ProtonVPn not working in Egypt

If you’ve been using Proton VPN in Egypt, and it’s not working or has suddenly stopped working, ProtonVPN is no longer able to get around the VPN blocks imposed by the Egyptian government.

To fix this, you need to upgrade to a VPN with a protocol that is good enough to get around these government-enforced blocks.

This article will explain how to fix ProtonVPN not working in Egypt.

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ProtonVPN not working in Egypt: Quick Fix

To fix ProtonVPN not working in Egypt, you need to upgrade to a VPN that is able to provide IP addresses that the Egyptian authorities can’t identify.

To do this, you need a VPN that uses a fast and secure protocol.

To do that, follow these simple steps:

  1. Create a new account with ExpressVPN ($6.67/month)
  2. Download and install the new VPN app
  3. Open your new app and connect to a server
  4. Continue using a VPN in Egypt

Why isn’t ProtonVPN working in Egypt?

At the moment, there are over 65 news websites blocked in Egypt. The Egyptian government imposes very strict online rules that block a lot of the internet. 

It does this because it claims these websites promote terrorism and spread “fake news.”

ProtonVPN is a well-known way to unblock and surf the internet anonymously in Egypt. The Egyptian government knows this, so it tries to block ProtonVPN.

Although VPNs aren’t illegal in Egypt, the Egyptian authorities are constantly monitoring and blocking VPNs.

The most common VPNs that are blocked are the ones that use OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols. This is because these protocols aren’t secure enough to get around the government blocks. 

This makes it easy for the authorities to constantly monitor for IP addresses provided by VPNs using these protocols and block them. 

ProtonVPN uses these protocols, so it’s easily blocked by the Egyptian government. 

How do the Egyptian State Authorities block VPNs?

The way the state blocks ProtonVPN is all to do with the protocol ProtonVPN uses.

The Egyptian government uses Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology that allows them to identify when online data comes through OpenVPN, PPTP or L2TP protocols.

 When you use ProtonVPN, you’re using the OpenVPN protocol to go online. When the Egyptian government sees this, it knows it’s a VPN based connection, and it blocks it. 

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Do VPNs still work in Egypt?

Yes, VPNs still work in Egypt; however, you need a VPN that can stay ahead of the state’s Deep Packet Inspection, VPN blocking techniques.

While these blocks are effective at blocking VPNs using OpenVPN like Proton VPN, some VPNs have better protocols than others. 

ExpressVPN ($6.67/month) developed and uses its own protocol, Lightway.

Lightway is designed to be super fast and incredibly secure, and this protocol makes it a very good VPN for using in Egypt.

Not only is Lightway a light weight protocol (with 2,000 less lines of code than other protocols) it’s also incredibly secure.

Lightway is open-source software meaning it’s available for anyone to view and critique. This means there’s no hiding, experts are able to test how effective Lightway really is.

And from these tests, experts have found it’s incredibly secure, and the fastest protocol currently available on a VPN, perfect for use in Egypt.

What if ExpressVPN gets blocked?

ExpressVPN ($6.67/month) uses a simple technique that allows it to provide you with IP addresses that will consistently work in Egypt.

When an IP address provided by ExpressVPN ($6.67/month) is blocked by the State, ExpressVPN ($6.67/month) will close that IP address and open a new one. This new IP will not have been blocked.

This cat and mouse game allows you to stay one step ahead of the Egyptian VPN blocks, and it means you’ll be able to go online with a VPN reliably.