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#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. :)

#68322 Control channel encryption / tls-crypt

Posted by go558a83nk on 07 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

I am also interested in this. My country is blocking OpenVPN via DPI. None of the AirVPN protocols works for me anymore even OpenVPN over SSL and SSH.


It has been written by Air staff that tls-crypt is coming soon.

#67775 How do I view blacklisted servers so that I can remove "undo" a serve...

Posted by go558a83nk on 19 December 2017 - 09:13 PM

well... yes, but then you get the entire list of all countries/servers.

unchecking returns to the shortlist lacking the accidentally-blacklisted item,

so I would repeat the question of the OP:

how to undo the accidental blacklisting?


Show all, then scroll to the one blacklisted and fix it.

#67198 Trusted sites to buy Bitcoin

Posted by go558a83nk on 30 November 2017 - 10:14 PM

It is not virtual currency.  It's cryptocurrency. 


See this thread for ideas.  https://airvpn.org/topic/20734-suggestions-for-setting-up-bitcoin-account-beginner/?hl=bitcoin

#66670 Cant connect with Asus DSL-AC68U

Posted by go558a83nk on 12 November 2017 - 09:09 PM

My suggestion is for you to use Asus Merlin firmware, where you get much more control over openvpn.  There you can specify what DNS you want to use.  My thoughts are you're having a DNS problem.

#65832 DNS issues when using AirVPN on Router

Posted by go558a83nk on 03 October 2017 - 04:12 PM

Thanks for writing back.  The directions for using AirVPN on my router, found elsewhere on this site and in these forums, specifically state to asisign the AirVPN private DNS server,, BEFORE activating the vpn on the router, and that's what I've always done.  I use AirVPN's config generator to make the variius config files my router uses for servers, so all of the IP info is contained therein...I'm not typing in IPs or URLs by hand at all, other than the original dns server, and even that is stored.


  Strangely enough, I just tried it again and it's working now. Who knows....maybe there was a glitch in the dns server over the last few days?



When you generate configs select the option on the bottom right that says resolved hosts in ovpn file.  That way you can connect without having to resolve the server name - it puts IP address in instead of name.

#65808 Using Airvpn, but still able to find my original location - help needed.

Posted by go558a83nk on 02 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

I am on my Windows 7 Laptop, and Using Chrome.

Connected to Airvpn, to any USA Server, let say in california..


I used IPleak.net to show me where I am and ensure no DNS Leak.  Works fine.


But when I go to 




as a test and say, allow location...to see where the atm boxe's are.  It does not show me in california...but shows me one near my actual location...


why would it do this?  should the VPN not kick and show my location as in california not where I currently am?



please advise



That's exactly what enabling geolocation in browser does.  But, you can spoof it with an add-on such as location guard.  Otherwise I suggest you disable that setting in your browser. :)

#65470 Ten new 1 Gbit/s servers available (US)

Posted by go558a83nk on 14 September 2017 - 01:19 AM

Tonight it's bad for me.  I tested 15 minutes ago and got good speed.  But, now it's less than 1mbit/s and I'm getting packet loss to the server (Ran) according to pfsense gateway monitoring.

Servers online. Online Sessions: 15502 - BW: 47926 Mbit/sYour IP: Access.