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  Reply # 1978576 16-Mar-2018 12:15
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My dad uses Express VPN while he's in China. He was there a few months ago, unsure if it's still usable now.


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  Reply # 1978578 16-Mar-2018 12:26
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My dad uses Express VPN while he's in China. He was there a few months ago, unsure if it's still usable now.

 

 

@nas Was your Dad roaming or using a standard Chinese internet connection over Wi-Fi / Ethernet ?

 

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  Reply # 1978616 16-Mar-2018 13:24
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I didn't ask, I assume he just used it when on wifi/ethernet.

 

My parents live in Brisbane and use Vodafone AU, but as you've mentioned you dont need VPN when on roaming data.




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  Reply # 1978761 16-Mar-2018 16:39
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I’m probably going to sign up with ExpressVPN so I can continue to use things when connected to wifi. It seems they are reliable in China.

Thanks for everyone’s input.




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  Reply # 1978834 16-Mar-2018 18:52
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corksta: I’m probably going to sign up with ExpressVPN so I can continue to use things when connected to wifi. It seems they are reliable in China.

Thanks for everyone’s input.

 

Just be fully aware of the changes they are occurring this month. It wouldn't surprise me if every VPN stops working after the recent announcements, after all it's not particularly difficult for them to kill everything if they wanted.


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  Reply # 1978838 16-Mar-2018 19:14
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Just be fully aware of the changes they are occurring this month. It wouldn't surprise me if every VPN stops working after the recent announcements, after all it's not particularly difficult for them to kill everything if they wanted.

 

 

Me either. They seem to be taking some steps backwards again now.




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  Reply # 1978842 16-Mar-2018 19:50
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corksta: I’m probably going to sign up with ExpressVPN so I can continue to use things when connected to wifi. It seems they are reliable in China.

Thanks for everyone’s input.

 

Just be fully aware of the changes they are occurring this month. It wouldn't surprise me if every VPN stops working after the recent announcements, after all it's not particularly difficult for them to kill everything if they wanted.

 

 

 

 

Yeah I was reading about that. ExpressVPN offer a 30-day money back guarantee so if it stops working or doesn't work then it's no big deal.





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  Reply # 1978967 17-Mar-2018 10:34
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If you're remotely geeky you can purchase a low end spirit VPS and then run OpenVPN back to your own host. It's a Linux VPS that you pay $5 or so per-annum (yes it's an annual charge) to get a very small VM that has just enough to run a OpenVPN or a mini web server should you desire (128/256MB of ram and 3GB of disk) behind a shared NAT of 20 ports. 

 

Many Chinese seem to use this service as when I have used it as the Public IP is shared but the port range is locked to your own VPS the location comes up as HK for me.

 

YMMV if you are up for the task of setting it up. But it's a super cheap option.








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So I’m here in China now, roaming on mobile data works fine as discussed on here, but I can’t use ExpressVPN when connected to any wifi networks, it just doesn’t connect and times out. I haven’t tried any others as it’s not a big deal but just FYI for anyone else looking at coming here any time soon.




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