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#75414 Thats a first. Someone really busy today?

Posted by go558a83nk on 04 July 2018 - 06:13 PM

I was connected to another AirVPN server the other day and rarbg was telling me my IP was banned.  It wouldn't let me post comments to torrents, or vote on comments, or look past page 2 of the list of torrents.


But, I had no problems downloading torrent files.


I went to another AirVPN server and had no problems.  Obviously there are users of AirVPN who are morons and cause problems for the rest of us.

#73782 Everything works great except for accessing your site. (airvpn.org)

Posted by go558a83nk on 02 June 2018 - 02:56 PM

I agree.  airpvn.org is one of the slowest loading web sites I've ever used when I have to login.  It's not bad when everything is cached.

#73567 AirVPN 8th birthday celebrations

Posted by go558a83nk on 28 May 2018 - 12:51 PM


#73396 Setting Up OpenVPN on pfSense for TLS 1.2 servers

Posted by go558a83nk on 24 May 2018 - 05:19 PM

Your title is misleading.  TLS 1.2 has been in use for some time.  tls-crypt is what's new.


Paste in the tls-crypt.key info into the key field, and then below it select the option for authentication and encryption.


Then also change the auth digest to SHA512.  that should be what you need to connect.


If you aren't already doing it, you should also see performance improvement using AES-256-GCM as data cipher vs CBC

#73383 Explanation of Protocols Tab Under Settings

Posted by go558a83nk on 24 May 2018 - 11:51 AM

1 and 2 are tls-auth, 3 and 4 are tls-crypt.


The reason for having two of each is in case one is blocked by ....  ISP or something.


If you resolve a server name, for example, "nslookup leo.airvpn.org", it'll resolve to its #1 IP.

#72127 SSL is blocked, anyway to bypass this block?

Posted by go558a83nk on 04 May 2018 - 01:32 AM

Regular connections are just as safe.  SSL or SSH are needed to bypass blocks or throttles.


It would be interesting for you to try a tls-crypt config on your mobile if you can.  Another person has reported that that bypassed a block.

#71686 Alternative AirVPN client with provider-independent double-hop support (GNU/L...

Posted by go558a83nk on 20 April 2018 - 05:23 PM

It's good to see stuff like this in the forums.  Compared to two years ago I think Air forums have lost a lot of knowledgeable users so this is refreshing.


I don't think I'll have an opportunity to use this as I use pfense but I hope somebody finds it useful.

#70836 New 1 Gbit/s server available (US)

Posted by go558a83nk on 12 March 2018 - 10:30 PM

I run speedtest with Pavonis server in chicago and it connects to chicago, I run speedtest with Microscopium and it connects to a server in NYC not Chicago... please advise... using OPENVPN and win 10... all other servers work fine and connect where they say they are... :/  sigh


you must be new to VPN.  errors within the several geolocation databases companies like speedtest use are so common.  and it takes time for a change to propagate. 


the server really is in Chicago no matter where speedtest says it is.

#70743 Ports no longer forwarded

Posted by go558a83nk on 08 March 2018 - 09:31 PM

1) Ok, I turned UPnP and NAT-PMP off. (the problem with doing that is I cannot run a test in Utorrent to see if port is open)

2) I already have a port forwarded on this site

3) I have that same port "port used for incoming connections" entered into my Utorrent.


So I just did the Port Forward test here on the site, and still getting "Not reachable on server IP over the external port "my port", tcp protocol. Error : 101 - Connection timed out"



You said "If that doesn't work when it did before then may I ask if you've installed or update some software, such as firewall, or other "security" software?"


Answer is I have not updated anything. 


"Are you binding your torrent client to the TAP adapter?"


I don't know what that is. 


"Are you using the network lock in Eddie?"




The only thing I have done on my PC lately is set it up to remain the same IP address by making it a static IP, but this issue I am having was there before I did that. 


Does any traffic flow to/from utorrent even if port forwarding isn't working?  Or is it completely not working?  You didn't happen to mess with proxy settings or something?


It's probably time to switch to qbittorrent anyway, considering the fact that utorrent is in big trouble for a security vulnerability.


Qbittorrent can be bound to the TAP adapter which is another level of security as you don't have to worry about it trying to make connections outside the VPN tunnel.

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#70736 Ports no longer forwarded

Posted by go558a83nk on 08 March 2018 - 07:13 PM

So then explain why everything worked just fine before with me doing the things you said NOT to do? I was also told directly from another person to have ports in my Router open. 


And, where the heck am I supposed to run Eddie from if not on my PC? 


Some people run an openvpn client on their router, etc.  In that case, ports do need to be opened on the router.  But, not using the usual port forward which goes from WAN to LAN but with iptables so you can specify TUN to LAN.


When running Eddie on a PC the encrypted tunnel goes from your PC to the VPN server.  Your router only sees the 1 connection your PC and the VPN server communicate on.  Everything happens inside that 1 encrypted connection.  Thus it's called "tunnel".  So, please understand that your router isn't even capable of selectively allowing connections to be established from "outside" through that VPN tunnel because it doesn't even see all the connections happening inside that tunnel.


Anyway, port forwarding is working for thousands of people as I write this.  If it were not so we'd see a LOT more posts about it.

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#70695 Ports no longer forwarded

Posted by go558a83nk on 07 March 2018 - 04:30 PM

Port is forwarded on my router and AirVPN (the port I have picked on this site), as I always have. 


I forward for torrent (old version of uTorrent). No settings have changed. 


I am ruining AirVPN from my PC with Eddie, as I always have. 


Again, I have had this set up for months and things worked fine. Now all the sudden they don't. 



All proper guides on this site say you DO NOT forward ports on your router if you are using AirVPN Eddie on your PC.

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#69621 false advertising

Posted by go558a83nk on 19 February 2018 - 04:26 AM

I guess all those people getting great speeds as seen on the status page don't matter.  You're the proof that AirVPN is slow.

#69532 Asus RT-AC86U won't resolve europe.vpn.airdns.org

Posted by go558a83nk on 15 February 2018 - 08:27 PM

Hi there,


I'm trying to set up the VPN in my Asus router. I created a config on https://airvpn.org/generator/. Problem is that I don't get an connection. Obviously the router can' t resolve the address. If I use an IP ( it's working. I did set up and as DNS server. Anyone an idea how to solve this problem?


Second problem is, when I start the VPN client (with IP) it's working fine, after stopping the DNS resolution is not working anymore. I can't reach any page. Just when I set the DNS Server in the router back to automatic it's working again...?!








1) It's just best to pick a server that works well for you and stick to it, using IP address, not a name.


2) What you're using for DNS servers are not DNS servers.  That's why your name resolution isn't working.


3) If you're not using merlin asus (https://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/) already I strongly recommend that you do.  You'll have much more control over your openvpn client on the router, including the ability to do policy routing.  It also gives you a choice on how to handle DNS - you can force the use of AirVPN DNS resolver when the tunnel is up or you can disable DNS switching and continue to use the DNS resolver of your choice when the tunnel is up.  The best mix of security, privacy, and ease is to just force the use of AirVPN DNS resolver.

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#69020 IPv6 support - Experimental phase

Posted by go558a83nk on 01 February 2018 - 04:08 PM

Where's everybody who's been begging for IPv6?  Not testing or just not posting here?  :dunno:

#68557 Multi key support and management available

Posted by go558a83nk on 16 January 2018 - 01:53 AM

Interesting.  The new keys are SHA512, not SHA1. :)

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