Well, it might be. However, I would suggest to stay away from free VPN's, because who knows what they do with the collected data, gotta make profits somehow. Stick with known brands like NordVPN, or Buffered.
NordVPN has P2P ready servers, PIA, ExpressVPN, Buffered are good for torrenting too (reference: ). I recommend checking these out, most of the subscriptions don't cost that much and it is worth the money you spend, not only for torrenting but for privacy as well.
Like many have mentioned - do not use a free VPN, torrenting wise they won't be good cause most of them offer limited data, not to mention no privacy at all.
Try using Buffered - it's a VPN that actually works for Netflix, provided you use the US connection. $100 per year. Or, obviously, you could stream the shows from a website like 123movies, depending on your preference.
just watch it on BBC or any other channel with VPN that is not blocked. I watch BBC with Nord, Buffered VPN also works with it. Just try to connect to different UK servers if it is not working, I do so, works fine.
I like your Best Kodi VPN 2017 "review", you link in your guide [Link]! What are selection criteria beside affiliate-marketing to get into your vpn-toplist?
...undermines your credibility a bit, don't you think?
Get a good paid VPN that does not keep logs and allows torrenting - a VPN will help in hiding from your ISP as they will not know what websites you're browsing or what you're downloading.
I personally use NordVPN because I got a good deal a while back and they allow torrents, but you can also try other VPNs like Private VPN, Buffered, VPN Unlimited or any other ()
As some people mentioned, it isn't 100% anonymous, mostly nothing is. I would suggest using a premium VPN like NordVPN, GooseVPN, BufferedVPN etc. Then you could even use public wi-fi's without any fear of being monitored by anyone. TOR is another viable solution. And always use common sense.
Check out NordVPN, they have improved their speed a lot and now even have the fastest VPN badge by speedtest, ExpressVPN is another fast one, Buffered too.
Which one have you been using? Speeds depend on a lot of factors though, even on your Internet Provider
Netflix blocks ip addresses that have too many people streaming from it. Most VPNs route you through one of their very few ip addresses, which are shared.
Some VPNs, like "Buffered", give you what's called a dedicated ip address. (your own personal one every time you switchbservers)
I recently switched to 'Buffered VPN' and find it to be quite reliable. Great server placement around the globe to not run into annoying locale restrictions and speed is great. It's a couple bucks a month, but the free providers that I've tried are always bogged down with traffic and ad placement.
Just get a VPN, something like NordVPN or Buffered. It should work, at least I hope so, because I will be using NordVPN. If you want there's a discount: 60 bucks for a year I think is pretty good. And as muaythai33 said, get the app and pick up the cheapest region if it is ppv.
If you're unsure, just get a VPN that allows torrenting - NordVPN, Buffered, ExpressVPN, there are quite a lot of them. I personally use NordVPN, the pice/quality ratio is good enough for me, Express is more expensive and I have not tried Buffered myself. Also, r/vpncoupons is a great place to check for deals and makes a VPN more affordable
Read the reviews and decide for yourself. AFAIK he doesn't really recommend only one, because he doesn't want to be associated with a specific one. Be sure to look out out for a VPN which has a zero log policy, out of the 14 eyes jurisdiction and that supports P2P/torrenting with unlimited bandwidth. I use NordVPN for myself and haven't received any threatening letters. Speeds are good too. You could try something like Mullvad, Surfshark or Buffered VPN.
One thing to note here that isn't exclusive to Buffered but, all VPN services are much slower on a router. Using OpenVPN on a router will definitely have slower speeds because processors in routers are much weaker than our modern PCs by far. I got horrible speeds too from my router but once I switched to the desktop app, speeds tripled.
I do not agree with Buffered and their refund policy; ten hours is definitely enough for me and if they are so concerned about abuse, shorten the refund period and be more realistic. Perhaps, even offer a $2 seven day trial for people on the fence for the service. I did that with my service and was 100% on board a few days into the trial.
Well at first when you asked me i was stumped because I didn't check if Malaysia was in the list, but yes it is.
Buffered VPN, and if u're into gaming, i think right now it is the best latency for gaming, even better than ExpressVPN.
Just get a VPN they are so easy to use - and just leave it on all the time you browse for privacy anyway.
I use Express VPN which is the best, but I’ve used Buffered which was okay, and ZenMate is free and just runs as a Chrome plugin. Lots of options!
The good thing about ExpressVPN is that they support openvpn tcp and udp. What is a bit annoying, though, is that you can only have two connections at the same time (router/other device and a mobile device). How is that with Buffered VPN? If they allow more than 2 connections I would consider to pay the $2 more for them.
Edit: Just saw, offers 3. Would be better for me. One for mobile, two for home. Have two SSIDs. Each is connected to a different country. I just connect to the other SSID if I want to switch country, don't have to reconfigure anything.
Great show but not accurate! House of Card Season 1 = 661 minutes total
So if I streamed a whole season my I would not be eligible for a refund correct?
If you truly are interested in building a postive VPN brand you need to fully disclose the restrictions as either a footnote or asterix right below or next to the "30-day Hassle-Free Money-Back Guarantee". They way advertising regulations in North America require.
Feel free to PM me if you are truly serious in coming up with a resolution. Happy to post on here the outcome.
Exact same experience with Buffered VPN (posted here a few weeks).
I used the service off and on over two or three days just trying to get things optimized. I never really even actively used the service for 10 hours. I just was setting it up on my router and didn't disconnect.
Then when I attempted to request a refund I was told I was ineligible for the "30 day no hassle money back guarantee" because I was logged into the VPN for 50 hours.
> Which ones do you guys use/trust?
You can get a decent comparison here.
In my experiences Private Internet Access is the best for security and ease of use. Buffered is the best for video streaming, although they keep logs.
> Will I get in trouble?
Not unless you live in North Korea. Nobody is scouring VPN logs for UFC regional-copyright infringement. If you plan on discussing your plans for the murder of the president or something, obviously a "logless" VPN would be the way to go. That being said, nothing is 100% secure, but you're merely buying a UFC event in another region. Nobody actually cares or they'd be blocking VPN IPs like Netflix is starting to do.
I'd test out Fight Pass first and see the quality you can achieve. It would be a bummer to find out that your connection bouncing around the world can't handle the stream, and also save you $5-$10 if it's unable to handle HD.
No they are not any good. I signed up yesterday. Their UK VPN IP address appears in Vietnam and/or Dubai!
I asked for a refund as they promise - no reply, no refund.
As far as I'm concerned, Buffered VPN is a scam. Do not give them your money!
i currently use BufferedVPN () which is in beta and free. When it goes off beta it will be paid for (you an see prices on the site) When searching for VPN's make sure they allow P2P.
What's y'alls take on Buffered vs ExpressVPN ?
I'm in the market for a VPN and both have pretty good reviews.
Express is tempting. But Buffered's no logs and encryption kinda make the balance tilt in favour. I did a quick search and Buffered returned zero results on here.
I would go Express but the logs are turning me off a bit.
Hello /r/VPN, I do a lot of torrenting and gaming, and I was wondering what the best VPN for my needs would be. My connection isn't very fast (only 15 mb(~1.5-2 MB) down 1 Mb up), so that's not a huge concern. Some of the options I've looked at are Nord VPN (though I saw that they block some p2p ports on the spreadsheet), Buffered VPN, Express VPN, Azire VPN, and Air VPN. I would love any recommendations you have for me. One other note, I would really like to have my VPN running 24/7 on my PC, so any sort of reconnection or auto killswitch functions would be nice to have.
I need a recommendation for a VPN that allows access to Itv and BBC online streaming services. It is for my aunt who loves to watch some British soaps but now lives in Australia.
She had Private Internet Access for ages and it worked well but now BBC doesn’t work. We then tried Buffered but that didn’t work for long at all and is very slow.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Right now I'm just using Hola (yes, I know about all the concerns about Hola). My preferred VPN is Buffered but it's not free and I don't have a subscription active right now.
Tip: the US stream has not been good for me even when I got it working, I'm having better luck spoofing a UK IP and watching the European stream.
Buffered VPN. Love it. Heaps of servers. Servers based in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide (as far as I can tell) plus many more world wide. And their customer support is unreal, fast responses day and night.
Let's hope this works!
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I use the Buffered VPN product and have it set up in the Network Interface section of the Control Panel. It is setup as a separate "interface". I just googled the setup process and found directions for setting up an OpenVPN connection and used that (Buffered is based on OpenVPN). I also found a script that checks the connection to the Buffered server every 5 minutes and reconnects automatically if necessary. Been using it for the last year or so and it's worked well. It automatically reconnects after shutdowns/updates etc. as well.
> For jeg suger kun med ca 15 mb/sec via VPN
Eller skaf dig en VPN uden bandwidth- eller hastighedsbegrænsning - jeg taber måske 5-15% hastighed typisk ved den hurtigste tyske/svenske VPN server fra Buffered VPN, så jeg smækker derudad med 35-40 mb/sek på en 300/60 forbindelse.
So I'd like to get a VPN that will work with Netflix. It's not my primary concern, but having to turn off the VPN when accessing Netflix seems like a good way to accidentally let something through.
Anyway, my primary concerns are speed and privacy (in general, but specifically for P2P). I've seen some places that say there are a few VPNs that will still work with Netflix, like ExpressVPN, NordVPN, or Buffered. I've seen a bunch of bad stuff about Nord, but generally good stuff about the other two (although it's hard to tell if the reviews are trustworthy). I've also seen PIA recommended a lot, and I think I like their pricing and features, but they've apparently specifically stated they don't support bypassing geoblocks?
Oh, and I'll probably be splitting the cost with a friend, so we need at least 3 connections but 5 would be better.
Thanks for the help!
Buffered is the same price as ExpressVPN and they don't even offer half the services. No Smart DNS, no dedicated Android app, no dedicated iOS app, no 24/7 live chat support. Their website uses insecure Flash which no other reputable VPN company would ever use on their website. I tried it out a few months ago and it wasn't even working for Netflix at all. It might be working now but certainly not good enough to justify that price.
us-netflix worked only for 2 days, then it stopped. Guess what: gave me no refund.
this is how advertise their service:
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
sounds nice but if you read the small print of the user agreement you understand what "" means with "hussle-free"...
You’re gonna wanna get yourself a VPN which basically masks your IP address and projects to the websites you visit a different IP address from a country of your choice. I personally pay for one (Buffered, it’s awesome) because using a VPN is good internet security, but there are lots of free ones. Do a little research to find one that isn’t doing anything shady (tracking/selling your browsing history, crypto mining on your network, etc). I’m sure Wired or another trusted tech source has a good list of free ones. Once you have it, choose the UK and you should be golden!
I can get this to work for singing up and I thought all was good but then there appears to be a step 2 that asks you to subscribe.
I checked out my signup status and seems it is free trial OK but if I go to watch anything the pop up for subscribing reappears. I can't get rid of it!
Anyone having the same issues.
I am using Buffered VPN and logged in with my Facebook and VISA debit card I thought.
Hmm... I've used Windscribe long before they added the feature but I've used few other providers with "favorite servers" list such as Buffered and CyberGhost. But favorite server lists would clear out every few days, sometimes it would last a week or so. Though, I got to know that servers might disappear from list due to them being updated or maintained so it might be the same reason with all services. Anyhow, I've learnt that picking certain servers as default isn't that smart as the server might be too crowded or down the next time you are connecting so I'd say that it's not any major issue and more like smart inconvenience lol. Surfshark, that I'm using right now, doesn't even have "favorite servers" option, but it offers me better speeds and unlimited connection that I needed, so I'm more than happy. I advise simply go for the same location that the same server.
I have tried software based VPN and while they are fine images, they are painful slow for video and almost impossible for HD content. I have tried HideMyAss and Buffered, both were around 10USD/pcm. Does anyone know of anything better. I would also like one to watch UK on demand services as well.
Funny, but Netflix still doesn't give a shit. For anyone wondering, the best VPNs for Netflix as of right now are TorGuard and ExpressVPN. NordVPN works OK, but the client is meh, while other VPNs like BufferedVPN claim to work but are also meh in terms of application performance and speeds. PIA also doesn't work, despite their CEO coming here to claim otherwise...
I'm getting the same on my Android TV, it's either a matter of adding another static route or finding another subdomain.
If I was any good at analyzing packets from Wireshark I think the solution would be in there.
Also know that Hulu was working fine on Buffered VPN when I used them for a while so they must have figured it out, unfortunately their speeds are bad.
Instead of using a browser plugin, there's a whole bunch of standalone VPNs that do a lot more (including anonymising traffic). They're not free though. I use Buffered VPN right now because I get really good speed. I hear good things about Mullvad as well.
Okay I'm looking into encrypting Hard drive.
Regarding VPN's, I managed to get a free month of BufferedVPN
Do they seem okay to you? It is outside of the US (Hungary based) and seems to have solid feedback/reviews.
Thanks again for all your help.
I know that Techlife mag (see ) recently had an issue out covering reviews of the best VPNs for Australians (Issue 62 - April 2017). I haven't used a VPN yet myself. Their top VPN suggestion is NordVPN (5/5), followed by ExpressVPN (4.5/5) and thirdly Buffered (4/5 rating).