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V0LC0M
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Saw this on Engadget and was curious if anyone had any recommendations on VPN software/services.

https://deals.gdgt.com/sales/lifetime-of-purevpn?utm_source=gdgt.com&utm_medium=referral-bonusdeal&utm_campaign=lifetime-of-purevpn

PureVPN - $89 lifetime subscription

4/5/2017 4:24:05 PM

Grandmaster
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https://cryptostorm.is

token based vpn. 52/year -- tried it for a week for like 2 bucks and it serviced my needs.

4/5/2017 8:03:47 PM

OmarBadu
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i use purevpn and wouldn't recommend it to anyone

4/5/2017 10:43:32 PM

V0LC0M
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why not?

4/6/2017 9:56:59 AM

neodata686
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I use vyprvpn but only because it came free with my Giganews subscription. It's slow af though. I rarely get above 50-60mbps on a gigabit connection.

4/6/2017 12:56:19 PM

V0LC0M
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Aren't all VPNs slow?

4/6/2017 1:34:02 PM

neodata686
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They vary. I was hoping for a little better than 50-60mbps on a gigabit connection but then again outside the VPN I rarely ever get over 300-400mbps on anything.

4/6/2017 1:42:34 PM

synapse
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"on a gigabit connection"


I don't think that's your bottleneck in this equation

4/6/2017 2:11:43 PM

neodata686
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That's exactly what I was implying. My bandwidth isn't the problem.

4/6/2017 5:28:44 PM

darkone
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Isn't the cheapest least sketchy option an AWS micro instance?

4/7/2017 11:33:19 AM

smoothcrim
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run something on a PVM M1 instance via spot market. you'll never be outbid at $0.01/hr

[Edited on April 7, 2017 at 8:16 PM. Reason : (and get way more bandwidth than a t1/t2 micro)]

4/7/2017 8:15:31 PM

HaLo
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Can you run an amazon vpn so you can get around geo blocking?

4/7/2017 8:36:55 PM

smoothcrim
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you can run an ec2 instance in almost any region of the world, so yes

4/7/2017 9:44:34 PM

colangus
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I use this one and it's really good: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

[Edited on April 8, 2017 at 9:46 AM. Reason : .]

4/8/2017 9:46:07 AM

OmarBadu
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Quote :
"why not?"


too many disconnects and shitty UI / UX

it does do pretty good on speed though

4/9/2017 9:33:16 PM

LudaChris
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I use NordVPN, as do a couple of my friends, and everyone seems to like it.

Have my router forwarding everything through it, works well. Probably cheaper options though.

[Edited on April 11, 2017 at 1:43 PM. Reason : .]

4/11/2017 1:42:26 PM

V0LC0M
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How is the speed?

4/12/2017 11:32:57 AM

LudaChris
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Depends on where you select your server to be. I haven't really tried anything international as I don't really need to access any region-specific content, so I've jumped around the midwest and east coast and so far speed has been solid. I'm on AT&T Fiber so it drops off some but not enough to really notice anything with my streaming.

4/13/2017 3:06:33 PM

FloppyD3dot5
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I use PIA and get decent download speeds, especially when torrenting things like, umm, Linux distros

4/19/2017 10:15:13 PM

bdmazur
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I'm not very tech savvy, what's the best bang for the buck? And is it straightforward to use?

9/28/2017 12:48:13 AM

bdmazur
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^

10/9/2017 4:02:31 PM

ncsuapex
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For phone/tablet I’ve been using ArkVPN. You can use it for “free” or buy it for subscription. 2.99 a month or 19 a year.

10/9/2017 7:14:17 PM

bdmazur
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What about for a Windows-operated laptop?

10/12/2017 1:33:07 PM

ncsuapex
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The only windows device I have is a work laptop and they supply Cisco Anyconnect

10/12/2017 1:44:08 PM

LimpyNuts
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I have used privateinternetaccess for the past couple years, but I just subscribed to PureVPN. PIA has been abysmally slow the past few months, typically getting 5-10 Mbps throughput. I just set up PureVPN last night and it has been much faster (50+ Mbps) but it disconnects very frequently (a couple times an hour) and many of their servers don't seem to respond to connection attempts.

10/18/2017 9:54:06 AM

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