Last I checked, Tor is still able to bypass their firewall, with obfs4 since the Tor people integrated ScrambleSuit in to that bridge. ScrambleSuit is designed to specify in dealing with Chinese's targeted Tor blocking. There are loads of other decentralized network projects to bypass the firewall or working safely within it. I2P, Freenet, ZeroNet and RetroShare.
Technically a good VPN service like or AirVPN + SSL/SSH tunneling you get a good way to bypass their firewall.
Hey dude, i cant speak about Torgaurd but i use and often experience the same thing... Although maybe not quite that slow.
I have a 150mb connection but rarely get download speeds above 3mbs while using a VPN.
In general i often find that the closest server doesnt necessarily mean faster speeds, i assume it depends on the demand of that particular server and so a server further away may be beneficial if there are less people connected to it.
If you want to try a different VPN i can recommend .
A bit expensive (unless you go for a year) but fastest connection i have found in EU.
They have a free trial but with very low download cap. But should be enough to give you an idea of speeds possible.
I get my full 500mbit connection through their IPsec IKEv2 connection while OpenVPN caps me quite a bit.
Only use VPN in a few cli VM's. No desktops with VPN but i think their windows client supports it.
This has literally been an issue since day one of W10M. IKEv2 just doesn't work. I used and whenever I select Automatic or L2TP, it works fine. If I select IKEv2 it will say connected but no traffic is routed. I have been vocal on reddit and the feedback hub but no dice. It worked fine on WP8. I found a thread on xdadevelopers that had a fix that involved root access but I couldn't get it to work.
I really hate to bother you /u/jenmsft but please can you look into this? It's been an issue for two years. Thanks.
I don't know which ISP you use, but sites in Russia are meant to be banned either by IP or by URL (using DPI).
How about PornHub ban for a long period of time? LinkedIn? Internet archive? proxy service? Very unpopular sites.
You need a VPN and free VPNs are no good. I never heard of before, but check out torrent freak. They publish a list of their recommended VPNs every year. A good paid VPN will run you less than about $5/mo if you sign up for a whole year or about $10 or less on a month to moth basis.
Also go to r/VPN or r/torrents to find out more.
Ok guys. After I got this boring bug during 2 weeks, I finally decided to send a request to Phoenix Labs. They answer me that if all the basic manipulations don't fix the problem (like resinstalling the game, changing your ports, update your windows and graphic card etc) you have to try using a VPN. Thats what i tested. The guy in the email recommended me Windscribe or because they both have a free trial period.
Thats what I did, I installed Windscribe, created a new account and checked my email for 10Gb free trial connection. And the game works ! I tried different servers like Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. The one which work best is Switzerland.
I hope it will work for you all guys.
(Sorry for my english)
Hmm I tried
( using currently )
And a few others, It's can slow down A LOT if you don't connect to the right servers but I didn't find any blocked VPN service at the moment
There are actually 6 of them, according to . Here's your choices:
By the way, if you enjoy their free services, you can always switch to a paid subscription.
Hey! By any Chance, is UPC your ISP? I've had similar issues with losing connection, And for me, Using mobile data through tethering and/or using a VPN while playing fixed all connectivity issues. Don't use Asian VPN-s though, as a recent post showcased that using one can get your account region locked. I recommend PIA or , the latter having a free trial, Try having a shot at these and see if the issue still remains.
Malaysian here, honestly never heard of before heh. Mudfish works well for me and I only use it when my internet provider is acting up. Mudfish is much cheaper with either pay-as-you-use or USD0.99/mo. It can be set to only work with GW2 or as full VPN.
I guess the only downside is needing PayPal to pay for it. I much prefer paying via credit card.
Se quiser grátis de qualquer jeito, as 3 que acredito dá pra arriscar mais são: app Bitmask (use a conta demo anônima), ProtonVPN e (com limitações).
If you activate the VPN while steam is already using your real IP, it ofc wont work. Close steam, activate VPN, open steam back up. And choose a location which ofc is in EU and not the Netherlands.
has a trial or free version of their VPN. Super slow but works.
se quiser free mesmo de qq jeito e não for um uso pesado, experimente o ou ProtonVPN
No Android um free e sem registro e ilimitado que dá pra confiar um pouco é o app Bitmask.
Dependendo do seu uso, rede TOR pode ser uma opção Free interessante (app Orbot no Android, veja site da TOR pra outras opções).
Se você tiver na China ou outro lugar que "caça" VPNs, use Shadowsocks.
Maybe I was assuming too much, but obviously you'd want to protect yourself while on a public wifi. I agree, using Https, SSL encryption as well as a VPN are all tools you should be using. There are also a number of free VPN websites. CyberGhost used to have a free plan but I think they got rid of it. Just a simple google search shows that Tunnelbear, Windscribe, etc are free VPN options. They do have a data cap, but that shouldn't be an issue if you are only logging on to pay a few bills. Obviously using your own internet connection would be the safest but sometimes people don't have $80 a month (lowest plan in my rural area) to spend for that luxury. If security is still a concern there is always the option to use a trusted friend or family member's internet.
-Tunnel bear wouldn't work it might be ip blocked too.
-Windscribe says it is connected but it doesn't.
connects and I can browse imgur without my chrome extention enabled but the game still won't download the images.
-betternet connects and actually connects but imgur is still blocked even unlike
I don't want to pay 10-15$ a month just for one game. I got the game for only because I could get it for 4$ economy is in the shitter over here right now I can live for 2 days for 4$
no way, tried with but is not working. still in search of the right VPN possibly free or cheap.
We can say that, by today, following the indications here, the following VPN doesn't work anymore for DAZN Canada:
If you knew others let's put in the list. I'll update it soon with new.
Yes, is actually one of the most secure VPNs on the market, very pricy too. You can check an in-debth info on them here.
I bit the bullet and paid for a NordVPN subscription and so far I've not been disappointed on bandwidth or latency with their servers.
seems like a great free option for general browsing (though the 2GB data cap is fine for mobile, bit low for desktop usage), what're the speeds like?
A good mobile one I recommend is . I've used it, they have free plans, and they're really speedy.
A completely free one that's just an app, no signup, is Psiphon. (No link because I'm tired as all hell, I'm sorry)
No problem. There are other options if you have any issues with either of them.
Edit: Forgot to mention it... other options like online web proxies, such as KProxy
> If they use scummy servers in Germany this might be the case for other countries as well, again i don't know, just want people to be aware of the possibility.
This isnt going to affect your security but it might affect what you can do with a connection coming out from that server (the other end of your VPN) because other websites might refuse connections from an IP hosted on a server with a known abuse problem.
This isnt unique to NordVPN. I have run into this with - and it is not, in my opinion, something that is very easy for to do anything about.
Unfortunately network abusers often use VPN's to cover thier tracks so legit users suffer by association if they are sharing the same hosts.
supposedly does not store any information about the end user, and the billing is handled by a third party (not sure if something akin to metadata or information correlation could be used to figure out user A and billing company client B, but I'd be no) and handles torrenting um... oh. linux well.
There's two levels of paid user - one that's about 6 bucks a month and the other around 11-12$ a month (but has unlimited bandwidth). the low tier gives you 75 gigs per month which is sufficient for me.
If I go over 75 gigs I just use another free vpn in the meantime. If you're just using vpn for gaming and browsing, you'll be fine.
works very well on my htc 8x. Do try their free service before paying for it though. You can create a free account on their website. Use those credentials to set up vpn on your windows phone. Use either or as the server
Kig lidt på den her side:
Vi bruger derhjemme, men går lidt og overvejer at skifte til en med lidt flere samtidige opkoblinger, da TV PCen ofte er på VPN på samme tid som vores egne (hvor de så bliver sparket af, eller omvendt).
En god tommelfingerregel inden for VPN er, som i så meget andet i livet: du får hvad du betaler for. En VPN udbyder på dansk jord vil være underlagt danske lovkrav, heriblandt eventuelle krav om logning. Det er en amerikansk eller malaysisk VPN udbyder ikke. Gratis betyder også ofte at man deler den samme CPU med 9 millioner andre freeloaders. En betalt VPN koster ikke alverden.
I have never used but there are some things that don't set well on their website. For instance they claim they keep "No Logs. Nada" but under the servers section they have a Canada server that it says can be used to bypass Government surveillance. Does that mean that not all their servers are log free?
I would check out Private Internet Access. They have been the standard in privacy and they do keep no logs which has been proven by numerous media articles. They have way more logs and are also cheaper at $6.95 with no limits on connection speed. I think they give you up to 5 devices as well. (I believe, double check that). They also accept Bitcoin if you want COMPLETE anonymity.
I'm have no relationship with them and I get no kickback, I'm just a loyal customer.
I’m a big Whonix fan. It’s a little more user friendly. TempMail is a good choice. Together, yeah, it would be pretty damn difficult to backtrack anything coming from a computer equipped with that combo. TOR OS’s are free, though even they have a con or two. There are free VPN’s but almost all of them have some kind of a catch to them to get you to upgrade to a paid version. You just have to figure out which “catch” you’re ok with. Haha. TunnelBear has too many data limits, Hotspot Shield if you’re mobile, but no streaming, which, lets face one wants one they can’t stream on. isn’t bad, but no torrenting. My choice would probably be Windscribe, that one you can stream all you want to on. It lags your connection and causes some buffering but, if you’re patient enough to get past that then it’s isn’t the worst VPN to use.
Well there is ExpressVPN, NordVPN, , and IPVanishVPN are some I could find. Check for tech Youtubers such as LinusTechTips as he often gets sponsored and has discounts for express and nord pretty often. Hope this helps.
Solved: I installed a VPN software (Hotsport Shield) and connect over the USA. Now i can play in central europe.
Edit: Using as VPN tool meanwhile. You got 500mb free every 2 weeks and that's enough to play RF. Also you can connect to singapore which gives you a relatively good ping.
(proxy) link for EU users of this article
You are right, but the OP is not completely correct. Free VPNs are being blocked and OpenVPN is likely blocked too (along with OpenVPN port) which is why most VPN providers don't work. offers free and paid accounts. If you pay for their service, you can use another VPN protocol that will mask OpenVPN and can bypass Jio firewall. Basically, you want a VPN provider that has some advanced tools to hide VPN use from your ISP, like the ones that work in China. Hide me is one of them, but you have to get a paid account.
Every provider is different, and many of them do not work with Netflix. For example, I've used in the past, and it didn't work with Netflix at all. I switched to Surfshark later on, which successfully works with Netflix. I heard that Express vpn is also good at unblocking it.
I would suggest to get Nox.
Nox has that feature and saved my ass a lot of the times.
Worst condition get a VPN. I would recommend it works for me. It is fast and not bulky and is freemium kind. So you can get it for free but you need to login with a google account and then refresh each time. I just watch the ads and close it other times.
Start VPN and then start the instance(you know what this word mean right?) or it will go haywire.
Most reliable and fastest vpn ive ever used. Has even a nice and clean app that makes it easy to use on all apple devices. (Dont know about android.) It does everything perfectly EXCEPT fool netflix... :(
Hi there, we are currently using as vpn provider. It is used mostly to watch UK programs on catch up ( BBC, C4, ITV, etc) - Lately all the channels' catch up websites are not working anymore - we can't watch any programs. Does anybody have a vpn provider suggestion that works? Thank you.
Well most free VPNs are on a time/data limited subscription, I personally use vpn, and just create an email every time the data limit ends, aswell as avoiding downloads/youtube while I have it on so it doesn’t drain the data limit.
But if you want a permanent solution then you have to pay. I recommend finding a vpn where you can use websites that provide “Temp mail” to sign up, this used to be the case for then they made it so you can’t but there are many other vpns where you can do that (Temp mail is basically the easiest way to create an email, literally a single click and you have a 24 hours mail)
Guys ! I've found a solution. I started to play again since a week and the game has still this shitty problem with 3g/4g ( I'm using IOS ). So i had that idea to use VPN on my phone like a last hope to fix this problem and ITS WORKING ! Unfortunatelly it has disadvantage what is the provides only 500 MB data traffic to you but with this solution you can play on 3g/4g . I hope i could help you. :)
only way to be sure is you being the VPN owner. Maybe its admin.
probably can consider these ones as probably: Bitmask (better own anonymous, but maybe riseup's), , Lantern, ProtonVPN
Sure, so it's a bit of a weird situation as DNS seems to resolve without issue but when I attempt to access websites on my PC I get a "cannot resolve error/connection reset error" but this happens only when the Site to Site VPN is enabled. It also works if I use a VPN from my PC to a different service ( etc)
I almost paid for in order to use a proxy located in the state I'm in, but decided not to. I feel like I'm being overly cautious with the whole thing, as I doubt the feds would go this far with the tiny amount of gear I'm buying but there's still a chance I suppose... I just wanted to make sure my pack made it through customs fine.
Would you please link a VPN that I don't have to pay for that offers Norwegian servers?
Google isn't always forthcoming, and other users here could benefit from the link being right on this thread.
offered a Norwegian VPN, but it's not one of the 3 free locations.
I tried and VPN 360.
A web site I use for work keeps kicking me out because I visited it too many times. I don’t know why it does it. I asked someone how to override it and I was told to use a VPN.
I seem to be using a private IP.
seems to support port-forwarding, however I haven't tried it yet as that's a premium only feature. Even without port-forwarding was working really well with subverting my strict NAT, however all of sudden it stopped working.
I might just take a dive and purchase it. If it works it works, if not, so well, they have a 14 day refund policy. However I will look into a VPS, however I don't know if that will be cheaper than just sticking with 's $10 a month.
works for me usually, but sometimes it doesn't for no reason, tho when it works it works flawlessly, not for download tho as free accounts have 2gigs limit per month, full day everyday online gaming (LoL) usually required 2 accounts per month or more like 1.5 where one account gets depleted the other has half of it left.
Stay away from ALL free vpn extensions
There are many free VPNs but all have restrictions - this is because bandwidth costs, a lot. There are some very good cheap ones, but if you must have a free one, I suggest CyberGhost Free, it's an application not Chrome extension
Also, looks good but haven't tried it
I will echo the fact that you shouldn't go for any kind of free VPN as chances are it is going to compromise you in someway. My recommendation is ; I have used it in Korea, China, the States, and now Germany to great effect. With Netflix/Amazon Prime though you will want to make sure you start whatever VPN you are going to use before you open up your browser, they are getting better at figuring out when people are using a VPN to use their services and preventing it.
it's understandable PIA is the popular choice because you can pay with prepaid cards in US. and it's damn true that they are the cheapest in the market. Cryptostorm is almost matched PIA quality. it's also anonymous because instead of username you have token that can be removed or changed, or even sold. isn't bad either and both services have free trial.
If it's just for browsing through Fleshlight's US website, use any web proxy that provides a US location. , ... or just google for one. (These two worked for me.)
However, I would strongly advise against ordering through a proxy.
I am Selling Netflix Account.Unlike other account sellers my accounts are private and not searchable on google. By ordering from me you are guaranteed working non-public accounts.
All accounts come with Lifetime Warranty!!!
so if your login stops working I will replace the account for you.
Examples of other Premium Accounts that I sell:
AH's PORN ACCOUNT SHOP
NBA League Pass
Netflix + Hulu Plus + Spotify (Bundle)
LinusTechTips is constantly sponsored by TunnelBear.
I tried it out once.
Screwed up my entire network config with their virtual network adapters, and Windows Firewall constantly asked on every startup of a program if I wanted to let it through.
I was never happier to see a sad bear when I kicked it to the curb.
I rarely have need of a VPN, but I now use for the occasional Steam usage at school.
I am looking for a VPN to use in Hong Kong and PRC. Main use is web surfing on both computer and android device (simultaneous connections preferred).
Reliability is my biggest concern. Budget is around $60/year.
After looking through ThatOnePrivacyGuy's excel file -which is amazing btw- I was considering , or Mullvad..
Any recommendation welcome, thanks for your help
J'utilise en version prenium après avoir teste la version free, perso j'aime bien ;)
La version gratuite c'est 4-5 pays dispo et 2go de data sur 30j. Si c'est juste pour lire ça passe tranquille, j'ai même fait du jeu dessus ;)
Just buy a VPN, there's loads of decent ones all at $4-8 per month: ExpressVPN, , NordVPN are three of my personal favourites. They all use OpenVPN plus other protocols and you can install them on your router or per device.
Firstly, if you're going to get a free VPN you need to be aware that they can be a total security nightmare (selling your data on, that kind of thing), and many will have download caps on their service (offering more allowance for more money).
Some that I've heard moderately good things about are [with caveats in brackets]:
You can also use TOR - not the same as a VPN, but can be useful in protecting yourself online too. It's worth a read if you're interested in online security!
Recommend that you get something good that will keep you hidden, something like CyberGhost Free will keep you hidden for 3 hours if you don't have premium. or also works, just Google something like (top VPN software) if you want to find another one.
I'm running an i5-4460 on my pfsense box, and I've maxed out PIA and vpns through OpenVPN (aes-256-cbc). Granted its my humble home lab, but with 1gig fiber I've yet to hit a wall. I'm replacing that desktop with an r210ii and an i5-2500s today infact.
PIA ~ 450-500mbps (US & CA)
~ 400-700mbps (Mexico server)
There are some (very limited) free VPN options out there. allows you to use 2GB per month for free and cyberghost has no limit. Security probably isn't great (free means you're the product) and most free VPN services block p2p traffic but it could be worth looking into
I think your speed meters are crazy, as I've been using for over a year now and it's the best VPN I've ever found. Using VPNs since their birth, so have tried every single player.... is the best!
Yeah I'm getting this error now. Runs fine on personal pc but on aws it's bugged. I'm running a new Von that doesn't disconnected me which is weird so it might be that. lasted a week maybe before it hit the 2 gb limit, now using zoogtv account doesn't expire. Still has a 2gb but it's per month.
Edit: This is why I don't mess with coding or vpns. I can build a landing gear to dimension but f*** if i know how to choose a vpn
What country are you living? Use or smth like that (VPN maybe) to do so. Or ask your friends. Because some BnS restictions - you can't create NCSoft account from some countries (like China or asian part of Russia).
I disabled IPv6 at my router, no IPv6 can enter or exit. OpenVPN client is actually in the router and has been setup not to route anything I don't want it to.
is my current provider of choice.
I'm pretty confident nothing will leak, even though failed your test.
Provider I currently use with this config is .
L2TP/IPSEC and SSTP are protocols, most VPN providers let you choose which to use. The best solution is to use a provider with as many as possible protocols. Torguard and are good options. Do you use Android or iOS devices?
I'd like to start by saying I appreciate all the work you put in to help us make decisions. I'd just like to clarify how some of the scoring on your sheet. For example claims absolutely no logs yet you gave them a 2 on your sheet. What was the rational for discrepancies like this?
Thanks! Didn't know there was a /r/VPN. I will check there as well. worked really well when I had my sister in law try it. Download speeds actually went up and Skype phone was clear as a regular conversation.
This is how I did it:
Buy the DLC and log out of Steam
Use a VPN (I used VPN's free 2 gb trial - I set the region to Singapore)
Log on Steam again while the VPN is active.
Trigger the download for Fallout 4.
I waited a few seconds to see the DL take speed before I closed the VPN.
I highly recommend not going with a free service. There's just too many restrictions that could limit what you actually want to do. Some services out there do offer free access to their paid services like . 2GB data cap, low encryption, Port forwarding is off, and only three available locations.
If you truly want to avoid your countries limitations without more limitations from a free service, you gotta pay out of pocket which many here will agree with.
So for instance, lists as keeping no logs and their FAQ also states no logs, but the spreadsheet has the logging cell colored yellow instead of green. The same is true of other listings such as Perfect Privacy, Mullvad, and Cryptostorm.
Thanks for the spreadsheet, it represents a lot of work and is a great resource.
strange, they are really fast and very reliable. Are you using their custom app or OpenVPN client or manual configuration of some other protocol ( supports 6 different protocols). Actually, are you talking about their free service or premium? Because free service indeed is slow. But I think you might be better off if you contact their support team (they are generally quite intelligent).
Vypr has 3 days premium trial so you may want to use their service to see if the issue is with or something else.
FWIW, running through a VPN server in SG seems to have fixed everything. It's gotten me past the MOTD issue, no more insane lag between mechlab screens, and connections to NA and Oceanic servers seem ok.
I am using
go to , register a free account, follow the included guide for setting up the free-regions.
Thats it. They provide all necessary informations and even detailed videos aswell as screenshots on how to do it.
You have either Netherlands or Romania as host servers on free-mode. Both have excellent speed for gaming and a nice ping!
2gb for free per account and if necessary you can create more free accounts, or simply buy a cheap pack off their page.
Express is similar to Express, but cheaper. They are using SoftEther protocol that gives reliable service in China.
The one I actually purchased 2 months ago was this:
The one I'm currently using is the free trial of . I intend to switch to another VPN's free trial after the current one ends cuz I'm not that affected by the problem to warrant another purchase.
Try first. If the trial is okay for you, keep using it then try another. If you don't mind spending money on a VPN, check seriesprivacy or even if the trial satisfies.
Edit: just noticed that you wanted details. is pretty simple. Download it from the website, create an account, login with the account in the VPN's client then click Connect and it will automatically connect you to the best server (most likely Netherlands). If you encounter any difficulties, reply here or PM me.
is based in Romania. They both are good for streaming and both allow torrents. Cyberghost currently has a christmas promotion so it's cheap.
It's not that hard, I've seen success with vpn and a chromecast dongle. Add Google Cast to Chrome browse, then just activate the vpn on PC, choose a region, open the stream in Chrome and cast to the chromecast dongle.
I'm assuming you're using a VPN to chromecast instead of reconfiguring your whole router to a VPN? If you use that method (like with ) you can just download the US app and it should work.
I've only ever seen these used, never done it myself.
I tried CyberGhost, but it didn't work with LiquidSky for me. And the site works fine, it's the connection to the cloud computer that has been blocked. I ended up going with and it works perfectly.
About a month and a half ago I moved in another loft where the ISP is UPC. The problems started like a week after moving in (though I'm not an avid player atm and the problems occur randomly, so they could've started even before the day I moved in).
I'm from Romania.
The thing is...before changing residence I lived in a dorm where the ports for playing LoL were closed anyway so I had to use VPNs for 3 years (Private Tunnel, etc.) to enter the game (the client was working without problems). So from time to time I have to continue to use these in order to enjoy LoL; I got away from the University restrictions and now I have to put up with UPCs bull...