StrongVPn not working in the UAE

If you were using StrongVPN in the UAE and it suddenly stopped working, StrongVPN is no longer staying one step ahead of Etisalat and Du’s VPN blocking techniques.

This is happening because Etisalat and Du have been able to identify and block the IP addresses provided by StrongVPN.

To fix this, you need to upgrade to a VPN with a protocol that is good enough to get around these Internet Service Provider VPN blocks.

This article will explain how to get a VPN that will work in the UAE.

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StrongVPN not working in the UAE: Quick Fix

To fix StrongVPN not working in the UAE, you need to upgrade to a VPN that can provide IP addresses that Etisalat and Du can’t block.

To do that, follow these simple steps:

  1. Create a new account with NordVPN ($3.49/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 the UAE

Why isn’t StrongVPN working in the UAE?

StrongVPN isn’t working in the UAE because the two state-owned internet service providers (ISPs), Etisalat and Du, constantly monitor and block VPNs.

The UAE has strict government policies that don’t allow specific actions online. These include using VoIP calling, using dating websites, visiting pornographic websites, viewing LGBT content, viewing content critical of the UAE government or Islam and more.

Because StrongVPN is a well-known way of getting around these blocks, Etisalat and Du have been tasked with blocking it in the UAE.

How does Etisalat and Du block StrongVPN?

The way Etisalat and Du block StrongVPN is all to do with the IP addresses StrongVPN provides.

Because StrongVPN is popular in the UAE, there are a lot of customers using its service. IP addresses are expensive and StrongVPN struggles to keep up with the demand in the UAE. Instead, StrongVPN forces its customers to share IP addresses.

In the UAE, usually, only a household of devices connects to the internet using the same IP address. When hundreds of StrongVPN customers use the same IP to access the internet, Etisalat and Du can recognise an IP provided by StrongVPN and block it.

StrongVPn not working in the UAE

Do VPNs still work in the UAE?

Yes, VPNs still work in the UAE; however, you need a VPN that can stay ahead of Etisalat and Du.

Etisalat and Du’s VPN blocking techniques can work on any VPN. However, some VPNs have better protocols than others. These protocols determine how fast and secure a VPN is.

NordVPN ($3.49/month) uses its own protocol, NordLynx, designed to be super fast and incredibly secure, and this protocol makes it a very good VPN for getting around Etisalat and Du’s VPN blocks.

NordLynx introduces a new double NAT (Network Address Translation) system that authenticates users through a secure external database. Where most VPNs share the users actual IP address with their VPN server. Nord’s double NAT system means your actual IP is never required.

This system also gives each user a new random IP address for every session on top of the static IP address provided. This will allow customers to connect to NordVPN ($3.49/month) without sharing any personally identifiable information on any of Nord’s servers.

This double NAT system makes it incredibly difficult for Etisalat and Du to identify that you’re using a VPN. And you’ll be able to use NordVPN ($3.49/month) in the UAE reliably.

What if NordVPN gets blocked?

NordVPN ($3.49/month) uses a simple technique that allows it to provide you with IP addresses that will consistently work in the UAE.

When Etisalat or Du blocks an IP address provided by NordVPN ($3.49/month), NordVPN ($3.49/month) will close that IP address and open a new one. This new IP will not have been blocked by the UAE ISPs.

This cat and mouse game allows Nord to stay one step ahead of Etisalat and Du, and for you, it means you’ll be able to go online with a VPN reliably.