17 FAST VPNs Optimized for Games – Software & Guide
Our VPNs allow you to play games on the School Campus or from behind a Corporate Firewall. If our Proxies don’t seem to work for you, you will probably need to use our VPNs.
VPN servers currently down *Updated Jan 14 2013*
Phoenix and Atlanta servers are currently down
Whilst traditional VPNs are secure, they tend to be slow and clunky.
This is why Proxies generally work best for gaming. However, there are situations where you might find that a VPN is necessary.
For this purpose, we have set up 17 Optimized VPNs that are blazing fast by VPN standards.
Each VPN server supports 2 connection types for maximum versatility. The difference in protocols used is only seen by your ISP/School and not by your software/games. They both work equally well with TCP/UDP games.
UDP – Use this protocol whenever possible for gaming. This is the faster of the two types.
TCP – Use this when you have connectivity issues with the UDP method above. And for connections that require data integrity.
Installing our VPN software for the first time?
Download and use the VPN installer here:
VPN Installer version. 2.2.2
When the install process completes, use our VPN Configurator here:
Updating only for the Latest VPN Locations?
Delete the old “Config” folder found at C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\Config.
Download only the VPN Configurator above.
Install it to access the new VPN locations and certs.
*Note: When using our VPNs with games that are supported by our Proxy software, you will need to first close our proxy app SS5CAP as it will likely cause routing issues when both are active. To ensure it is closed, check your System Tray for a colorful “cap” icon. Rght-click and choose to exit.
On a Campus?
Campuses often completely disable UDP traffic. You can still play UDP-based games with our service but you will have to use our TCP-based VPN servers. (These are the connections named TCP-yy-xxx)
When both setups have been completed, check your Desktop for an icon called “OpenVPN GUI”
Double-click this icon. (Windows 7 users will need to right-click and “Run as Admin”)
An icon called OpenVPN GUI should now appear in your System Tray.
Right-click it, select a VPN option and choose to Connect.
You will now be prompted for a Username and Password. Find these in your Setup email.
Enjoy lower-latency Gaming and an accelerated Web**!
1. Start up the OepnVPN-GUI by right-clicking on the icon and choosing to “run as admin” on Win Vista/7. On XP, you only need to double-click it. Choose a location near your location and choose connect. UDP should be your first choice. It’s generally quicker and yes, both TCP and UDP works through it.
2. Under Control Panel / Network settings, look for the following: Internet Options / Connections/ LAN Settings / Automatically Detect Settings option should be Disabled.
3. If using the VPN, make sure NOT to use our proxy software at the same time. If you’re gaming on Xbox/PS3, you probably won’t need the proxies anyway. So feel free to uninstall our FixMyLag proxy software if you installed it.
4. If you use a software firewall like Norton or Kaspersky etc, you may need to add the VPN’s network to a “Safe”, “Home” or “Internet” Zone. One where access would be allowed.
5. During the VPN installation, a new Network Adapter should have appeared in your network connections. It will likely be called “TAP Adapter” This is the interface to the VPN – a virtual adapter (not physical). Make sure this is ENABLED.
6. If on Windows 7, Right-Click the OpenVPN GUI icon and switch to the tab “Compatibility”. Look near the bottom and Enable “Run this program as administrator” Click Ok.
7. Rule the internet!
Connecting the Xbox/PS3 to VPN
1. You will need 2 LAN devices on your PC. Many new computers now come with 2 on-board LAN adapters. If your PC only came with one, you can easily add a 2nd one via a Wireless LAN USB adapter. This is what most users do. Another option for Desktop owners is to add a 2nd LAN card.
2. Now, your Xbox/PS3 is probably hooked up to the PC/Laptop via a LAN adapter (both Wired and Wireless). Identify which one it is in your system. You will need to make this Xbox/PS3 LAN Adapter SHARE the connection of the new TAP Adapter. This would allow the console to ride on the VPN’s network access aka VPN tunnel to our servers.
3. Control Panel > Network and Internet > View Network Status and Tasks > Change Adapter settings >Right-click on the one that say “TAP-Win32 Adapter V9″. Switch tab to “Sharing”. Under Internet Connection Sharing, Enable “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection. From the drop-down box, select the LAN adapter that your Xbox/PS3 is hooked up to. Then click Ok.
FixMyLag.com has 17 VPN servers in the following locations:
Atlanta Georgia, USA
Dallas Texas, USA
Fremont California, USA
Houston Texas, USA
Las Vegas Nevada, USA
Los Angeles California, USA
Miami Florida, USA
Phoenix Arizona, USA
Washington DC, USA
**NOTE: Illegal P2P usage will not be tolerated on our network! We will terminate your account if necessary. You will not be refunded for such terminations.