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    Also, I assume you have the dedicated ip option for Pure VPN as well!
    Last edited by Myrdin Potter; October 31st, 2018 at 12:31.
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    I think he meant IP and not “up”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidmaron View Post
    I think he meant IP and not “up”
    I fixed autocorrect three times and it still reverted to up ....
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    Well, if there is anyone who should know about pure vpn it would be myrdin. He is our world traveler who is often in hotels and China

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrdin Potter View Post
    Also, I assume you have the dedicated ip option for Pure VPN as well!
    I do not have the dedicated IP option. I saw several posts indicating it wasn't necessary or would work without it. Since I'm still in the U.S. I was hoping to not have to resort to that additional expense.

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    Trenloe’s and my advice has consistently been that you need the dedicated ip option. Occassionaly, if you find a near empty server, you do not need it, but without it you are highly unlikely to be able to get it to work.

    I am not aware of anyone saying it is not needed that uses it regularly.

    I use the VPN when I travel or am on public internet for privacy reasons and I travel a lot. I just DMed my regular Monday night game in NYC. I have used my phone internet and the vpn to DM while in China and while they were blocking VPN services.
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    ok. Purevpn asked me to download an app called "listener". It's an executable that will listen on whatever port you tell it. Without that running, I get no open/listening port 1802 on netstat. Canyouseeme fails on 1802. Same conditions as yesterday:

    Connectivity testing at hotel:
    Hotel wifi: set to private
    Mcafee firewall: turned off
    Mcafee antivirus: off
    no other security software running
    purvpn port-forwarding: all ports open
    netstat @ 1802: nothing
    canyouseeme port 1802: failed

    Run "listener" @ port 1802:
    netstat @1802= listening
    canyouseeme: success (shows @ purevpn IP address)
    tracert: 3rd hop looks public
    FG shows both external and internal same IP = purevpn IP address
    FG test: hangs on "in progress"

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    Well, I don't know who flipped what switch but I think I may have it working now. As stated before, I had anything security-wise I could think of stripped down to try to get a basic connection. I tried different modes on PureVPN but eventually back to "streaming" mode is what worked. I slowly began tightening the security pieces one-by-one to see at what point the test would fail but this time they didn't. Disconnected all wifi, vpn, etc. and re-established from scratch to be sure and got a successful FG server test. Here are the items I tweaked in my setup in case anyone else has something similar:

    PureVPN mode: streaming
    - port-forwarding: block all except 1802
    Hotel wireless set to private (it seems to revert to public on each session)
    Mcafee antivirus
    - Added exclusion for purvpn.exe
    Mcafee firewall:
    - traffic controller: stealth
    - Internet connections for programs:
    - -- fantasygrounds.exe->designated ports->netguard off
    - -- PureVPN->designated ports->netguard off
    - -- PureVPNService->designated ports->netguard off
    - Ports & system services:
    - fantasygrounds TCP port:1802
    FG internal and external IP address show as same.
    FG connection test: success
    canyouseeme only sees open 1802 when FG is actually running (beyond test screen)

    If you think I need to tighten up any of those setting further, please feel free to recommend. I'm not sure where the failure point will be (netguard, etc) so I'm scared to touch it now. :-D
    Thanks all for the patience.
    Last edited by rsqdivr; November 1st, 2018 at 01:39. Reason: formatting

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    This is without the dedicated IP option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrdin Potter View Post
    This is without the dedicated IP option?
    correct.

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