I cannot connect from China / Vietnam / Iran / Russia etc. What can I do?

    If you are unable to connect from a country where there may be a restrictive national firewall we recommend enabling the obfsproxy or V2Ray options from within the IVPN client.

    When using OpenVPN we offer two solutions, V2Ray and Obfsproxy. For WireGuard, only V2Ray is currently available.

    Both solutions generally work well but you may find one solution is more performant and/or reliable depending on multiple variables relating to your location and the path your traffic takes to the VPN server. We recommend experimenting with both Obfsproxy and V2Ray options.

    Obfuscation protocols are currently supported in the IVPN app for Windows, macOS, Linux and iOS (in beta). Adding the feature to the Android app is a work in progress.

    Graphical Interface for Windows, macOS, and Linux

    1. Click on the Settings gear icon.
    2. Click on the Connection tab.
    3. Select the preferred obfuscation option from the Obfuscation drop-down list.
    4. Exit Settings and connect to the VPN.

    Command-Line Interface for Windows, macOS, and Linux

    Open a Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (macOS and Linux) and type one of the following commands. Feel free to adjust the VPN protocol, obfuscation method and the server location as required:

    ivpn connect -obfsproxy obfs4_iat1 -any Sweden
    
    ivpn connect -v2ray quic -p wireguard -fastest
    

    Help is available with more obfsproxy & V2Ray options:

    ivpn connect -h
    

    iOS

    Obfuscation with V2Ray on iOS is currently in beta.
    1. Set the VPN protocol to WireGuard.
    2. Navigate to Settings - Advanced area.
    3. Toggle the V2Ray option on and select the preferred protocol.
    4. Exit Settings and connect to the VPN.

    Inter-Arrival Timing (IAT) Mode

    This option is available for OBFS4 proxy and it is the elapsed time after receipt of a packet until the next packet arrives. Three different options are available to determines packet segmentation rules:

    • 0 = disabled: packets are segmented by the network, network fingerprints could be detected
    • 1 = enabled: packets are segmented by the OBFS4 proxy, maximum payload is 1448 bytes, prevents re-assembly for analysis
    • 2 = paranoid: random packet size, prevents re-assembly for analysis, uncommon and may or may not offer benefits

    There will likely be a performance decrease for the VPN connection with IAT-modes 1 and 2.

    V2Ray options

    • VMESS/QUIC: a modern protocol designed to provide robust security and high performance, while reducing latency compared to traditional protocols. It makes your data appear as regular HTTPS traffic
    • VMESS/TCP: a traditional, widely-used protocol that guarantees reliable, ordered data delivery. It makes your data appear as regular HTTP traffic.


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