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Offline _rubik

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What VPN does everyone use?
« on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 13:22:40 »
Personally, I have been using Private Internet Access (PIA) for the past ~4 years and have no issue with it. There are great linux solutions, and they have a number of servers across a number of countries.

Most importantly... no logs!
https://helpdesk.privateinternetaccess.com/hc/en-us/articles/219457547-Do-you-log-the-traffic-of-your-users-

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 14:34:48 »
Been okay with PIA for several years also, but sometime's it's a victim of its own popularity and its exit IPs get blocked. VyprVPN (comes with Giganews Diamond subscription) is good for tunneling out of restrictive networks that use IPS to block OpenVPN. Was able to get a connection out of my university with obfuscation ("chameleon protocol") when regular OpenVPN connections were blocked.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 23:48:20 »
I use Windscribe - https://windscribe.com/

Free, 10GB a month limit, more than adequate for the little browsing I do.
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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 08 January 2018, 06:58:07 »
I have been using Whatbox.ca  no issues so far.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 08 January 2018, 21:50:12 »
Been okay with PIA for several years also, but sometime's it's a victim of its own popularity and its exit IPs get blocked. VyprVPN (comes with Giganews Diamond subscription) is good for tunneling out of restrictive networks that use IPS to block OpenVPN. Was able to get a connection out of my university with obfuscation ("chameleon protocol") when regular OpenVPN connections were blocked.

I've certainly run into their blocked exit IPs. I'll have to look at obfuscating OpenVPN connections. Wondering if that can be done by my pfsense router.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 09 January 2018, 06:44:03 »
I don't currently use a VPN but I used to use ExpressVPN.
Have nothing but positive things to say about them. If I recall a bit on the expensive side but I felt like the customer service was great and quick.
I'll be checking out the ones you guys recommend here and compare pricings etc.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 15 January 2018, 17:49:50 »
Sorry, I can't tell you. It's private.
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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 15 January 2018, 18:14:54 »
nice try, NSA

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 16 January 2018, 07:43:49 »
A good one.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
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Offline Deephouse_jedi

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:14:14 »
I use PIA as well.

Offline floatingskull

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:34:45 »
Also a longtime PIA user but I'm switching over to Nord because it seems like less of the IPs are blocked. I can't connect to craigslist on PIA most of the time but it works fine with Nord, for example. Great price with PIA though.

Offline Pewpew

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:54:50 »
Use Hola. Free and stable.

Offline quazikun

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 23:30:57 »
vouch for PIA as well

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
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Offline hilltopchill

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 10:11:40 »
I've been using NordVPN for the past couple of years, their prices are quite decent if you get a long term subscription when they're doing a sale. Easy to use interface, can also use it on my phone. Everything I need.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 11:29:54 »
I've been using NordVPN for the past couple of years, their prices are quite decent if you get a long term subscription when they're doing a sale. Easy to use interface, can also use it on my phone. Everything I need.

I agree, NordVPN is doing a great job  :thumb:


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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 17:23:45 »
NordVPN does seem great, I had a trial of it a bit ago and was nice and fast. Outline from Alphabet's Project Jigsaw is neat and I've tested it a bit. It's powered by Shadowsocks (socks5 proxy) and is opensource. Anyone try it out yet? https://getoutline.org/en/home



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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 22:18:59 »
I currently use Private Internet Access, but I have lately been considering switching over to NordVPN.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 10:58:20 »
NordVPN, PIA and My own OpenVPN Based one hosted at my house in the Netherlands.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 15:46:16 »
Sorry, I can't tell you. It's private.

nice try, NSA

A good one.

Yeah, what they said. Pretty much the same response I had for the router thread :)
   

Offline fracno

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 16 June 2018, 19:39:28 »
Currently using Express VPN and seeing as how I have little to no experience with other services, I can't tell if it's considered good or not, haha. I tried tunnel bear and I think I prefer this. Helpful to be able to use on all my devices.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 16 June 2018, 21:20:56 »
Currently using express and the speed seems to be good.
It is, however, more expensive than the other services by a significant margin so I am wondering if anything else compares.
All of the review sites I have checked list it as the fastest service but I wouldn't know by what margin.
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Offline haanuman

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 03:49:42 »
I am using tunnelbear for a while now on my phone and pc as well. I know they give like limited usage but the speeds are never affected because of the VPN. Customer support is great as well. If you don't use much bandwidth then tunnelbear is great.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 07:45:11 »
Currently using express and the speed seems to be good.
It is, however, more expensive than the other services by a significant margin so I am wondering if anything else compares.
All of the review sites I have checked list it as the fastest service but I wouldn't know by what margin.

i moved from express to nordvpn because of the cost and beside the chrome extension that is better on express I prefer nordVPN

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 18:35:19 »
ipvanish, no logs and full download speed from not so nice places

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 09 July 2018, 02:37:46 »
I use NordVPN: nice speeds and many servers to choose from. Also based in Panama and out of 14 eyes jurisdiction which is a must for a VPN IMO. As someone mentioned the price is good if you are after the sale, for example this gives you a nice 77% off discount. Maybe it will be of use to someone.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 09:17:46 »
Hello. I wanted to talk about one really obscure VPN called Surfshark VPN. It is really fast and most importantly since it is not really known it isn't blocked by streaming websites, Hulu, Netflix, iPlayer, and Prime included. It also supports unlimited devices so you could share it with your family and friends. Finally, it has a zero log policy so it doesn't collect or use your data and it is also based in the British Virgin Islands so out of the 14 eyes jurisdiction. If you want a more detailed review, you may check here

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 16:34:58 »
Hello. I wanted to talk about one really obscure VPN called Surfshark VPN . . . (Surfshark hagiography and link to review snipped)
I'm impressed that a VPN reviewer/advertiser dug deep enough to find VPN threads on a keyboard forum.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 16:44:05 »
I'm impressed that a VPN reviewer/advertiser dug deep enough to find VPN threads on a keyboard forum.

Heh. I was also going to call out WireStart at the time but gave them the benefit of the doubt since I figured maybe they'd joined to give people a heads up on a discount and would engage otherwise with the community, but apparently not. They also registered on Reddit at the same time.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 10:39:21 »
I'm impressed that a VPN reviewer/advertiser dug deep enough to find VPN threads on a keyboard forum.

Heh. I was also going to call out WireStart at the time but gave them the benefit of the doubt since I figured maybe they'd joined to give people a heads up on a discount and would engage otherwise with the community, but apparently not. They also registered on Reddit at the same time.

Talk about community outreach. Those google alerts must have a WIDE net.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 30 July 2018, 05:51:55 »
Still using Windscribe, and it is still working as advertised.  They even send out email notification when the monthly usage is reset.
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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 30 July 2018, 07:21:27 »
I have been using PureVPN for 3 years, bought its 5 year deal on cyber monday.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
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Offline Jackorias

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 07 August 2018, 10:49:55 »
I use PIA because I got it with HumbleBundle.

Works fine for what I use it for, and ~£15 for the year was too good to pass up. Might look into renewing it, or moving to NordVPN when the year is up.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 03:58:24 »
Personally I highly advise Nord Vpn, it's pretty fast compared to other solutions.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 20 August 2018, 08:27:22 »
I've used Private Internet Access and Windscribe for the last ~2 years. PIA is the best in my opinion because they truly abide to their "logless" policy. Windscribe is pretty solid too, but they do keep a record of how much data is transferred within that month (not where the data is coming from, etc. as far as I know).

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 22 August 2018, 06:00:08 »
Another vote for Nord. I got it a few months ago and it's worked great so far. I do forget to turn it off when I'm playing games and it slows down my PUBG loading a lot, but with everything else I have no issues.
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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 06:32:07 »
Personally, I am using purevpn, and it's working great for me, Specially I use it for streaming and it works great after the update with platforms like Netflix and btsports. I have bought its 5-year subscription in $119, also you can read about it more in this purevpn review or check out other platforms.

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Re: What VPN does everyone use?
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 11 September 2018, 06:28:35 »
I am an avid user of Ivacy. After going through bad experiences with every top VPN,  I think Ivacy VPN is the best in terms of price and quality. Unlike the other top VPN brands, its very light on the pocket and its service is top notch.