I decided to try the VyprVPN live chat support when all of their servers were down during the early morning hours of March 7, 2016 during the NPC meetings. The chat was completely useless and the most idiotic advice even given to me by any VPN support staff. Yes VyprVPN - the VPNs are being actively blocked by the government I'm sure that reinstalling the C++ Redistributable files will solve the problem!
I did send an email and got a more sensible reply form the email support.
Here is the transcript of my live chat.
Me: Cannot connect to anything from China right now.
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Sorry, Frank is busy right now. Please wait while we find someone else.
Frank: What Operating System (OS) is installed on the problematic device?
Me: Windows 7
I think it's due to China blocking VPN right now, not my computer
I can connect with other VPN such as ExpressVPN and VPNAC but not yours
error code 6026
the server could not be reach; attempted on 4 ports
Frank: I would like to have you to uninstall the C++ Redistributable files installed on your pc then install fresh from the links below. The issue with the service failing to start may be tied in with corrupt C++ files, so a fresh install of them may allow the app to launch/service to start.
After installing restart the PC and test vypr.
If the issue persists let us know.
Me: The issue is not with service unable to start. The issue is failure to connect to your servers.
I am also unable to connect on my router
Frank: Router, how so?
Me: I'm sure that uninstalling the C++ Redistributable files will not solve the problem
I mean I also cannot connect to your VPN using your app installed on my Tomato firmware.
Let re-check the error.
The C++ may be for a different error
The error notes port blocks or the auto port selection is timing out. You can check switch to manual port selection and check your firewall for blocks.
With regard to the tomato issue we would need to gather info and confirm it was set up properly.
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