"Banned from site" when using a VPN ?

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"Banned from site" when using a VPN ?

Postby texas yankee » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:12 am

Hi - I'm trying our some VPN software on my Chromebook (disabled now), and when I tried to connect to TexasCHLForum, I got a message about my IP address being banned - what's the problem with using a VPN ?? THANKS !!


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Re: "Banned from site" when using a VPN ?

Postby bblhd672 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:01 am

http://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=90610&hilit=banned

The thread above probably answers your question.

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Re: "Banned from site" when using a VPN ?

Postby bmwrdr » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:26 am

When a virtual private network (VPN) connection is used on a device it typically connects to a pre configured VPN gateway and establishes an encrypted tunnel to that Network. VPN tunnels are typically used for remote cclients to connect to a private network over the internet. In other words you are connected to a network which subsequently blocks traffic to the CHL forum.
Workarounds are to disable the VPN client on you local device or to configure a split tunnel which will separate IP traffic designated to the VPN gateway and local resources including internet access.
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Re: "Banned from site" when using a VPN ?

Postby Liberty » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:14 pm

Public VONs are commonly, used by the unscrupulous spammers, trolls and hackers. This is probably why it is blocked.
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Re: "Banned from site" when using a VPN ?

Postby ninjabread » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:28 pm

bmwrdr wrote:When a virtual private network (VPN) connection is used on a device it typically connects to a pre configured VPN gateway and establishes an encrypted tunnel to that Network. VPN tunnels are typically used for remote cclients to connect to a private network over the internet. In other words you are connected to a network which subsequently blocks traffic to the CHL forum.

Some company networks use filters to block websites but It sounds like the forum banned his IP address not the other way around.
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Re: "Banned from site" when using a VPN ?

Postby bmwrdr » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:30 am

ninjabread wrote:
bmwrdr wrote:When a virtual private network (VPN) connection is used on a device it typically connects to a pre configured VPN gateway and establishes an encrypted tunnel to that Network. VPN tunnels are typically used for remote cclients to connect to a private network over the internet. In other words you are connected to a network which subsequently blocks traffic to the CHL forum.

Some company networks use filters to block websites but It sounds like the forum banned his IP address not the other way around.


That would mean the companies IP address is blocked and not the address of his home network.
I'd set up a split tunnel configuration and don't worry about asking somebody to unblock a specific or range of IP address(es).
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