Connection timeout error on using UK VPN server

When trying to access with Brave (shields disabled), AND via an ExpressVPN server node in the UK, I get a ‘connection timed out’ error. This doesn’t happen with Google Chrome or other Chromium-based browsers such as MS Edge Beta, nor with Firefox. It only happens when I’m connected to a UK VPN server; if I connect via a European VPN server, it’s fine.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Connect VPN to UK server.
  2. Use Brave to connect to
  3. Wait for connection timeout.

**Actual Result **
Connection timeout error message

Expected result:
Successful display of website

Reproduces how often:
Every time.

Operating System and Brave Version
Windows 10, v.1903
Brave Version 1.0.1 Chromium: 78.0.3904.108 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:
Express VPN support didn’t recognise the problem.

It’s not a show-stopper, but it’s annoying and puzzling. Is there some Brave setting that might be relevant?

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Its probably related to the VPN than brave. I did test 2 different VPN providers with UK IP’s on Seemed to work okay (It did however ask me for a captcha check before entering).

this might be related to the VPN than brave. I tried PureVPN with UK IP’s on Works fine after capatche.

OK, thanks; it just seems odd that it only happens with Brave…

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