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So I am trying to setup a VPN I will use on occasion separate from gaming. I used PureVPN since it's one of the choices seemingly coded into the router. 

The login works with Chicago, LA, NY for both protocals TCP/UDP but the one server I need, isn't working. First only has a protocal selection for TCP which purevpn says it is setup for UDP as well. Second , the TCP will not connect at all in the logs shows no server verification method selected... this is a backend issue. Every location I chose with support in chat form purevpn worked minus the one I need, houston. Can we get this fixed? I'd prefer not to have to rely on CA certs and scripts since it's part of the basic setup. 

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I can also confirm that this is happening for me also when trying to connect to Houston. I know there server is live and active as I can log onto that server with the purevpn windows app. 

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6 hours ago, BIG__DOG said:

I can also confirm that this is happening for me also when trying to connect to Houston. I know there server is live and active as I can log onto that server with the purevpn windows app. 

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Hey Big Dog. 

If you didn't already have a working file, this is what was given to me from pureVPN last night and it works with UDP. I also have TCP if you need. It does show up as Dallas when locating the IP but it's not a huge difference from the tracert I ran for the houston hostname. 

client
verb 1
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remote ustx2-ovpn-udp.pointtoserver.com 5500 
connect-retry-max 3
connect-retry 3
resolv-retry 15
dev tun
auth-user-pass
persist-key
persist-tun
nobind
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# 2048 bit OpenVPN static key 

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key-direction 1
remote-cert-tls server
cipher AES-256-CBC
comp-lzo
route-method exe 
route-delay 2 
route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0
script-security 2

 

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Hey @BIG__DOG have you ever got OPEN NAT type in Call of Duty with pureVPN? 

I've got a crazy routing story.  I am having troubles with the geofilter connecting outside of my filter range as well as ignoring Allowed servers within my range and even if not on the allow list and only inside the filter it is somehow seemingly blocking them form connection. Also I can see my own player icon during a PSN speedtest which I've always been able to do as well as ping. Fraser says this isn't how it's supposed to work. Also, when all of these issues started I also lost the ability to ping myself and ID myself.  I can tell it's me because of the timing during a speedtest I see the PSN server and a player Icon.  

So being naturally inclined to dig my own hole I decided to dig in. Since my ISP hands out a private IP in the 10.64.x.x range I decided to try and bypass their NAT somewhat with a VPN. I selected PureVPN based on recommendations from you scattered throughout the forum. Not a poor choice. I knew my routing lead me directly to Dallas Texas with about 10 hops total. I found an issue with the Houston selection within the Hybrid VPN Basic setup UI and via chat they gave me a config file  for TCP or UDP. UDP is the preference for packet speed. So I load up the VPN and test things out... not bad 100/10 speeds down to 23/10 over ovpn... That's actually really good from my experience.  So I figure I am not going to get an open NAT that moderate would be acceptable, no big deal. I load the geofilter wait a few minutes. Load the game. moderate nat.. now expecting to test if the servers I usually play on would be ignored or utilized.  Search took less than a few seconds and my ping was identical to non-VPN ping and get this, my in-game latency after game engine etc.. was actually lower by a significant amount.  Instead of pinging at 17-22 and seeing in game of 33-43 I was dead flat at in game latency of 30ms. I mean zero fluctuation!  WTH?!?!  So thinking it's a fluke I kept testing.  SO my next server was the dreaded servers I have been trying to avoid. A new block of Internap routed servers that are mixed up between Texas and Kansas on the filter UI but for some reason even though i have very good routing to Dallas these servers would show a ping of mid to high 40's and in game latency of 60-75.  Here's the crazy part!  These servers actually got better over VPN. I assume due to some weird routing hang up but I am now seeing in game latency of 30ms on these as well. I set all of my Internap Deny list to Allow and had 2 hrs of zero issues.  I am hoping this hold true and is not a late night testing fluke. 

On a side note, I purchased port forwarding when I set up the account. Since everything seemed to be better behidn the VPN I decided to wrok with their support to see if in fact I could get an open NAT. With their UDP config file, Manual forwards on the XR500, and my account set to OPEN ALL. I was able to achieve OPEN nat in bo4 behind a VPN. I don;t know if others have tried or been easily successful but here's the strange thing.  The support person and myself went through every setting we could think of and about 20 diable/enable, restarts etc. So the theory is that once the VPN is open on port 5500 in my case, the only port activity required from my ISP is that port to open the tunnel. Since the netduma vpn is a hybrid and I have my PC not added to the list I thought maybe it was an issue with the ISP seeing half this half that... lets try triggering the ports from their Carrier Grade NAT without VPN then turn on the VPN and launch the PS4 and then the game. Immediate OPEN nat. Weird and possibly a testing glitch but still hope. 

Yea I know long story.... write me a novel. Lifes beauty is the details. 

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It sounds like we need to update our config file for this server - I imagine PureVPN may have changed something..

You should be able to workaround this if you toggle to the Advanced tab on setup. In there, paste the open VPN config file into the config field. 

There's a full guide on how to do this here:

http://support.netduma.com/support/solutions/articles/16000087492--dumaos-optimal-settings-guide-hybrid-vpn

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17 hours ago, stalker4hire- said:

Hey @BIG__DOG have you ever got OPEN NAT type in Call of Duty with pureVPN? 

I've got a crazy routing story.  I am having troubles with the geofilter connecting outside of my filter range as well as ignoring Allowed servers within my range and even if not on the allow list and only inside the filter it is somehow seemingly blocking them form connection. Also I can see my own player icon during a PSN speedtest which I've always been able to do as well as ping. Fraser says this isn't how it's supposed to work. Also, when all of these issues started I also lost the ability to ping myself and ID myself.  I can tell it's me because of the timing during a speedtest I see the PSN server and a player Icon.  

So being naturally inclined to dig my own hole I decided to dig in. Since my ISP hands out a private IP in the 10.64.x.x range I decided to try and bypass their NAT somewhat with a VPN. I selected PureVPN based on recommendations from you scattered throughout the forum. Not a poor choice. I knew my routing lead me directly to Dallas Texas with about 10 hops total. I found an issue with the Houston selection within the Hybrid VPN Basic setup UI and via chat they gave me a config file  for TCP or UDP. UDP is the preference for packet speed. So I load up the VPN and test things out... not bad 100/10 speeds down to 23/10 over ovpn... That's actually really good from my experience.  So I figure I am not going to get an open NAT that moderate would be acceptable, no big deal. I load the geofilter wait a few minutes. Load the game. moderate nat.. now expecting to test if the servers I usually play on would be ignored or utilized.  Search took less than a few seconds and my ping was identical to non-VPN ping and get this, my in-game latency after game engine etc.. was actually lower by a significant amount.  Instead of pinging at 17-22 and seeing in game of 33-43 I was dead flat at in game latency of 30ms. I mean zero fluctuation!  WTH?!?!  So thinking it's a fluke I kept testing.  SO my next server was the dreaded servers I have been trying to avoid. A new block of Internap routed servers that are mixed up between Texas and Kansas on the filter UI but for some reason even though i have very good routing to Dallas these servers would show a ping of mid to high 40's and in game latency of 60-75.  Here's the crazy part!  These servers actually got better over VPN. I assume due to some weird routing hang up but I am now seeing in game latency of 30ms on these as well. I set all of my Internap Deny list to Allow and had 2 hrs of zero issues.  I am hoping this hold true and is not a late night testing fluke. 

On a side note, I purchased port forwarding when I set up the account. Since everything seemed to be better behidn the VPN I decided to wrok with their support to see if in fact I could get an open NAT. With their UDP config file, Manual forwards on the XR500, and my account set to OPEN ALL. I was able to achieve OPEN nat in bo4 behind a VPN. I don;t know if others have tried or been easily successful but here's the strange thing.  The support person and myself went through every setting we could think of and about 20 diable/enable, restarts etc. So the theory is that once the VPN is open on port 5500 in my case, the only port activity required from my ISP is that port to open the tunnel. Since the netduma vpn is a hybrid and I have my PC not added to the list I thought maybe it was an issue with the ISP seeing half this half that... lets try triggering the ports from their Carrier Grade NAT without VPN then turn on the VPN and launch the PS4 and then the game. Immediate OPEN nat. Weird and possibly a testing glitch but still hope. 

Yea I know long story.... write me a novel. Lifes beauty is the details. 

Hi, I do not or advise against gaming over a vpn. There is a lot of extra lag created due to the rerouting of your packets and the extra layer of encryption. I only use a vpn for a few select uses on my pc and do not use it on a router level. 

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18 hours ago, stalker4hire- said:

Hey Big Dog. 

If you didn't already have a working file, this is what was given to me from pureVPN last night and it works with UDP. I also have TCP if you need. It does show up as Dallas when locating the IP but it's not a huge difference from the tracert I ran for the houston hostname. 

 

Hi Glad your issue is sorted. I do not use a vpn on the router level as only use it on pc for select uses which is why I use the app.

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