New locations and important stealth proxy update

New locations and important stealth proxy update

During this year we focused on improving existing server locations. However we are introducing new ones. Enjoy new locations!

New VPN servers:

  • πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄ Norway, Sandefjord
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Switzerland, Zurich

New stealth proxy servers:

  • πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Latvia, Riga
  • πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Japan, Tokyo (for CN)
  • πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ Singapore (for CN)

Stealth proxies updates

It's been almost a year since we introduced stealth proxies. This year, we faced several new challenges and have primarily focused on improving the experience and availability for all users.

Stability and location availability

Stealth proxies will always have locations that are subject to change. This means that we may remove any server at any time and potentially replace it with a new one or remove it altogether.

Reason for this is that our hosting providers get blocked by countries, or does not meet our requirements anymore. Please remember the following:

  • Do not expect the same stability as on our VPN servers
  • Prepare to download new configuration files often
  • Follow our status page for important updates and changes
  • Locations are not permanent and could be removed/replaced

Update for users from China:

Previously, GFW was blocking our IPs every 1-2 weeks, but we have found a solution that significantly reduces detections and blocks. However, this solution does come with a small drawback, as only the following protocols are now available:

  • VMess (WS+TLS)

In the future, we will remove other protocols from the generator for users who select CN optimized locations.

If you are connecting from China, we recommend selecting South Korea as your primary choice, with fallback options being Japan, Singapore, and Romania.

Update for users from Iran:

You might need to make small tweaks in configuration files to make stealth proxies work, but usually they work without any changes.

  • Connect directly through IP, instead of domain name
  • Use alternative ports 36083, 49681, 23179, 31136 or 15047
  • Modify uTLS settings in your proxy client
  • Do not use Shadowsocks, because it does not work in Iran anymore
  • Do not use CN optimized locations

Update for users from Uzbekistan:

We have received reports that our WireGuard and OpenVPN servers are no longer working in Uzbekistan. At this time, the only solution is to switch to stealth proxies and we recommend using Shadowsocks.

Update for users from Turkemenistan:

Previously, only one location was available for users in Turkmenistan, but it eventually got blocked. Most ASNs are blocked in Turkmenistan and we have been unable to find hosting providers that will work. If you know of any providers that are not blocked in Turkmenistan, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected].

Update for users from Russia:

Currently, you don't need to use stealth proxies. WireGuard and OpenVPN are still working. However, you should be prepared to switch to stealth proxies at any time.

What's next?

In the coming year, we will focus on improving stealth proxies and addressing communication issues between all regions. We may also introduce separate channels for users in China, Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Russia to provide more frequent updates.

We want to take a moment to thank all our customers for their support throughout the year. As we move into the new year, we wish you all a happy, healthy, and successful 2023.

Thank you again for choosing us, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the coming year.