- My field people who use ExpressVPN in China (without the GL-AR300M) find that OpenVPNs connections are consistent and have reasonable/useable speeds. Are you finding the same while using it with GL-AR300M?
>>> Yes, with 2 caveats:
a) there is no .ovpn file (I tried through their support too) for the best location (HK4 as you mentioned), so if you - like me - can not set this up another way or put together your own ,oven, you are stuck with e.g. HK2 or the Taiwan ones. Works, but not as fast or reliable as HK4 when using their client.
b) The general speed limitations of OVPN on the GL-AR300M do apply of course
- Which method of loading the VPN into the GLAR300M do you use? Are you simply loading the .ovpn file that is normally supplied by them for Android?
>>> Just the supplied .ovpn
- What about DNS? Do you need to put it in manually, or does your config file set it for you?
>>> The config file sets it. (I assume. It “just works”)
- Any other changes/adjustments you need to/like to make to the configuration to make things work?
- Any other pointers and overall operational observations that might help are appreciated.
>>> Nothing really beyond my answer on 1).
Even with ExpressVPN, it’s never as stable on Mainland China as it is elsewhere, as your colleagues will know. It has been working fine for the past week. On a previous trip, it worked well for a few days and suddenly became very erratic and I had to use US access points for it to work again.