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Matthew_Cash
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I use a VPN setup on my own server everywhere (home, school, public wifi, etc). I am using AlgoVPN on an Ubuntu server. I have zero issues connecting at my house on PC, iOS, and Android. Once I use the school internet though, it is unable to connect. I am 100% sure it is the school doing this because it works on cellular connections and the school blocks many games. If anyone has any ideas on how to get around this that would be great. Many free VPNs work on the school

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3 minutes ago, Matthew_Cash said:

and the school blocks many games.

You go to school to study and learn, not to play games.

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They do it for a reason. Why are you surprised it doesn't work xD Get good grades and don't be a bum like me.

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Just now, Cereal5 said:

They do it for a reason. Why are you surprised it doesn't work xD Get good grades and don't be a bum like me.

 

1 minute ago, r2724r16 said:

You go to school to study and learn, not to play games.

I don't use the VPN for malicious reasons, I use it to protect myself and to prevent the school from seeing all of the data coming to and from my device. If I was just doing it to play games, I would use my data connection. 

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If you do not want to use the school's internet, don't. Mobile data is fairly cheap and fucking quick (That said, my unis internet connection saturates the Gigabit Ethernet on my laptop, shits all over my 160Mb down on from 4G on my phone).

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Just now, Comic_Sans_MS said:

If you do not want to use the school's internet, don't. Mobile data is fucking quick (That said, my unis internet connection saturates the Gigabit Ethernet on my laptop).

I only have data on my phone, I like to use my laptop for school

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Just now, Matthew_Cash said:

I only have data on my phone, I like to use my laptop for school

Get a 4G network card for your laptop. I have one for mine (well, actually HSPA+, so only 3G). Or alternatively, run a mobile hotspot - either wifi, bluetooth or using a USB cable.

 

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Just now, Comic_Sans_MS said:

Get a 4G network card for your laptop. I have one for mine (well, actually HSPA+, so only 3G). Or alternatively, run a mobile hotspot - either wifi, bluetooth or using a USB cable.

 

I don't want to get a network card for my PC, I want this VPN to work.

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1 minute ago, Matthew_Cash said:

I don't want to get a network card for my PC, I want this VPN to work.

Well, you're not, depending on how your schools firewall is set up.

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Just now, Comic_Sans_MS said:

Well, your not, depending on how your schools firewall is set up.

Yeah... depending

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19 minutes ago, Matthew_Cash said:

I use a VPN setup on my own server everywhere (home, school, public wifi, etc). I am using AlgoVPN on an Ubuntu server. I have zero issues connecting at my house on PC, iOS, and Android. Once I use the school internet though, it is unable to connect. I am 100% sure it is the school doing this because it works on cellular connections and the school blocks many games. If anyone has any ideas on how to get around this that would be great.

You ask the School's IT for an exception with a proper business / educational use-case to go with it.

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Just now, kirashi said:

You ask the School's IT for an exception with a proper business / educational use-case to go with it.

They said that VPNs are allowed, but they will not make an exception

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Just now, Matthew_Cash said:

They said that VPNs are allowed, but they will not make an exception

Then change your VPN provider to one that works on their network. :) 

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Just now, kirashi said:

Then change your VPN provider to one that works on their network. :) 

I run the VPN on my own server

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1 minute ago, Matthew_Cash said:

I run the VPN on my own server

Gotcha, so they probably block the port being used then. Try changing the port, or method of VPN connection. For instance, even my shared webhost is very strict on how you can connect to a jailed SSH shell on the server. You must add an exception for the IP inside cPanel, generate and use a private / public SSH keypair, and can only connect using certain SSH clients on certain non-default ports.

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Just now, Matthew_Cash said:

I run the VPN on my own server

Run it on 443 port like SSL, if it's still not working look for advanced hiding technique ... tunneling trough TOR or things like that...

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Just now, kirashi said:

Gotcha, so they probably block the port being used then. Try changing the port, or method of VPN connection. For instance, even my shared webhost is very strict on how you can connect to a jailed SSH shell. You must add an exception for the IP inside cPanel, generate and use a private / public SSH keypair, and can only connect using certain SSH clients.

Ok, I will attempt to do that, thank you!

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Yup, they're prob blocking the port. That's what my school did.

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