddie>Menu>Preferences>Protocols>Uncheck "Automatic">Select a protocol, such as SSL or TCP 443> Save>re-connect to an Air server. Please try connecting to not just different servers, but different countries too. Proximity to your location does not automatically mean better connections; due to routing technicalities. If you're an online gamer, you may benefit from changing the buffer sizes, as mentioned by Staff. If you're a Linux, MacOS or Windows user and webpages aren't loading fully or there's less than optimum speed, you can try the so-called "mssfix". If it's simply a problem with connecting to airvpn.org, then please try the alternate entry: airvpn.info - note that sometimes Air comes under attack from within and so you get an error page. If Eddie, such as in its Logs, says there's problems with route checking, please refer here for a solution. Note: disabling Preferences>DNS>Check Air DNS can be tried at the same time too. If you enabled Network Lock and can't connect to the web without Eddie turned on, then please disable Network Lock or reset your firewall and/or DNS, as shown in the two posts here. If torrenting speeds are slow, then please remember to port-forward and configure your torrent client correctly. For detailed guides on this, please go to the Guides Section below. For some ISPs, such as Virgin Media, please check the Guides Section below, for specific tutorials on how to optimize speeds. In some cases, especially if you run Air directly on your router, it's possible that your computer hardware isn't new enough to handle the encryption quickly enough. For Windows users, updating or downgrading the TAP adapter may work. But this shouldn't be tried as the first thing, as it's often not necessary now. For Windows users, you can try downloading a program called TCPOptimizer. Which other steps can I take to increase my privacy and security? Using AirVPN with Tor is a strong answer, among many other good ones. Here's a further explanation of how AirVPN & Tor work, when together. There's also many other ways to handle privacy and security on multiple fronts. If you're looking for a technical challenge, you can install pfSense on a very powerful computer, to make it act like a router, so that all devices connected to your Wi-Fi will be covered by the VPN. Why not just use an expensive commercial router? Because even expensive ones struggle to handle the protocol known as "OpenVPN" efficiently enough to give excellent performance. You can change the software & hardware you use & support the organisations which try to make things better; such as the FSF/EFF. If you're a geek or networking enthusiast, you can also check out things such as the Turris Omnia router, which offers very powerful hardware & software.
    AirVPN Guides Section
    Make sure to check the date of the posts you read below. Hope you like it !
      Guides, How To's & Troubleshooting Amazon devices like the Fire Stick, Fire TV Cube and others can be used with Android Eddie without sideloading, according to Staff. Mini-guide by Staff on how to test if your connection is being shaped/throttled [How-To] Use AirVPN with Network Manager on Ubuntu/Mint [How-To] AirVPN via SSL/stunnel on Android 6/7/8 [How-To] fix Virgin Media Connection Drops/Bandwidth Issues Plex Server Guidance (Until someone makes an actual Plex guide) Paying with Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Guidance. (Until someone makes an actual Cryptocurrency guide) Mini-guides On How To Improve Torrent Speeds Mini-guide On Torrenting With Tixati Client How To Autostart AirVPN As Root With No Password (Linux) Note: security risk & What Staff Says(OSX/MacOS) How To Setup The Eddie Client On Raspberry Pi 3 How To Port-Forward & Use A Torrent Client Guide To pfSense 2.3 For AirVPN Guide to pfSense 2.1 For AirVPN Firefox Extensions Guide Guide To Setting Up VPN For Torrenting On Windows Guide - What To Do When A Site Is Blocked AirVPN Forum Styleguide How To Improve Smartphone Security How To Block Non-VPN Traffic With Windows Firewall How To Connect To AirVPN With Your Fritz!box Router Using AirVPN Through Stunnel On Android Using AirVPN Over Tor Using AirVPN on iOS Check Your TAP Driver Version Explaining The Use Of AirVPN With Tor How To Configure A Synology Device For AirVPN AirVPN & iOS
    Other Noteworthy Resources
    Links Please be aware that AirVPN, unlike most, does NOT buy or otherwise use paid-for reviews. An alternative VPN client to Eddie, for Linux. Best VPNs 2016 & AirVPNs results Advanced Networking & Computing How To Break The Internet (Cory Doctorow) (Recommended Watch) Why the OpenVPN protocol that Air uses is good Guide to all things privacy Five Eyes Countries Schneier on Encryption CGP Grey explaining Encryption 10 Myths About VPNs (Ignore the self-advertising) (Recommended Read) The Eternal Value Of Privacy (Recommended Read) Credits
    Thank you to: AirVPN & Staff for their excellent service and explanations. inradius for his guide on how to use Air with Network Manager on Ubuntu/Mint Omninegro for his pertinent guide on extensions. The always crazily knowledgeable and helpful zhang888, whom I owe a lot to for all his work here. Thanks man. Omniferums excellent guide on securing Windows. pfSense_fans guide on how to use the excellent pfSense firewall software. The always very friendly and helpful giganerd! NaDre for his excellent torrenting guide. neolefort for his Synology guide. sheivoko's guide on using AirVPN through stunnel on Android bigbrosbitch for starting a guide on mobile security Zensen for his guide on how to autostart Eddie on Linux with Root sagarbehere for his nice guide on how to set up Eddie on a Raspberry Pi 3 rainmakerraw for his mini-guides on improving torrent speeds and how to torrent. lewisisonfire for his guide to fixing out Virgina Media-related issues and with nice pictures too. Khariz, giganerd and ~Daniel~ for their helpful posts.

    I hope the guide was of use! If you find any inaccuracies, feel free to tell me. I worked hours on this tiny guide, so I want it to be perfect haha.
    I hope your experience with AirVPN will be a good one! Mine certainly has been. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Thank you for reading :]

    P.S. I consider myself pretty savvy, but I remember being confused when I got here. So I can only imagine how it is for less savvy individuals.
    P.P.S. I know it lacks images, but images do evil things to my spoilers, lol.
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    LZ1 reacted to zhang888 in How safe is eddie?   ...
    i need to be 100% sure it doesn't do anything that it isnt supposed to. It doesn't do anything it's not supposed to do. In some cases, it doesn't even do things it is supposed to do.
    This is why there are constant bug reports and frequent updates.
    You are mixing some infosec terms in a case that doesn't really apply here. Usually auditing means a review of
    an entirely new infrastructure, protocol, or a low level program for the absense of vulnerabilities such as buffer/stack/integer overflow,
    which could eventually lead to dangerous code execution and other unwanted behavior.
    Eddie is just a wrapper for OpenVPN, written in .NET, so this entire class of memory corruption vulnerabilities does not apply in this case.
    .NET is a memory safe intermediate language that does not suffer from those types of vulnerabilities, same as Java, Python, just to name a few.
    The only thing you can worry about is a slightly higher resource usage, because of the .NET framework and Mono on other platforms,  but
    this is so negligible on modern <10 year old PCs that the difference is barely noticeable. However if you plan to run it in a Linux VM with less
    than ~1GB of RAM you might see some GUI performance issues.
    If you trust Air as your ISP, which will eventually be true if you plan to route your packets with any of the available servers, you can trust Eddie.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from anonassurance in Torrenting detected by ISP despite VPN?   ...
    The Eddie client is fine - besides the bugs we know that exist in 2.10 .
    What sounds like the problem, rather, is that you haven't taken the time to configure your torrenting and corresponding torrent client correctly. If you check my signature or go to the how-to forum, there's
    guides to torrenting in the new user guide. You don't simply download Eddie, then start a torrent client and that's that .
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in Using AirVPN with Eddie Client for Android   ...
    Using AirVPN with "Eddie Android edition"

    1. Install
    Install Eddie - OpenVPN GUI for Android from Google Play Store or directly download the APK from our Eddie web site. Source code available on Gitlab (view source) It's also available for Amazon Devices on Amazon Appstore
    When installed Tap on Eddie application to open it

    If you download the APK you can check its integrity:
    $ sha256 org.airvpn.eddie-2.5-Unsigned.apk SHA256 (org.airvpn.eddie-2.5-Unsigned.apk) = 351210a27104dc0061dc6df4649a48e6537d293097fc81a086eb13eb47b29982
    Installation requirements
      Android 5.1 or later version and AirVPN account (Create account)   Main features
    With AirVPN you can keep your Internet traffic hidden from the eyes of your ISP and from any malicious entity wiretapping your line, connect safely even via a public Internet hotspot, unblock geo-restricted websites, bypass web sites blocks and protect the integrity of your communications.

    Thanks to AirVPN, Eddie protects your Android device traffic. Eddie can be used even with any other VPN service based on OpenVPN.
        Free and open source OpenVPN GUI based on "OpenVPN 3.7.1 AirVPN" ChaCha20-Poly1305, AES-CBC and AES-GCM support on both OpenVPN Control and Data channels The only Android application officially developed by AirVPN Robust, best effort prevention of traffic leaks outside the VPN tunnel Battery-conscious application Low RAM footprint Ergonomic and friendly interface Ability to start and connect the application at device boot Option to define which apps must have traffic inside or outside the VPN tunnel through white and black list Localization in simplified and traditional Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish Full integration with AirVPN Enhanced security thanks to locally stored encrypted data through optional master password Quick one-tap connection and smart, fully automated server selection Smart server selection with custom settings Manual server selection Ability to start and connect during device startup according to a priority list which includes automatic choice, your defined country and your defined AirVPN server Smart attempts to bypass OpenVPN blocks featuring protocol and server fail-over Full Android TV compatibility including D-Pad support. Mouse emulation is not required. Enhancements aimed to increase accessibility and comfort to visually impaired persons AirVPN servers sorting options Customizable "Default", "Favorite" and "Forbidden" servers and countries OpenVPN mimetype support to import profiles from external applications Multiple OpenVPN profile support. The app now imports and manages multiple OpenVPN profiles Support for custom bootstrap servers Support for favorite and forbidden countries AirVPN broadcast messages support User's subscription expiration date is shown in login/connection information The app is aware of concurrent VPN use. In case another app is granted VPN access, Eddie acts accordingly and releases VPN resources Optional local networks access. In such case, local network devices are exempted from the VPN and can be accessed within the local devices Localization override. User can choose the default language and localization from one of the available ones Favorite and forbidden lists can be emptied with a single tap Ability to directly select an AirVPN area (country, continent, planet) to connect to VPN reconnection in case of unexpected OpenVPN disconnection. (It requires VPN Lock to be disabled) VPN concurrency management Full integration with VPN traffic leaks prevention by system in Android 7 or higher version Full compatibility with Android 10, 11 and 12 User can generate or save an OpenVPN profile for any AirVPN server or country and save it in the internal OpenVPN profile manager or export it On the fly language change allowing to switch language without re-starting application Exclusive optional VPN lock in case the device cannot take advantage of Android's VPN direct management (Android 5 and 6)  Server scoring algorithm implementing the latest AirVPN balancing factors in order to determine the best server for quick connection Network name and extra information are shown along with network type Device network status management The only Android application officially developed by AirVPN Fully compatible with Android 5.1 and higher Fully compatible with Android TV 5.1 and higher  
    2. Quick connect
    From the"Quick Connect" menu, tap large button to log in to Airvpn with your account. If you don't' have an account you can create one Create an account

      At first usage you have to set your master password for security reason

      Enter your master password

      Enter your AirVPN credentials. If you check "Remember me" the credentials are saved for next time. Credentials are stored encrypted by master password.

      Now you are logged in to AirVPN with your account and you can "Quick Connect" to a server by tapping on large button

      Default Android warning messages for "VPN connections", click OK to accept connection request

      now you are connected to AirVPN server. The application determines the best servers for your device through various parameters. If you wish to select the servers order (favorites, forbidden) or connect to a specific server see "AirVPN Server" tab (Chapter 3)

      In "connection" tab you see details and statistic for connections, you can also  Disconnect / Pause / Log

      3. AirVPN Server
      In "AirVPN Server" tab you have an overview of all servers grouped by Region, Favorites, Forbidden, with detailed statistics. To connect to a particular server simply Tap on server or Long Tap to display a contextual menu with various entries (Start connection, Add to favorites, Add to forbidden, Add to your OpenVPN profiles (see Chapter 5)

      Search functions: to filter the servers list. When the search filter is active the icon remains red.

      Server Settings: to change default parameters and sort servers

      4. Main menu
      Go to Main menu to change settings and options of the application


      Reset to Default options: tap on button to reset all the settings to default values

      AirVPN section specific parameters

      VPN section

      DNS section

      Authentication section: if you import an OpenVPN profile (see Chapter 5) that requires Credentials

      System section

      Proxy section

      Advanced section

      LOG for access to application log click on Log on main menu or Log button on "connection info" tab

      you have access to activity log for info and  troubleshooting. You can also share the log via share icon

      5. OpenVPN profile
      Eddie is fully integrated with AirVPN: you can generate a profile from inside the app from "AirVPN server" tab, but you also have the ability to import *.ovpn profile to connect to other VPN services   Generate profile with web Config Generator
      Launch your Internet browser. NOTE: don't use the default Android browser because it has an unresolved bug.
    Chrome and Opera have been tested by us and work. Connect to AirVPN website, login and create the configuration files from our Config Generator. Choose Android as platform (only direct TCP and UDP connections are supported) and finally click the "Generate" button to download it. Downloaded .ovpn files may be imported directly into the application but the behavior depends on many factors (employed browser, files manager, Android version, etc). For simplicity's sake, we assume in this guide that you saved .ovpn generated files under the internal storage directory in the Android file system
    Import profile
      tap the "Import profile" button:

      Browse *.ovpn files:  
      Tap the "Connect" button or long tap to profile entry to "Start connection, Rename or Delete profile"  
      Eddie is now connected and the VPN tunnel is now established, When you need to disconnect from the VPN click on the "Disconnect" button   


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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in Eddie Android edition 1.0 released   ...
    We are very glad to inform you that Eddie 1.0 for Android systems has been released.
    Eddie Android edition is a free and open source OpenVPN 3 GUI released under GPLv3. Source code is available here: https://gitlab.com/AirVPN/EddieAndroid
    Main features:
    Free and open source application based on OpenVPN 3 Only official application by AirVPN Robust, best effort prevention of traffic leaks outside the VPN tunnel Battery-conscious application Low RAM footprint Option to start and connect the application at device boot Option to define which apps must have traffic inside or outside the VPN tunnel through white and black list OpenVPN linked against mbedTLS library Android 5.1 or higher required fully localized (current available languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish) The traffic leak prevention has proved to be stronger than the one implemented in OVPN for Android. A thorough OpenVPN error detection allows Eddie to "lock" the network in case of unrecoverable disconnection (for example when communications to the VPN server get broken).
    Direct link to the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.airvpn.eddie
    Direct link to download Eddie Android edition from our Eddie web site: https://eddie.website/repository/eddie/android/1.0/org.airvpn.eddie.apk
    A quick tutorial is available here: https://airvpn.org/topic/29660-using-airvpn-with-eddie-client-for-android/
    The APK will soon be available in F-Droid repository too.
    This is a starting point: development of a new version which includes stricter AirVPN integration is already ongoing and we are confident to provide you with updates in a very near future.
    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Staff
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    LZ1 reacted to OpenSourcerer in 5 years of AirVPN   ...
    It's been a while since my last "review" - 2.5 years to be somewhat exact. My first one even dates back to 2014. Both are interesting reads if you want to know more about my story and how I used AirVPN over the years - along with my experiences with AirVPN, of course.

    I quite can't believe it myself that I'm still here after five years. It's not like I expected Air to fail miserably, but I sure expected that after 3-4 years maybe the time will come to try something new because AirVPN wouldn't be able to satisfy me for some reason..
    But no, I'm still here. And it's not because other VPN providers looked less promising (there was a brief moment when I really wanted to try out IVPN for a change), it's because AirVPN beautifully adapts to problems and trends in the market while staying true to their mission and not breaking anything in the process! The company's strategy is well thought out, both in handling technical challenges and managing users, and I actually enjoy being here. I can wholeheartedly say that I trust AirVPN's decision-making and it's a no-brainer for me to entrust them with "handling" my traffic, because I cannot fully trust my ISP.
    [h2]What happened since the last review?
    A year or so ago I was more or less forced to subscribe to Vodafone Cable because I moved to another city and the DSL lines are not as fast here as I expected them to be. It was sad to terminate my subscription to Deutsche Telekom (referred to as DTAG from here) because of this - OpenVPN works extremely well over their network and I was able to reach both my maximum upload and download throughput. And their network is rock-solid, you pay for some numbers and you actually get it in full, no strings attached. I am more than ready to pay slightly higher prices for bullshit-free network access like this. Only downside is that the Snowden leaks revealed NSA's direct access to DTAG customers' traffic... which is just another good reason to always be protected connected.
    Now, Vodafone is a more cheeky fella. I compare them to Verizon a bit (or was it Virgin?), that one provider who injects (or did inject) advertisements into customers' traffic. I really believe they will start doing this as well one rainy day, so surfing via AirVPN is a must for me, so as to not give them any data to train some AI. Unfortunately, this comes with a price: bad packet ID warnings are a common sight, but they seem to appear irregularly and roughly correspond to the times when I think I don't get the throughput I subscribed to. I think there's some packet reordering happening in the background - rerouting traffic over other nodes or lines, who knows.
    [h2]Throughput / Server quality and features
    With AirVPN via Vodafone I was rarely able to reach some 40 MiB/s in download, but 20-30 MiB/s is more common and stable (till the next bad packet ). I see the same symptoms with upload throughput: 50 Mbit/s ordered, I rarely get it uploading on torrents, and I didn't determine numbers by other means.
    Recently I noticed that specific server/port combinations can reach stable 5 MiB/s. But there are moments when a few simple bad packet ID warnings manage to disrupt even this.  Upload throughput fluctuates  apart from that between as low as 500 KiB/s and 3 MiB/s. There is a new development here, see below.
    I use vanilla OpenVPN on Linux with the most recent three servers in Germany, namely Intercrus, Serpens and Tucana, all ports except 53, rotating by route-random. In my ovpn file I made a few comments on some servers:
    On Intercrus, qBittorrent has a steady 5 MiB/s upload and downloads from my favorite Debian repo with 30 MiB/s more often than any other server. Tucana works extremely well on UDP/41185. Adhara and Cervantes are prone to low throughput. Errai and Ogma are "good", whatever I wanted to tell myself with this. In short: Most german servers can handle 40 MiB/s in download and definitely can hit 5 MiB/s in upload.
    I won't go into the server's security too much because whatever AirVPN offers should be "industry standard" by now. AirVPN offers little choice on the encryption parameters used - it's always AES-256 with RSA-4096 keys. It's solely there to ensure the max of achievable security across all users and their devices. Use the maximum - it's in the interest of AirVPN and you.
    [h2] A few remarks on the different client softwares
    Eddie is so feature-rich, it's almost the go-to OpenVPN client on PC. It runs on all major platforms and can handle itself and some nasty OS situations. Needs more support for external ovpn configs and it needs to drop Mono. Like, now. Please? There's an Android app now, and it uses OpenVPN 3. Mr. Schwabe's client does, too, via setting, and I can tell v3 connects blazing fast and gives more thorough log output. The decision to go with v3 was not a bad one. Unfortunately, this thing is written with Xamarin, using C#, therefore it depends on MonoDroid. Please? We were promised Eddie 3 on GTK+ and Eddie-Android without Mono. The community is awesome (more on that later ). So awesome, it gave birth to Qomui by fellow forum member corrado - an alternative Qt-based AirVPN client for Linux. I don't use any of these - vanilla on Linux and Mr. Schwabe's client on Android do the job for me. I help test Eddie on Android when I have some free time, though.
    [h2] The community
    is awesome. Seriously. These forums are a gold mine if you look for knowledge, wisdom, might and magic about pretty much any topic related to (Air)VPN and general computer tech. As I said a few times in the past, the decision to create these forums for AirVPN users might just be one of the more important factors why AirVPN is held in high regard, even if regularly being called out as being "more technical that others". Honestly, you can ask some dumb question and you will not be called dumb - people who love talking to newbies like you will be there. Or, you can ask a very thorough question with lots of tech words in it and concepts one must work with to understand and you will be treated more professionally - people who love minds like yours will be there to advise you. Of course there's a nag here and there, but they are such a rarity that I almost believe writing this is not necessary. But still.
    Staff is a book chapter for itself. Regularly active on the forums, managing the flood of support tickets, raising an undead army of community forum moderators. You can generally count on their posts to be helpful in their own special way.
    And yes, you read right: Some of the moderators here were regular users like me and you! And through their engagement with the community and good, helpful practice they got "promoted" to forum moderators. I've known most of them for some time now and they all deserved it very much. If something like that can happen, you know that Staff is not afraid of their users - they encourage contact among them.
    [h2] Anything more to say?
    I must realize I'm not the most thorough writer of "reviews". Generally, I let my mind speak for me. So there are definitely some things I, willingly or unwillingly, didn't mention. If you want to find out everything about AirVPN as a VPN provider, you might just register and, I don't know, see for yourself?! You will not regret this.
    I thank you for your time.
    I replaced my DOCSIS modem and the throttling is gone! Now I reach stable 4 to 5 MB/s upload throughput! It doesn't seem to have much to do with my ISP in the end. Some uncontrollable feature of the modem, I guess, and no, I am not willing to look deeper.
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