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#1 catman7

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 12:52 AM

Well, I did it :asd: , I finally signed up and paid for a month which is more than enough time to get a good idea how AirVPN works for me and early indications are excellent, though I am tired tonight and have only had an hour or so to "play" around with it since I signed up :yes: .

 

When I first ran the software I wanted to test the famous "kill switch" everyone rates so highly but I forgot I disabled windows firewall a long time ago in favor of Private firewall only and hadn't realised that your kill switch depends on WF Rules to work :| . Took a bit of messing about with services but got there eventually and the kill switch then worked ok. Then I could no longer connect to a new server  -_-  so a swift reboot and I can now change servers at will with the kill switch in place.

 

If anyone saw my other thread (moved to off topic) about my problems with my real IP address being revealed on https://ipleak.net/ (I won't bore you with it just have a read if you can be bothered), then I can confirm that with the kill switch in place, AirVPN DOES NOT appear to reveal my real IP address on the site or to the rest of the known world  :asd:  despite many server changes and refreshing the page as I did before! Superb!

 

I then went to ookla a ran a speedtest.....Um, wow, I have an 80 Megabit connection and on an AirVPN NL server I got a d/l speed of 65 Megabit so approx 6,5 mb/sec :yes: Astonishing!

 

Fastest I ever saw with NordVPN on ANY server was approx 1.3 mb/sec, yes, I did mean 1.3 mb/sec :angry: .

 

Further thorough testing will continue but so far it seems to be looking good! If that's the case, I will be signing up for a 12 month package after my month ends. Btw, in the end I had no choice but to pay with my debit card as paypal will not work it seems Ah well I guess in the great scheme of things it doesn't really matter as one's ISP may not be able to see/read your packets, but they know you're connected to an IP address that belongs to a VPN Company/server.

 

As the title says, Hello AirVPN, Goodbye NordVPN :asd:

 

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 02:25 AM

Hello !

 

This is good to hear. I can tell you with 99% certainty, that you won't be disappointed :].

 

Welcome to AirVPN. Take a deep breath. Now exhale. Ahhhh :D.

 

Don't worry about PP. As the americans like to say, we don't cooperate with terrorists, lmao.


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 02:43 AM

Fastest I ever saw with NordVPN on ANY server was approx 1.3 mb/sec, yes, I did mean 1.3 mb/sec :angry: .

 

I think I found the reason for your slow speeds with them.

 

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 03:12 AM

Welcome to AirVPN! Something that could improve your speed even more so you can get your full 80 mb/s is go into preferences in the AirVPN client, click the advanced tab, and change the

​TCP/UDP socket send AND receive buffer sizes to 256kb. This was recommended to me by the staff and it worked great. Try this method and do another speedtest. I bet you'll get very close to 80mb/s.

​Again, welcome and enjoy AirVPN! :good:



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 12:46 PM

Ok, after a bit more testing earlier I got my real IP address leaked to AirVPN's test page ipleak.net again :| , but I think I know why.

​I start Eddie with Windows with the killswitch in locked position but not to connect automatically. I always shut the PC down with PrivateFirewall in the locked "Red traffic light" and change it to filtered "Yellow" after the PC fully starts.

 

Btw, nothing has ever leaked past PF's lock in all the years I have been using it :asd: and I have let Wireshark sit on my second monitor whilst playing a game etc, or just sat there doing nothing at all for hours many times over the years and Wireshark has never once recorded a single packet in all those times......Period!! Full Stop!! Whatever!!

​Anyway, back to the plot haha. If I start Windows, wait for Eddie to fire up, switch the NETWORK LOCK to OFF, then once off, switch it back to ON again, change PF to filter traffic, then refresh the ipleak.net page, my Real IP NEVER gets revealed it seems :good: . So for some reason, the network lock (killswitch), is NOT activating itself properly at first boot with Windows. Problem is I would like to find out why in case I ever "forget" to turn it off, then back on again. Unlikely as I am always extremely careful with such things and have a very good memory most of the time........still, ya never know, one moment of tiredness or distraction is all it can take to forget to do it |o .

​Any ideas as to why the killswitch rules don't appear to be applied to WF automatically on first boot? Further investigations are going to be needed it seems.

Catman7 :P



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 12:50 PM

Welcome to AirVPN! Something that could improve your speed even more so you can get your full 80 mb/s is go into preferences in the AirVPN client, click the advanced tab, and change the

​TCP/UDP socket send AND receive buffer sizes to 256kb. This was recommended to me by the staff and it worked great. Try this method and do another speedtest. I bet you'll get very close to 80mb/s.

​Again, welcome and enjoy AirVPN! :good:

Thanks for this info and after trying it and testing I can confirm it works.....I am now getting a Down/Up almost as fast as my ISP itself on good servers at least. 75MB Down /18.5MB Up....Pretty amazing when connected to a VPN with all the encryption/decryption to handle. Thanks for the great tip :yes:



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 09:23 PM

​Any ideas as to why the killswitch rules don't appear to be applied to WF automatically on first boot? Further investigations are going to be needed it seems.

 

This is what happens when you install other 3d party bloatware. check your event log, you will see that your Windows Firewall

was most likely disabled (service stopped) during boot. The network lock requires this to function.


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 10:16 PM

though I am tired tonight

 

Buying something under the influence of tiredness, with tiredness having a similar effect as alcohol, is counterproductive. Ergo, you subscribed to AirVPN drunk. What can you tell about things you buy in such a condition?...

 

A warm welcome to AirVPN. It's stories like yours that make me smile. :) Feel free to open threads/tickets or ask people privately if you run into issues again. :)


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 07:26 AM

Welcome to AIR!

You will not regret to be a AIRVPNER! :good:


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#10 catman7

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 06:30 PM

@zhang888 I assume you mean "bloatware" by PrivateFirewall? Well, I like it anyway lol. It's still very highly rated even after several years of no major updates and I like it's "small" footprint and tons of options. I will admit that WF can be a very powerful firewall indeed in the right hands though, so I will just use both together for now.

​I seem to have found the soloution myself anyway. I exported AirVPN's "killswitch" rules as a *wfw file and imported the rules directly into the Group Policy Manager and now the rules are applied every time I boot the PC without having to disable/re-enable them in Eddie. I have run the same checks many times since that kept revealing my real IP address to ipleak.net and not once has it shown my real IP since :P so hopefully it's now solved permanently! (I still quickliy check at ipleak.net every time before going off browsing etc though as the whole episode has left me a little paranoid about it now :| . Ah well, pays to be a little paranoid and triple check everything in my opinion. As for AirVPN, so far I very much like their mission statement about no logs and maximum individual privacy, I like the eddie client with all it's very helpful options and the speed and system as a whole so far seems to be very good indeed. All being well and continuing that way, I would have no problem in signing up for a 12 month stint after my first month expires :yes: .

​Well, it's been fun, but unless there is another issue that I can't solve myself I prob won't be back for a while as most of your users I suspect :no:​ . I don't do/get the whole "social media" nonsense and this is the first time I have written anything anywhere online in many years -_- but these smilie things are kinda amusing lol.

​Take care all and be safe out there.......Catman7 ;)



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Posted 28 June 2016 - 07:05 PM

I would've thought you'd make ipleak your browser startpage lol, so you never forget.

 

You've got a pleasant persona. Maybe you should write more ;) Haha.

 

Glad you like it. Take care.


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 07:41 PM

I'm a new AirVPN user myself, having switched from NordVPN. My experiences with NordVPN were similar to that of the OP. Terribly slow speeds, unstable connections, many servers almost constantly down. And that for a full year. Now with AirVPN I've had a stable and fast connection all day long. It's only been a day of course, but the first impression is very good. Looking forward to many more days like this. :) 



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:42 PM

I tried NordVPN for an hour or so. What I found was shocking.

 

With several servers/countries my IP address leaked easily - I could see my real IP in regular sites as whatsmyip.org. With other countries my IP was hidden, but the country was all wrong. e.g. for Sweden it was using DNS in Germany, and for Iceland I was placed in Scotland. 



#14 AirVPN@pokemail.net

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

Ya i tried a trial of Nord, the speeds were way slower than Air. The only thing i really liked about Nord was their Server locations in many many countires. but as you see i'm an Air member and have been for over a year =)



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 06:06 AM

haven't tried nord but have tried few others

not too many doin the openvpn/ssl the way air does


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:18 PM

good bye airvpn

hello someone else

Sad to see you go bro. I hope you take care of yourself!


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 04:11 PM

I also switched over to AirVPN from NordVPN.. not only were the speeds inconsistent (with NordVPN), the IP leak issue was real and baffling.

 

I've also used Private Internet Access and ExpressVPN. No complaints with either.. they are on the opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of cost and user interface, both have their niches.

 

For me, AirVPN sits in a sweet spot of cost, reliability, security, and speed.



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Posted 14 January 2017 - 04:35 PM

this is my first vpn service and I like it :)

already subscribe for 1 year



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Posted 14 January 2017 - 08:20 PM

this is my first vpn service and I like it :)

already subscribe for 1 year

Then Welcome To AirVPN!
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A belated welcome, but a welcome nonetheless.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 09:06 PM

Nordvpn is really slow and unusable after eddie client. Just checked it on this week, air vpn is best for security and speed.






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