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rfj1001
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Conflict with vpn

Post by rfj1001 » 30 Jan 2021 14:48

I've had Nordvpn running on my pc for a few years - nothing special, just connected to a UK server.

Over the last few days I've not been able to access the fhug website (just times out) and I've now worked out that if I disconnect vpn, I can access it with no problems.

Access to all other websites seem fine

Obviously, something has changed somewhere - but not sure what. Does anyone know how to overcome the problem so I don't have to disconnect Nordvpn every time I want to access fhug?

Many thanks

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Re: Conflict with vpn

Post by PeterR » 30 Jan 2021 15:16

BREXIT?
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Re: Conflict with vpn

Post by BillH » 30 Jan 2021 16:33

This may be an issue with NordVPN rather than the FHUG site. I use the Symantec VPN and have no problems accessing the FHUG site.

Bill

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Re: Conflict with vpn

Post by jbtapscott » 30 Jan 2021 17:44

I'm a relative newcomer to NordVPN (I have, though, used others), and don't have it set to auto start on my laptop. After I read your post I invoked it and connected to a UK server (I am "stuck" in Greece at the moment) - attempts to open FHUG and BBC News both failed but after I ran the offered diagnostics (which reset the network devices), I did get through to both websites successfully. Not sure that really helps you, but at least I can confirm successful connection to the FHUG website when using NordVPN.
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Re: Conflict with vpn

Post by Jane » 01 Feb 2021 14:56

In order to keep the amount of spammers out we use Cleantalk to block troublesome IPs so it's possible some of the Nord ones have been blocked.
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