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    ExpressVPN in place of port forwarding

    Living and working in China, I do not have access to my router to change port forwarding, though I do have a VPN which I use regularly. It also seems to be the only VPN that works here. I have tried PureVPN and it does not work, possibly blocked by the Great (Fire)Wall. However when I have attempted to test the connection with the VPN on it does not work. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    The chances are ExpressVPN doesn't support port forwarding. Most VPN companies share the VPN public IP address with many users, so you're not actually having a direct connection on the VPN IP address. Check with ExpressVPN to see what options they have, if any, to allow port forwarding for peer-to-peer gaming on TCP port 1802.

    Otherwise, people have got PureVPN working in China. See a comment here: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forum...l=1#post360711
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trenloe View Post
    The chances are ExpressVPN doesn't support port forwarding. Most VPN companies share the VPN public IP address with many users, so you're not actually having a direct connection on the VPN IP address. Check with ExpressVPN to see what options they have, if any, to allow port forwarding for peer-to-peer gaming on TCP port 1802.

    Otherwise, people have got PureVPN working in China. See a comment here: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forum...l=1#post360711
    As you'll see in the PureVPN discussion, the main way we have been able to get PureVPN to work is with the dedicated ip option added....
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    I have ExpressVPN and it's nice for the usual VPN stuff, but no, they do not support port forwarding at this time.

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    Travellintroll, If you haven't already, you might want to check out this thread to see if any of the other options work:

    https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forum...d-Alternatives
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    Alright, if I get PureVPN do I need to get the dedicated IP service? Do I need to purchase 2 dedicated IPs to connect my laptop?

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    I believe there was one report of someone being able to get PureVPN working with help from their support team without the dedicated ip address, but the only way I was able to get it to work was with the dedicated ip address and I didn't have to mess with the portforward. You shouldn't need two dedicated ip addresses as you will only use one computer (at a time) to host a game.
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