"slow internet speeds" ? I'm in Istanbul right now and Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp is completely blocked. Not slowed down. There is a complete nationwide ban on social media and instant messaging!
Edit: VPN services are being blocked!
VPN Master, Hotspot Shield VPN, Psiphon, Zenmate VPN, TunnelBear, Zero VPN, VyprVPN, Private Internet Access VPN, Espress VPN, IPVanish VPN
I am also having trouble connecting to TOR due to which I fucking hope is not a complete ban of TOR
This is so we can buy ads on Facebook. Need to SDK to confirm the app was installed. Pretty normal stuff. The rest is needed to serve up the correct server, nothing is stored.
The app is monetized by showing ads and upsells to Premium. We are using IPVanish's vpn network who are independently trusted to not log anything.
edit: Devs just removed that javelin geo location API, pushing the new build now. It was legacy code for a map that was no longer used. Appreciate the heads up!
We don't typically jump into Reddit or other forums but this topic is too important to me. I'm the CEO of StackPath and we acquired IPVanish in February, 2017 (more than a year after the lawsuit from 2016). With no exception IPVanish does not, has not, and will not log or store logs of our users as a StackPath company. Most important, StackPath will defend the privacy of our users regardless of who demands otherwise. I can't speak to what happened on someone else's watch but Technology is my life and I've spent my career helping customers build on and use the Internet on their terms. StackPath takes that even further—security and privacy is our core mission. I also happen to be a lawyer and I will spend my last breath protecting individuals' rights to privacy, especially our customers.
Host it yourself, through colocation (expensive), a VPS (cheaper), or a provider you feel is trustworthy (say, IPVanish).
The VPS way will teach you things that you may wish to learn, which is never a bad thing, and if you don't get it within a little while, could look for some VPN provider.
I use a cut down offering of IPVanish that I get as part of another account
This is the gold standard of research tools. Most VPN comparison sites are "sponsored" exercises in money making and not to be trusted.
The most commonly recommended VPN here is Private Internet Access. The only negative posts I see here about it say that the killswitch failed. So don't use the killswitch. Get qBit and bind it to the VPN connection
/r/VPN is a good read, but never ask there for recommendations cos the mods will delete your post
A personal recommendation of mine is to use a provider that supports OpenVPN and then simply use the config files of your VPN provider. PIA supports this.
Having set up a VPN go to at least 3 leak test sites looking for WebRTC or DNS leaks
Why get Sling when Hulu offers a Live TV service anyway?
I don't think OP knows what he's talking about.
Plus with an antennae you can get all network channels for free.
Hulu with Live TV - $40 / month
Netflix UHD plan - $13.99 / month
Amazon Prime - $9.91 / month ($119/year)
IPVanish VPN - $6.49 / month
Let's add that up, shall we?
Oh wow, that's $70.39 / month. Seems slightly less than "$100+." (Actually, literally 29.62 percent lower)
Plus, you forgot HBONow.
I was using Outlook but I honestly need more info on MS's activities before I'll be comfortable with it. I'm also trying Zoho but I'm wanting to know more about their associations. There's no point in doing this if there's a trail back to Google. So far what I've discovered is that Google has tentacles everywhere but it doesn't mean they have access to you. So I get communications from Gmail accounts without my personal information being accessible to them. Both of these are cloud based by the way. Also I like Zoho's UI a little better than Outlook. I'd also recommend an inexpensive but highly rated IP service like IPVanish. I keep it on 24/7 and surf with a lot of peace of mind and I see no noticeable difference in my connection speed.
PIA (Private Internet Access) is my recommendation.
No logs. Fast. Lots of servers. Not very expensive ($3-4/month for longer subscription). Torrents. Pay with a gift card if you want.
PIA is the 3rd VPN I've used. Best by far for me.
haven't used IPVanish, but that has good rep as well.
I'm happy, they clearly offer a great service and are willing to sponsor as many YouTubers as they can, they help almost all my favorite YouTubers make videos, they're legit.
~~Im still gonna use IPVanish anyways~~
Which again proves that encryption works folks! If it didn't work, you would never hear about them trying to break it. Get a VPN, use PGP, its not difficult. I would recommend Cloak or IPVanish, and there are lots of tutorials out there on PGP. Privacy and Security are important, dont just give yourself up to it being too hard, its really easy. Shoutout to /r/GPGpractice
Here's a good article to get you started.
IPVanish, Surfeasy, and TunnelBear are also good VPN's to use. Any pay subscription VPN's are vastly superior to the freebie VPN's from my experience.
Ayy lmao I just signed up for IPVanish.
They're having a fucking laugh with this surveillance shit, its not just the government having this level of access to data that should be private, its the fact that they're going to store it in huge databases and it only takes one fuck up for someone to get hold of everyone's data (as we all know, government is incompetent so this will probably happen).
So yeah, IPVanish costs like £50 for a year.
But there are cheaper options if you just want a basic VPN, see this link for a few comparisons
I would also like to recommend getting IPVanish or a VPN. Global Wars and CMLL will allow content to be aired in other countries outside the US.
Note using a Japanese VPN to watch CMLL on NJPW World does suck. Super slow because its pinging US to Japan back to US.
But I have watched the NJPW/RevPro shows, the UK Global Wars (Ishii vs Keith Lee awesome & Ospreay vs Marty).
IPVanish. Paid subscription on my PC and access to Android app. Super fast and it has a million different servers to connect to and several different protocols. Hands down the best. Seriously nothing beats it. Everything important for a VPN service, it has.
You also have the login information of people who uses any of your maybe about hundred web sites. And mindgeek is in a similar way as Google or Facebook, focused on harvesting data.
Also you are even providing a VPN service,
It's just only another way for mindgeek to collect more information about the users. For example your partnership with IPVanish doesn't look very nice...
Just to clarify, I made a grammatical error in that post. IPVanish absolutely does log, and everything I said in the post is true (I just should've said false instead of true in those bold words).
I can tell by the downvotes I sounded like a complete shill. I hope this clarifies the misunderstanding.
IPVanish is a crap company. Do not trust any review for any VPN, especially the ones on blogs and that have affiliate links.
Conselho rápido: VPN é daquelas merdas que se for free, é uma bandeira muito vermelha, VPN tem mesmo que ser a pagar
Private Internet Access (ganhou uma grande reputação porque foi a tribunal para lhe reclamarem informações e não deu por não guardar logs dos clientes, se não me engano)
IPVanish, NordVPN também são bons
I used to use hola and now opt to use a paid VPN service like IPVanish after reading how hola actually works.
This reddit post can explain to you why you shouldn't use hola. Yeah hola is convenient but it seems like you're risking a fair bit by using it. Of course if this doesn't sway you, then it's completely your decision to keep using their service.
I don't personally use a free VPN so I wouldn't know. I do recommend PIA.
How much is your security worth?
Step 1: Get a 1-month VPN subscription. I use IPVanish, but that's just a personal preference.
Step 2: Connect to a european server. I use the Czech Republic.
Step 3: Purchase the PPV through for 18 or euros.
Step 4: Turn off VPN.
Step 5: Watch PPV.
Disc: I don't know if you can purchase the ppv using a card with an American address, I use my Cypriot card for it. I doubt it makes any difference since I still purchase through a different country, but you should still be cautious.
Source: broke college student
Free VPNs is the pull out method and paid VPNs are a condom. You want a paid VPN if you want to be protected.
Just google “best VPN” and “paid vs free VPN” and do some research yourself.
I’ve used PIA, ExpressVPN, IPVanish, and NordVPN. All are solid and it’s really hard to go wrong picking one if you do your research. I liked ExpressVPN because they were one of the first with a mobile app.
Other subreddits like /r/VPN, /r/piracy, /r/trackers have post already recommending some, just use the search function
I've never done exactly what you're trying to do here, but it sounds pretty straightforward. You'll need a subscription to a VPN provider (e.g. IPVanish or PIA) and a wireless router in repeater mode that can be configured with a persistent VPN connection. Just Googling around, DD-WRT seems to be capable of this. Your existing router may already have the features you need too.
Wow never heard of it. Might be useful in the future. Thanks. Yeah, Google seems to be too convenient at a time with huge hidden cost.
Hmm, VPN is not on my mind right now, but thanks for the suggestion. Well, I live in area lack of IP protection anyways.
It’s impossible to block all VPNs. Ask China. My VPN provider is one of the few that works perfectly for getting around their firewall. The problem is that people flock to popular VPN companies like IPVanish (because it is extensively advertised on just about every site that even mentions Kodi) rather than finding a smaller provider.
As for throttling the traffic of a user connected to a VPN, that’s possible but some VPNs like the one I have use ports that would break the internet if they were throttled to avoid that issue.
I can confirm, I've dealt with IPVanish personally. They're a large company based in the US (Orlando, FL) and will obviously cooperate with LE.
Not only that, but their no logging claim is FALSE. I can say that as a fact, and have known for many years.
There are so many positive reviews on VPN and privacy blogs solely because of their affiliate program. They have plenty of marketers working with those blogs/websites. This also applies to most other VPNs.
This info comes from common knowledge and, let's say, other knowledge. The fact that they have ties with gov agencies cooperating with Comcast does not surprise me. Do not use IPVanish.
Edit: Not sure if they're still based in Orlando due to the company change, but they still are a large registered corporation in the US and they do logs, and have logged for years.
I use PIA for my VPN service and it also includes ad blocking. I've seen a few ads sneak through but not many at all. An added bonus with PIA is that all their servers are white listed with real debrid if you have an RD account. I had some issues using IPVanish and found that not all their servers were whitelisted and would not work.
I use NordVPN and have used ExpressVPN. IPVanish, PIA, and IVPN are good as well. Honestly it just depends on what you need/want. I suggest doing some research and checking out and see what fits your needs. A lot of services offer trial periods so you could try some out and see which one you like
Try titanium TV for the fire stick and link a real debrid account to it, then never worry about making it work right again. Or TV zion, or Cyberflix.
And most countries don't have any laws against streaming so don't worry about it, but if you want one that has killer compatibility across most devices try IPVanish.
Connect over an encrypted VPN, then Virgin/Government can't block anything. See this post at torrentfreak for more information.
Personally I recommend IPVanish.
To briefly explain: Internet Service Providers like Virgin each have a big phone book called a DNS (Domain Name System) Server which they use to locate the server a website is hosted on. What the government has done is require Virgin and other ISPs to do is exclude certain websites from that phone book - the solution is to use someone else's phone book.
This is how bad the government are at IT, all of their efforts, including the snoopers charter fail if you're connected to an encrypted VPN service that uses a third party DNS server.
I'm an admin as well. I can't use my data plan because the signal is horrible. So, I stay connected to IPVanish whenever I'm on any kind of wifi. Either that or I connect to my home computer using TeamViewer and browse from there.
You are just repeating the words of IPVanish before it was revealed what happened...
Anyone who is looking for a VPN service, I would seriously recommend them to think this little bit more. There are many good services available. I don't either recommend watching porn at all, but it's another story. Thanks.
I've narrowed down my choices to Private Internet Access, NordVPN and IPVanish. I need to select one based on these criteria:
1. At least 5 simultaneous connections
2. Supports P2P torrential
3. Has a zero logs policy with good reputation
4. The fastest download and connectivity speed
5. Supports Linux
Okay, I'll dump my list here as well ;)
I read up on this and even if the data center is logging they can see that some IP address provided by a VPN is submitting encrypted information. A big company like PIA will likely have at least 10 people per IP address. Private internet access does not log your real ip when you log on. This is huge as many others do this and totally circumvents the purpose of using a vpn. IPVanish does this. Another good vpn is cryptostorm. They are very nerdy and geeky(like me) and know their security.
I'm pretty sure this still forces traffic through your VPN, except the VPN will now understand to forward all traffic for port 32400 that hits the VPN to your IP. I would think this hurts your bandwidth horrendously, depending on the VPN provider. I know I can't stream for shit on IPVanish. Last time I checked PIA has port forwarding for select servers.
It's the most ridiculously easy thing to use. I use a service called IPVanish. You subscribe to it (I think it was like $80 for a year), download a program, and then choose which country/city you want your IP to look like it's coming from.
Or you can do what I do and have it auto-set to "best city, best server" which I guess figures out the most stable or fast server available and connects you to that.
You don't have it running all the when you need it.
For me the process is 1. Start the program. 2. Click "Connect". 3. When done, click "Disconnect".
> What about simply blocking the use of a personal VPN (like IPVanish, Hide My Ass, etc... idk), instead of blocking encryption altogether?
It's not that easy?
I live in China - I'm subscribed to four different VPN providers because the Chinese government is actively throttling / doing it's best to block VPNs.
It's a complete pain in the ass but at any given point in time - one out of four is bound to work.
IPVanish? Have you ever inspected the integrity of your VPN service by watching packet traffic on wireshark?
VPNs = LOTS OF COMPETITORS + A OCEAN OF END USERS WITH A LACK OF BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER NETWORKING = LOTS OF VPN PROVIDERS THAT DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY AS MUCH AS THEY CARR ABOUT YOUR MONEY.
IPVanish or PIA, both are great for torrenting and user friendly. I would read up on 'kill switch' and a few protocols they offer so you can set it up the way you want. I'd also recommend that while changing the protocols to your liking to run speed tests.
Quoting what I said about this yesterday:
>When you're connected to your VPN, launch a "what's my location?" website (any will do) through your browser. Some VPN servers get blacklisted by geolocation databases.
>My VPN (IPVanish) had its Korea servers blacklisted. When I connected to it, location sites showed me as being in Florida, US (I'm in Europe); that's why Origin didn't show me the release date I was going for. When I switched to my VPN's India servers, it works.
>If your Korea server is blacklisted, India, China and Singapore have the same release date. Try them all. :)
Be sure to close Origin completely before switching on your VPN - and choose a server that actually works. Once you start Origin after that, it should work.
Agreed, until you actually run a business dealing in intangible items or services online then the realisation of how rampant fraudulent payments are just isn't there.
That said I suppose for a business in the privacy game asking for a full ID scan isn't going to go down well with most customers. I personally would of contacted them to find out a better or more privacy friendly way of resolving the issue. IPVanish are pretty easy to contact.
We don't typically jump into Reddit or other forums but this topic is too important to me. I'm the CEO of StackPath and we acquired IPVanish in February, 2017 (more than a year after the lawsuit from 2016). With no exception IPVanish does not, has not, and will not log or store logs of our users as a StackPath company. Most important, StackPath will defend the privacy of our users regardless of who demands otherwise. I can't speak to what happened on someone else's watch but Technology is my life and I've spent my career helping customers build on and use the cloud on their terms. StackPath takes that even further—security is our core mission. I also happen to be a lawyer and I will spend my last breath protecting individuals' rights to privacy, especially our customers.
Can we please move on to more meaningful activities than DDOS attacks...there are far better things to do.
But in the spirit of the question, I use IPVanish and enjoy it quite a bit. I'd check it out and see if its what you are looking for.
Rare? They're more prevalent than legit streaming platforms, paid or free. IPVanish, AirVPN, , TunnelBear, PIA, Hotspot Shield, HMA, TorGuard, and HMA, just to name a few.
Well known to the general public? No. To students? Yes. Most of the people I know are very familiar with VPNs in some form, even if it's just knowing what they are.
I cut the cord about 6 months ago and live in the Houston area. I bought a fire stick installed IPVanish on it for my vpn. Used my student discount for MLB Tv and now I watch the games live every night, and listen to them on my phone when I'm not at home.
Holy crap! A south african page that got traction!
I have made a few of these posts and they never got traction and devs told me they would not remove the block.
Lets hope they change their minds this time!
I currently have to use IPVanish VPN to play which gives me a yellow NAT.
Try it out! Just ping spikes from it kick me from more games than i would like... PLEASE Ubisoft listen to us and remove this for our region, we have so many people who want to play but can't as they buy the game, can't find a game and take it back for a refund / put it in the bin.
u/MrEricPope Please help us Pope. We beg you so much. We have so many people who will play if they can connect to EU. Please help us man we really really need this as we love the game.
> Try one recommended by TorrentFreak
I use IPVanish because it has servers in Tokoyo (150ms ping) and I get 4-5mbps on using it (I'm on a 8mbps connection).
> I'd also recommend an inexpensive but highly rated IP service like IPVanish. I keep it on 24/7 and surf with a lot of peace of mind and I see no noticeable difference in my connection speed.
You're aware that VPNs only stop your ISP from tracking what you do, right? They only encrypt traffic from Point A (your computer) to the Point B (the VPN server), everything after the VPN server (your ultimate destination) is only encrypted by SSL, if that.
I second this. It’s really cheap when you prepay for a year and they have an app that works well for all the major devices.
I compared it to Express VPN for a month and chose IPVanish for these reasons plus the 5 simultaneous device usage for my fam.
Edit: FYI, I’m pretty sure don’t NEED a VPN for streaming using Terrarium unless your ISP is blocking/throttling providers or if you just want an added layer of protection. If you’re downloading torrents to your device, then you need it from what I’ve read.
None of the providers that are bundled with Usenet accounts are worth it.
You're better off just signing up with a yearly deal and waiting on PIA to go on sale for $31/yr and singing up with them.
I think you can get yearly deals with Usenetserver/Newshosting for around 100$/yr that come with VPN access and they use the same servers as IPVanish as Highwinds own them or something. I don't know how true this is, but that is what people say. If you want to risk it, you can try them and use their VPN.
I myself just use a yearly Frugalusenet ($40/yr) + PIA ($31/yr) and it allows me to get all new content via Usenet (New movies, TV shows) and have access to Torrents as well via PIA. (Season/Series packs, Movie Packs)
I'm very skeptical of the VPN providers in the linked page...There is nothing mentioned about retention of logs/data, monitoring of packets/protocols, encryption method, digital handshakes, DNS servers used, reactions to issued court orders. I wouldn't touch any especially "Invisible Browsing VPN" of those with a 10ft. pole, except IPVanish.
^ ^ ^ A list of information on many VPN's
OP, read everything Craig wrote. Have you read it? Good. Read it again. Encryption is absolutely essential for keeping your information safe and secure.
I would like to stress the importance of using a VPN service when using public Wifi, though. As a security-focused guy, I don't trust HTTPS to be enough protection for a few reasons. First, there is a process, called SSL Stripping, by which your HTTPS traffic can still be read. Furthermore, even though your connection to a page may be through HTTPS, certain page elements can be delivered unsecured, potentially exposing you to security holes. There are other issues with SSL, too, but these are the main ones to watch out for.
I use IPVanish, and they've been very reliable. Torrentfreak had a great review of some popular and reliable VPN services.
True that, after the fact i realized IPVanish is pretty sketchy and i needed to do some changes in bittorrent before becoming invisable. IPVanish was a complete waste of money tho, i can tell you all that much. I feel dumb for paying for it so long.
IPVanish is located in USA(5 eyes country and NSA)
I wouldnt trust any VPN company that is in the USA
Thanks for the help! I am however using SodaPlayer (Sandboxed with Sandboxie to be safe), and running it through IPVanish with payed account that works great with everything else.
When I said stutter I didn't mean short brief intermittent issues though, the loading symbol is spinning, the video is paused, and it says Buffering in the bottom left, so I think it is connection issues somehow
Good luck. This sounds like a losing battle. I'm assuming you are in government because I don't understand the point of these kind of tasks in the corporate world.
On a positive note you can implement this which feels like a best effort attempt on Meraki's part. Probably not 100% but easy to implement at least.
Neither are very good to be honest. Lots of old stuff on there. The novelty wore off quite quickly. I would use your money to get a subscription to IPVanish or a similar VPN. I presume you're using a FireStick or something Amazon related? (I only assume since that's how I watched Britbox and Acorn TV) Through a bit of a process you can get the ITV Hub, All 4, UKTV Play and the iPlayer and use IPVanish to watch it all on there. You can also get IPVanish on your phone or as a desktop app so you can just watch stuff in browsers. The iPlayer will often detect it so you have to try a few different locations but that's where these subs come in handy if you're losing patience. Also, ITV and Channel 4 do have ads so it's nice to have an ad-free version where available.
We make money showing ads on our porn site and selling subscriptions. This is another product and I don't see how the two are related to trust. If you think porn is immoral and that lowers your trust then fine, wtv. We are fully upfront about partnering with IPVanish, it's in most press articles. Why would we hide it? It adds credibility and reputation. I just told you without you even asking.
I use IPVanish (I don’t work for them or anything). You actually log in at the device level, it encrypts your traffic so no one know what your downloading or from where. I just googled “best vpn Canada” and they had good reviews
They can't take payment if you cancelled it with Paypal. I assume you cancelled it with IPVanish and not Paypal? Do you have an email confirming the cancellation?
This is one of the reasons I don't like setting up Paypal subscriptions for things.
Get onto Paypal customer support, they'll get your money back.
Android box or Firestick. Look up how to sideload the Kodi app. From there you can search for streams. Be sure to use a VPN first, or your streaming gets tracked to you. I bought a firestick, installed IPVanish, then sideloaded Kodi (tons of youtube vids on how to do this).
Then search for some of the popular add-ons which get you movies and sports.
If you want to really invest some time into it and get a really solid solution. You can look into downloading Kodi which is an open source media player. You download apps and you can stream things (which is legal). To be safe a lot of people invest in a program like IPVanish just in case your internet provider is douchey about streaming (it's legal but some don't like it).
So you download Kodi on an xbox, amazon fire, etc... then get the app Sportsdevil and you'll have every sports stream from around the world. I watch every out of market game on there in HD. If you do wanna go that route let me know and I can link you to where to go.
Damn yeah that definitely belongs on the list. Can't believe it slipped my mind. I'll add it in. I use IPVanish. It's not ideal for super-secret squirrel stuff given its in the heart of the FIVE EYES jurisdiction, but I'm more worried about MITM attacks/Comcast selling my data than the US govt seeing what I do.
It depends on your addon. If you're simply using Exodus or Specto, etc., you don't need one. And really any of them will work. IPVanish just gets recommended by all of those sites because they have coupon codes for them, but ones like ExpressVPN will work the same.
Short answer: you don't need one unless you're torrenting.
My go to apps are Plex, Youtube, Netflix, and PuffinTV browser. I use the Puffin browser to stream Basketball and UFC through the r/nbastreams ans r/MMAStreams. Plex is for viewing my massive(and ever growing) library. Youtube and Netflix are self explanatory. Between those four, I have all my viewing needs covered.
Oh and IPVanish so I can be an online ninja.
I have not tried it but you might be able to get online by turning your PC into a wireless hotspot:
And then use something like IPVanish ( $7 a Month ) to tunnel to a server outside the military base. If you are allowed to do this then it should register your IP on a normal connection out of a different city. It all depends if the network guys on base are suspicious of you creating a tunnel.
At the same time, using your PC as a hotspot might resolve the issue on its own. Hope this helps out
Only order domestically. ALWAYS use a great VPN that DOESN’T log anything like IPVanish. You order a few times and start to get lazy and accidentally log on without having your VPN on and run across a hell of a deal on some pure coke or whatever and order it from overseas. Feds got you. You think there aren’t feds all over the markets selling this? Hell they are here on Reddit, guarantee you that shit!
Appreciate the heads up and reminder.
I use a VPN to workaround the blackouts. I already pay for IPVanish for other reasons, so the baseball is just a plus. It's a bit more expensive, but at $6.50 a month when you pay for the whole year upfront, it's worth it for me.
Ad-free-time was my solution for a while and it was cheap and effective. For $2 a month, I got around blackouts for 2 years.
Not the guy you asked, but I use IPVanish. It's a service I pay for already since I like having all my internet usage encrypted out of principle. About $100 a year, but it's much, much better than what you'll get from a free service and for me it's worth it. Gives you options from all over the world to use as proxies.
Also, VPN protip - the speed and quality of your stream will be based on your upload speed, not your download speed. Most people have shit upload speeds so even you do get a connection the quality will be unwatchable.
Fortunately, the people who designed Fight Pass are amateurs. If you connect and open the video stream with a VPN connection (I use Turkey, works all the time) you can disconnect it and start streaming using your regular connection speed. You would think whoever designed the system would program it to periodically re-check the user's credentials every 20 minutes or they don't (at least in my experience). It's great.
I suggest private internet access also. If you have an iPhone you have to use the internet forum page on PIA to make it work via open vpn ( unless you want it to disconnect every time your phone goes to sleep) but for any computer private internet access is great. IPVanish is another great one but they don't like torrenting and they log the ip you connect with compared to Private internet access that claims to not know where you log on from and what you download.
I have tried quite a few and personally ( I can say this only for me in Canada, no one else) I found that Private Internet Access and IPVanish were the fastest. Private Internet access is cheaper, allows more devices and is one of the very few providers who log nothing. Others, including IPVanish log when you turn their service on, the Ip used to turn it on and the amount of data used. I really like private internet access and their app is easy to use ( although i dont care for their auto mode much ) Right now if torrenting if you use a good site like the pirate bay and you read the comments or download from green or pink skulls you will likely be fine ( i never got dcma and I download A LOT) , but for only 40$ a year and no noticeable speed loss I think its worth it.
If one wanted to do this, for any particular reason, one should do the following:
Get a VPN, if I were to use one I would use IPVanish.
Get a Bitcoin Wallet, if I were to use one I would use Electrum.
Look into encrypting with GPG Keychain for added security.
Go to DreamMarket from within Tor.
I checked on , it is only available in Netflix USA. Those who want to watch it but are outside US - you could use a VPN paid service (the one I use is IPVanish) ~~or a free extension as 'Hola Better Internet' (since it's free you can expect some disconnects once in a while).~~
My personal recommendation from usage is IPVanish, currently paying $10/mo for unlimited P2P traffic. I torrent at least 200-300GB/mo over this VPN and have been for the last 6 months or so. I get about 200/200 over the VPN as opposed to my regular connection of 900/900 which is still pretty damn good for a VPN IMO.
Only my torrent box uses the VPN.
I noticed that when I turn my SOCKS5 on my speed will go up on Qbittorrent. I believe that it's because there is a setting in the client that will only allow connection to proxies. If a good amount of seeds have this setting on it will limit your connections to seeds therfore slowing down your speed.
I use IPVanish and they offer a free SOCKS5 proxy with the service so I just add it into my client. I had several torrents going the other night and with the VPN alone I was lucky to get 1mbps total for all the torrents. When I turned on the SOCKS5 my speed was up to 30mbps at times. It was probably averaging around 15-20mbps.
Also my reason for the firewall setup was because of the leaks that you mentioned as well as one time that my VPN failed in the middle of the night while I was sleeping and I had torrents going.
Gonna disagree with you on that. I think Viscosity is great: fast, stable, streamlined, and easy to configure. It's inexpensive and the company is quick to respond to support questions. Tunnelblick is fine but looks and feels crude and inelegant.
Sadly, the PIA client on the Mac is ugly, rudimentary, and cranky. With the Mac OS X PIA client, you can't even tell what server location you're connected to. It's an embarrassingly bad client compared to the ones from other providers like HMA or IPVanish.
The company is based in the EU and ships out of the EU, you shouldn't have any issues. I'm surprised how cheap shipping was to get a box to me in the US in just 2 days.
The APU2 board should be able to handle 70-100mbps though, it does have hardware offload support for AES-NI. After changing the buffer size and enabling fast-io I typically get around 70-75mbps with IPVanish and I don't know if that's a hardware limit or an IPvanish limit. CPU is not maxed out via top when I'm running throughput tests for what it's worth.
Better than nothing. It’s a US-based VPN though so don’t think they can’t be compelled by US and EU policies because they can. If the law changes to force logs in the US, IPVanish will be subject to that law. Their popularity has caused a number of their IP addresses to get banned by Real-Debrid and a number of other sites and services but if you’re just torrenting or streaming, it’s sufficient enough. NordVPN is a cheaper operation and they’re based out of Panama. I was looking up their speeds and they’re respectable, certainly faster than most VPNs but my VPN is focused more on security than speed, it all depends on what you need it for.
Beware they have a limited number of ports they use - that can easily become a quick way to throttle or block access to their service.
Can use a DNS service like ad free time, its like $2 a month for a simple paid solution that isn't out to get you. I personally use IPVanish VPN and love it but hear good things about PIA (Private Internet Access).
I've also used Nord and Express as well as IPVanish. Personally, NordVPN was the best for me, not only because the speed was good but for other features as well. it never disconnected on me and the price is better, Express is a tad too expensive or me. I bought Nord with a discount months back
There is no real legal way to do this. But I've never gotten any letters from my ISP when downloading F1 torrents, look here. If you want to be extra safe, get a VPN, I use IPVanish.
I think so. I tried to purchase from that source but I ran into every possible obstacle. I am pretty sure the government (USA) has hacked my life because I have made every attempt to buy bitcoins, but no matter what I try I am unable to.
I have wasted so many friggin hours with that (and getting IPVanish, a Proton email account, downloading TOR, running a bunch of new virus scans, etc.). I finally gave up on bitcoin and sent $500 to this source via Moneygram. I found out the next day that my transaction was cancelled, and it wasn't cancelled by the N source of course. I retrieved my $500 and am depressed and angry as hell. I should be able to take my own fucking life in the most peaceful way possible with the least trauma on others. FFS. The government wants me to live in hell and on medicaid, as a drain on society.
Now, I am considering burning charcoal in my car. Just bought two disposable charcoal grills. : (
Im using SplashVPN right now and it works the best out of all the different ones I've tried so far. I've used Pandapow, Astrill, IPVanish, and PIA.
Seriously, with SplashVPN, its the only one where I don't get disconnected every few hours, or have the connection suddenly slow down. If you go over to /r/vpn, its hilarious how they always spout the same most well known providers if anyone asks for advice without realizing that those ones are all actually pretty horrible in one way or another.
Nearly every VPN Provider has a picture guide to their custom software. If you don't want to pay, check for a free trial and I can almost guarantee you, 1 or more of the first 3 will have a proper guide (for their easy as fuck software).
With IPVanish for example (no clue if they offer a trial) you can just click at a spot on a map to connect to that location :)
I tried IPVanish for a month. Excellent speeds and nice client. If you're on the west coast and you use Canadian servers, you'll appreciate their Vancouver server. Almost all VPN companies have their Canadian servers in Montreal and/or Toronto, so it's really nice to see those that have Canadian servers in the west.
Ultimately I went with PIA because they cost less, but IPVanish would be my second choice.
Always liked PIA. Only complaint was lack of regions (for Netflix stuff). Currently trying IPVanish right now. Lot more regions, seems slower overall (compared to PIA), but it's fast enough for HD Netflix.
I'm sorry but until you can provide us with a comprehensive review of what occurred in this case and prove that logs were not taken and turned over, your credibility is shot
Please respond to this story in detail here or elsewhere so we can decide for ourselves whether we trust you or not
In the meantime, I have cancelled my IPVanish
I have as part of my Rogers internet plan. I have an Amazon Fire TV box and I use Kodi with the addon to watch the games in HD. To bypass the blackout restrictions, I use a VPN that that is officially supported on the Fire TV (IPVanish) for about 7 dollars a month. Let me know if anyone wants any more information.
Out of curiosity, I just tried couple keywords on Sina Weibo and search seems normal. I tried (in Chinese): North Korea, Nuclear Test, BRICS, Radiation and Kim Jung Un. So I'm genuinely curious what the article was talking about and methodology of determining such censorship.
P.S. I'm in U.S. (w/ U.S. IP address).
P.P.S. I just used my VPN (IPVanish) to route my traffic via Hong Kong server and the result is the same.
Look at [protonvpn](). I've tried many including PIA, IPVanish, but proton has given me far better speeds and my connection hasn't dropped once. PIA would get doggedly slow and IPVanish would just drop the connect. One thing to do is to make sure you turn on VPN kill switch. If the connection drops it blocks outside connection so your isp won't then see your traffic.
Upvoting for visibility, I have been using a VPN for around 2 weeks on this game and can say that it has worked around 95% of the time (around 100 raids with it).
The only times it hasn't worked has been on customs when either someone would close the shortcut (known bug). Or during peak hours for USW which are the servers I connect to.
I use IPVanish for my VPN and am located in SEA (South Korea). If you have extreme desync and can find a free trial of a VPN I HIGHLY suggest trying it out.
So I fired up ye old shark of the wires and it looks like all outbound WAN traffic is going through to the VPN with the correct Protocols. I'm guessing the way IPVanish calculates the down speed just doesn't take the amount of torrent connections into account. We should be fine... knock on wood.
VPNs aren't needed to browse TOR, but they are quite useful. I actually use the VPN IPVanish, and it works just fine. If you don't want to use a Live USB/CD, you should definitely download a VPN before downloading TOR, to prevent your service provider "reporting" you for downloading it. Here me out, using TOR isn't illegal, but it can be used for such purposes, which is why if you just straight-up download it, people are gonna be suspicious.
Now using a Live USB/CD is very useful with the OS's Tails and Qubes, and can be subsequently used anonymously and quite easily, although I find them to be a bit slow. I guess that's the cost for anonymity is internet speed. Or it's just my service!
I tried using IPVanish on my , to me, it seemed like i had to 'connect' everytime i turn on my tv or firestick...thats too involved for the other people in my house.
I'm going to try and setup another VPN that i paid for (i use it on my pc currently) on my router, but its really hard to find the right instructions online, i have no clue what i'm doing also, so that doesn't help.
I have somewhat specific question that I hope someone here can answer. I recently purchased an Amazon Fire Stick and installed Kodi. Two questions:
There appear to only 2-3 VPNs that work via download able apps. It seems that IPVanish and PrivateInternetAccess are the VPNs recommended for the stick. Are these good VPNs? How do the people using them with their fire sticks enjoying the service?
Has anyone been able to setup ExpressVPN with a fire stick? I have a sub with ExpressVPN that expires in ~20 days or so. I am very satisfied with ExpressVPN and if it's not prohibitively difficult I would prefer to use ExpressVPN with the fire stick instead of getting a new provider.
TLDR; Which VPN for fire stick/Can I use ExpressVPN?
I've been using IPVanish since December of 2013 I've never been asked to verify my identity or provide a utility bill for verification and I download torrents all the time and so far I've had no DMCA related issues with IPVanish. My only complaint with IPVanish are the speeds, they have the slowest servers of any paid VPN I have ever used. IPVanish has a good selection of locations (especially in Europe) but the speeds and very high latency make then also unusable. I wish I had stayed with PIA they were cheaper and faster.
A lot of Addons are having issues it may or may not be you. Regardless, I would highly recommend getting Real Debrid and also for VPN Private Internet Access or IPVanish. These two VPNs paired with Real Debrid is optimal as these VPN providers have given Real Debrid a list of all of their IPs so you don't do anything other than turn on your VPN and stream. This will ensure 99% 720p content and 70-80% 1080p without buffering. It's a small investment but honestly is worth every penny!
Looking for a VPN mainly for torrenting. Fast US speeds are probably the most important factor. I tried IPVanish, and the speeds were really good, but it kept disconnecting, and took ~1 minute or so to reconnect each time