How to Set Up and Use Surfshark VPN in China

Surfshark is one of the best VPN deals that you will find anywhere. Ok, so it’s a great deal. But here is the big question… Does Surfshark VPN work in China? Yes, kind of, but it’s complicated. Surfshark used to work very well in China with the Shadowsocks protocol. However, they recently discontinued support for … Read more

How to connect to ExpressVPN using manual OpenVPN configurations

In today’s tutorial I am going to show you how to connect to ExpressVPN using manual OpenVPN configuration files with third party OpenVPN clients for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. This can be very useful if you are using ExpressVPN in China because the manual OpenVPN server IP addresses are different from the ones used … Read more

How to Use a Computer as a Virtual VPN Router

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Warning If your purpose for setting up a virtual VPN router is watching USA Netflix on devices such as Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Smart TV, iPad, Android, etc then make sure you are using a VPN service that supports Netflix on all devices. Many VPN services are “browser only” for Netflix which means that they … Read more

How to watch Netflix in China with a VPN (2021 Update)

Netflix (the most popular paid video streaming site in the world) is now available in every country in the world, with only 4 exceptions – China, North Korea, Syria, and Crimea. Does that mean you can’t watch Netflix in China? Of course not. You can still watch Netflix in China with the right VPN. But … Read more

How to download VPN apps on iOS in China

Recently, Apple has removed all VPN apps from the China App Store. But there is a workaround to get these apps installed on your iOS in China! So, what can you do to download the VPN if you are in China? The answer is quite simple actually. The restriction can be bypassed by using a … Read more

How to set up Manual OpenVPN on iOS

Important Update (2021) This article was originally published in 2016 when did not have an iOS app available. now has an iOS app, which is also now the only way to connect to in China. no longer allows OpenVPN connections from China. If you are outside of China, then you can … Read more

How to tunnel OpenVPN over Shadowsocks with ExpressVPN

How to tunnel ExpressVPN (and other VPNs) over a Shadowsocks proxy (OpenVPN over SOCKS5). Instructions for Windows and Mac. Import Update ExpressVPN ended support for OpenVPN TCP manual configurations on June 30, 2019. As it’s not possible to tunnel UDP over Shadowsocks, that means it is no longer possible to tunnel ExpressVPN over Shadowsocks. If … Read more

How to use DNSCrypt to prevent DNS spoofing in China

China uses DNS spoofing to block access to websites and prevent connections to VPN servers. This can be prevented by securing your DNS with DNSCrypt. What is DNS? DNS stands for Domain Name Systems. It is like a “phonebook for the internet”. When you use the internet, you do so through domain names. For example, … Read more

How to Flash the ExpressVPN Router App Firmware

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Step-by-step instructions to flash the ExpressVPN router firmware app on a cheap Linksys EA6200/XAC1200 router available on Taobao or eBay. March 2019 Update ExpressVPN has released a new v2 router app that might offer better connectivity for users in China. If you are having trouble connecting in China, you can ask the live chat support … Read more

Tips for Online Security and Privacy

Unfortunately many people think that just using a VPN is enough by itself is enough to protect their privacy and security online. Of course using a VPN is very important if you are concerned about privacy and security, but it’s not the only measure you should take. Here are some additional tips. 1. Choose your … Read more