If I google "cheap VPN" I get for example this list at
I'm not too familiar with VPNs, but as far as I know it isn't cheaper to use a VPN with a Russian IP than with an IP of another country. Since you seem to be an expert on the topic and are apparently also Russian, maybe you can tell me what I'm missing.
Just switch on a VPN that allows to watch US Netflix, meaning that it bypasses the proxy detection (Nord, VPNUnlimited and work I think) and just go to Netflix to see more content available there. Netflix's content depends on the geo-location
They even have a tutorial for it.
They have 6 dedicated servers in the UK and they keep the status of the server load up to date and free for anyone to view.
They also have excellent and responsive tech support and they don’t oversell. They have multiple ISO certifications due to their status as a netsec company and they’re in Romania.
I didn't like NordVPN personally, servers were very crowded, speeds were very slow, and the software was very buggy and slow as well. They stand for good but they're overselling their service at this point in my opinion. IVPN sounds very nice on paper but I've never tried them and they're pretty expensive for one year. I personally use and have zero issues with them.
I suggest reading Torrentfreak's article about anonymous VPNs here but I'd rather go with a tested VPN for torrenting like NordVPN, ExpressVPN or - heard great things about those and been personally using NordVPN.
Other than that, go to r/vpncoupons, there are some good deals there, maybe you'll find a suitable price there
I have used for years without problem. Use a decent VPN provider like , Tutanota for email, crypto or cash based prepaid cards, observe sensible opsec.
Uploading large amounts of naughty things & live in the enslaved west? You're toast.
That's what prompted me to get a VPN. Even if I stopped downloading, I was thoroughly creeped out and disgusted that my provider was monitoring all my web traffic. Fuck you, comcast. Even my phone runs a vpn now.
Fwiw: I use & love the service. I'm not a skilled geek by any means, but their tutorials and support were stupid easy to use.
Get a no-logs VPN that allows P2P/torrenting like NordVPN, Express, or similar, Torrentfreak's VPN article covers all the popular providers so you can read more there, maybe you'll choose entirely different service.
I think you're good with a VPN, just be sure to:
- always check DNS/IP leaks, for example
if you're torrenting, make the VPN autoconnect on startup and run the torrent client manually, after the VPN is connected.
Enable a killswitch in the VPN client (will kill your Internet connection if the VPN accidentally disconnects
I chose a smaller company because they won't be blacklisted on major services like Netflix. I use , based in Romania and Netflix isn't blacklisted whatsoever.
Some people don't like logs but does have connection logs but do not have activity logs. They know where and when I connect but the activity I do is not held by them. The connection log is only for a day and I felt that was reasonable. It's not for everyone but it's fast and efficient and I have no complaints.
If you're going to be buying day passes or the 15GB add-on then don't bother with a separate VPN and stick to that (tip: old mobile Reddit site at works beautifully even on 128k or 256k) otherwise shameless plug for who has served me well, is quite affordable, and does not have any ownership questions surrounding it (ExpressVPN was highly recommended for a while but some people are uncomfortable about the fact that they hide the fact that they might have connections to China, is solely Romanian owned and upfront about it).
You should get one with a lot of servers to select from like or ExpressVpn.
Also note that many VPNs (especially the free ones) can be detected and blocked in china.
You maybe better off playing cDnF simply because it will give you a smoother gameplay exprience (you really don't want any lag in pvp).
I have but I’ve had it for years so they keep renewing my account at the same $40.60 promo I signed up with. I believe it’s like $58 a year now but they have excellent service either way.
I mean I just ran this test... This is insane for a connection from Midwest US to Amsterdam.
I've been using for 7mths now without any complaints. They have client software to connect to any server as well as tutorials for how to setup manual connections to specific servers. They offer PPTP, LT2P/IPsec, and OpenVPN-128 and 256.
You're allowed to connect up to 3 devices simultaneously.
The closest servers are three in HK, one in Singapore, and three on the US West coast (LA, Seattle, San Jose). I get great speeds to all of them. They also have torrenting servers, but you have to use Romania or Holland. I get pretty good speeds on there though (can hit over 1MB/s).
Vypr VPN has been working very well for me, and the mobile app is working as well after a few issues- service to set that up was quite good (not chat but mail responses within minutes). Very little downtime in the past 4 months. I admit I have never got the Chameleon encryption thing working though.
My experience with Express and prior to Vypr is the same as others.
I think posters ought to offer how many connections they get for the basic package. Vypr has 3 simultaneous - a bit light but good enough.
I use . I believe they take Bitcoin, and I haven't had any issues with them.
Of course, I did my own shopping around, and didn't bounce the idea off of /r/piracy first, so if I've made a horrible mistake, perhaps someone here can enlighten me.
EDIT: Confirmed, they take Bitcoin.
I forgot a few other things. Like you get 6 connections. Or that their reply to DMCA is basically "what's DMCA? This is the Balkans." Their tutorials and FAQ (which is a must-read) are fairly extensive and quite truthful, ex. "Word of advice: question those who promise you 100% [anything] - especially in a highly dynamic and complex industry like information security." When they caught Torguard pilfering the source code for SecureProxy, was flattered but also pretty frank about calling them out on it. So their brutal honesty is one of the many reasons I find this company agreeable and trustworthy.
You really do get a whole hell of a lot even if you paid the full asking price. Like I said though, there are a few affiliate discount codes out there, and if you find the right one, the cost becomes insanely low for what you are getting.
Honestly most VPNs are still working decent... for example I use and can only think of half a dozen times when I couldn't connect. If you're techie enough to set up a shadowsocks server, go for it!
Test it by using a VPN. I confirmed this on my connection here in DC. I only have comcast as an option. In a game I play often (War Thunder) I would see a ping of around 20-30 max. Now I am seeing a min of 60-70ms. I also connect to Discord. I am now getting an average connection and my status is yellow. (Traffic light system).
Now I also have a VPN called . I enable this and all is well. I connect to one of the NYC hubs. Game drops to around 40ms and my Discord connection go's green.
So either they are routing me through somewhere really shitty from DC and not NYC or they are filtering unsecured traffic such as games etc.
Going to a VPN means the traffic is encrypted and they can't see what it is. Therefor can't filter it.
This is all theory at the moment though. We would need many more people testing to confirm this
I think a lot of people use windscribe and PIA (although I think that one isn't so good for security anymore) I use , it was the one that seemed the safest, speed and connection is solid and the dedicated torrenting Vpns work well
° Good VPN eg or ,
° Encrypted email eg .
° Encrypted messaging eg Signal.
° Use Qubes OS on a machine with all of the above.
° Switch to Android where you at least some control over the device.
Hackers in terms of "will hack the connection" should be solved by using any VPN provider that uses known standards like OpenVPN or IPSec (NOT PPTP).
In terms of blackmail, I would suspect anyone that did this would very quickly get a bad reputation and be driven out of business-- look at VPN provider reviews on sites like reddit or .
In any case for your use case, I think anyone who has a history would be decent-- examples:
I settled on Vypr because of the features their clients have (kill switch, leak prevention, etc), which may not be relevant for everyone-- DNS leak prevention for example is for a pretty specific use case where you suspect your upstream DNS is being watched (see: any country with state-sponsored firewalls, like most of east/southeast asia). looks quite good as well, but was missing another crucial feature that was important to me (DPI evasion).
Just get a less popular VPN subscription like so that IP addresses are not yet flagged by Netflix or other streaming services. You should then get offers. Also, do you have the subscription already registered? Changing the location of existing subscription might cause issues. If you do not yet have an account - it is the way to go.
Yeah, a VPN should help I think. Just try a few different servers and locations to check whether you can access the websites. As for the VPN that lets you access Netflix, I'd say try NordVPN, , Surfshark. As far as I know Express works too and these all allow torrenting I think
is setting up new IPs for their servers every single day since last 2 weeks because they get blocked daily.
I'm a bit worried they'll eventually go "fuck it, ain't worth it anymore"
But so far they are doing a great job.
I have a Windscribe subscription amongst several other VPN providers. Along with they are quite ok. Trying to get around Netflix geo blocking is a wack a mole effort. I say to hell with them, TV is not that important, I can get it elsewhere if I really need it.
Did not try the other two, but from my personal experience, Nord works with most streaming websites. Sometimes US Netflix detects it but I just switch servers. Heard that is alright for streaming but not sure if it will work in Shanghai
I use and it does what I need. Only issue I have is the lack of an inbound port for torrenting. It really depends what you use it for. I use and my own checking to pick.
Just so that none of my activity gets potentially blocked by China's firewall. I need to be consistently connected to complete work. If I get blocked for whatever reason.... I'll be in trouble.
And thanks for replying, didn't expect /r/ThatOnePrivacyGuy to reply :D
I did look at the spreadsheet you made but I had to google each one to search for reliability in China. Not a lot of information is out there for that info, and a lot of the info conflicts with one another. I ended up doing a trial of at home in Canada. So far so good, so I hope this reliability carries over to when I'm in China.
I wouldn't trust a free VPN, especially one that doesn't offer the OpenVPN protocol as an option. Nothing is free, after all. It might be fine if all you want to do is stream Danganronpa, but anything more than that you should really be using a paid service. You can get for about $40/year with a coupon code. Private Internet Access and TunnelBear are decent, too.
works great in my phone and computer. Fast, secure and not that expensive. Good customer service too!
You could use the VPN tile on the notification tray and then you switch it on
might fit for you then. From using both the desktop application as well as the mobile app, they have Chinese specific settings to bypass the Great Firewall. They're a small company in Romania and are owned by a Information Security as well. Might be what you're looking for.
Thank you a lot for this information! Seriously.
I did not know that about ibVPN. Makes me wonder. I did not know about . Honestly, they just climbed to the top of my list.
Damn, choosing a VPN is hard. Good thing I'll only be able to buy one in a month! Plenty of time to make an educated decision.
I took a peek at and it seems better than PIA, costs slightly more but you'll get pretty much the same (servers all over the world), minimal logs (only for administration) and I'd trust a company outside the US much more than one in the US, one NSL and they have to cooperate with government agencies.
Haven't used them so I can't say anything about the speeds.
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Between those two, will both of them mask my IP in services such as Ventrilo / Teamspeak?
Because for , they have a client which you have to go through, and I don't see one for . I'm very new to this whole VPN thing.
Also, when I exit one of their clients, I go back to my normal IP right?
I don't have experience with Express VPN, but I've been using for 9mths now and it has worked extremely well for me. The three servers in HK, one in Singapore, and 3 on the US West Coast are the closest. They also have servers across Europe, some of which they let you use P2P services. They just upgraded their OpenVPN support to include XOR and ECC as well, though I find 256 to be stable (though I usually use LT2P/IPsec).
Get a VPN! They're relatively cheap! I live in Beijing and use (currently ~$43 for a year). They have servers in HK (three in fact) and Singapore, as well as the usual assortment in the US and Europe. I can stream 720p YouTube videos at home without the need to buffer (1080p I can do as well, but it might need to buffer every couple of minutes).
>One advantage of using a big service is that a particular ip will be shared amongst a larger portion of users so it makes you more anonymous.
He's talking about and they also provide shared IP addresses.
From what I understand it's common practice for VPNs to retain some type of operational log which seems necessary for the engineers to troubleshoot network connectivity and customer issues with their server network. (is no log a myth? I'm no sure.) it's really about their privacy policies where the devil is in the details. but even than there's many VPNs that don't necessary go by their own policy guidelines.
Here are detailed charts on general details on most VPNs providers available, look over the simple and detail version and see what you may be interested in here -
On iOS from my experience I'd suggest you've a look at , TunnelBear and IVPN. all of them have an native iOS application and found these 3 to be transparent about what they collect with good privacy policies and good security practices.
I like , I'm an affiliate and I use their services and I get around 100 Mbps. Here is a link to a speed test,
Here is a easy setup guide for Windows 10
Love Chile by the way! Work with many Chileans. New Zealand and Chile have an unbelievable amount in common. I tried a few VPN's in NZ with little success. But that was when Netflix was cracking down on it. My current VPN here in the US works. Called .
Well PM may perform perfectly fine for you - they're located in South America and they use Energy CDN from what I've seen but honestly, I prefer RD to PM. It would be game over for me with PM if RD had a Kodi addon - I'd drop magnet links on the site and just stream them from the addon like I did with the PM Kodi addon before Bubbles. PM has far fewer streams in my experience and their 1TB fair usage policy and their point system is a bit ridiculous for the cost but when it comes to torrents, it's definitely easier overall than RD but I don't think it justifies the price and probably won't renew, especially since I have to tack on another 40 a year for in order to not drop the buffer.
I think I'll give a try, it checks off pretty much everything on my wish list. The only potential issue is speed, but I guess I just have to try it out. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's just as fast, hopefully faster, than PIA. Thanks for everything!
El único consejo que te daría es que nunca utilices un servicio de VPN "gratis".
Personalmente, recomiendo . Buen precio, servicio excelente, features desde básicos hasta avanzados, he podido ver Netflix con ella y está bastante bien reseñada en páginas especializadas en seguridad informática.
Si sabes inglés, siguiendo los pasos que te mandan, es muy fácil activarla.
Just to update those who are interested. I connected with openVPN and like before, the connection stopped when I locked the phone. However, the VPN connection for my other dedicated VPN app has continued to stay on even when the phone is locked. Not sure what they did with the program but it's been running without disconnecting. Wonder if it's a fluke or they managed to do something with their program to keep it running int he background. I had it on overnight and no discernible additional battery depletion than normal.
Anyhow, if anyone is interested the vpn provider and app is . I use blackvpn and , although black vpn uses the open vpn app. Both are great vpn providers in my opinion.
I use , had them for almost 2 years now without a problem, never even came across a banned IP on Real-Debrid with them because everyone and their mom isn’t using them.
I tried NordVPN’s 3 day trial and my VPN service was faster for both total throughput in a speed test, web downloads, and torrents consistently despite having fewer servers and stronger encryption.
I highly recommend , they’ve been fantastic from connection to support. I’m sure Cody will give you a 3 day trial, just ask him on /r/Premiumize but keep in mind their Black Friday sale ends today, they extended it to Cyber Monday. One year is 20% off, and they added a 2 year option for just 20 Euros more than the one year normally is.
yup; i just sent him a message. I will try it for both. has an android app too so I can install it on the shield. Without VPN, does your connection with premiumize turn to crap after 5pm too?
Tässä ilmeisesti haetaan enemmän median unblokkaus -käyttöä, suosituimmassa ja isoimmissa serverit on usein blokattu monesta palvelusta esim. Netflix, mutta Youtube ei ainakaan ole yhtä nirso. Jos käyttö on turvallisuus ja yksityisyys, niin joutuu ottamaan paljon enemmän asioita huomioon (mitä luvataan lokeista, missä maassa yritys toimii ja mitkä on sen maan dataliikennelait). Torrent/p2p-käyttöä on harvoin blokattu, mutta nopeuksissa on eroja.
Ilmaiset on lähes poikkeuksetta ripulia, hitaita tai tuote on käyttäjä itse (verkkoliikenteen käyttö botnetteihin). Yksi poikkeus on Opera-selaimen mukana tuleva sisäänrakennettu, se on oikeasti nopea ja riittää satunnaiseen mediakäyttöön, mutta ei vihapuhumiseen netissä.
Googlen hakutuloksiint tulevat "best vpn review 2017" sivut on aina maksettuja mainoksia.
PIA (amerikkalainen) on suosittu ja halpa. Itselläni on (romanialainen).
I'm using a Xeon E3 (pretty equivalent to an i5, just no onboard graphics).
I think it's proximity. I gave a try too, it was even worse (~10 Mbps).
Other PIA servers (non-Seattle) capped out around 20 for me too, similar to PP's LA server and other NA servers. Only PIA's Seattle server consistently gave me 50 Mbps.
But damn it, I really liked PP's RAM disk servers and privacy commitments...
HMA vs. VShield vs. T O R T B B vs. vs. CNS vs. T A I L S vs. others? What's a good combo if multiple are req'd/recc'd? What should one do who is about to get a new computer for added privacy before, during, and after the buying process (say it's retail laptop with G Squad, anything to tell 'em to do or not to do?) as it relates to cryptos? Thanks.
HMA vs. VShield vs. T O R T B B vs. vs. CNS vs. T A I L S vs. T O R Guard vs. others? What's a good combo if multiple are req'd/recc'd? What should one do who is about to get a new computer for added privacy before, during, and after the buying process (say it's retail laptop with G Squad, anything to tell 'em to do or not to do?) as it relates to cryptos? Any particular browser to recommend, like Opra/Chrom/Mozila?
What's Z e r o coin/Z Cash/Zen? Compare/contrast with these others, privacy-coin or not so much. S U M O is supposed to be a privacy coin, possibly the best, right? Any new wallets/exchanges S U M O will be listed on in the near future? Thoughts on N E O, A D A, X M R, D A S H, V e r t, and X V G?
HMA vs. VShield vs. T O R T B B vs. vs. CNS vs. T A I L S vs. T O R Guard vs. others? What's a good combo if multiple are req'd/recc'd? What should one do who is about to get a new computer for added privacy before, during, and after the buying process (say it's retail laptop with G Squad, anything to tell 'em to do or not to do?) as it relates to cryptos? Any particular browser to recommend, like Opra (what is it, how does one get it? Read it's good)/Chrom/Mozila?
Compare/contrast this coin with these others?: What's Z e r o coin/Z Cash/Zen? Compare/contrast with these others, privacy-coin or not so much. S U M O is supposed to be a privacy coin, possibly the best, right? Any new wallets/exchanges S U M O will be listed on in the near future? Thoughts on N E O, A D A, X M R, D A S H, V e r t, and X V G?
I use as a VPN.
I use primarily Bittrex, and a bit of Binance. Don't trust your money on any exchange for an extended period of time. Use them to trade, then transfer your money off.
Nano S is good.
I finally got around to trying WG on . It works, but performance was similar to the benchmarks on your site. It's faster than an OpenVPN XOR connection to the same server/region, but substantially slower than an SSR or Outline connection.
I've mostly switched over to Outline these days, with for Netflix and as a backup.
Some VPN providers have the functionality in their custom client.
Don't rely on the router. If the router drops VPN your clients may continue merrily outside the VPN. SHUDDER!
is very good.
Usually the VPN provider will have tutorials to help you OP and if you can't, I've found that they have decent support (The three I've spoken with, PIA, NordVPN and ). If your looking for a provider, it can be useful to find one offering a "geolocation proxy" - this will route your browser traffic through a different server to the rest of your traffic, this means, if you check your email with office/outlook (or whatever email client your using) your email provider wont see a sign in from, say USA or Finland and block your account. If you want full security, VPN with home location (ie UK) then geolocate browser traffic to another country.
I've been paying for VPN service for 10 years with a credit card and have not had an issue. As for which one is best, its subjective and the best way is to try the one's you like and see for yourself. Most offer some sort of trial or refund if not satisfied.
I've used the following in the past allow of which I found good for me.
> My NAS (a DS218play) unfortunately doesn't support Docker
I can feel your pain... I got a DS218J and this is exactly why I ended buying a full x64 NAS just 6 months later (QNAP TS-673).
> I'm wondering though, how would I be able to use Mullvad on my notebook as well?
Not sure about Mullvad, but most VPN providers usually provide a client you can install on you OS to route every connection through the VPN provider. If not, you can always install OpenVPN, and use the .ovpn files provided by Mullvad to accomplish that. Same for phone, either their own app, or OpenVPN.
>My earlier approach has been to forward it through my NAS altogether, now I'd have to directly use the notebook to connect to Mullvad
Yes. Fortunately most VPN providers allow several devices connected simultaneously.
I usually have phone, laptop, Deluge container and jdownloader container at same time (My VPN provider is , and they allow up to 6 devices).
I liked them until the features they claim to have were only for windows client. seems to be on top of everything as well. Did you have time to evaluate them? I do like PP unlimited devices option.
I'm going to China next week. From browsing around, looks like ExpressVPN is reliable (some people say it's owned by the Chinese government). Also heard good things about . Last year I had Digital Ocean credit so I used Streisand: Shadowsocks, AnyConnect, and OpenVPN+Stunnel all worked. Apparently now the Chinese government is cracking down on this stuff so some people have had issues with Shadowsocks.
That browser extension is only a proxy, much less secure than a VPN. However, that's all I really want in China so I can watch myh youtube vids, FB, gmail, etc. I do not prioritize my network security in China, I just want international access.
I did try the Chrome browser extension, and it did not provide any better speeds for me than the VPN.
perfect-privacy does the same thing its why I have yet to sign up with them. even though they have probably the better offering.. I say that because they allow you to use socks proxy without having to be connected to VPN which Mullvad and requires.. Which if you want to proxy several apps becomes a problem across a few different devices.
You might have a look over at they offer VPN service and SecureProxies extensions for Firefox and Chrome users that also work in China. you can try them for a week for a couple for dollars.
Oh, that's a pity. I use , and it really gives me a very usable speed. I mean, I loose about 50-60% of speed, but my bandwidth is 300/300, so it's really not that bad. I usually have speeds in the order of 10-15 MB/s.
I think with your internet speed most VPN will easily max that out, you probably want to look at services that have more privacy by being outside 14 eyes, try . Romanian based. They keep logs for 24 hrs before removing them, don't know if that's fine with you.
Yeah, Shanghai should be fine.
ExpressVPN is okay, some of my coworkers used it. Personally, I use , works quite well too.
I don't think that iCloud can be compromised that easily. Please also note that the guy in the thread you mentioned was using an android phone.
Ok, two things:
1- I had problems accessing Quickconnect, because the NAS is using VPN client to connect to WAN (), and sincerely, DSM control of VPN is crap. It seems that it has problems renewing the DDNS address in Quickconnect, and I often found myself unable to connect. That is why I decided to set my own DDNS () updated by a raspberry pi zero, and connect the DSM directly. I just switched off Quickconnect entirely. I set a let's script SSL certificate to be able to connect securely through HTTPS without needing Quickconnect.
2- isn't all this precisely what we are discussing not to do? (Exposing your NAS to the internet?)
I have - they don’t port forward for security reasons so torrents are like 2-3MB/sec but it’s not unusual for me to see 20+MB/sec otherwise. It depends on server load and encryption method like always but they do have a SOCKS5 proxy that’s supposed to be really fast for torrents.
Nah, as long as your on https they shouldn't be able so see anything else your doing other than your on reddit, doing God knows what. I use but just try to avoid anything registered in a 14 eyes nation. They all keep some logs but the less the better. Research/google is your friend.
has an Android client that allows you to pick which apps use it and which don’t. I’ve been using their service for years now and I’m happy with it.
Also, Netflix doesn’t actually ban you for using a VPN, you just have to disconnect in order to watch. Big difference.
If I were you I would be annoyed and frustrated with that kind of customer service. I don't understand your point on "against censorship" and your issue of bad customer service. This is why I usually just buy a month first before I commit for long term subscriptions. I hope you find a service that works best for you and treats you right as a paying customer. I know works in China and they are always making changes to get around the GFW
Netflix goes extra miles to blocked vpn, so there is no guaranteeing it.
I am currently using works beautifully with netflix at this time of writing lol.
Formerly as nordvpn user, you need switch between hundreds of server to find a server which works with netflix.
Torrenting wise, any of the vpn you mentioned will work without any issue.
Totally normal. VPN slows your speed by a a ton. That's the price for privacy.
I'm also using DS218j with VPN (). My speeds are around 4-6 MB/s, but my internet connection is 300 Mbps, so the theoretical max is somewhere around 37 MB/s.
Even with a powerful machine, expect to loose at least 40% is your download speed.
I'm using for 2 years in a row now. It's fast, no logging, not one of the 14 eyes country's, etc. They're based in Romania. I've done some good research before I decided to use their service. But you should do your own research. You may not like some aspect which I don't care about.
Good price (around 55 euros a year)
6 simultaneously active devices
No download throttling or anything
Good speeds for streaming video (150 Mbit down on my connection which is about 200Mbit)
Good support and service availability
They have an affiliate program too. My link, if you don't mind using it, ?aff=1653
BTW: I'm only a happy customer of . I'm not in any way connected otherwise.
It ain't free; they simply provide 10GB for free. If you want more bandwidth than that, you need to pay.
The only two services I've used are and Windscribe. Both are pretty good.
> My next VPN would be if they finished Wireguard implementation ;)
is serviced by security experts using strong security protocols and outside the 14 eyes jurisdiction but their client updates are rolled out slowly at about once a year unless it’s a bug fix follow up. Be prepared to wait a while for Wireguard to be officially supported, they’re usually late on implementation goals. Another plus is they except gift cards as payment which I don’t think any of the other VPNs I’d consider offer.
You are talking about a PC connected through your LAN, not from internet, right?
Can you access your NAS or your Router IP (192.168.X.X)?
If you can't, then the problem is simple: the NordVPN software is routing every connection from your PC into the VPN server, including local connections (which shouldn't).
I use , and it works as intended. What's more: the Android app has a setting to allow or disallow direct local connections. Re-check the NordVPN client settings ("Invisibility on LAN')
>but I wouldn't go with because they definitely log.
Well to Torrentfreak they answered:
>1. We keep connection logs for one day only, in order to help us troubleshoot some common problems: invalid logins, router VPN pass-through issues, etc. These include source IPs, connection start/end time and bandwidth usage. However, we do not log any traffic data.
Your ISP will know the same things (your IP obviously, when you connected/disconnected from their service, how much bandwidth you used on their IP) so I don't see a real problem here. And they delete those after one day.
And as they said, they don't log which sites you visited which is the important part right?
Just my limited opinion on them.
I think I also looked at AirVPN, they sounded pretty good.
Either you or I am misunderstanding this. The way I see it they log this:
a) You ---> servers
b) You ---> servers ---> ThePirateBay
because b) would be content logs (they call them traffic data logs) and not what they write ("source IPs, connection start/end time and bandwidth usage").
Maybe HMA is just a scummy company. Strike that, they are the worst ever since they gave out the data on lulzsec.
I use and they're very on top of updating to cope with China. They have tons of servers, several of which are specifically optimized for China Users (I don't know the details as I'm not much of a networking person). Multiple servers in HK, Singapore, Japan, several along the US West coast as well.
I go on /r/VPN all the time, I was just curious to hear what your opinion was. Personally, I know that it is extremely likely that at least some providers are lying about logging, but I wouldn't go with because they definitely log. It seems that it would be worth the risk that someone might be lying and actually log, then to go with someone where there is a 100% chance that they do log.
HMA has the exact same policy, except that they keep logs for a longer period of time. Check out /r/VPN to see all the people getting DMCA notices from them. Maybe you won't get a DMCA since deletes them so quickly, but my point is that connection logs can and are used to link people to specific activity on a VPN.
This Summer because I am spending a month in America I decided to try a couple alternatives for 3 months. So far I haven't found an alternative that is as reliable and fast as Astrill. Most recently I am using , but it is a huge letdown with speed, and sometimes the Windows software and Chrome extension both are buggy. However, their Android app is extremely reliable.
Astrill software is excellent, the speedtest tool helps a lot to find good servers to use. Personally, I don't mind paying a bundle to Astrill, they rarely let me down. If you switch, make sure to do a trial run only for 1 to 3 months. Astrill often will send you a coupon to come back with a discounted price, so if you don't like the new VPN, it's a good deal to switch back.
I don't think the list is good.
I tried last week and I really had troubles connecting everyday.
I also tested Expressvpn and I think it's way better than
It's more expensive but you don't have any problem connecting.
MullVad wont released their mobile client anytime soon, I emailed to them last month regarding this, have been told they are now focusing on desktop client.
Edit: Dont go for the their 2 years deal @ $90. You can always get 1 year @ $46.4 using BEST20, that promo code has been around for several months and it still works ;). Even if I am so tempted to go for I wont do 2 years. 2 years too much. you only save $2.8 if you are going for their 2 years deal.
Nobody mentioned ; I've used them for about two years now no issue, they're outside 14-eyes, decently priced (I think it's $50-something a year), and supports a good amount of protocols (including OpenVPN and Wireguard even).
has been pretty solid for me over the past year. Their blog updates are interesting, and they take things like logs and DNS leaks seriously. The firefox proxy app works perfectly. There are p2p optimized servers, and the majority of servers seem to be under very little load. I get around 50Mbps through the European VPNs, which is around one third my connection speed, but it's all I need.
I've used PIA and Blacklogic before. Both have also been pretty good, but seems more consistent with speeds and server choice. I'll be sticking with them.
Having a SOCKS5 proxy or a VPN should not be required to use RandomDNS.
Also, many VPNs that have their own internal resolvers are sending random DNS queries and use the bruteforce technique I mentioned in the issue to prevent DNS lookups sniffing on their servers (like do).
I still have a month before I leave, so enough time to research. No idea where to look, and like you said, it's really unreliable. Have anywhere you can point me towards? I did a search on Reddit and only popped up.
I'll chime in and say that I myself use on my PC and phone. I have a 170Mbps speed at home and with the closest server to me, I get 120Mbps with the VPN on. I say that's rock solid in terms of speed while behind the VPN.
They have a killswitch as well and it works every time when I need to use it. They're in Romania so no need to worry about a USA based VPN.
Yes, you are probably right with your argumentation. in general has a good reputation, but it is not that well-known compared to its competitors.
I just wanted to be sure that you are aware of that logging thing.
PayPal is not anonymous and they have been banning VPN services... If a VPN provider is commited with anonymity they shouldn't use PayPal. It's simple. At least accepts Bitcoins I give them credit for that.
I have been using since the start of the season. No issues with getting flagged, I sign in from Toronto tonight, and Atlanta tomorrow and they don't know, or don't care. Also haven't had any issues at all from what I use, seems perfectly safe.
I get around 160Mbps when i'm off the VPN. While connected to the Netherlands like I mentioned, I can push 65Mbps - 90Mbps. It really depends on the time of day but it's still pretty fast. Note that this is with my service, . Other providers may be different and not all will provide fast speeds across the ocean.
ExpressVPN is using OpenVPN (most likely with some kind of obfuscation). is using OpenVPN XOR. VyperVPN is using Chameleon (proprietary protocol). NordVPN is using obfuscated OpenVPN. WannaFlix is using ShadowsocksR.
Standard OpenVPN is blocked, but some providers have figured out workarounds.
Not sure if this is the correct subreddit for your question but I just tested ITV hub on Android using and it was working. I am using ITV Hub app version 5.3.0, location services disabled, connected to the London server, watching a show called Coronation Street. No problems, loaded fast and in HD. I am in China.
Try disabling location services if you have not done so already. If you want to try there is a 25% off discount code here.
I use . No complaints and easy to follow OpenVPN setup guide. I connect to them from my pfsense router and use the firewall to send clients to the VPN. You can have 6 different connections also so that's an added feature.