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  1. Hi there I'm using Windows 10 and cannot get the openvpn gui to connect automatically on start up. I have the GUI to start automatically with Windows, and I have also set it to run automatically in Services. I still have to manually on "show hidden icons", then right click and select connect. Is there not a way of fully automating this process? Thanks
  2. I've posted this issue before over a year ago I do believe, and the answer then was to disable IPv6 on all of my Ethernet adapter. However, this fix no longer works, so I am returning here to see what I can do to resolve the issue. I am forced to use SSL port 443 as that is the only port that will connect at my job. What's occurring is that if I open any Microsoft services after the VPN has been connected, it will prompt me that I need to sign in, then redirect me to a blank page that states "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." This occurs in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneNote, and in the Store on Windows 10. I have gone into C:\Users\|myuserfolder\|AppData\Local\AirVPN and deleted default.xml to restart from a fresh configuration. From a "Fresh" configuration I can fire up Eddie, go straight into the configuration, go to Protocols, uncheck Automatic, and select SSL 443, fire it up, and this still occurs. I have verified this happens on multiple machines and on multiple networks. What gives? How can I resolve this issue? Any help would be much appreciated! If there is any other information I can provide to help resolve this, I'd be more than happy to oblige!
  3. Staff


    https://www.pidgin.im/ Accounts -> Manage Accounts -> Add... Under Basic: Protocol: XMPP Username: Domain: xmpp.airvpn.org Resource: Password: Under Advanced ensure that Connection security is set to Require encryption.
  4. I recently got AirVPN and have used it successfully a few times before, but I've run into an issue where the UI version of Eddie won't open. When I run the .exe on Windows, the gray icon shows up on my taskbar, but vanishes after ~45 seconds (or immediately if I try to click on it). There's still an instance of the "Eddie - Windows UI" background task running, but no window ever opens, and I don't seem to actually connect to one of AirVPN's servers. I'd like to just use the CLI instead, but it's been pretty unreliable the few times I've tried. Has anyone run into an issue like this before?
  5. Today I bought a trial of PIA just to test it out and see how it compared to AirVPN. Well, I installed the PIA client on my Windows computer and wasn't satisfied with PIA, so I uninstalled PIA, uninstalled the TAP driver, then uninstalled Eddie as well to make sure nothing went wrong. Well, it did go wrong somehow. I reinstalled Eddie, logged in, it automatically installed the TAP driver again, and then it wouldn't connect to any servers at all, so I uninstalled and reinstalled again, restarted my PC, and now when I connect to a server with Network Lock on, it looks like there is a DNS error of some sort. Previously, when I went to ipleak.net, the DNS testing was near instant and it said "1 server". Now, it takes a very long time for it to test the DNS and it says "0 servers, 100 errors". Also, loading websites works at first, but 3 or 4 minutes after connecting to VPN, domain names will just not resolve. I type in google.com or airvpn.org and it just stays loading forever. Please help, I have no idea what is wrong either because the Eddie log is perfectly normal as if there were no issues. I have restarted the PC a few more times and uninstalled and re installed Eddie a few times but still no dice
  6. Every time I try to log in to my bank website over VPN it gives me issues, so I was wondering how I can exclude the bank website's traffic from going over the VPN using the eddie client?
  7. Last time I had PureVPN which I installed on my dedicated server's Windows Server through RDP, but right when vpn software started installed drivers the connection was lost forever, I had to send all my files to a backup server through rescue mode and install win server again. I don't want this to happen again, so I want to know if by installing airvpn it will stop the internet connection? Before all these I used EarthVPN and it didn't had any extra drivers to install, so I was a long time user of it, but now I want something better but they all install drivers... I'm trying out portable version, but still it reminds about drivers. I would try this on a virtualbox or something, but I don't have time do do it... So I guess I better not connect, because it will ruin my rdp connection and remote server's network adapters? I don't know if it's the kill switch / network lock or openvpn drivers or tap interface that ruined my remote server last time. I see there are options to disable them. But it still says driver will be installed at next connection.
  8. Hi, Eddie cannot connect on my Windows 10 machine. I get a netsh error when trying to connect to a recommended server. Any help is appreciated. Thank you. Eddie_20180615_110852.txt
  9. Hello, As the title suggests, I'm having issues with Eddie for Win10. The software works like a charm, I never had any problem with it. The only issue, if this deserves this name, is that everytime I shut down the computer, I have to manually close Eddie. When trying to automatically shutdown, the system complains saying that this software is preventing Win10 from shutting down properly. So, is there any configuration or setting I should modify to shut it down cleanly and automatically when I shut down windows or is just another security measure to prevent leakings? Thank you
  10. Usage of operating systems is like living in countries: There are laws, things you may or may not do. Also, there are people, talking one or two certain languages, behaving in a certain way. Operating systems are like that: There are restrictions on the system what you can do and what is more difficult. And there is software, supporting certain languages, behaving in a certain way. You can of course decide to use two or more OSes, but it's like renting a holiday cottage and visiting it a few times a year. There's always home, as there's always a primary OS. I chose this simile because it reflects a bit of myself. I lived a certain amount of my lifetime in Russia, and now I live in Germany. Two different legal systems, two different kinds of people. As it is with switching my primary OS: I've been using Windows for a certain amount of time and now I switched to Linux. Why? Windows more and more gives me the feeling that it's nothing but a machine for procrastination and entertainment (besides being a cash cow for Microsoft). Like Facebook, where scrolling through your feed gives neither knowledge nor wisdom, it's only good at burning time. Also, Microsoft's recent publications marked them the enemy for me: What reputable, customer-centered company would publically say "Our goal is to have 1 billion Windows (10) installations by 2018"? It just shows me that Windows is no longer the OS "you want to fall in love with". Also, when Windows 10 was announced along with the Windows-as-a-Service plan, I really started to question my habits. I would not want to pay for an OS which spys on people and restricts both your creativity and productivity. My intention with this post is to show how easy or difficult it is to switch to Linux and what steps it involved for me so you get an idea how much work is needed. The thread can then be used for discussions. The first decision one needs to make, besides deciding to actually switch, is which distribution one's going to use (and which desktop environment but that's another thing). Since I work with SUSE Linux Exterprise in the company, I wanted to use OpenSUSE. So I downloaded a Live CD of it, wrote it on a USB drive and attempted to start it. It didn't work, it hang on a "Assuming drive cache: write through" message referencing the USB drive. To see whether it's a problem with USB, I went ahead and installed it. This time, it worked, and I was welcomed with GNOME. And while I was making my first steps in this new world.. it hung itself up. Just like that. It still did after several reboots. So I was thinking, maybe it was a driver issue because I experienced dozens of those in the past. So I downloaded Ubuntu to see if this would work, and the Live CD did. I didn't install it, though. It's popular and maybe it has the highest compatibility with different kinds of hardware (due to easy access to proprietary drivers) but I thought to myself, I don't want a distribution aimed at beginners. I also used Linux Mint on my netbook and found it too much pre-configured (but Cinnamon was cool!). So I decided to go with Debian out of a few reasons. I like how Debian puts you in control while you don't need to configure everything in detail.There's this huge software repository, of course.It's well documented and supported.I also like Debian's mindset about free software, like the DFSG (there also were some guidelines on behavior inside the community or something like it but I don't find the links anymore ).Installed, booted, same hanging. Here the DE would "crash" and show a shell with one repeated message from nouveau: "GPU lock". This is where I knew it has to be the open source driver causing this; it forced me to use the proprietary driver for now. Its installation could be done in two ways: By downloading it from nVidias homepage or from Debian's non-free repos. I chose the latter since it was easier to set up. I even found a guide for this. Anyway, the drivers fixed the only hardware problem I had with switching. Next steps included the configuration of the OS for production. Setting up Cinnamon This included spawning a few desklets and altering the taskbar. xkcd on your desktop, what could be cooler than being greeted with one of these when you log in? And of course a system monitor. Mounting the other drives I reserved a 500 GiB partition for Linux, but there's still the other half of the hard drive plus my Windows 8.1 SSD and a 2 TiB media drive, all of which I wanted to have access to from Linux. Mounting the SSD and the media drive was easy and I "hardcoded" it directly into /etc/fstab. But the other half of the hard drive caused a small error. The thing is, it still contains a working Windows installation which I kept there to allow troubleshooting the SSD in case it failed. mount told me it wouldn't mount the partition in read-write mode because Windows was allegedly not shut down completely. I don't know what the Windows 8 bootloader is doing but going through man mount I found an option to clear the hibernation cache or something which did the trick.Installing and setting up programs I needed I was using mostly open source and cross-platform software on Windows, in general software which was also available on Linux. Even migrating settings sometimes involved a simple move command (like Firefox and Thunderbird profiles). Also installed Steam and Wine. And Steam on Wine, though I use this combination in very rare occasions. I was very surprised to see almost all games I played on Windows were available as Linux builds on Steam. So much for "Linux is not ready for gaming". Also: openvpn and airvpn, both of which work much better than on Windows in terms of stability, qbittorrent, vlc, PDF editing tools, a number of others as well. Some of these apps were installed to replace already included things, for example zsh instead of bash.Overall experience Linux is a wonderful desktop OS. But it depends on many points how easy or difficult it will be for you. Sometimes the switch fails because of unsupported hardware. As you have read, the open source driver nouveau has its problems with certain nVidia graphics cards. When I searched for this on the internet I found out I am not the only one with this: nVidia don't support nouveau like they supported nv so most work on nouveau had to be done by reverse engineering their proprietary drivers which involved much work and time I imagine.Most people at my age don't switch because they use Windows for gaming, especially for playing the notorious "triple A" games which are traditionally Windows/DirectX only, using the newest tech hardware and software can offer. I can understand this point of view, even I still have Windows on my SSD which I see as a last reserve when Wine fails. There was no reason to boot Windows yet so update-wise it's like 60 days behind. But in most cases it fails because people have no experience with Linux. Most of them expect it to work like Windows. "Windows != Linux" is often cited in this case - Windows is not Linux. Linux does not aim to be like Windows, Linux also doesn't want to be a replacement for Windows. Understanding this is key if you're new to it. If you do the switch, be ready to read. Like, a lot. As for me, I had experience with Linux before. The hardware problem was a small one, multiple smaller complications arose, ensued, were overcome and I don't focus my time on gaming. My choice is clear. What about you? Planning on switching? Maybe you already use Linux? If yes, tell us which distribution and desktop you use and why. Give some tips for "potential switchers", for newbies and for pros if you like. Windows you ditch, to Linux you switch. Edit: I have stumbled upon my second self on Reddit who wrote this:
  11. How do I do this on Windows Firewall? I couldn't find anything on this subject. Let's say that I forwarded port 10000 (TCP). I open Windows Firewall, choose to create a new rule for incoming connections, tick "TCP", type "10000"... and then what rule do I set for this port? That's where I get stuck.
  12. https://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php Here's a tool I've found effective in helping my Internet Connection (while running AirVPN). The tool receives a lot of positive feedback from users. For most of you Windows users it's probably 2nd nature to optimize the settings this tool 'tweaks' -but for the novice to enthusiast, maybe you'll find it helpful. Worked like a charm for me. If inclined to go for it, create a new folder for the .exe/tool, then any back-up data is automatically housed in newly created folder after running. I sanboxed it first, ran it though virustotal.com (no negative comments or flags -but please download and execute w/ caution as YMMV). AirVPN Tech Support didn't say it was unsafe to use, but they didn't say it was "safe" either -as it's closed, ofc. The website is pretty neat as well... lots of interesting reads (at least for me). Hope this program helps a fellow noob... and if anyone recommends against using it, Id welcome the feedback as Id rather be safe than sorry. Thank you!
  13. Hey there When having a torrent client activated over night, Windows 10 decided to restart itself on it's own. It couldn't fully restart because of the Client preventing it, and that's a good thing. But is the Network Lock still active in that state? And if not, does the torrent client run anyway? It sounds a bit weird but hopefully you guys understand what I mean. Huge thanks for answers in advance
  14. The findings I always has an 100Mbit/s connection from my ISP. This always worked well with AirVPN I got about 92Mbit/s with this VPN. Some days ago I got a 200Mbit/s connection from my ISP and the VPN speeds dropped to about 60Mbit/s and sometimes lower. I tried several VPN and also different protocols. Even stunnel didn't fixed the problem. The solution I often read about changing the MTU size or the mssfix value to 1300. This did not the Job for me. My solution was the TCP Optimizer. This tool can just be executed and must not be installed. It should be run in Administrator Mode. (Right click on the exe file -> run as administrator) Step 1 adjust your connection speed Step 2 select your network adapter Step 3 Click on MTU/Latency Step 4 Click on largest MTU [do this once when you are connected to the VPN and once outside the VPN] In VPN I got a result of maximum MTU 1300 and outside I had 1500. Please share your results and your connection speed. Step 5 Back to general settings At the bottom choose "custom" set MTU to the calculated value and "apply changes". Even after the changes not all AirVPN servers worked well for me. I will create a list with servers who worked with my options. Please report your results if this helped you. This list is not complete: List of Server with 200Mbit/s AchernarAdhara AlderaminAlphirkCaelumCanesCapricornusCentaurusFormalhautZubenTurais List of Servers with slow speeds AchirdAlamakAlchibaAlcyone AlphardAlpheccaAlramiAlshainBatenBellatrixCanisTarazedZibalSubraSitulaSkat
  15. I’ve been using AirVPN for a long time, I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon either. Just a quick question really, why doesn’t AirVPN software (Eddie) have an update notification? Each time a newer version comes out I have to stumble upon it from either the forums or by checking the latest version on the download page. Is there a reason? Is it already implemented but I’m just not seeing it? If it’s not yet been implemented, are there any plans to implement it. Just a little notification that informs you of a newer version.
  16. Good day. Today I updated my AirVPN client from 2.10 -> 2.13. Played around with settings (the new UI needs to be wider than before to show all fields in the server list) then connected... To my surprise, my Windows Firewall Notifier tool (which opens a pop-up for blocked connections) started popping-up non-stop; the Windows DNS Client and other Windows Services were all trying to get DNS resolution from my router (the normal DNS address is the router on my system). This wasn't happening with previous AirVPN client. Started looking for the source of the problem and found that the DNS entry in my normal network adapter had not been changed to AirVPN's, as it was with the older Eddie client. AirVPN had apparently configured the Windows Filtering Platform to correctly block DNS queries to anything but the AirVPN servers (which triggered a Blocked-Connection event, which made Windows Firewall Notifier open a pop-up.) And for some reason Windows kept on querying the non-VPN DNS server. This was really annoying, since I could not create a firewall rule to block access to the regular DNS (thereby silencing the Windows Firewall Notifier tool) because then I would not have been able to resolve DNS when the AirVPN client wasn't running. Went into Advanced Options in Eddie and found this "Force All Network Interfaces for DNS" -> Woohoo, problem resolved! Please make sure this option doesn't get deprecated in future Eddie clients; without this I would have to manually edit the DNS entry of my NIC every time I connected the VPN. Thank you. Best Regards,
  17. Hi, I am seeking some help with an issue that I have. I have airvpn set up and install on my ubuntu machine that I am using as a file/media server. I have gotten plex to work remotely perfectly. Before installing airvpn, I would connect to this media server using my windows machine by putting in the domain name that I assigned to the media server into putty on the windows machine and I would connect and do whatever I needed to do via the command line. After installing airvpn and running it on the ubuntu machine (media server) I can no longer connect via putty from the windows machine to the ubuntu machine (media server) Can a staff or admin provide me with some kind of help on this topic so I can fix this issue. Thank you.
  18. Everyone knows Firefox. It's an extremely popular browser known for its versatility and a bit of a focus on privacy/security. Just a bit because Mozilla made the news with some questionable things, especially the Sponsored Tiles may have surprised some regular users. Still, Firefox is on top of everything since it's (mostly) open source and very extension-friendly - something other browsers just can't say about themselves (if they could talk ). The Chromium part of Chrome might be open source, but Google built in many proprietary parts.Opera is just based on an open source renderer, the rest is proprietary.Internet Explorer, or Edge, is proprietary software in its entirety.Every other browser you might have heard of is likely to be based on the Firefox codebase, so you don't have much options if you are looking for a FLOSS browser on your PC - it will be some flavor of Firefox, where every flavor alters/hardcodes something else in comparison to the original. Waterfox is no exception: It's based on Firefox. It's even so much based on it, you could think this is Firefox. So what does Waterfox change, and why am I writing about it? One of the annoyances of Firefox is that Mozilla doesn't offer a 64-bit version officially, there's only a beta. Waterfox is designed to run on those systems, even on 64-bit versions of Windows XP. Also, a few benchmarks have shown that Waterfox increases the browser's performance. But I wouldn't write about Waterfox if there weren't changes related to your "sense of openness" or privacy. So, in comparison to Firefox, there are no Sponsored Tiles - they were completely removed. all Telemetry/data collection things were removed.Encrypted Media Extensions (the proprietary DRM part) are disabled.the Pocket integration (also proprietary) was removed.the plugin whitelist was removed, containing mostly proprietary plugins (on install, those plugins will be enabled without the user explicitly enabling them; I think this tech is no longer used in Firefox, anyway, but stlll). As a result, unsigned extensions are allowed to be installed again. Less secure for normal users, but gives you back your freedom of plugin choice AND your ability to run older plugins Want to test it out? Just install it. It uses your existing Firefox profile, so when you launch it you will find everything right where you left it. You can independently uninstall Firefox or Waterfox without issues. Download it from the website or just compile it yourself. -- Update 01.01.2017 -- As of Waterfox 50.0, it is possible to build Waterfox on Linux, making Waterfox available for all major platforms. I'm now considering Waterfox again.
  19. Is it possible to be connected to air using Eddie and still be able to connect via my works vpn?
  20. I was reading the locked thread about AirVPN updating their server-side in response to the article about security vulnerabilities in OpenVPN, and was wondering how a user of, say Windows, or a user with OpenVPN on their mobile device would go about updating in a way that would maintain the settings they're currently using for AirVPN? The aforementioned thread does include a way to update in Linux, but doesn't say anything about other OS systems.
  21. Hi. I configured Eddie so that the IPs of certain websites are accessed only from outside the VPN tunnel. (Settings -> Routes) These routing rules work just fine, but as soon as I activate network lock I can't access the specified sites anymore. I can ping them, but I can't access them inside the browser. They basically get blocked. I tried multiple versions of Eddie (2.12.4, 2.11.15, 2.10.39, various protocols and ports and of course various websites. I also tried both methods for network lock (Windows Firewall & Windows Filtering Platform). I'm having this issue on both Windows 7 and Windows 10. Any ideas how to fix this? Anyone else having this problem? Please, if you have any idea at all on how to fix this, let me know. I really need both network lock and routing rules to work simultaneously.
  22. Hi guys! I set up my Windows 7 PC by this instruction: https://airvpn.org/topic/3405-windows-comodo-prevent-leaks/. It's a nice HOW-TO guide and i'm very grateful for it, but is there any similar guide to add TOR before my VPN connection? I tried to find some info on this forum, but I couldn't. So, if anybody knows links to HOW-TO guides please give it to me. Thank you! P.S. - I know about Eddie, but i really want to set up it with OpenVPN.
  23. Hello, yesterday i've made a new Windows7 64bit installation on a Samsung Evo SSD. Everything is fine but the airvpn client installer will not work. I have tried the exe file and the zip file. at the exe installation it shows no errors but after installation there is nothing in my program files directory or anywhere else to find. when i start the airvpn client from the re-packed Zip file, it shows this error message: Windows WFP, Start failed:Failed to Create packet filter interface I am thankfull for any suggestions.
  24. I am a very happy AirVPN user--and I thought that my Windows mobile phone with windows 10 didn't have vpn and therefore could not be used with airvpn... until I saw this post http://www.wpxbox.com/how-to-use-vpn-on-windows-10-mobile/ So why is there no Eddie for Windows 10 phones? Or... how do I set it up manually to use my Lumia 950 XL windows 10 phone?
  25. The new default Network Lock breaks Plex media server connection to the web. The ports do not successfully forward. I have to revert back to Windows firewall mode for the ports to successfully forward. Is there a way that I can get Plex to work with the new Network lock or should I using firewall mode instead?
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