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Some sites won't load with pptp turned on.

I have a pptp server in ams2 and am connected to it. But certaine sites just won’t load in it. For me, since I use google chrome it just shows the loading icon for ever.

Some sites effected by this that I have noticed are:

speedtest.net reddit.com

Any fixes? Thanks in advance!


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I know this is a slow response but is probably worth answering since someone will likely search for this again. Had the same problem myself speedtest.net being one of the sites I was struggling with. The problem is the default MTU that pptpd uses. Which is 1300 something. <br> <br>What you need to do is increase the MTU on ppp0. Since you want this to occur every time a new connection is initiated you need to edit /etc/ppp/ip-up find a space in there and add ‘ifconfig ppp0 mtu 1468’ that should fix things for you.

Is it able to even reach the server? Can you run “mtr speedtest.net” and “mtr.reddit.com” while connected to the VPN? (<a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-traceroute-and-mtr-to-diagnose-network-issues”>How To Use Traceroute and MTR to Diagnose Network Issues</a>)