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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!
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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.
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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.

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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 :)

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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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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