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#21 Reso

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:08 AM

I notice that using Chromecast doesn’t work while connected with this app. It does however work using the Open VPN Connect app and AirVPN config files. Any way of getting Eddie Android to do the same?

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:51 AM

I notice that using Chromecast doesn’t work while connected with this app. It does however work using the Open VPN Connect app and AirVPN config files. Any way of getting Eddie Android to do the same?

 

Hello!

 

LAN access while Eddie is connected is not possible, we're sorry. We have planned LAN access for a near future Eddie release.

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:54 PM

I assume the option to run Eddie for Android with another provider or ovpn file isn't yet present:

 

https://airvpn.org/topic/19909-eddie-with-other-providers-or-custom-openvpn-configuration-files/

 

Still no reply to the above.

 

Also, on another topic, I'm having trouble figuring out the actual status of Eddie.  I awoke this morning to two Eddie notifications on my Pixel 3 XL.  The first (many hours earlier) said "A VPN error has occurred.  VPN has been locked...."  The recent notification (about half an hour ago) said "Connected to server AirVPN Aquila..." (my normal server).  Opening Eddie showed me a big blue circle (indicating connected).  The Network Status line below it said "Connected to WiFi."  But, the VPN Status line said "Locked."  I tried browsing and could not.  So, on one hand I'm not leaking anything across open lines since the Network Lock is engaged.  But, Eddie is giving me mixed signals as to what its actual status is.  If it decides something bad happened and disconnects, the only notification that should show is one that says Disconnected.  There shouldn't be another one saying it made another connection if it did not.  And, second, if the VPN is disconnected (regardless of what the WiFi status is), that big blue button should become a big red button.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:04 PM

Also, there needs to be a way to change the verbosity of the log.  In checking up on the above issue, I tried looking through the log.  There are dozens and dozens and dozens (if not hundreds) of pages of entries that are nothing but normal status updates.  Some kind of 1-5 slider would be nice so we can minimize the displayed entries so we can find where the problems were and then slowly increase the verbosity to get more information.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:09 PM

When I try to download an app update in the Google Play Store with Eddie on, the download fails to start.  It just sits there saying "Download Pending."  Now, personally, I think this is Google's problem starting with Android 8.1:

 

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/72484586

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/68657525

 

and not the specific VPN apps' problem.  But Google denies it.  The following is the text they posted when saying they weren't going to fix the issue:

 

"When a VPN is up the OS has no way to guarantee that network traffic will go on wifi. The VPN app could decide to send and receive traffic on any available interface, including cell data. Recent changes to the VPN code have made it so that if the VPN calls setUnderlyingNetworks, the networking APIs will reflect some of the properties of the underlying networks (e.g., whether they are metered or not) into the VPN's networkcapabilities. But it's up to the podcast app to use the required APIs, such as isActiveNetworkMetered."

 

I had this same problem with OpenVPN for Android (which is why I'm trying Eddie for Android):

 

https://github.com/schwabe/ics-openvpn/issues/851

 

  But, I just thought I'd post here to see if you can track down the problem.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:55 AM

I notice that using Chromecast doesn’t work while connected with this app. It does however work using the Open VPN Connect app and AirVPN config files. Any way of getting Eddie Android to do the same?

 

Hello!

 

LAN access while Eddie is connected is not possible, we're sorry. We have planned LAN access for a near future Eddie release.

 

Kind regards

It would have been nice to hear this when I asked a similar question in the previous versions  topic.

This aspect of no LAN access should surely be pointed out somewhere prominently, unless I am missing something somewhere of course.

 

Kind Regards



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:09 AM

When I try to download an app update in the Google Play Store with Eddie on, the download fails to start.  It just sits there saying "Download Pending."  Now, personally, I think this is Google's problem starting with Android 8.1:

 

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/72484586

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/68657525

 

and not the specific VPN apps' problem.  But Google denies it.  The following is the text they posted when saying they weren't going to fix the issue:

 

"When a VPN is up the OS has no way to guarantee that network traffic will go on wifi. The VPN app could decide to send and receive traffic on any available interface, including cell data. Recent changes to the VPN code have made it so that if the VPN calls setUnderlyingNetworks, the networking APIs will reflect some of the properties of the underlying networks (e.g., whether they are metered or not) into the VPN's networkcapabilities. But it's up to the podcast app to use the required APIs, such as isActiveNetworkMetered."

 

I had this same problem with OpenVPN for Android (which is why I'm trying Eddie for Android):

 

https://github.com/schwabe/ics-openvpn/issues/851

 

  But, I just thought I'd post here to see if you can track down the problem.

 

I've been using OpenVPN For Android for a few  years without any issues on all sorts of devices since the S4, the latest being a TAB 6 and S8+ both using Oreo. I can't see how it is an Air or Google problem?



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:39 AM

I assume the option to run Eddie for Android with another provider or ovpn file isn't yet present:
 
https://airvpn.org/topic/19909-eddie-with-other-providers-or-custom-openvpn-configuration-files/

 
Still no reply to the above.

 

Hello!
 
This thread is reserved to Eddie Android edition. Eddie Android edition accepts ovpn profiles (of any VPN provider, of course) since its birth. An Eddie Android edition without this option has NEVER existed.
 
Kind regards



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:43 AM

It would have been nice to hear this when I asked a similar question in the previous versions  topic.

This aspect of no LAN access should surely be pointed out somewhere prominently, unless I am missing something somewhere of course.

 

Kind Regards

 

Hello!

 

Already answered, please read https://airvpn.org/topic/30935-eddie-android-edition-201-released/page-2#entry80787

 

Kind regards



#30 ableounceony

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:44 PM

 

I assume the option to run Eddie for Android with another provider or ovpn file isn't yet present:
 
https://airvpn.org/topic/19909-eddie-with-other-providers-or-custom-openvpn-configuration-files/

 
Still no reply to the above.

 

Hello!
 
This thread is reserved to Eddie Android edition. Eddie Android edition accepts ovpn profiles (of any VPN provider, of course) since its birth. An Eddie Android edition without this option has NEVER existed.
 
Kind regards

 

Where is the option in Eddie for Android?  I don't see anything like the "Preferences -> Advanced -> Multi-provider support" option noted in the link I provided.

 

EDIT:  Never mind.  It's in a totally different place.  On the main screen, it's the 3rd option ("OpenVPN Profile") in the menu bar across the top.  Sorry.






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