Question How do I bypass a hard VPN block?

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GalacticLion7

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My school has a very restrictive and irrational firewall that I am trying to get around. It is so restrictive that it sometimes hinders me from getting work done because a website or service that I need sometimes ends up being blocked, which is quite ironic given the reason why they originally decided to block it.

Normally, this isn't an issue when you have a VPN, but I was unable to get any single VPN to work. This includes free VPNs and ExpressVPN, which I already have a subscription to. I tried contacting ExpressVPN support, but they were absolutely no help, telling me that my app wasn't updated (even though it was) or that I should just try later. I also tried hosting my own VPN on DigitalOcean (OpenVPN Access Server), but it was also somehow blocked. I can confirm that ExpressVPN and my own VPN connect just fine at home.

How do I get around such a block? I had learned that my school is using FortiGuard.
 
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