I use VPN myself on top of CPP/eduroam (I don't use GUEST because of the speed limit). You can create your VPN server at home and tunnel in to that and it should work with CPP/eduroam using default ports (PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN etc). You can also buy PIA/TORGuard/OctaneVPN etc and they should work too with no problem, but again using default ports. I haven't tried all VPN so I can't really tell you if they all work. Also, I use default VPN ports so I can't tell you if it works with other ports.
Benefits of VPN? So the University or Starbucks or etc you're connecting with won't see your traffic. Yes it is possible to see your traffic with the right tool. For example, they can see the website you're visiting if not encrypted. There are other benefit but also downside of course.
CBC. It's everything I've dreamed of. I don't care how you get them, you want the CBC's feeds.
I have a VPN, using a Toronto entry point (I'm located in the Pacific NW). The feed quality is excellent. Every event is available, instantly archived and there to watch immediately. The videos on the website have an optional feed on the side of the current athlete, standings, etc. in time with the video as to not spoil the results.
FWIW I'm using OctaneVPN via thecubenet, $6/month.
I've had them for years. I download multiple TB of data every month.
My only complaint is OctaneVPN. As of recently, it's surf speeds are much slower. While I'm still hitting my full 100mbps download speeds.
You misunderstand how the SMS feature works, it doesn't need a SIM compatible computer, it syncs up with your phone and tells it to send the message.
I personally have been wanting that feature for a while, it makes it easier to communicate with others as I don't need to use one device for sending instant messages and another for SMS. Also I would be more likely to notice I got a SMS as it would pop up on the computer instead of only a phone.
What is this VPN remote gateway bug? Both my personal VPN (OctaneVPN) and my work VPN (Checkpoint) both work perfect on Windows 10 as they did on previous OSes.
IT Security Tech here!
Encrypt it. If you're running Linux, use the baked in encryption. Windows, bitlocker. You're preventing someone who steals your stuff from getting your data, you're not out fighting the NSA.
Proper AV. I cannot tell you how many times I have to fix "windows defender only" computers. That shit is shit. ESET is my personal recommendation.
Prey. No, not pray, Prey Project. Or use ESET's built in anti-theft. Either way, good thing to include. Works on linux as well.
Decent case is a must.
Use ninite to install good software and keep them maintained.
Subscribe to a VPN Service like Private Internet Access or OctaneVPN, that way you can use it at coffee shops and elsewhere with better security.
If you need more advice, just reply.
Before moving to a heavily censored part of the world I used to use PIA. By heavily censored, I mean, a lot of VPN providers' websites are blocked here.
I recently started using OctaneVPN and have to say I can't fault them! Great service, so easy to set up, and they have a LOT of servers/locations to choose from.
Edit - Forgot to say it's not on the list, which is why I originally intended to post
Depends what you're looking for. Probably not the best option for a privacy-conscious mind but I use OctaneVPN; it's super cheap, pretty much close to my ISP max speeds, and I've never had any downtime issues.
There might be an issue with the zoom or something on your computer, the buttons are approximately the same size as any other browser for me. If anything they are too small, I often press the wrong thing when using my touchscreen devices.
I don't have Cisco VPN, but my VPN (OctaneVPN) works great with Edge and other Metro apps. Xbox app normally doesn't work at work because of firewalls, but if I fire up my VPN everything suddenly works. When I browse with Edge and go to IPchicken it confirms it is getting the different IP.
Supports PTPP, IPSec, OpenVPN and has over 80 gateways to pick from. I've been connected to it 100+ hours with no issue maxing my line.
Seriously, it's great. I'm mostly a Usenet guy myself these days since I only download TV (so I use Sickbeard + TV) but I still do occasionally whip up a torrent for a really old TV show that Usenet doesn't have easily. So I signed up for my Usenet services VPN partner (which is Octane) and I've been connected for 200+ hours at times without dropping out. It's very nice.