Network Routing Tables

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  1. Ruthlez

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    Hi everyone!

    I recently started using a VPN. However some websites block VPN ips so I can't visit them.
    To solve this problem I would like to add the blocked website's IP to my route table.
    It works fine on my other laptops but on my PC it doesn't seem to function. I ran the following command as an administrator in my cmd. Got the OK! feedback message but I still get blocked from visiting the website when on a VPN.

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    Route add [website IP] [Default Gateway]
    At the bottom of this screenshot :
    route.


    you can see that the IP is indeed added to the list but sadly it doesn't function. I have been suggested to reinstall my Windows 10 but was wondering if there aren't any other solutions to this problem.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Neemobeer

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    Lower the metric the specific IP entries to at least 19
     
  3. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Well actually if your VPN enables the proxy settings for web browsing you can probably go into Internet Options >Connections tab > lan settings > advanced and add the IP addresses into the exceptions box because otherwise while the proxy is enabled the routing table will see everything going to the routes with a mask of 128.0.0.0 and those have the lowest metric
     
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    Thanks for the responds!
    I tried following your steps,
    is this right? still doesn't let me connect.
     

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    Which VPN client are you using?
     
  6. Ruthlez

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    IPvanish
     
  7. Neemobeer

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    Hmm not sure how there client works and they don't really have any documentation. I would look at your Proxy settings and route tables while the VPN is active and see how it's configured then.
     
  8. Ruthlez

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    Here are the two route tables with VPN enabled & disabled (104.25.147.11 is the IP i'm trying to bypass)

    Don't see any changes in the proxy settings.
    There's a seperate option for the vpn however, maybe I need to change something in there?
     

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    So add a route for that address. Route add 104.25.147.11 mask 255.255.255.255 198.168.0.1 metric 15
     
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    This would be while then VPN is enabled right?

    I added the route with metric 15 however when printing out it show metric 40 and still blocks website.
     

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    Because its still hitting the vpn route
     
  12. Ruthlez

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    Mhmm.. well my Subscription for IPvanish is expiring in a couple days. U have any suggestions for VPNs for which you know how to fix this issue?
     
  13. Neemobeer

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    I'm curious why do you need a VPN anyways? Most of the time people use them to access corporate resources remotely and I guess if you really want the privacy. You could always just use TOR if that's all you are concerned about.
     
  14. Ruthlez

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    Primary issue when you have a somewhat important role in a gaming community of some sort. You get targeted by children ranging from age 12 to 17 who think it's funny or cool to ddos your home internet for 4 hours a day or social engineer your ISP to get your information and post it online. It goes as far as sending a SWAT team to someones house over getting killed in a video game. I don't want to take anymore risks, better safe then sorry.
     
  15. Neemobeer

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    Tor would work fine for that purpose and it's free.
     
  16. Ruthlez

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    People can get your IP over things like Teamspeak, Skype, Ingame clients, databases, Ip grabbers etc.. Tor doesn't protect you from that.
     
  17. Neemobeer

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    If you're willing to spend about 50 bucks you can buy a raspberry pi and create a onion pi, it's basically an access point that you connect to as you would your regular router, but the pi is configured for TOR traffic. Overview | Onion Pi | Adafruit Learning System
     
  18. Neemobeer

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    It actually does, but you need to configure all your applications to use the socks proxy with TOR, or the onion pi automatically proxies all traffic.
     

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