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Vpn with Swiss static IP address

Does anyone have experience with vpns so that you can connect to Swiss based applications if you spend some time on the border of France?

I have used NordVPN but the receiving application knows this is a vpn and blocks it.

Is there any way to get a static IP address in Switzerand with a vpn network so any snoopers canít work out you connect via a vpn?
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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

Alternatively if I have a router in my Zurich apartment and a router at my second house is there any way to tunnel all access via the Swiss router so I always am visible as being in Zurich with a static IP address?
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Old 04.04.2021, 12:57
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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

There are several ways to do it.

One would be just to run any vpn server in your ZŁrich apartment. A simple solution here would be a raspberry pi server or any dedicated Linux machine.

Some routers may support advanced VPN tunneling for incoming connections, but that is not a default feature (I may be wrong here ,since not completly up to date with newest hardware in this segment).

If you are OK with having an IP from a datacenter range (it may be not suitable for some applications), then just get any swiss VPS and run a private VPN on it.
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Alternatively if I have a router in my Zurich apartment and a router at my second house is there any way to tunnel all access via the Swiss router so I always am visible as being in Zurich with a static IP address?
Depends, what router? If it's linux based and you can ssh into it, that would do - there's a built-in socks proxy server in ssh (ssh -D), you don't really need a full fledged L2 / L3 VPN for browsing.
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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

Let me ask you my question a different way - I will be outside Swiss for a few weeks and want to connect to systems that REQUIRE me to be in Zurich and have a Swiss IP address

If I use NordVPN this will show as a VPN swiss ip address and will not work

What other options do I have to make sure all IP connectivity is routed via Swiss
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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

For work??
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What other options do I have to make sure all IP connectivity is routed via Swiss
You need a swiss server, whether owned (say, in your apartment), rented (third party hoster or vpn), friend's.... Problem with rented servers (like nordvpn's) is they are pretty easy to detect, for example whois / ASN lookup will likely say that the IP is owned some datacenter or hoster company, like M247 (majority of paid VPNs are just reselling M247's servers btw), that's how they'll know you're not really swiss. So you probably wanna run a server in your own apt to make sure that whois says it's from a residential IP block. If you just need it for surfing the web, you don't need any fancy vpn software on it besides sshd, like I said. Just make sure you can connect to it from outside - make sure you know its external IP and that port 22 is properly forwarded to your server. If you don't have a static external IP at home (e.g. you're behind carrier-grade NAT), it gets a bit complicated but there are solutions for that as well - I'd suggest Tailscale.

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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

If you're being blocked with nordvpn you will also likely be blocked coming from a datacenter (such as exoscale.com).

I'd recommend just setting a Raspberry PI at home with https://pivpn.io/ (this way it looks like you're connecting from home).

Another solution would be to use swiss 4g roaming in France (would show up as a swiss IP address). On some swisscom plans you can do up to 10GB per month in europe.
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Let me ask you my question a different way - I will be outside Swiss for a few weeks and want to connect to systems that REQUIRE me to be in Zurich and have a Swiss IP address

If I use NordVPN this will show as a VPN swiss ip address and will not work

What other options do I have to make sure all IP connectivity is routed via Swiss
Ask your employer, Iím sure they will be able to explain how they detect this kind of thing. And no, they donít just rely on your IP address to detect this.
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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

It's not clear to me that she's talking about work. There are plenty of shitty geo-locked websites and apps out there. If work is tracking her location she probably wouldn't even able to install nordvpn client on her work laptop in the first place.
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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

indeed it might be worth mentioning what you actually want to do with this.....
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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

I'm using PrivateVPN and they offer static addresses also in ZŁrich.
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Let me ask you my question a different way - I will be outside Swiss for a few weeks and want to connect to systems that REQUIRE me to be in Zurich and have a Swiss IP address

If I use NordVPN this will show as a VPN swiss ip address and will not work

What other options do I have to make sure all IP connectivity is routed via Swiss
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It's not clear to me that she's talking about work. There are plenty of shitty geo-locked websites and apps out there. If work is tracking her location she probably wouldn't even able to install nordvpn client on her work laptop in the first place.
Even RTS website knows when Iím using a VPN and blocks my access. I use a VPN regularly, usually set to random countries as very little of what I do online is restricted geographically. Usually US websites donít seem to pick up on the VPN but even when it is set to Switzerland, RTS blocks my access so that I always have to use it without a VPN (I use it a lot for videos for my language classes). The banking apps usually require me to take off the VPN as well. Even TWINT on my husbandís phone wonít work when heís on the VPN (but it works for me ... who knows!)
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Re: Vpn with Swiss static IP address

My Fritzbox router that I got with Green.ch broadband has VPN server built into it. You simply add a user and tick "VPN" or something similar to that.

I use it on my android phone 9as a client) without any additional apps when I'm away from Switzerland including ironically to watch UK programmes on youtube when I'm in the UK. The IP address changes maybe once a month or less or you can easily set up a "dynamic DNS" (DDNS) using something like NOIP.com Some routers even offer a service for free (TP-link for example)


"Simply setting up a raspberry pi" is using a different meaning of the word "simply" that I'm used to.

I recently installed windscribe VPN on my phone and so far it works for BBC iPlayer. 1GB per month for free.

You saying that you need to show that you're in Zurich makes me wonder if you're orking for a bank and if they ever find that you're doing such a thing you may well lose your job. Maybe not if you're using a home VPN but in general some really don't like it if you're accessing client data from outside of Switzerland.

RTS works for me when I'm using my Swiss home VPN within Switzerland, there's no reason why it shouldn't.

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You saying that you need to show that you're in Zurich makes me wonder if you're orking for a bank and if they ever find that you're doing such a thing you may well lose your job. Maybe not if you're using a home VPN but in general some really don't like it if you're accessing client data from outside of Switzerland.
Not to mention breaking banking secrecy laws. I was working on a banking project years ago and we were told that nothing was to leave the building, let alone the country.
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Does anyone have experience with vpns so that you can connect to Swiss based applications if you spend some time on the border of France?

I have used NordVPN but the receiving application knows this is a vpn and blocks it.

Is there any way to get a static IP address in Switzerand with a vpn network so any snoopers canít work out you connect via a vpn?
Hello. Any news on the topic? Have you been able to find a solution?
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