I am still using my “your-freedom” client to date. I have discovered that it is the simplest easy to use basic tunnelling app that ever existed. Their servers are very stable and they hardly change them which is a very good thing(especially for those using a PayPal account outside the supported countries). The client is available on Mac, Windows and Android devices. I am fortunate to have used it on all these platforms. So, I am in a good position to advise. In the course of this article, we shall be highlighting and providing ways to Solve Your-Freedom Connection Problems
What is Your-Freedom Client and how does it work?
Let’s derive the definition of the your-freedom client from its slogan “Opens your door to the World”. Truly, YF client lives up to the hype. It is the All-in-One VPN Tunneling, Firewall & Proxy Bypassing, Anonymization and Anti-Censorship Solution.
Your Freedom Client Mode of Operation
The Your freedom works for those who are trapped behind a firewall or a filtering web proxy and cannot access some or many web pages or use an application they would like to use or play a game you would like to play.
Is your Internet connection being censored? Would you prefer to stay anonymous, that your IP address is not logged with every access to someone’s web page? Then look no further, YF is the solution!
Your Freedom services make accessible what is inaccessible to you. It hides your network address from those who don’t need to know. Just download the client application and install and run it on your PC or Android devices. Here is an app that turns your own PC into an uncensored, anonymous web proxy or an uncensored, anonymous SOCKS proxy that your applications can use. Not only that, it can even get you connected to the Internet just as if you were using an unrestricted DSL or cable connection.
You can even make your PC accessible from the Internet if you like. Nearly all applications work with Your Freedom, and so far no-one has managed to block the service completely and permanently without blocking your Internet access entirely.
Can you use the Your Freedom Client to get a Free Internet Connection
I remember back in the day around 2004 to 2010, we in Nigeria used YF client to gain free internet access on networks such as MTN, Zain and Etisalat. Therefore, the answer is probably yes. Particularly if you use DNS tunneling mode. You may be able to get a working mobile phone connection when the provider does not want it to be working (no credit, special APNs, etc.), and you may be able to use wireless hotspots without paying for the usage. Your Freedom cannot differentiate between true censorship and merely commercial interests; if there is a way out, Your Freedom will find it and use it.
Tips to Solve Your-Freedom Client Connection Problems on Mac and PC
1. I always recommend you using their voucher carnets if you won’t be spending much time on their app. Alternatively, subscribe to their monthly basic package. This will solve more than 50% of potential connection problem.
2. Another tip hs to do with how best to handler the pop-up windows that ask you to type some numbers before you can continue browsing anytime you disconnect your connection. To reduce stress, simply exit the client altogether and relaunching it. That way, you won’t need to type those characters.
3. WHY DOES THE CLIENT SAYS BAD Authentication/Authentication FAILED?
Interpretation of Bad authentication is that your account has either been suspended or banned. As for auth failed it means you are using a wrong or unregistered account.
Solution: for bad auth, it is mostly caused by an internet virus called botnet(this virus sends spam endlessly to yf server without your knowledge and that is why you get banned. Before the ban can be lifted permanently am afraid you may have to format your pc and install a very strong antivirus on it. Otherwise, even if you lift the ban 100 times you’ll still get banned automatically. But as for Auth failed its either you have changed your password or someone else did, or you haven’t registered an account with them in the first place.
4. I CHECKED MY MESSAGE LOG AND I SAW CAN’T WRITE TO SERVER WRITTEN IN RED TEXT
This is because your connection has failed you may need to disconnect your modem, exit your freedom and change the server and try again
5. WHY DO I GET THE MESSAGE PROXY DENIED CONNECTION
I remember when I used to use a trick to browse free on your freedom. Whenever I see this message I know my network has blocked me.
SOLUTION: IF you are using it without a paid subscription then it means you may have been blocked or you have misconfigured your freedom client. Just use the connection wizard to do this for you or pay for an internet bundle.
Your-Freedom Client Most Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions. We have tried to answer the most common questions here – if you don’t find an answer here, please send an email to their support at [email protected].
OpenVPN ERROR: “ALL TAP- WIN32 ADAPTERS ON THIS SYSTEM ARE CURRENTLY IN USE.”
This means that the OpenVPN process could not acquire a TAP interface (a virtual network interface) on your PC. The reason is that all such interfaces are currently being used. In most cases there will only be one such interface (created during the installation of OpenVPN), so the message is equivalent to “another OpenVPN process is running”. Open the task manager and find the “openvpn.exe” process (click “show all users’ processes” if necessary), then terminate it. If that doesn’t fix the problem, check out the “Utilities” directory of OpenVPN (Windows start menu). Remove all TAPs, then create one (or some).
WARNING: FAILED TO RENEW DHCP IP ADDRESS LEASE ON TAP-WIN32 ADAPTER: THE RPC SERVER IS UNAVAILABLE. (CODE=1722)
If you see this message when trying to use OpenVPN, you need to start DHCP service in system services control. author:
HTTP MODE DOES NOT WORK FOR ME!
Are you using any protection software that filters web requests? Many anti-virus applications include such a feature. Check your protection software and disable “WebGuard” or whatever it is called. Background info: These apps try to inspect files sent by web servers and delay their delivery to the requesting application until they have been able to read enough bytes. This breaks YF.
WHAT DOES “AUTHENTICATION NOT VALID FOR YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE” MEAN?
It means that your account does not have permission to use the YF server (or service) from the country you are accessing it from. At the time of writing, there are two reasons why you would see this message: 1. You are a Sesawe user (see www.sesawe.net ) and you are using the Sesawe version of the YF client from a country other than the ones on the list of supported countries for this client version. 2. You are a FreeFreedom user from Nigeria. Some of our servers do no longer permit this account type to connect from Nigeria. This is a defensive measure — FreeFreedom accounts from Nigeria are responsible for over 95% of all SPAM sent through YF despite all our protective measures against it, and this is getting us into trouble with our providers. Say thank-you to your fellow citizens. Please use another YF server, and please do NOT send us an email about it.
SOME WEBSITE WON’T LET ME ACCESS!
There’s no way we can keep website admins from deciding which connection they will accept and which not. There are companies like Maxmind offering lists of “high-risk” IP addresses for fraud protection, and naturally, a service like ours will end up on it. They’ve got a point too… we’ve got a good deal of work because of fraud committed through our systems, not to talk of all the SPAM. The very very sorry fact is that 95% of it all comes from only one country. 🙁 In short, we’re not telling anyone that the request is coming from a proxy service like ours. But it’s really not that difficult to figure it out. And there’s nothing we can do about it other than setting up the occasional new server — your best bet is to try the servers added last.
I CANNOT RUN YF ON THE MAC, IT SAYS “UNSUPPORTED CLASS VERSION”
The YF client only runs with Java 6, not Java 5. Leopard does not ship with Java 6 but you can get it from (download “Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update (whatever)”). Once you’ve installed it, Java 5 is still activated by default. The installer we provide should be able to automatically ensure the right version is taken; if that doesn’t work try to change the default: Open Finder, go to Applications, Utilities, Java, run “Java Preferences”. Move “Java SE 6” to the top for applications. This should solve this problem.
PROTOCOL RESTRICTIONS ON SOME SERVERS (BLOCKED PROTOCOL MESSAGES)
Unfortunately, some of you use perfectly legal technology to do perfectly illegal things. We appreciate that this may be the main reason why you are using a service like Your Freedom in the first place (even though we don’t permit it), but it is still causing trouble in some places, namely the US, where the service providers are under a lot of pressure to combat copyright infringements.
Stupidly this is not technically possible (and not a technical problem in the first place!), but their standard way of ensuring conformity with legal requirements is to shut down routing to IP addresses that have been reportedly used to register content of interest with tracker servers that infringes on other people’s rights, and this is part of their general business terms.
In essence, this means that we are facing two options: not have any servers at all in the US, or ensure that there is no easily detectable illegal activity through them (just for clearness: our Acceptable Use Policy makes it perfectly clear that we do not tolerate violation of other people’s rights, but we are not the police and not responsible for uncovering such cases).
For the benefit of those of you who need topologically close servers for applications like gaming, we have decided to restrict the servers in question (ems01, ems13, ems16, and on special user request ems08) — P2P applications will no longer work with them. On some other servers, we have blocked access to torrent trackers (please use DHT or other tracker-less technology with them).
We appreciate that there are many legal uses for P2P technology (for example, many online games use this technology to distribute updates) but there is no automated way of telling the difference. We are currently working on a mechanism that ensures that automatic server selection does not shift you from a server of one group to a server of another. I
n the meantime, to avoid problems arising from being pushed off to a server that you cannot use for your application, please select a suitable server manually (via the Wizard — a select high preference for P2P enabled servers first) and disable automatic server selection.
WHY DO I GET 512K INSTEAD OF 4M? I’M AN ENHANCED FREEDOM USER
Your bandwidth is capped at 512 kBytes/sec then, not 512 kbit/sec. 512 kBytes/sec is the same as 4 Mbit/sec. The display unit is configurable, just click on “Configure”, choose the “Settings” tab and set the unit to “kbit/ s”, then restart the YF client, and the display should be as expected. Older client versions did not clearly indicate the unit, that’s where the confusion comes from. It’s not your fault.
HELP! THE YF CLIENT JUST WON’T START!
You are probably using the small installer version of a client version 20080820-01 or newer on a system without Java 6 installed. This can’t work. Ensure that Java 6 is installed on your system (click Start, Settings, Software). Java 6 is available from Sun’s download page. Alternatively, uninstall YF and install the full installer version.
OpenVPN MODE ISN’T WORKING ON VISTA ON WINDOWS7!
Is anyone out there still using Vista? Well, Vista is just trying to be clever and protecting you from all the evil in the world (you can’t really blame Microsoft that they finally try). The OpenVPN software needs admin privileges to install the necessary routes in your system’s routing table, and the only way it can get these privileges is to inherit them from the Your Freedom client. This means that the Your Freedom client needs to have these privileges as well, and there are two ways how you can grant them to it.
The first is to always run the Your Freedom client through right-click, then choose “run as administrator”. The second and once-and-for-all method is to right-click on the link in the start menu or on the desktop (choose the one you use, or do both), choose “Properties”, then click on the “Compatibility” tab and tick the “run as administrator” check-box. This will make the YF client run as admin as long as you always run it through this link.
IN HTTPS MODE, MY CONNECTION SEEMS TO FAIL OFTEN?
Have you enabled “true SSL”? If you don’t need it (i.e. you can establish a connection without this option), switch it off. Are you not using “true SSL”? If your web proxy breaks your connection early (i.e. very often, every second or so), try to switch it on.
WINDOWS ONLY ALLOWS 10 INCOMPLETE TCP CONNECTIONS! Indeed, XP does that starting with SP2. That’s annoying for P2P users. Here’s an article on how to fix the problem: speedguide.net/
I am Getting Lots of Messages About Clock Skew, What’s Wrong?
Likely your system is very busy. It happens a lot with CPU greedy games. Try to increase the priority of the java/javaw/freedom process in task manager to “higher than normal”, this should fix it. You really want to fix it because if clock skew is detected when there isn’t any, it means that your connection will be hanging sporadically as well, resulting in latency and hangs in the game.
My APPLICATION REFUSES TO USE 127.0.0.1 OR LOCALHOST AS A PROXY, WHAT CAN I DO?
We know that some apps just don’t like 127.0.0.1 as web or SOCKS proxy. Sometimes they refuse it, sometimes it just doesn’t work. An example is Yahoo messenger. But there are ways around it. Most apps can be fooled by other representations of the same IP address, like one of the following: 127.0.1 127.1 2130706433 Don’t be amazed — these all represent 127.0.0.1 and the system libraries will happily accept them.
I am having Problems with Window Vista!
Well, who doesn’t? 🙂 Vista has broken many things for Java. The latest Java releases work around these problems but earlier versions, such as the one bundled with the full installer version, don’t. This means that you should not use the full installer version with Vista. Use the smaller installer version or the ZIP file version instead. It relies on the currently installed Java runtime engine of your system instead of bringing its own.
Make sure your version of Java is supporting Vista (and don’t let yourself be confused by Microsoft’s smoke grenades — they were never supporting Java and never will, so this isn’t actually news). We won’t start shipping full installers that support Vista; instead, we will more likely cease to ship them at all.
WHY CAN’T I UPDATE MY ONLINE GAME?
You can, just not on all servers. Many online games, including World of Warcraft and Lineage 2 use Peer To Peer (P2P) technologies, BitTorrent in most cases, to distribute updates. These protocols are not permitted on some of our servers. Note that because these servers may not be used for bandwidth-intensive P2P applications they are good choices for online gaming — just not for updating the game. author: [top]
I don’t want to be Automatically Connected to a Server in the USA, How can I Connect to An European Server (and vice-versa)?
Go to Status -> Actions -> Configure -> Server Connection -> Options -> Automatically select best server The YF client will connect to the server which has been specified as your initial YF server (e.g. emsXX.your- freedom.de, XX between 01 and 35). The actual server location is displayed in Status -> Connection -> Server located in.
CONNECTION TERMINATED: DUPLICATE LOGIN?
For every YF account, only one simultaneous login is allowed, meaning that you can only use your account on one PC at a time. When you try to log in a second time while your other connection is still connected, the earlier connection will be terminated and the client will show a “Duplicate Login” error message. This message can also occur in rare cases where the YF client is having trouble shutting down a previous session on the server. Exiting the YF client and restarting it will solve the issue.
WHY DO I GET “SERVER SAYS: CONNECTION TIMED OUT” MESSAGES? I’M A PAYING USER!
The message is misleading and has nothing to do with your account type or the server not liking you. Both client and server send “ping” frames to each other every now and then. If one end hasn’t seen a “ping” from the other for a while, it will first time out the connection, then if two-way communication could not be re-established, also the session.
Let’s say there is a slight chance that the connection still works in the other direction, a notification frame is sent to the other end in order to get the connection back up as quickly as possible. If nothing worked for approximately 200 seconds, the session is timed out and another notification sent (the one that results in the message above). Imagine your client is still able to see flames coming from the server, but the server doesn’t see your client anymore. It can’t reconnect to your client, obviously, so it tries to notify the client, and the client can then reconnect.
If that doesn’t work either but the server can still speak to the client through an older connection that only works one-way, you will see this message. It means that it was not possible to connect to the server in a way that the server actually sees your data. In short, you see this message because your server connection has failed persistently in one direction. If you see it often, try another connection protocol (e.g. try “CGI” or “FTP”):
You can, however, drop your questions that have not been answered here for immediate solution in the comment box below by copying the error message only here no more no less.