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Topic # 205220 3-Nov-2016 18:34
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Wondering what you lot think if the best VPN for P2P for Kiwis

 

I currently use PIA, their NZ server sucks so have to use Sydney which i can get about 200/300 through

 

Looking for a better NZ alternative if possible


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  Reply # 1663437 3-Nov-2016 18:45
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Don't be expecting to max out a gbit link over a VPN at distance. remember your often putting yourself down to a single tunnel for your data (think of it like a single lane instead of the next to unlimited lanes you have without the VPN)

 

 

 

200/300 over a vpn is actually pretty reasonable to be honest, most of the gain ontop of that will be in selection of settings. hardware at each end to handle the tunnel itself etc





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  Reply # 1663453 3-Nov-2016 19:10
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Also note VPN's themselves are quite taxing on the CPU of your device and so is P2P mostly. To be perfectly honest I wouldn't bother using a VPN unless if you're doing something incredibly stupid like pirating a latest movie without a P2P blocklist.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1663455 3-Nov-2016 19:23
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Why p2p over vpn

 

Seedbox and ftp back :)

 

The seedbox will download the file and then you use FTP to transfer it over :)

 

My seedbox cost like $10EU or so a month, full speed with no traffic limits.




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  Reply # 1663457 3-Nov-2016 19:25
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Mainly because I use Sonarr, auto extract with Plex. For home videos.


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  Reply # 1663458 3-Nov-2016 19:27
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ekul:

 

Mainly because I use Sonarr, auto extract with Plex. For home videos.

 

 

 

 

If its only your home videos, i don't see what there is to hide behind a vpn.

 

 

 

There are alternative methods for your workflow, you just need to think outside of the box.





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  Reply # 1663462 3-Nov-2016 19:34
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The "3 strikes" law came into effect 5 years ago, September 2011. At first none of the copyright trolls did anything, but then the RIANZ decided to give it a crack. They started off with a hiss and a roar in 2013, 16 cases were heard by the copyright tribunal, the average fine was $511.  In 2014 things slowed right down, only 3 cases were heard, resulting in an average fine of $800. The last one to reach the tribunal was in Feb 2015, for allegedly infringement in august 2014, and the tribunal threw it out because RIANZ had issued an incorrect notice.  Neither the RIANZ or any other copyright troll has even bothered to lodge an action in the last 24 months because they've figured out people are not going to be given bankrupting fines like in other jurisdictions. 

 

So in 5 years, 20 enforcement actions have been taken under the new act, 19 resulting only in small fines, the average of which was about $550,  out of how many million or billion pirated downloads in NZ in that period?

 

Bearing that in mind, I ask you, why would you even bother with a VPN?

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1678594 28-Nov-2016 02:36
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Well with no disregard to the VPN service you have, I would suggest you to look for some better alternatives. I have mentioned few in this thread:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=164&topicid=205390&page_no=2

 


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