I am running whonix inside virtual box
Whonix running in VirtualBox will rarely connect and when it does it can stay connect for 2 hours but more often than not the workstation loses connection within 5 minutes.
I boot up machine, connect to internet, connect to vpn, open VB, start whonix gateway with default NAT settings
From here, gateway starts and 9 times out of 10 I get Tor bootstrap test
More often than not, that test fails and I have to restart gateway and try again
If the gateway eventually connects, the time normally will not sync
If the gateway’s clock syncs, I scream, “THANK YOU!”, and then start workstation
If I am extremely lucky, the workstation will receive data from the gateway and I can update or whatever but, sometimes the internet connection just freezes on the workstation
If I tab over to the gateway, it appears to be still getting data from the host because the network icon is blinking crazy but if I do a whonix check on the gateway (after the workstation connection froze) it never completes, even though the network light is constantly blinking
RINSE AND REPEAT all day yesterday!!
Host connection works fine even with vpn
I have not booted up whonix many times without vpn running but when I have it seems to not lose connection
Why does whonix hate my vpn?
Apologies for the haste in typing this up as I may lose connection any second