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  1. Greetings - I am having slow page loads for Https, placing an Amazon order and various user forums. Http is working just fine. Setup: Macintosh OS X, El Capitan, Google Chrome browser, Eddie v 2.10; SSL Tunnel port 443 I have read issues with Safari DNS prefetch and switched to Chrome to test. Only extensions are Adblock Plus and Disconnect. DNS is confirmed at (AirVPN). Various speed tests confirm that things are humming along. I have also tired various MTU settings on my router from 1500 down and nothing seems to help. This issue is even more noticeable on an iPad running OpenVPN UDP, 443. Chrome or Safari. Any ideas to try next? Thanks.
  2. I'm trying to use my preferred DNS server (from OpenDNS) rather than the recommended AirVPN server. I've tried listing the IP addresses under Preferences -> Advanced -> DNS, with DNS Switch mode Disabled or Automatic and with "Check if the tunnel uses AirVPN DNS" selected or deselected. In every case, a connection is established, then immediately disconnected, after which the sequence repeats. How can I successfully use a non-AirVPN DNS server?
  3. I am having a bit of trouble editing the resolv.conf file. Aparently, I cant edit it manually as suggested on the Arch wiki. "To use alternative DNS servers, edit /etc/resolv.conf and add them to the top of the file so they are used first, optionally removing or commenting out already listed servers." https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Resolv.conf Although I can open the file and edit it, I can't save the nameservers I entered. (I am as admin with root privileges.) I thought maybe it was being run by another process so I tried lsattr and nothing was holding it. I even ran chattr -i /etc/resolv.conf just to make sure. Still no avail.
  4. I had problems with my ISP:s DNS servers showing up on DNS leak tests. It seems that this is a Windows 10 related problem and is fixed in OpenVPN 2.3.9 when using the --block-outside-dns configuration option. I managed to fix leaks by switching to OpenVPN-GUI-client and adding block-outside-dns to the AirVPN configuration file. It might also be possible to use the plugin in Eddie's OpenVPN-version. I haven't tested this because I'm happy with the OpenVPN-GUI for now. The plugin can be found from here: https://github.com/ValdikSS/openvpn-fix-dns-leak-plugin Hopefully this is helpful for someone.
  5. Yesterday I was running airvpn over tor with socks5 (vip72). I had no issues, iplocation.net had my location pinned as the location of my socks5 proxy. But today I am running the same setup but iplocation.net still has my location pinned as the location of the airvpn server. ( we'll say airvpn server is somewhere in WA, and socks5 is somewhere in Texas) The only change I have made since yesterday is that I switched my DNS servers to Comodo rather than my ISP. Would this be enough to change the differing results?
  6. Good morning, For starters, I'll say that I am new to your VPN, this is actually my very first paid VPN, and although I have done a lot of research and understand the entire concept there are still a few sticking points that confuse me. With that said, I have really enjoyed the service you provide and the extensive effort your team puts into keeping our internet privacy top priority. Seriously, well done. So up until now, I have not had any issues connecting. I was able to get up and running with no problem and have stayed connected when I've needed to be connected. I woke up this morning and was off the network and Eddie seemed to be frozen. I had to do a force quit and when I restarted it, every time I try to reconnect It stalls on checking route and then disconnects and I can't get on any of the servers. I have OSX with latest OS and latest Eddie. Additionally I'd like to get a bit of help explaining to me DNS and proxy once I get my issue resolved. I understand some of it but I just need a clearer explanation of how I can implement even tighter security using DNS tunneling, port forwarding and proxies. Things I would like to achieve: I'd like to ultimately connect to TOR through the VPN in the most effective way.I'd like to understand the advantages of DNS, tunneling and port forwarding so I can take advantage of its uses.If you could tell me if having OSX, if Eddie is still the better option or should I connect using my own VPN options through my OSI'd like to set up my own personal VPN through my OS so that I can be connected to my Windows Laptop when I need toand could you tell me if with service if we have use of private proxies or does the fact I am on a VPN do a way of needing to use a proxy?Thanks in advance for anything you can help me with and best regards LB
  7. I'm having a rather strange issue. I can connect to AirVPN and surf most sites without issue, but for some reason verizonwireless.com is a complete black hole. During troubleshooting I opened a command prompt and performed an nslookup against the VPN tunnel supplied DNS servers for things like Google without issue. But when I try the same command for verizonwireless.com I get nothing back. Likewise, I can get to the main Verizon website, but when I click on the "Wireless" section it dies again. Very strange. Any known issues at the moment that would explain this?
  8. Hello. I am having a problem connecting to any VPN server. It does not matter my distance from the server. When ever I attempt to connect. I get a "DNS Check Failed" and I get disconnected. Are you guys aware of this issue or do you know a way to fix it?
  9. The resolv-conf-update script uses bash-specific variable substitutions so won't work on my dd-wrt router, firmware v3.0-r28112 so, having followed the Air setup guide, I've made the following changes to action the pushed dns value. - remove the static dns entry for 10.x.0.1 from the Basic setup page. I do have an OpenNIC static dns ip there too. - added the following script to the Admin,Commands,Startup to edit the resolver config file # Ensure client enabled [ `nvram get openvpncl_enable` ] || exit OVPN='/tmp/openvpncl' DNSMQ='/tmp/dnsmasq.conf' echo "#!/bin/sh # Fetch dnsmasq's 'resolv.conf' RSLV=\`sed '/resolv-file/!d ; s/.*=//' $DNSMQ\` # Edit resolver conf - (only works for single pushed dns server) case \$script_type in up) # Get pushed dns from env PDNS=\`set | sed '/foreign_option_.*dhcp-option DNS /!d ; s/.* \([0-9.]*\).*/nameserver \1/'\` sed -i \"1s/^/\$PDNS\n/\" \$RSLV echo \$PDNS >$OVPN/pdns ;; down) PDNS=\`set | cat $OVPN/pdns\` sed -i \"/\$PDNS/d\" \$RSLV ;; esac " > $OVPN/updown.sh # Hack redundant, problem rules sed -i 's/\(.*-I INPUT\)\(.*j \).*/\1 2 \2REJECT/' $OVPN/route-*.sh sed -i 's/\(.*-D INPUT\)\(.*j \).*/\1 \2REJECT/' $OVPN/route-*.sh sed -i '/FORWARD/d' $OVPN/route-*.sh chmod 600 $OVPN/* chmod 700 $OVPN/*.sh killall openvpn ; openvpn --config /tmp/openvpncl/openvpn.conf --route-up /tmp/openvpncl/route-up.sh --down-pre /tmp/openvpncl/route-down.sh --daemon ​ ​ ​ dnsmasq polls its resolver file, resolv.dnsmasq, and acts on changes, so doesn't require any explicit update instructions. ​Note: **added** openvpn restart - there's currently a timing issue (updown.sh isn't created until after the initial start of openvpn, which consequently fails) - add the following directives to the openvpn config up /tmp/openvpncl/updown.sh down /tmp/openvpncl/updown.sh - check it works by visiting ipleak.net or look at /tmp/resolv.dnsmasq on the dd-wrt
  10. Hi, I have some troubles with my internet connection while disconnected from the VPN. As soon as I disconnect from the VPN, every access to any URL gives an adress naming error after a quite long time out. Windows connectivity diagnosis reports a problem with DNS server. Network lock is not activated, I'm using this VPN for one month without problem up to now. I restarted/reseted the box, disabled temporarilly the firewall, no success. I can only access internet from the VPN. There has been no update of any software from the working to not working state. Is there anybody that could drive me to do some test to try to locate where the problem comes from ? Thanks for your help. Laurent
  11. Hi I have read these links and typically, even if I have closed Airvpn and don't have network lock enabled, it still leaves manually assigned DNS entry that then doesn't allow me to browse. Is anyone working to fix this, so that Airvpn is closed, it puts your DNS back to defaults of auto assigned? Thanks
  12. I've been noticing the for last week or so that no matter what server I'm connected to after a little while (say, ~15 minutes sometimes more sometimes less) website look ups will stop working completely. I have changed DNS servers as a test which made no difference. I've tried different browsers and they react the same way - like they're not connected at all. I've even watched the traffic with wireshark and haven't noticed anything unusual (DNS traffic goes out and comes back but browsers still act like they have no connection and it's only web browsers). Changing to another server always fixes the issue but then it comes back again. Outside of the tunnel my connectivity is unaffected. No idea what the problem could be. Is this happening to anyone else?
  13. Hello, I am having trouble connecting to any of my internal computers/servers while connected to AirVPN. All of my requests to my internal FQDN addresses are getting timed out, but connections using plain IP addresses are working fine. Issue is probably with DNS request. I have added my internal IP network ranges to the Routes table in Preferences but attempting to add Routes by hostname or FQDN doesn't work, cannot save my input. How can I configure the AirVPN client to allow me access to my internal computers ? Thank you.
  14. I have a couple of questions regarding port forwarding. One - I saw this line - but it isn't explained in the FAQ page: Watch for warnings from our security check: a red token implies that your anonymity layer may be lowered or broken by a malicious adversary. What does this mean exactly? Where would I find this red token and what exactly could it mean? Also - is there any additional setup required after forwarding a specific port, or will this be automatic whenever connecting through the client? And lastly - for Dynamic DNS - is there a specific naming convention I should be following for this when coming up with a name? Thanks in advance, I know this is several questions. KR
  15. Hi, The question says it all, really, does ipleak.net detect IPv6 leaks (it is not clear from the wrebsite)? Thanks!
  16. Hi, I got yesterday a 3-day subscription to AirVPN for testing (before bying a longer subscription) but I can't make it work. The main symptom is the extremely low speeds. My PC (Windows 7 64bit Prof) is on a Gigabit line. My normal speeds, according to speedtest.net, are around 500-600mbps (down and up). With AirVPN connected, my speed usually gets lower than 10mbps! Sometimes I get good speeds (60-100mbps) but as soon as I start uTorrent, the connection stalls to the point even DNS resolving fails. Something I noticed: the TAP adapter always says "Unintedified network" and, according to ipconfig its "Default Gateway" is empty. Is that normal? I have tried both OpenVPN and the AirVPN app. in both cases the logs are clean (no errors or warnings) but the problem persists. Also I tried uninstalling everything relevant (even the TAP adapter) and reinstalling but nothing changed. I know my ISP is ok with OpenVPN. They use it for some of their services too. So, any ideas on how to resolve this mess? Or at least how to get some usable debbuging info? Thanks!
  17. Here's something for the Win 8 / Win 10 users struggling with leaky DNS. https://medium.com/@ValdikSS/beware-of-windows-10-dns-resolver-and-dns-leaks-5bc5bfb4e3f1 Or there'e always Linux
  18. I've been experiencing a few problems with Eddie (2.10.3 but also previous versions) on Win 7 64, mainly after waking my computer from sleep... I can't say for sure that Eddie is the cause of the crash, as I suspect faulty Intel drivers, but the consequences are a bit annoying... If the VPN connection was up at the time of the crash, the default DNS settings are not reset and windows tries to use AirVpn DNS... so, nothing works until I connect to an AirVPN server. This could be considered as a good thing, as it assures most of the traffic won't work unless connected to the VPN, but sometimes (like with some online payment sites) it is necessary to use a "standard" connection. And so I have to go through the process of manually changing the DNS server every time for this standard connection to work... It could be interesting to add a feature so that Eddie changes the DNS in use when it is launched (to recover to working settings after a windows crash, for example) and closed (to be sure it really reverts the system to a working configuration), and to be able to manually enter the DNS we want to use. In short, at the moment we have the option to choose which DNS to use when connected to the VPN (preferences/advanced/DNS), and Eddie reads the DNS in use when it starts and considers it as the standard configuration to revert to when it's closed, without checking if it is a valid/working DNS instead of AirVPN DNS (which won't work with a standard connection). I would need the same option, but to choose which DNS to use when NOT connected to the VPN + apply this setting at start and close of Eddie.
  19. Hi, is it possible to just use the dns-servers for geo-unblocking? like those "other sites" i did not test but find (smartydns, unlocator?) somehow using the us servers from germany isnt fast enough for good streaming (i.e. netflix) and not really necessary to route all traffic through airvpn. i dont know if this is even allowed or wanted here. if not i am sorry for asking. thanx
  20. It would be nice to have a checkbox to disable any custom DNS servers set up in Preferences/Advanced/DNS without having to actually delete them. It would save having to type them in every time you want to use them!
  21. Hi Im on a Nexus7 tablet. No matter what server / mode combination I try it just sits at Looking up DNS name when I try to connect. Then it timesout. Is this a common problem, what am I doing wrong? I am using the config generator and trying different servers TCP/UDP different ports etc. Im using the official OpenVPN Connect. Thanks for any help!
  22. My setup is this; Asus RT-N66U "Black knigth" running the shibby AIO version of TomatoUSB I've set up the 1st OpenVPN client (tun11) and am forcing all traffic from a specific (internal) IP though this connection. The above works really well so I wanted to setup up a wireless network were all clients that connects are added to a different subnet and all IPs in that subnet be forced through the 2nd OpenVPN client ( tun12 ). To this end I setup; - a new VLAN (br1) - a new Wireless SSID ( wl0.1 ) that is using that VLAN This works and clients can connect, get the correct IP and can access the net. I copied every setting from tun11 to tun12 I can connect the 2nd OpenVPN. When I start the scripts to force the subnet though the tunnel I get various DNS related errors in the client ( Android 5.1.1 with chrome browser ) unless I stick to refreshing an already loaded page, the page will show the correct vpn IP however ( simple php page with <?=$_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'];?> ) It seems that somehow DNS isn't working for the 2nd connection, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. Trouble shooting I've done so far; Shutdown both VPNs and only start Client2 - no difference Routing br1 through Client1 works perfectly ( "ip rule add from lookup 200" ) So I'm starting to think that there is something wrong with my settings for Client2; The relevant settings ( minus the VPN ip's as they are irrelevant ) - what am I missing / where did I screw up? Client 1 Client 2 Script -> firewall ( custom addition to the firewall rules ) iptables -I FORWARD -i br0 -o tun11 -j ACCEPT iptables -I FORWARD -i tun11 -o br0 -j ACCEPT iptables -I INPUT -i tun11 -j REJECT iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o tun11 -j MASQUERADE iptables -I FORWARD -i br1 -o tun12 -j ACCEPT iptables -I FORWARD -i tun12 -o br1 -j ACCEPT iptables -I INPUT -i tun12 -j REJECT iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o tun12 -j MASQUERADE the up/down scripts that takes care of the routing root@unknown:/tmp/home/root# cat /jffs/vpn1_up.sh #!/bin/sh #iptables -D OUTPUT -s -j DROP ip route flush table 200 ip route flush cache ip rule add from lookup 200 VPN_GW=`ifconfig tun11 | awk '/inet addr/ {split ($2,A,":"); print A[2]}'` ip route add table 200 default via $VPN_GW dev tun11 root@unknown:/tmp/home/root# cat /jffs/vpn1_down.sh #!/bin/sh #below line doesn't work #iptables -A OUTPUT -s -j DROP ip rule del from lookup 200 ip route flush cache root@unknown:/tmp/home/root# cat /jffs/vpn2_up.sh #!/bin/sh ip route flush table 210 ip route flush cache ip rule add from lookup 210 VPN_GW2=`ifconfig tun12 | awk '/inet addr/ {split ($2,A,":"); print A[2]}'` ip route add table 210 default via $VPN_GW2 dev tun12 root@unknown:/tmp/home/root# cat /jffs/vpn2_down.sh #!/bin/sh ip rule del from lookup 210 ip route flush cache
  23. I have noticed since yesterday that if I try to connect to Tauri server - Checking DNS fails everytime: I 2015.08.14 14:48:09 - /etc/resolv.conf renamed to /etc/resolv.conf.airvpn as backup I 2015.08.14 14:48:09 - DNS of the system updated to VPN DNS (Rename method: /etc/resolv.conf generated) I 2015.08.14 14:48:09 - Flushing DNS I 2015.08.14 14:48:09 - Checking route I 2015.08.14 14:48:10 - Checking DNS W 2015.08.14 14:48:29 - No such host is known ! 2015.08.14 14:48:29 - Disconnecting I have "Check if the tunnel use AirVPN DNS" checked in my Eddie (for Linux) settings. No such problem on other servers I use to connect.
  24. So I just downloaded AirVPN yesterday and started exploring it today. I am very new to this vpn thing. I figured out port forwarding for qbittorrent, but I haven't tried to torrent yet. Anyway I used dnslinktest.com When I turn on the Network lock there are leaks, when I turn it off there are no leaks. Isn't the purpose of the network lock to prevent leaks?
  25. The adult site: elephanttube(dot)com Is out from the AirVPN Dns. (?) (Online blacklist check) www.elephanttube.com is not blacklisted. Best regards. TheLastCheck.
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