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I use Express VPN. First when using the iPhone, now when using the iMac, SigForum will not allow me to log in when using the IP associated with the VPN. If I turn off VPN login is allowed.
I never use public Wi-Fi, so maybe the VPN is not really essential, but it seems like a worthwhile security feature.
Is there a workaround so I can stay on VPN and still log in?
Thanks
SJT


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What's the message you get when attempting to log in using the VPN?
 
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If you're attempting to use the VPN while away from home, the issue may be with the network you are using at the time. In the main, I have not blocked VPN IP address ranges. If you are trying to use the VPN while in, say, a restaurant or similar establishment, you need to know that some public networks disallow VPN tunneling.

When you use a VPN, you are creating a secure, encrypted connection between your device and your VPN provider, but you are still using the network of wherever you happen to be; hence the term "VPN tunnel" and some establishments are not comfortable with this, as they have no view of what you are doing. For instance, I know Panera Bread disallows VPN use on their customer wireless network. I think McDonald's does this as well.
 
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sjtill, do you still need assistance?


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