Solved Join and Private Internet Access VPN on Windows 10

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  1. Jorge Rhor

    Jorge Rhor New Member

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    Hello.

    I hope someone can help me.
    As noted on the title, I am trying to use Join on a Windows 10 machine and PIA VPN.
    Only when Data Encryption (AES-128 CBC) is enabled and Data Authentication is disabled I can receive notifications from Join on an Android phone.
    Data Authentication is what would block an active attacker to get between my machine and the VPN servers when information is being sent and received.

    Is there any way to get Join to work properly with Data Authentication enabled (SHA1 or SHA256)?

    Thank you.
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately Join doesn't control that sorry! It's the Windows Push service that's receiving the notifications. Maybe you can try to find out if there's a way to have the Windows Push service working under those circumstances?
     
  3. Jorge Rhor

    Jorge Rhor New Member

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    Well, in case someone else is under the boat, here's my "fix":
    Instead of using the official PIA Application for Windows 10, I use OpenVPN to connect to PIA.
    The reason why I wanted to try a different client was so I can open a "Split Tunnel" hoping I will find a way to let connections from Join servers to get to my machine outside the VPN connection.
     
  4. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Glad you got it! :)
     

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