Below you will find answers to our most commonly asked questions regarding the WARP client. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, refer to the community page to explore more resources.
Why am I not connecting to a closer Cloudflare data center?
As our Network Map shows, we have locations all over the globe. However, in the Advanced Connection stats of our application, you may notice that the server you are connecting to is not necessarily the one physically closest to your location. This can be due to a number of reasons:
- We work hard to prevent it, but sometimes your nearest server might be having problems. Check the system status for more information.
- Your Internet provider may choose to route traffic along an alternate path for reasons such as cost savings, reliability, or other infrastructure concerns.
- Not all Cloudflare locations are WARP enabled. We are constantly evaluating performance and how users are connecting, bringing more servers online with WARP all the time.
Does WARP reveal my IP address to websites I visit?
No. 22.214.171.124 + WARP replaces your original IP address with a Cloudflare IP that consistently and accurately represents your approximate location. This happens regardless of whether the site is on the Cloudflare network or not.
Refer to our blog post for more information on this topic.
Why has my throughput dropped while using WARP?
What about the performance of the WARP app?
What is the version of .NET Framework required for the Windows client?
Applications or sites that rely on location information to enforce content licensing agreements (for example, certain games, video streaming, music streaming, or radio streaming) may not function properly. We are working on a product update that will allow these clients to work, by not sending their traffic through WARP.