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  1. Greetings, Long Story short; I have a Netgate APU with pfSense configured with one "Clear" Network, i.e. no VPN connection, and one VPN Network connected to AirVPN. The clear network has the WiFi AP on it, and most of the time, my laptop (Fedora 25) is connected to the Clear network, but is connected to another VPN provider separately. However, running DNS leak test (dnsleaktest.org, whoer.net etc) sometimes shows the AirVPN DNS on the Clear network, both then devices are connected to a seperate VPN on the clear network, and when they are not. Is this an AirVPN issue, or some sort of lacking pfSense configuration? Would this perhaps be a questions better suited for the pfSense forum? Thanks for any help.
  2. Unfortunately, this is a bit of a multi-disciplinary question that has to be prefaced with some background. I've got my connection to AirVPN set up on my pfSense box and am using the Resolver there in the default, non-forwarding mode. That means for DNS lookups, pfSense (through Resolver) is supposed to directly query the top-level DNS servers for name resolution without using any specified, lower-level DNS servers. In one sense, it seems to be working in that none of the leak-testing sites (like ipleak.net) show any DNS servers other than AirVPNs. On the other hand, I don't understand how those sites even see those AirVPN DNS servers at all since pfSense isn't set up to use them. Worse, I recently found out that DNS queries through Resolver in the default, non-forwarding mode do NOT get routed through the NAT/Firewall rules: they're sent out the default gateway (my WAN, not my VPN tunnel). So, theoretically, my DNS lookups are in the open instead of through AirVPN. If that's true, why do places like ipleak.net not show a DNS leak? How do they determine what DNS server I'm using? Does it just ask my server what DNS is associated with it? Or, does it look for the DNS requests coming from my system? But, if Resolver is sending its own DNS requests over the WAN, then would places like ipleak.net even see them?
  3. Right now, I've got connections to two AirVPN servers running on my pfSense box via its OpenVPN client. I'm trying to figure out DDNS so I can connect my phones remotely to that box and thus to AirVPN. I did some searches here about AirVPN's DDNS service and I found two threads where someone said this: But, looking at the Forwarded Ports/DDNS articles referenced here, I don't see that phrase. Specifically, this article: https://airvpn.org/faq/ddns/ Is it possible for me to use AirVPN's DDNS service with my current setup (two concurrent VPN connections in one pfSense box)? Or, do I need something from some other DDNS provider?
  4. So something strange is happening. I am mostly connected to an German Server. Also most Server dont work anyway with Amazon Prime. But at least two i know of do. But that is not the pont. So i have a Zotac Z-Box, setted it up with the pfSense Guide from the Forum here and everything is just good. Full speed, connection encrypted, perfect. No issues, except with Amazon Prime. From time to time, when i watch Amazon Prime on my Smart TV or with an Fire TV SetupBox it kills my router. That means my pfSense router just does not react anymore, i have to press the powerbutton on the device itself to turn it off and turn it on again. And i have no fucking clue, how Amazon Prime is able to kill my router. I mean what is happening that it can do that to the router. Has anybody any clue? Do you need more information? Ask i try to say what i know, but i am no expert in pfSense etc. But i just dont understand how a website can manage to kill a router that it is not reacting anymore.
  5. I am trying to use a pfsense router without breaking the bank and getting the best possible vpn speed I can get. I can get 200Mbps on my windows and mac using airvpn client. But on my ddwrt router I get max 30Mbps. So that is getting me to think about pfsense routers. After talking to some people I got the following recommendations --- please let me know if you have any other better options: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M25WO36/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=8KBFV5I6BSV1&coliid=I3FSXBLHOBC2XK http://www.shuttle.eu/products/slim/ds57u5/ I would like to keep my budget under $300
  6. Hi, sorry to bother you guyes but I need some beginner help configuring my pfsense to route my selected netflix capable devices traffic outside the airvpn tunnel. Can some1 take me step by step thru the configuration?
  7. Hello there ​ ​I have setup in pfsense airvpn DNS Resolver and I am trying to setup internal DNS server with Ubuntu server. In order to do so I need a DNS Forwarder. How can I use airvpn DNS ? so I won't have any dns leaks from my internal network ​Thank you ​ ​
  8. Hi, Since a day my pfSense connection suddenly won't work anymore without any real reason (nothing has changed in my setup). In Status / OpenVPN: Client UDP has status "down" The logs say: Nov 26 10:13:36 openvpn 16488 Server poll timeout, restartingNov 26 10:13:36 openvpn 16488 SIGUSR1[soft,server_poll] received, process restartingNov 26 10:13:36 openvpn 16488 NOTE: the current --script-security setting may allow this configuration to call user-defined scriptsNov 26 10:13:36 openvpn 16488 Socket Buffers: R=[42080->42080] S=[57344->57344]Nov 26 10:13:36 openvpn 16488 UDPv4 link local (bound): [AF_INET] 26 10:13:36 openvpn 16488 UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1194Nov 26 10:13:38 openvpn 16488 MANAGEMENT: Client connected from /var/etc/openvpn/client1.sockNov 26 10:13:38 openvpn 16488 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'state 1'Nov 26 10:13:38 openvpn 16488 MANAGEMENT: Client disconnectedNov 26 10:13:41 openvpn 16488 MANAGEMENT: Client connected from /var/etc/openvpn/client1.sockNov 26 10:13:41 openvpn 16488 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'state 1'Nov 26 10:13:41 openvpn 16488 MANAGEMENT: Client disconnected If anyone has an idea how to troubleshoot this, I'd be most thankful
  9. Hey All, I use PfSense with AirVPN and its set up to use AirVPN DNS ( IIRC) to prevent DNS leakage, however the "client" in Pfsense is configured to use europe.vpn.airdns.org which cannot resolve until the AirVPN is up. I've found out what europe.vpn.airdns.org CURRENTLY resolves to and used the IP instead to work around this, but i assume this changes frequently to manage load (correct?). So am i ok to just leave this as it is or should i be doing something else? Finally, download speed across the VPN are about 2-3Mbps when i have a 20Mbps connection - seems a little slow - anything i can check here?
  10. Hi there, I followed the pfsense tutorial and got it all working, except for the last step with dns forwarder. I'm connecting to "xx.vpn.airdns.org" instead of a IP. This provides some load balancing, since airvpn chooses a server for me. And a bit of extra security since it chooses a different server each time. My problem is that I need a working DNS to initially connect to xx.vpn.airdns.org. Is there a way I can allow this specific request via, but no other? What I do now is I use the DNS Forwarder and "Query DNS servers sequentially", I uncheck it when I connect, and check it once connected. Is there a way i can avoid having to do this manually? (My first dns server is airvpn's and the second is googles.) thanks!
  11. Hi all, I am trying to forward a port to a box on my LAN for p2p. Let me start by saying I do not understand what is meant by: “IMPORTANT: do NOT forward on your router the same ports you use on your listening services while connected to the VPN. Doing so exposes your system to correlation attacks and potentially causes unencrypted packets to be sent outside the tunnel from your client.” Still, I did my best to get it to work but have failed miserably. My setup is this: I created a port forward on AVPN (port 12345). I then created a port forwarding entry in pfSense 2.3 following this guide: https://nguvu.org/pfsense/pfsense-port-forward/ After quite a bit of debugging, it seems the port test will reach my host but rather than return through the VPN tunnel, instead goes through my WAN. My setup only allows a few boxes to go through the VPN which all have a fixed IP set in the DHCP server. This is clearly not an AVPN issue but you all seem to have quite a bit of experience so someone might be able to help. What rule am I missing to force the forward back out through the VPN? Thanks!
  12. Hello, I haave been having a VERY weird issue. My Ip listed in PFsense under OpenVPN Client UDP is differnet than what is listed in the client area on www.airvpn.org/ ​For instance my Pfsense OpenVPN Client IP: Client UDP Thu Sep 29 5:40:06 2016 BUT when I go to www.AirVPN.org and go to the client area it shows my IP as: 1 Alwaid Canada, Toronto, Ontario 24m 58s ago 5 MB 2 MB 291 B/s 309 B/s ​also when I google "what is my ip" the shows up. AND again whenever I do a DNS test... How and Why is PFsense connecting to a different AirVPN IP? ​This hasn't always been this way, when I initially set all this up it was NOT like this... Very Weird. ​THANK YOU FOR ANY AND ALL HELP! ​
  13. ​Hi everyone ​ ​I have installed ESXI 6.0 on my home server and I am trying to access each host console, but when I open ssh tunnel to port 443, 902 and 903 with putty I still don't have control over the host's console. ​ is there any special rules that I have to add on my pfsense firewall to access the console on each host. ​ ​Thank you ​ ​ ​ ​EDIT: ​ ​with ubuntu terminal I get message : Privileged can only be forwarded by root ​I just add SUDO at the front so I can get root then message : Permission denied (publickey). ​Do I have to install ssh key pair for root and add public key to my access server? ​ ​EDIT: ​ ​I just generated a keys for root and logged in as root opened a ssh tunnel as root to ports 443,902 and 903 ​ ​ I can't login I've got this message "[object, Object] " ​Is anyone know how to fix that? ​
  14. Hello, first time posting in the forums here at AirVPN. I run AirVPN in PFsense as a OpenVPN client. I use the servers in the US (us.vpn.airdns.org:443). I use the AirVPN DNS servers & and have them listed in the “General Settings” of PFsense. I have a couple different issues and or problems. First one being, when I need to connect to a AirVPN server because of restarting PFsense or if I just want to switch to another server in the US, I have to switch the DNS settings in the “General Settings” to OpenDNS servers & to be able to connect to a AirVPN server. Once the connection to the server is made I go back into “General Settings” and switch back to & The whole ordeal is kind of a pain. I was wondering if this was the only way to connect to AirVPN servers let alone ensure no DNS leaks? I also have a problem with connecting to ipleak.net. I used to be able to connect all the time with no issue. The last couple of days I get a “We can’t reach this site” error. Another problem I have is; I have only been able to connect to 1 particular US server in Miami. I’d like to switch to another US server other than the Miami (I get real slow speeds on this server) one. I go into the Client Area and disconnect from the server. That’s when I have to go back into the “General Settings” within PFsense and switch to the OpenDNS DNS servers and restart PFsense to be able to connect again to a VPN server again. AND for the last couple days every time I do this I have been ending back onto the Miami server I don’t want to use… My question is there a way to avoid this server while still using US servers or do I have to just select 1 US server each time in PFsense instead of keeping the broad range of all US servers? I was also curious if anyone knew how a server was selected in US by Pfsense? Sorry for the lengthy post, I hope someone can help! Thank you in advance!
  15. Hi fellow Airvpn'ers, First I would like to thank pfSense_fan for the great guide and Airvpn for their mission and superb service! and ofcourse the community for their help! I have followed the 2.3 guide of pfSense_fan. When following the guide exactly everything works perfectly, but I am having a problem when trying to do things slight differently. The thing is that I have different interfaces for different purposes. For the other interfaces I wish to use different DNS servers. When following the guide it works, but when I adjust the DNS NAT rule to use those different DNS servers I am not having internet at all. I have tried to add the DNS servers through the DHCP servers menu and add it through there. I also created a alias with the DNS servers. I changed the NAT rule to use the alias with their respective DNS servers as target IP instead of the pfSense IP. I have been trying and trying, but the internet goes down when changing the NAT rule for DNS. I can reach the firewall through its IP. So my question is how I can use different DNS servers while following the guide of pfSense_fan? Can some of you share their expertise with me and perhaps tell me what I am doing wrong here? Thanks!
  16. I started the 3 day trial of AirVPN to test out its port forwarding, if it worked well I was willing to switch over from PIA but after looking around for the past few days I could not find a guide for port forwarding AirVPN on pfSense 2.3 that would work for me. I would like to address that first but I also need a solution to my chromecast no longer works even though everything else on the network seems to work fine. If there is any other information required from me I would be more than happy to provide it.
  17. Hi All, I was just looking for a plug and play pfsense router and I found this amazing product: https://www.ovpn.se/en/box Its to bad it's from a another VPN provider but I just asked the support and they say that every OVPN config file will run on it. I now have a Asus ac3200 200/20 mbit connection with VPN I got 40mbits and I hope the speed are much higher with this router. Has anyone experiences with this product and idea what speed I would get ? I hope the airvpn config files will run smootly on it. Btw Air thanks for the new servers!!!!!
  18. I've recently started using AirVPN. I am connecting to AirVPN with a pfSense router (v2.3 using the DNS resolver). The problem I'm having is an intermittent failure to resolve www.airvpn.org from any device on the network. airvpn.org seems to be the only site impacted. When I try to go to the AirVPN site it will timeout. If I wait a minute or so, I am able to successfully load the AirVPN site. The next time I tried to go to the site, it times out again....wait a minute than I can get in again. This occurs over and over again. When the site won't load, nslookup fails, but a DNS query from the pfSense box succeeds, showing a response from the AirVPN DNS server. My pfSense is setup with two VLANS - one VLAN directing traffic to AirVPN and another VLAN that routes traffic out the standard WAN port (using OpenDNS DNS servers). This problem only happens on the VPN VLAN, using the other (non-VPN) VLAN works correctly. All of this makes me think the problem is somewhere in the pfSense configuration, but the fact that it only impacts airvpn.org when using the AirVPN DNS server makes me think I should start here. I've tried several different servers (Metallah, Rasalas, Pollux, Azha, Acamar, Zosma) with no change in the issue. If I try to go to the site using the IP address returned by nslookup I get a browser warning "Your connection is not secure". To connect I have to create a security exception in the browser. I don't get this error when I am able to browse the site using the name instead of the IP. If it matters, I'm using pfBlockerNG on the pfSense box, but I have this problem even when pfBlockerNG is disabled or even uninstalled. Has anyone ever seen this behavior or have any ideas how to resolve it?
  19. Before anyone flames me, yes i have search the forum and have pour over the guide, which by the way is great and it getting better by the day. But for the life of me i cannot get ports forwarded using air's service, i can forward ports all day long on clear net no prob and my clear net DynDNS works great. I have look at the pfsense forums and like i said clear net, works, air's no, All i get is a black circle it never turns green, the sad thing is plex is port forwarded on clear net and air would tell me it was reachable on my real ip but not air. the NAT statements were set the same ports different WAN's Any way if anyone has gotten this to work post some examples, I just want to port forward not doing bittorent or anything like that.
  20. I believe that passing as few hops as possible on the Internet is a good thing in terms of privacy, security and stability. So I was thinking about developing a setup where I would route traffic to IPs in to country X to the VPN exit node in country X, and traffic to country Y to a VPN exit node in country Y, and so on... This could easily be setup in a router like pfSense etc. I would love to hear your reflections/comments on the security and privacy in such a setup. BR
  21. I have not had a chance to setup my pfsense box to connect strickly to airVpn. I have been trolling the pfSense forums and read the wiki and seen where a few developers split from pfSense because it was becoming too commercial. I downloaded the image and installed in a VM but have not done much to it. Just wanted to know how many here would move to this version of firewall in leu of pfSense. Dont get me wrong im sticking with pfsense since pfSense_fan did one heck of a job on the guide, i was just wondering.
  22. Hi, I use pfsense to connect to VPN providers. I got a Multi Gateway Setup (One Lan - 6 WAN). 5 Of these 5 WAN adapters are VPN connections to a different VPN Provider and I use rules on the Firewall to route traffic to these Connections. They use the typical 10.x.0.1 Gateway, with a Subnet Mask. This all works as expected. Now I created another VPN Connection with AirVPN to this setup. I'm connected and this seems to be no Problem. I also get a 10.x.0.1 Gateways but with a subnet mask of So If I want to route traffic trough the AirVPN client, it's a ) slow and b ) does not work as expected. ( I guess that A is because of B ) If I check my IP using one of the normal websites and refresh the website, I see that it rotates between all !!! VPN Connections. This is strange. I checked my setup multiple times and don't see a reason why this happens. (I'm not using routing groups here) Again, this only happens if I use the AirVPN Gateway for this traffic. If I use one of my other VPN Gateways, I permanently use this VPN connection. ANY idea ?
  23. When I connect my VPN to america.vpn.airdns.org UDP port 443 and I enable infinitely resolve, I will connect to a 'random' server in that pool, right? I suppose 'random' being one of the servers with low load, load latency, so you can evenly distribute the incoming VPN's for your customers. Question 1: When I enable 'Infinitely resolve server' in the OpenVPN connection setup, does that automatically fail me over to another server when latencies are getting high or the server gets too high on load, or will that only fail me over to another server when the server I'm connected to goes down? Here's why I am asking. I initially setup 3 VPN connections each toa different port, in a load balanced group on PfSense, each directly to an IP address to one of your servers. I did it so that PfSense would fail over when latencies are getting too high, when there's ping loss or (obviously) when a VPN goes down. This worked, and when one server would see high latencies, I'd get an email stating PfSense was omitting it from the routing group. However, on several occasions for the past two days, all servers I was connected to were seeing high latencies but because I was connected directly to a AirVPN server IP I had nowhere else to fail over to. And that is a problem. So I recreated my VPN tunnels to connect to a region's DNS name, again each on a different UDP port. I am hoping it works as I described in the second alinea (fail over on high latencies with infinitely resolve server'). But what I'm seeing is that all three connections are now going to the same server. If that server goes down and my connection needs to failover, all my VPN tunnels will now go down at the same time, and connect to another server. But they would probably all connect to the same new server again, and I'm back to square one. This is also a problem. Here's what I would like: When I setup 3 simultaneous connections on a DNS name to a region from the same IP address, I would want each one to connect to a different server. Especially since I'm connecting to three different ports, this should be easy to to do right? Is this possible at all? Can I somehow force this from my end? If this is currently NOT possible, would you consider this as a feature request? Many thanks for your time!
  24. So I know this maybe over the top and a wee bit silly but what if you chained 2 VPNs together through virtualization (VPN 1 on host machine and VPN 2 on a virtual machine) but instead of running 1 virtual machine you installed a virtual machine inside of a virtual machine and installed VPN 2 inside that virtual machine thats installed inside the virtual machine then create another virtual machine seperate from the others and install pfsense and configure it and route the traffic through VM 2 (virtual machine inside the virtual machine) to VM 1 then back through the host? And of cousre run TOR too............ VPNception?
  25. Well, I had some disappointing results with DD-WRT (lack of stability on my router) so I'm planning to go back to stock firmware and place a firewall appliance between the router and the modem, to control which traffic goes where in a simple, GUI way. I saw some posts on here mentioning pFsense, but me being me I wanted to try out something else first. More Googling showed Sophos UTM is a popular Firewall with a great user interface. Has anyone had any success running AirVPN with Sophos UTM Firewall? I have the software installed but I can't seem to find a way to add an openVPN client connection, SSL or SSH connection. Perhaps I'm missing something? I'm also considering trying out Untangle, IPfire and finally pFsense if I don't find what I want with the others. Yeah, I'm scared off pFsense's interface..
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