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Proxy, VPN and PS4 - I've looked everywhere...

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Curdis, May 17, 2018.

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  1. Curdis

    Curdis Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    When I say "I've looked everywhere", I've really looked... Most places I can think of.

    I feel like I should mention this is my first time using such a forum, and I'm really not all that with computers. I know my way around some things, but I do apologise if my terminology or general computing knowledge are somewhat lacking.

    I'll try to break it down so it isn't really long winded:

    I've connected my PS4 to my router wirelessly, using my PC as a proxy server.
    My PC is running CCProxy and I can see that both my PC and my PS4 are connected. I can access the internet on both machines.
    (To do this I spent a few days following and troubleshooting CCProxy's guide to setting up a proxy server and connecting your PS4. There are no problems here until the next stage.)

    I want to use Softether (or any VPN service, to be honest) to obtain a different IP, but as soon as I connect to the VPN, my PS4 loses connection to the internet.

    To summarise, I want to go: PC + PS4 -> CCProxy -> VPN
    I then want to be able to drop the VPN without losing connection, so any solutions that involve configuring the router to use a VPN etc. aren't going to help in this situation.

    My PC is running Windows 10 build 1803.
    All drivers are up to date.
    My PS4 is up to date.
    My PC is using ethernet to connect to the router, PS4 is connected via Wi-Fi.

    If anyone can help me solve this problem, I'd be more than happy to donate. This is problem is way beyond me now. I've tried everything I can think of/read up on.

    I'm open to all suggestions!

    Many thanks in advance :)

    Edit: I just spoke to a guy who suggested I should buy a dedicated VPN router. Is this necessary to accomplish the above?
    He also mentioned that CCProxy is redundant and actually serves no purpose in helping the PS4 connect to the PC.

    I still need help. I just want to know if I can stop it from disconnecting, because in my feeble brain all I can think is "If the PS4 is accessing the internet via the PC's proxy server, then when then PC connects to the VPN, so should the PS4. I don't know why it isn't *sigh*

    Again, many thanks to anyone who helps me on this. I'll love you eternally.
     
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  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Before we go any further, this looks like you are trying to avoid some sort of restriction by using a VPN or proxy to connect
    The only reason to do this normally is because you have been banned from a server or service
    A ps4 should connect direct to the router without any problems, either wifi or Ethernet
     
  3. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Exactly my thoughts on some sort of ban going on here.

    From an academic stand point, how this is set up using a proxy service terminating to a PC sharing network connectivity will most always not work. Unless the proxy service changes he mode of operation of their VPN connectivity which they may or may not elect to do.
     
  4. Curdis

    Curdis Thread Starter

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    Firstly, thank you for your swift responses dvk01 and zx10guy. I really appreciate your time.

    I am not banned from anything/trying to use this to 'troll' people, or whatever horrible internet users do these days.

    I am however, trying to access geo-blocked content which, regardless of the fact I intend to pay for the services I use, I suppose is still not entirely legitimate. If this is a problem for you guys, then I apologise and I'll drop it here.

    If it isn't however, could I query some of what you guys wrote in your responses?

    It sounds like the two of you have the same idea as the other guy I spoke to, in that the proxy is redundant.

    My PS4 connects to my router fine, via wi-fi or ethernet, but when I access the VPN on my PC, it doesn't affect the console. I want the PC and console to run through the VPN at the same time. If I share the connection through the adaptor settings on Windows, the console and PC have no connection issues either, until I connect to the VPN. When this is the case, the PS4 is either unaffected by the VPN, or it disconnects from the internet (connection to the PC is fine, but it has no internet access).

    Also, do you think that setting up a separate VPN router is the way to go? Is it a waste of money (i.e. I could achieve the same results using the hardware available to me.)?

    Any comments appreciated and, as I said, if this kind of topic is unwelcome here, please accept my apologies and I'll drop it immediately.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Sorry, but you'll need to drop it 'cause it's against our Rules:

    Circumventing Company/School/Parental or Other Restrictions (show less) Because we are unable to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided to those trying to circumvent Internet filters or similar restrictions and any such threads will be closed. Furthermore, we will not assist with violating the "Terms of Service" of any product, service or web site.
     
  6. Curdis

    Curdis Thread Starter

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    Fair enough.

    You have my apologies and my thanks for your time.
     
  7. TerryNet

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    Apology accepted, and thanks for understanding. :)
     
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