$10/mth, are you kidding? That's more than you'd pay if you bought the VPN through ProtonVPN directly!
Fuck that. I'm paying $30/yr for Torguard right now and have had no problems with them.
To tag along with this post, use a VPN it you want all of your internet traffic to be encrypted. The best/top VPN providers that I know of are PIA, NordVPN and Torguard. I personally use torguard, no real reason to pick them over the others it's just the one I picked first. Stay encrypted folks :)
Just linking to the best privacy char out there to get a vpn depending on your needs. However AirVpn, ExpressVpn, PIA, and Torguard are seen as the top four currently. A VPN cost less than a large cup of shitty designer coffee per month. Mine cost $36 USD per year.
Awesome, good luck! BTW I think you're the fourth retailer: Blockstream's store sells stickers over ln, Torguard sells VPN services over ln, Bitrefill sells steam vouchers over ln and can also help you pay your phone bill over ln, and now you sell trezors over ln. That makes you the fourth ecommerce platform with ln functionality, but it's still really cool.
Not to steal PIA's thunder but Torguard is currently having a promotion for their VPN service ($30 a year or $15 semi-annually). PIA also has a promotion for $60 for two years. If you don't want to get locked in for such a long term/pay $60 upfront then Torguard may be a better option for you. The only criticism I've heard directed at either service is that they are based in the US. Speed-wise they similar though (Torguard was better for me though YMMV).
I use Torguard on a fibernet. For anyone watching, I'm in Iceland. If i upgrade to vpn, dl speeds will go even higher. Company gets DMCA? "You want our data? Heres all none of them, we don't save any".
Torguard. due to slow connection and disconnections while torrenting leaving my real IP in illegal torrent swarms.
I'm now 5 weeks into Torguard and only good things to say.
Also if you use voucher code "TGLIFETIME50" you get 50% off. Subscription is less than $30/year, $10 cheaper than PIA, and in my personal option Torguard. runs consistently and fast.
I hate you Tony Abbott
Torguard is great, serious on privacy, keep no logs and excellent speeds and affordable ~$30/year.
I recently left PrivateInternetAccess (PIA) due to slowish connection and some down time while i was torrenting which was worrying.
It's been 5 weeks on Torguard and haven't had a problem plus $10 cheaper than PIA.
IMPORTANT use the voucher code "TGLIFETIME50" to get 50% off on all there products.
I hate you Tony Abbott.
Tunnel bear is a joke IMO.
AirVPN > NordVPN > Torguard > PIA > dirt >Tunnel bear.
Depending on what your needs are, Torguard is a good VPN for dirt cheap prices with fast speeds. I switched from Torguard to AirVPN because it couldn't bypass some firewalls.
Depending on what your needs are, plenty of VPNs out there for you to try! :)
I don't really torrent much, but I don't use VPN for torrenting, because that's not my intended purpose. Using VPN to make sure I'm not being spied on by my government/ISP etc.
I'm running a handful of vpn instances on my digital ocean servers. mostly I do this because being an atheist in Pakistan, especially in my family is risky business. I'm also providing vpn services to some atheists from my city, for the purpose of protecting their skins. the main reason why I run my own servers is because I am way too paranoid to trust anyone else. I'd rather pay more and get better protection.
In the past, I've used PIA and Torguard. (I believe my brother is still using Torguard account I signed up for.) However I didn't leave any of these two services for any security problems, just plain old paranoia.
Make sure that you go into Qbittorrent, into advanced settings, and select the PIA adapter as your internet adapter instead of your normal device. That will force QBittorrent to only connect through your VPN. Also, connect to a server that allows port forwarding and use that port as your QBittorrent connection port. Also enable DNS leak protection and test your connection settings using something like the Torguard VPN test to make sure you're secured.
I've used Torguard in the past and it sucks major ass. I literally got dial-up speeds (35Kbs) on every site I tried. I thought that I had set it up improperly, but no, it was correct, and I wasn't the only person with such pathetic speeds either.
Let us know if we're missing anything here... We'll be adding a "traditional" directory soon, which will make it easier to add things like Torguard, other VPNs, and non-"retail" type businesses.
Nord VPN is meh, works 60% of the time but slow as a box of rocks from time to time. Private Internet Access is fast and does the job but some days fails to let you use it for no reason. Ivpn is just awful. Slow, fake protection and expensive. They cancel your plan after taking your money. Earth VPN is a scam, avoid. Torguard is like Private internet access. Hide my ass sells your data and personal info to fake companies. Tunnel bear works for some people and is like nord vpn.
Out of all of these, Private Internet Access is best from experience.
PIA shill reporting in. I like them, although I haven't looked elsewhere. Other commenters are suggesting Torguard, and another well rated one is NordVPN. Most companies have (I assume) one click install programs to turn the VPN on or off.
Google "TorrentFreak VPN 2015" and you should get a rundown of all the major players and how they compare to each other.
Problem with Torguard is you have to hope they really are truthful about not keeping logs.
In addition, what is stopping them from being served with both a court and gag order to enable logging and start feeding it back to the feds without telling anybody? ... Nothing ... :)
I would avoid those VPNs if I were you. In my experience they'll drastically slow down your connection at best, at worst they'll sell your browsing data or use your bandwidth for their own purposes. You're much better off getting a paid VPN. They aren't very expensive and you'll have much better performance and security. I think Torguard VPN might be the cheapest because they have a 50% off promo code you can use, but you can get a really good VPN for like $30/year which is totally worth it.
Edit: It was Torguard, not NordVPN. The promo code is TGLifetime50
It's hard to look at this "proofs" and believe that it's true when all the information comes from competitors. It looks like instead of improving their own service, just talk shit about other VPNs and try to push them out of the market. I understand that the VPN market is really competitive but doing this won't bring them anything good. This guy here is also a shill for Torguard (he says he is not but just look at his history and his websites). I personally find it very shady. People are trying continuing milking this story when Proton very clearly came forward and explained this.
If you get a VPN that allows for a dedicated IP, you can stream the US Netflix. Torguard would be an example. They're doing 50% off right now with the discount code '1984'.
Not a shill, check my user history if you'd like.
I use Torguard choose to pay Semi Annually it is 50% less. 4.99 a month. I get the whole VPN client not just the BitTorrent proxy. If you have DD-WRT firmware on your router you can actually use this service for your entire network by enabling it on the router instead of on your desktop PC as a software.
I also have 5 invites to a private tracker if you just PM me with an email that doesn't identify your person. Follow the rules by using the proper client, shutting off DHT, and having a positive 1.00+ seed ratio and you can pirate happily forever.
If you dont want to torrent but just want to stream TV shows use just dont click the wrong shit or you will have more STD's than a Vietnamese whore.
I watch Star Trek Discovery on Netflix UK (from US) using Torguard + Dedicated IP. They have a promo code. I’m paying like 9 bucks a month (technically for multiple services- anonymous proxy, normal VPN for downloads and such, and the dedicated IP from UK which I only use for Netflix). Note you need the additional service- the dedicated UK IP to actually work with Netflix. They banned most known multi-user VPN IP addresses a few months back.
I think Torguard during promotions is cheaper then again when I last used it, the service had frequent hiccups. Not sure about now.
No issues with PIA so far, I would like to try IPVanish however IPVanish keep wanting me to give out private paid email before allowing me in is a turn off.
Back when I used a different VPN service, I would occasionally get these notices. I always ignored them, and over 3 years I never had an issue. If you want to torrent, I recommend a paid VPN like Torguard, if you search, you can sometimes get coupons and only pay $15 every 3 months. Any paid provider will generally give you better reliability than free, meaning it's less likely to drop suddenly (altho that can still happen)
I am very happy with Torguard. I pay 15 USD every 6 months.
My problem with some VPN's has been that they sometimes interfere with my torrent client (Vuze) but this one doesn't do that if redirect from the right places.
ExpressVPN is rather unreliable for Netflix Japan, though it works better for US/UK regions.
Maybe try contacting support?
Otherwise, if Japan it really a must, you may need to find another VPN.
I believe NordVPN works, as well as wannaflix.
Torguard stopped working for a little, but I believe their streaming IPs should work again now
That video was pretty embarrassing for Ver. But now talking to BCH supporters on this sub makes more sense. This video is a good example of that. Calling people out for the very exact thing this sub is promoting.
BTW, what you are advocating here can be done with 1000 other coins, so BCH is nothing new or special. It just is the most famous fork of Bitcoin.
Also, lightning network works. Just extended my sub to Torguard a few days ago.
PureVPN, as judged by Choice (), and hits all your requirements.
I also tried Torguard, which was flaky as hell.
I've just signed up to PrivateInternetAccess - it's a little slower than non-VPN torrenting, but it's an easy to use program and has no hassels. I'll happily stick with it.
I might try Torguard when my PIA account ends.
As regards to “free” vpn, they don’t really exist... (see sidebar).
But for suggestions, I’m going to take it you want a cheap vpn?
Then either NordVPN or WannaFlix. Nord is a big company, and is a favorite of this sub. WannaFlix is kinda new on the block. Both are cheap if you pay by the year.
Express and Torguard also work, but they tend to be more expensive...
That article is a joke by the presence of HMA... they log everything, you're even better without a VPN at all...
I tested Torguard and PIA personally, unfortunately PIA doesn't provide any server working with Hulu and other services checking for a VPN.
No problem with torguard :)
Good list. cyberghost really deserves to be 1 easily , cheap good features , great customer support and no issues refunding in their money back time.
But tunnelbear is Bought by Mcaffee and not anymore trusted.
Also More proven and legit vpn are Torguard, Ivacy.
Your best bet is probably running the VPN on your router. You may need custom router firmware for this to work well (or you may not.). I use the Asus Merlin firmware on a RT-N66U to connect to Torguard and it allows me to specify which devices get routed through the VPN.
I would take another careful look at the sheet. None of the companies are perfect, but PIA and Torguard concern me.
Located in a 14 eyes country
Unclear logging policy (every company advertises "no logs", but as you can see from the sheet, this isn't truly the case). I'd want to see more about what specifically ISN'T logged
Use proprietary third party tools
Yeah, there is a breach in iOS about VPN connection because in iOS when it is locked everything is shut down to minimise battery usage. And this also effects VPN apps and as you said this result in apps connecting to internet without VPN connection and seamless tunnel thingy even does not solve this issue. Recently I subscribed to Torguard and their app has this connect on demand option but I have suspicions whether it is connected 100% of the time or there are sometimes breaches. IOS is cumbersome about this.
1) it is a VERY bad idea to download any "cracked" VPN software. Never trust something responsible for handling all of your internet traffic to some crack uploader. There's plenty of FOSS VPN clients out there that will do you quite nicely.
2) There's really no way to get around paying for a VPN because of how services handle subscriptions. Either use Torguard or PrivateInternetAccess. With either one use a temp email and pay in either BTC or a with a gift card that you bought with cash. If you find yourself shopping for other VPN service providers, be wary of deals that sound too good to be true, e.g.: "lifetime subscription for only $5!" Type deals that are on slashdot all the time. Again you're trusting these people with all of your internet traffic, so make sure they're reputable.
Also obligatory /r/VPN plug
Ok great to know, thanks for the explanation.
It's why I switched from Private internet access. They made promises about not retaining data, and always pushing to circumvent the whole Netflix blocking thing. They caved regarding the Netflix issue so I lost trust in them regarding their other promises.
Torguard states flat out they absolutely do not log. I'm fairly satisfied with them for anything that doesn't require low latency. Ie gaming, which I bypass it for on certain ports.
Are you asking about pure vpn or VPNs in general?
Purevpn is secure enough, they follow standard practices. Does it unblock Netflix? I haven’t used it before so you’ll have to wait for those who have.
Otherwise for recommendations, it depends what you want. I assume you want to unblock Netflix since you asked this here?
In that case Nord, Express are the top two recommended. I’d say Nord is a better deal here, they’re cheaper and unblock both US and UK (the top two most requested regions).
If you need specific regions other than US and UK, then maybe Torguard? They have streaming IPs in lots of locations (including Japan and Singapore), but you need to pay extra for each additional region.
I’d also say try out WannaFlix (there’s a 7 day free trial) as they are fast and unblock some special regions like Japan and Korea, but I may be a little biased there ;)
>Also, lightning network works. Just extended my sub to Torguard a few days ago.
Sure Lightning Network works while you have hobbyists using it and a tiny number of nodes. Wait until they try to scale it ..haha. It's so funny that BTC supporters think bitcoin doesn't scale but somehow Lightning will
FYI, Torguard is based out of FL and has their main presence there. You'd probably have very good results with them.
Also, Tampa isn't a major IX (Internet Exchange), Miami is. So you'd likely have to be routed through Miami to get to Tampa anyway. Routing very rarely can be calculated based on the actual distance between two locations.
and I managed to bork my first post :/ heres the direct link
-edit to add, history low based on Is There Any Deal. Purchased myself using PayPal US account. Had to use a brazil based VPN (I personally use Torguard, but tunnel bear should work to). Instant code added to my games page on Nuuvem and no issue redeeming retail code to Steam.
I would suggest trying a "streaming IP" / "dedicated IP" type setup; people use them to bypass VPN checks for Netflix so perhaps drop a line to providers and ask them?
(I know Torguard do it if you want a name to start with).
I only have 1 problem, when you are used to Lightning Payments, oh my goth, Bitcoin, is so slow.
I charged mine and other phones, Lightning and bitrefill.
Paid my VPN, Torguard and Lightning
Top up my BLW channel, LN transfer from BlueWallet to my LN channel from BLW
And then, standard bitcoin transaction from my exchange to my Android wallet.
After few seconds, why does it take so long. Oh yes, confirmations, but first idea was, why so long, is something wrong?
You guys realize this sub has been shilling Torguard as well for the entirety of it's creation? Have you not seen the sticky? For all we know, the same person who made that subreddit also owns this one. Or the same people. Ever think of that?
Torrenting from a public tracker (such as pirate bay) without using a VPN is basically begging to get caught. You can go a long time without getting caught, especially if you're downloading more obscure stuff but the major studios and TV networks like HBO closely monitor public trackers and it's highly likely that they'll send you a notice. Nothing is going to happen if you get caught like once but if you get caught repeatedly you run the risk of having your Internet disconnected and getting sued. I received a Notice from Sony after my room mate downloaded some movie from TPB. I immediately got us on a VPN and we haven't had an incident since. The VPN I use is Torguard, they are very secure, easy to use, and reasonably priced. They even provide a mobile app that you can use on your iPhone or Android. There are many other trust worthy VPN's out there though. I've heard good things about PIA, I think that's what the majority of people use.
There's also an interesting discussion about NordVPN, ProtonVPN, and Tesonet on the AirVPN forums here:
Proton's response to everything has been to label anyone who doesn't buy into their story as being a PIA or Torguard troll. So I guess this means that PIA and Torguard are also operating AirVPN's forums - according to Proton's logic.
Worth paying for one really. I use Torguard. Works fine for IPlayer, but not for Netflix anymore sadly unless you get a dedicated IP.
I've read good things about Cyberghost. It's subsidized by premium users - the only limits are that it forces to you reconnect after 3 hours usage, and can't be used on iOs devices.
I love it when foreigners watch BBC coverage.
Otherwise if all else fails hang around in 4chan /tv/ and see if people post links to streams. I might be doing that anyway, because I enjoy the twitch-like chat.
Torguard is a VPN service and has setup lightning node to receive lightning network payments for its services. It is the first one of this kind. It's pretty experimental and for small payments.
I admire their skin in the game and sincerely wish them a lot of return in term of sales but not with this payment rail for now. A user must be conscious it is very dangerous to use lightning in production now.
I've tried quite a few over the years. I like Torguard... Nord would also be ok. Torguard is adamant they do not keep logs so cannot give info they do not have. I just pay with paypal but they have multiple options including crypto if your freedom fighting requires it.
Find a proxy which allows you to buy a "streaming IP". I currently pay $5 USD/month for access to the VPN network, and $4 USD/month for a private IP address that only I can access. I've been using this setup since Netflix cracked down and have had no issues whatsoever.
My service is Torguard, but I'm pretty sure there are other similar services.
It's not the best in terms of potential privacy leaks, but I got a great deal, Torguard. Their customer service also blew me away, so I was pretty impressed already. The downside for them is that they are based out of the U.S. They don't keep logs, you can pay anonymously, and they support end-to-end encryption.
I can only trust my provider by their word, and validations of their users.
It cracks me up people still use Astril. Constant posts here about how it's down or they can't login. I normally keep quiet about my VPN as I don't want it blocked, but fuck it I'm leaving next month. Torguard is the king of China VPN.
Turkish Netflix doesn't have Turkish shows yet.
But I won't be surprised if Netflix's regional management for Turkey will begin adding Turkish shows soon to attract the Turkish audience, but this is not the case yet.
Nonetheless, if you want to connect to Turkish Netflix your best option is to sign up for a PAID VPN service.
I personally use and pay for Torguard's VPN service. It offers Turkish servers, it is a very easy to use program (install program, choose server, enter login details, connect) and it has a perfectly functioning Android app. Although you can also do your own research into other VPN services, there are dozens of quality paid VPN services that compete with Torguard and they are probably just as good. Just make sure they offer a Turkish VPN server to connect to.
Well they can't block entire services; they just block IPs that they know are used by many people. So you can do two things; either keep trying different servers on PIA until you find one that still works (although it might not work tomorrow), or pay for a private IP. I don't know if PIA offers private IPs but Torguard does and it works just fine for me. The problem then is that your IP is locked to one specific location, so you could maybe have it in Canada, but not Canada and Mexico.
My last transactions this week:
Top-up my phone and phone from 2 friends.
Amount around 0.004 BTC per transaction.
Used LN and the Android BLW wallet.
Paid for my VPN
LN and Android BLW Wallet
Preparing my crypto wallets for use in Pattaya, end of the month, restaurants and maybe hotel.
Refill Samourai with BTC
Refill Bitpay with BTC and BCH
Refill BlueWallet BTC
Jeg har købt en vpn service ved Torguard. De har nogle vpn servere som kaldes for stealth vpn, som betyder, det er sværere for andre servicer at se, at det er en vpn.
Jeg har lige testet det, og det ser ud som om at jeg kan få adgang til den amerikanske Netflix med stealth vpn'erne men ikke med de normale.
I don't think the campaign was effective at all and we have clearly refuted all the false claims. It only seemed like a lot of people believed the false claims because the people orchestrating the smear campaign used so many fake accounts (over 6000 accounts identified on Twitter). Very few real people believed it because the evidence against the claims is so overwhelming. Proton's origin story for example, is even featured on CERN's website ( and Swiss public television has even been on site at our Geneva office to interview us about ProtonVPN.
As we know who is behind the campaign (Torguard VPN), our next step would be to take legal action against them if they persist in making patently false claims.
>Torguard had the audacity to even state that "you dont need this much encryption nor is there a justification for 256-BIT encryption". Followed by marketing terms such as "heavy duty obfuscation"
Where do they say this?
I wouldn't use tor for downloading. Your speeds will plummet. Get yourself a good VPN that is trusted, have a look around for some (AirVPN, PIA, Torguard are some often floated around). If worst comes to worst, at least use a Socks5 Proxy, if set up right they can be effective. Lastly, although not needed, id change the DNS on your router to something other than the ISP's DNS, to make sure they're not monitoring you when you're not using a VPN (unless your ISP using DNS hijacking techniques, in which case, that's a whole other story).
Edit: about your ip blocker, do you mean a block list? If so, it's always a good add on to use. However, if it is old, update it.
It depends on the VPN. You can also get a private IP that hasn't been blocked and use that. Since it's for you exclusively it wont be easily flagged. Torguard is great for this. Also Windscribe has special Netflix servers that work pretty well until discovered by Netflix, but Windscribe usually changes their IP's when this happens.
/r/NetflixViaVPN is a great subreddit for this.
Even Torguard no longer works with MLS Live. I like to watch games on my iPad whilst cooking and even though I PAY FOR ALTITUDE, I have no options at this point, other than to take over the TV.
Meanwhile, Columbus are getting nearly 1 shares on their home broadcasts. I get that KSE is hyper-territorial over their properties, but jesus, the Avs, Nuggets, and Rapids deserve better than the crap that is Altitude.
Simple, but not very helpful.
If it turns out to be true that we will have to pay extra for port forwarding then i will not be happy, i signed up on the premise that it would be available in April, but every month it is delayed, and now we are informed that it will cost extra.
I have been holding off cancelling my Windscribe account, but if this turns out to be true and there are further delays, then i will have to move to Air VPN, Torguard or one of the many others that do support port forwarding.
I have a dedicated streaming IP from Torguard and it works fine - I'm the only person who uses that IP address so it won't get flagged as a common VPN endpoint.
Cost me around $200 for two years, and included a mini-router to make it work with my smart TV/consoles/etc. Netflix works great, and if I want the Australian Netflix I just use a different device that's not VPN'd.
Plus the deal gives you access to other VPN endpoints in case you need to set sail on the seven seas...
Thanks for list, i just subscribed to Torguard $30 a year with that TGLIFETIME50 coupon.
Seems good, getting same torrent speeds as i would normally without VPN if you choose an Aus sever.
There will always be a way around things like this. Just about any VPN worth paying for (Nord, Slick, Torguard, there's literally thousands) updated a couple of days after Netflix tried to stop them.
I just shopped around until I was content with something. Used PIA first, but was not happy with the UI or reliability. It would crash often.
Next stop was Torguard. I'm very happy with Torguard. That's my recommendation.
The UI for one and the interface is a lot easier. .se has adware, so don't use it. Look in the sidebar for . If you're in the US, use a vpn. I used to use FrootVPN when I first started, but just now, they started charging money.:/ If you close it in the task manager, sure, but why would you want to stop seeding. You can just cap your bandwith a little or something. For a first-time user in the USA, use it normally but get PrivateIntenetAccess or Torguard, some vpn that doesn't log.
As for being a first-time user, what's your setup? I wold recommend having a home server but it seems you can't afford it(Nor can I). So have it hooked up with a wired connection and you're pretty much set. Then turn on the vpn and watch whatever you want.
For all the online marketeers, Torguard has an affiliate program too! Set up a LND channel with them, buy the VPN and start to promote it! This way you can promote LND and earn money on it, so actually it is an affiliate program for LND too! I go work on this and promote them on my websites soon! If they get a huge inflow of customers by accepting LND payments many others will follow = huge adoption!
I've used both PIA and Torguard. My current plan allows 20Mbps down and 10Mbps up. I was able to easily achieve that speed on both of those. Both cost $30/yr. If I had to choose one, I'd go for Torguard because they have a lot more servers and iirc they also have browser extensions although I've never used the extensions.
Ik betaal $30 per jaar voor Torguard. Ik heb op internet een 50% discount code gevonden en je blijft die korting behouden zolang het abonnement loopt. Ik ben er erg tevreden over. Je kunt het zo instellen dat je downloadprogramma automatisch wordt gestopt mocht de VPN connectie wegvallen.
I tried to ask this earlier and it got automatically taken down.
It confuses me too.
I honestly don't know. I like torguard and in March they have a deal for $30/year which makes it's $2.50 a month.
I was going to try PIA but heard people who had refund issues and customer service issues. Torguard has been great with customer care, which I didn't expect I would need it but did.
Edit: my speeds are almost identical with or without torguard VPN on.
It never mattered and it still doesn't matter. I wouldn't use Torguard though, not because they are US based, but because they are very sketchy. They have stolen other providers software and used it even if it was a security risk. That doesn't bold well for a VPN provider.
If you are just using them to torrent or bypass region locks it shouldn't matter, but anyone who actually cares about privacy should stay away from them.
Do you have kill switch and dns leak protection enabled? Not sure if they are included with Express VPN's app but they are standard with Torguard and PIA. It's possible that your VPN got disconnected temporarily and your files kept downloading without it's protection for a short period of time, which could have been long enough for copyright trolls to log your IP.
If you're going to use a VPN, I recommend Torguard.
And if you are a US citizen, just know that you will need to submit bogus identification info (passport number, name, address). I wouldn't recommend it, but if you do you must incoorporate that into your trading risk profile. Given that it is 20x leverage, you are able to keep much smaller amounts on the exchange than somewhere like Finex.
Write down all of the fake info you used for ID and save it. Lock a withdrawl BTC address and don't change it (Could set off a KYC flag on their end and could request further ID information).
I'm on Torguard Melbourne server atm and get decent speeds.
They're on torrentfreaks top 10 VPN's so secure connection, no logs and all that shit.
I pay like $30/year using the voucher code TGLIFETIME50 which gets you 50% off (not sure when it expires)
I was using PIA before this but it kept disconnecting and sending my real IP into torrent swarms, plus torguard was cheaper.
Edit: The Singapore server surprisingly runs fast here too also Sydney servers.
> Torguard keeps no logs and thus they have no information to protect.
This is an important distinction. I promise, they would NOT delete evidence if given a court order because obstruction of justice and destroying evidence are both pretty serious crimes and no one is going to do prison time to protect you for that time you torrented Wind Beneath My Wings. But not collecting evidence in the first place means authorities have no way to compel them to turn it over.
> Is it possible that the R8000 is just dead? I've tried everything I can think of.
It's possible but if you have not factory reset it you should do so.
> Also: Slight tangent I was also considering adding a VPN like Torguard if i did that with the desktop option would I keep most of my speed?
That PC will run a VPN at your full speed. Good luck finding a VPN provider that can keep up. You will almost certainly lose a significant amount of speed but it won't be the fault of the PC.
Wow people answer fast ;)
If you go on the two year deal, NordVPN is quite cheap ($99/2 years)
WannaFlix is the cheapest if you pay monthly ($4.97 / month) and unblocks Japan Netflix (as well as Korea, US, UK, and Canada Netflix). There’s a 7 day trial as well
Others like Torguard and expressvpn do unblock Japan Netflix, but they are quite on the expensive side.
They aren't stupid, you've been getting legitimate responses sprinkled in.
Could you clarify what you mean by "contracted through tails". The rest of what you said isn't proof or just not relevant and it doesn't explain anything of value to me that I can use. Don't be so abstract with the details.
The "log" you posted indicate you both use the same browser and OS, combined with you mentioning "they" use the same VPN as you, and an IP originating in the same country as you. It sounds like this malicious actor is you. Is the VPN you use Torguard by chance or does it have TOR in the name? Last I checked, TOR is a free browser and I don't see any indication of it in the "log".
Sign up to a reputable VPN like Torguard, NordVPN or similar. Will cost a few dollars per month. Then you download their client application, run it and select the location of the server you want to connect to. Once connected just use your PC like normal and all internet traffic will appear as if you're in the location you selected. This works to unblock some services, but others won't know where you're based but will know you're behind a VPN and just block you anyway.
Make sure what ever VPN you choose has servers in the location you want. Most have a free trial so give that a go and see how it works for you.
For your VPN needs. Torguard is great and there’s a lifetime discount for Reddit
The positioning of your link made me think it was about why I shouldn't use Tor. I looked for the closest Tor-related thing, which was Torguard. I skimmed the paragraph, saw stuff about packet filtering and proxies, and realized there was no way I would be able to figure that out.
I think it's the "far more reliable" claim.
OpenVPN can run over any port as well, my VPN provider (Torguard) runs it over 443 which will fool almost any ISP/Proxy unless they do deep packet inspection or only allow specific sites.
There is nothing wrong with an SSH tunnel, but it would be my second choice when compared to OpenVPN. I also have an aversion for allowing SSH tunneling/forwarding, but that's because a long, long, time ago it was a very bad idea. It's perfectly secure if configured properly now however.
Depending on your router you could also send all traffic on your "open" VLAN out through a VPN service like PrivateInternetAccess or Torguard, so that if they do get past your blocklists it's still difficult for the authorities to come knocking at your door.
I think it's a nice thing you're trying to do but I think someone will end up abusing your generosity in the end.
Short answer: when its ready.
Longer answer: it's on the testnet, the more people that use it and discover/report bugs, the quicker they will be rectified and made into a more robust system.
Torguard has also started to use it on the main net so the process of adoption has already started.
I want LN to be right, not right now.
If it was released when it wasn't ready and people lost money, it would have such a massive negative impact on btc that it might not recover from.
I use Torguard. There is a program you can use that routes everything on your computer. Or an OpenVPN so your router can send everything thruough it. Or what I use mostly is set up a connection in uTorrent so that my BitTorrent traffic always goes through it without interrupting the rest of my internet. (Loging into some websites or games won't work if you're using the VPN)
Amateur VPN user here, I'm looking for a VPN that will provide me with the best DL speed for torrenting, also I am located in North America. I know of PIA, Mullvad, Torguard, and AirVPN. I just don't know which is best for my situation, any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
Had PIA for about 7 months. When the 'leak' anomoly occurred a month or so ago I used it as a motivator to try another service out. Tried Torguard, overall a more positive experience. Faster speeds with a much better desktop client. The PIA leak may or may not have been legitimate, but it was weird to say the least (VPN ip not the actual ip, actual ip hosted from a fake company, ISP dude said he could actually see the leak on his side, etc.). Either way I have better service with Torguard now. Someone in a thread recently put it best when they said "PIA is the Walmart of VPNs"
This is the most common method of providing a kill-switch, as far as I'm aware. But there are other implementations: the kill-switch provided by Torguard and NordVPN, for example, requires you to select what applications you want to be forcefully closed if the VPN connection drops (I'm not a fan of this method, tho).
I use Torguard, very reliable, tons of servers. I have it running 24/7 on my Plex server/download rig. I have it set to kill apps related to DDL and torrenting when it loses connection (about once a week or so). I signed up with a 50% off for life code, I think it was lifetime50 or something like that. Been about a year and a half now.
There are quite a few reasons IMO.
What I liked about Torguard: Speeds CAN be quite good (Definitely faster than PIA), much cheaper, and able to have a proxy service for torrents.
Careful OP. I was researching VPNs for a while, and the amount of shills who want to advertise their VPNs to you on Reddit is surprising. Torguard is one of the main advertised VPNs on Reddit, I'd stay away from it personally. Go to /r/vpn, they were helpful to me. Windscribe seems ok, you can get a year for twelve dollars in this week's humblebundle. Also get any info you can on a VPN at thatoneprivacysite, created by the owner of /r/VPN
Torguard is both a proxy and a vpn. I have since a couple of years and am verry happy with it (i pay less than 5eur per month), be it for surfing or for torrent or oniins... it is true that their website is quite badly done and unclear about the services provided though.. i would go for their vpn service, as it is a far more comprehensive offer
Torguard has a torrent you can download that will tell you what IP address it sees in the status.
If it shows your home IP, something is wrong. If it shows the IP of the PIA endpoint, you're good.
Torguard, very reliable speeds, fair prices. Might not look as pretty but I have no problems with it. I usedto use Nord and it was horrific.
I would like to add that you do not need to use their app and can use openvpn which is much prettier.
Both are equally good for torrenting. You won't get an objective reply here as the results will be skewed depending on how many PIA vs TorGuard lovers you get to reply ) PIA is a very popular choice on reddit. Torguard has a few features PIA doesn't have (for instance more protocols and devices). Both currently have a discount that you can find in VPN Coupons subreddit.
Seriously, just pick the one you like better based on your personal opinion.
Torguard is a great choice. I get 95% of my actual speed using it, it's been a godsend because my ISP throttles torrents and blocks nearly all paid streaming sites. Their policies are less than ideal and the site is a bit of a mess, but they're the one that gives me the most consistent speed on my 10Mbps connection. I tried VyprVPN (bailed on it because it is NOT private), and PIA (good but speeds were atrocious). I live in Southeast Asia BTW.
I'd recommend PIA. They're one of the most used and popular ones too. But there's also Torguard, NordVPN and ExpressVPN for you to check out and consider as well.
Here's a great article you can read about all the different ones and their policies/etc:
You could also check out /r/VPN or read through their recommendations megathread.
No. Stay away from it, invest in another better service such as PIA or Torguard instead.
See my post from 2 weeks ago here:
I agree. AirVpn, ExpressVpn, PIA, and Torguard are seen as the top four. I know different people that use these four and none of them have any issues.
With the new regulations passing of your ISP being allowed to sell data, anyone that is looking for a VPN should get one of these four.
Definitely. Here's the thing about VPNs tho: They only work when a lot of people are using them, because it obscures the traffic. If you're the only person on the network, it's trivial for anybody who's looking to tell who you are.
So the poor should band together and crowd-fund a very large, decentralized VPN. I think that could reduce the costs to a trivial amount and would ultimately end the entire debate if people actually used it. Basically, put large chunks of the internet behind the VPN. If we got the ball rolling, we could offer it to everybody for cents.
In the meantime, you can get the Torguard proxy (which will accomplish the same thing) for $6/month. I know that for a lot of people, even that is too much, but if you can afford it I would highly recommend it.