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Astrill has offered nothing but headaches, terrible vpn access and customer service that should not even be called service. I have had nothing but problems with Astrill VPN, provide slow, unreliable vpn internet access from Beijing, China. I had been using Astrill for four years. They seem to have been singled out for attention by China's censors. Their main website was blocked long ago and now it seems their alternative address is also blocked. The desktop and android clients won't. In China, I recommend Astrill over Express VPN. Astrill has a Smart Mode that automatically tunnels only for international sites, which is really useful in China. As you may know, some local websites or service will not work once VPN is enabled. I had been using Astrill for four years. They seem to have been singled out for attention by China's censors. Their main website was blocked long ago and now it seems their alternative address is also blocked.

  • Anybody else having problems connecting to Astrill today?

    Yes, it did this a week or so ago for a few hours.

    Not Astrill, but having Witop problems today, and just some general net issues…as usual.

    I just renewed with Astrill last week. Had a few problems (my PC configuration is kinda weird) but i gotta say, their customer service is top-notch. The new China Optimized server has been blazing fast for me; no Netflix or Youtube stuttering at all…

    For me LA servers are fast, UK too… is better do a speedtest weekly or on specific server because load is different day by day…

    A nice day,
    I have some speed problem using Astrill in OpenVpn mode. I know about all the restriction on this protocol for China. I want know if can to be a problem related at MTU size.
    I have a chinese router locked about configuration (MTU ??? maybe 1492 ???) – private router (MTU 1442) – astrill client (MTU 1400).
    Looks like a correct connection? if i don’t misunderstood, ADSL line MTU must to be higher and software / pc MTU must to be lower, right?
    Thanks for everything and good work

    Coincidentally, after the Chinese propaganda sirens, I wasn’t able to connect to strong nor senvpn. Both PPTP and L2TP failed

    Chinese government 很牛B

Astrill China Site

1) Clear your browser cookies and cache.

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2) You can try clearing your flash cache and cookies using this link (make sure to delete all sites and confirm the prompt)-http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html

then restart browser and it should work

Switch to any US server and report back if this works out any better for you.

How to select different servers in Astrill application -http://i34.tinypic.com/2hxbl87.jpg

Help>>Reset Settings on Astrill Application.

Then Please try this:

1. Open Astrill

2. Settings->OpenWeb Options: CHECK 'Set System Proxy'

3. Change port to 8642

4. Restart Astrill

Then try with USA via Korea


Help>Speed Test on Astrill Application.

Use this to find the fastest server for your connection.

We suggest you to type server IP instead of address and try again.

You can find list of all servers here:

Once you pick up a server, to get its IP address type on your PC in console (cmd.exe on Windows/ Terminal on Macintosh):

nslookup xx.astrill.net

Euro truck simulator 2 essentials crack. This will give you IP address of server, type that on your phone.

Also it is possible that your phone uses a proxy from your ISP, You can try to disable ISP proxy in phone settings.

Please go to Control Panel --> Network and Internet --> Network Connections --> 'Change Adapter Settings' and enable 'Astrill SSL VPN'To do so, right click on 'Astrill SSL VPN' and select 'Enable'

If you can't find 'Astrill SSL VPN' under 'Change Adapter Settings', you would need to do the following.

Log in to Astrill application --> Press and hold the 'CTRL' key on keyboard and click on HELP tab in Astrill application.Then click on 'TAP Hide/Show' option and confirm the Windows prompt to allow changes. 'Astrill SSL VPN' will appear under 'Change Adapter Settings' and you can enable it.


1) run cmd.exe as Administrator

2) Call the following commands to disable driver signature enforcement

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON


3) Reboot computer, and during boot press F8, and select 'Disable Driver Signature Enforcement'

4) When you boot into Windows, reinstall Astrill.

Please go to System Preferences>> Security and Privacy>> General tab. You will see there 'Allow applications downloaded from:' and select 'Anywhere'. This should fix the problem.


Then you will get an English Version.

Please disable OpenDNS on your router and your PC as well. PC should use DHCP from VPN router. This way it will use Astrill DNS servers configured on router and all sites will work.

Help>Reset Settings on Astrill Application.

Now type your password. Login and Logout Astrill Application. Exit it.

Rerun Astrill. It should remember.

Make sure you don't copy/paste the password.

It won't keep it saved. If you copy/paste.

You can try these solutions below

Check browser network settings, remove any proxy.

If there is no proxy, you can change your DNS to google DNS. You can refer from this screenshot

Astrill china site

If it still does not work, you can follow these steps below

1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)

Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.

Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, tap or click Get started.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

Make sure that you have not copied the application from other device. Astrill application should be downloaded to device directly from our download page

Our IPSec is compatible with Apple devices. We have not tested it on other devices, however some customers are using it on routers with success.

Cisco IPSec PSK configuration:

Here are parameters for the 1st phase:

- username/password: your astrill credentials

- preshared key (PSK): way2stars

- exchange mode: main or aggressive

- encryption: aes or 3des or des

- hash algorithm: sha1 or md5

- dhgroup: 1024-bit (group 2)

Here are parameters for the 2nd phase:


- encryption: aes or 3des or des or rijndael or blowfish or twofish

- authentication: hmac_sha1 or hmac_md5

- compression: deflate

We did intensive tests and found the issue is not in our software at all.

Recent Chrome/Chromium browsers have internal DNS client, so they bypass system DNS resolver. Astrill can control only system DNS resolver. There is an option to disable this new feature and use system resolver.

To do so, type:chrome://flags

Then search for Asynchronous DNS, set it to Disabled. Restart browser. This should fix your issue.

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