Windows 10: Can't get "Hide My IP" VPN to work in Windows 10 - IP remains local.

  1.    27 Aug 2015 #1

    Can't get "Hide My IP" VPN to work in Windows 10 - IP remains local.


    I've got a pretty specific problem. I travel some, and some of the applications I use need to believe I am in the USA even when I'm not. On Windows 7, "Hide My IP" did the job perfectly. However,under Windows 10, nothing that I do seems to stop my local (Taiwan) IP from being recognized.

    I've downloaded the latest version of "Hide My IP",but it didn't help. Is there a Windows 10 setting that I am overlooking, or don't know about, that will allow "Hide My IP" to "tunnel"?

    I've had to revert to Windows 7 (temporarily) on one of my machines because of this, so I'd really like to know about a solution, setting, workaround or alternate app.

    Thanks for any assistance anyone can provide!
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #2

    Assuming it's some kind of firewall issue, try temporarily disabling Windows firewall (I'm assuming you're not running some other internet security software) and retest your connection. If it works, probably have to add the vpn software to your list of allowed programs
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  3.    27 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I already checked and the program has full permission in the Windows firewall. Very strange.
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  4.    20 Apr 2016 #4

    I use VPN/proxy service hide-my-ip.com for a long time, and it's a great service. I can bypass Netflix restrictions with it, access to blocked websites and so on. Really useful stuff...
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  5.    20 Apr 2016 #5

    I can't help with your specific issue using Hide My IP, but I can tell you that I connect to my home router using OpenVPN and it works exactly like it should. Internet traffic gets tunneled through my home router and the external IP address seen is my router's IP address.
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