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2017/04/21 02:14:34 (permalink)
Anyone here use a VPN?
Not for doing hoodrat stuff on the Internet or causing trouble, just for security and privacy.
I'm currently looking at Express VPN and NordVPN.
I'd like one that will affect my speeds the least, my internet is about 115 Mbps.
Cost is realistically not an issue, most VPN services are under $10 a month by a yearly plan.

If anyone's got suggestions, I'd appreciate it!

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    Re: VPNs and Internet Security 2017/04/21 20:03:42 (permalink)
    I used a vpn service for a while but found it to be slow (really slow)
     
    I am open to try a new VPN service but honestly, Im not willing to pay for one any longer.

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    Re: VPNs and Internet Security 2017/04/22 14:11:42 (permalink)
    are you using it for work? i used to use cisco client but they eol'd it so now i use shrew soft client. 

                                   
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    Re: VPNs and Internet Security 2017/04/22 16:57:47 (permalink)
    Wooohah
    Anyone here use a VPN?
    Not for doing hoodrat stuff on the Internet or causing trouble, just for security and privacy.
    I'm currently looking at Express VPN and NordVPN.
    I'd like one that will affect my speeds the least, my internet is about 115 Mbps.
    Cost is realistically not an issue, most VPN services are under $10 a month by a yearly plan.

    If anyone's got suggestions, I'd appreciate it!

    You can always find a provider of which supports OpenVPN standards and you will be alright. I use a personal VPN for my client sites. I see a bit of delay on lookups but nothing really of note. Since I run my own VPN at my offices I don't have much of a suggestion other than the client standard mentioned earlier. You can go with a more private solution which may suit your needs. The NordVPN is a decent solution but you'll need to provide your own ad blocking otherwise you'll leave traces and compromise yourself with the metadata collections unless you utilize addons for your browsers to remove those traces and/or prevent them from being attached to your systems. Private Internet Access VPN overall has a decent rating for this but there isn't a free/test client to choose from and it does support Linux and chrome where NordVPN does not. KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is also a decent offering and supports quite a few options. Again, no free client though. Good luck on your evaluations and search though.

     

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    Re: VPNs and Internet Security 2017/04/23 12:41:12 (permalink)
    I bought 2 years of NordVPN for a really cheap price on a sale but had serious issues with it.  I would connect and then it would drop ALL traffic after about 10-15 minutes.  The VPN would stay connected and I could ping the default GW but couldn't ping past that.  After a few minutes traffic would start flowing again for a short period and then stop.  I opened a ticket with them and support was very slow to respond (days) with little useful suggestions outside of reinstalling or trying different servers.  They tried to say my ISP was at fault but I run an internal OpenVPN server that I can connect to no problem - and Cisco AnyConnect works to connect to work with no drops.  Ultimately I ended up just getting a refund on it.  Many of the services offer a free 3-5 day trial - I suggest testing thoroughly before buying.

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    Re: VPNs and Internet Security 2017/05/01 18:47:57 (permalink)
    I bought a lifetime VPN Secure subscription for super cheap and though only a handful of their 50+ servers are super fast, most of them aren't too bad speed-wise. Their support has been great and usually gotten back to me within 10 minutes whenever I had an issue.
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