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Topic # 146985 5-Jun-2014 08:04
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I know there's a few threads about this, but I'm after up to date information. Unsure which forum it belongs in, didn't seem to fit in LAN exactly.

I currently use Astrill as my VPN provider. I find it useful to have my internet connection appear to be in various countries, US for their TV, UK for BBC iPlayer, etc. I use Australia and NZ sometimes too, for streaming music and to reduce costs when I stream at work - national traffic is often free, international costs more.

I find Astrill semi-regularly (once a week) fails and leaves my entire connection unencrypted. It'd be far better if it failed to prevent network traffic until I could get to computer, and of course not failing would be preferable. It also doesn't seem to work with the windows firewall, which I've had to disable. Astrill support said they'd try to fix it with a live support session, but then weren't available at the time I made the appointment.

Can anyone recommend a reliable VPN provider with nodes in the US, UK, and ideally NZ/Aus?






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  Reply # 1059561 5-Jun-2014 09:03
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I am currently using UnoTelly for my devices but have WiTopia for everything else... A huge list of POP around the world.







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  Reply # 1059601 5-Jun-2014 09:57
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freitasm: I am currently using UnoTelly for my devices but have WiTopia for everything else... A huge list of POP around the world.


Does Witopia put the whole PC's internet connection through the VPN? Does it ever drop the connection, and if so does it revert to standard networking? 




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  Reply # 1059609 5-Jun-2014 09:58
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Yes, it does. If a connection drops it will attempt reconnection automatically.





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  Reply # 1059673 5-Jun-2014 10:49
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PrivateInternetAccess. Cheap, many servers to pick from and good speeds.


https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/




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  Reply # 1059685 5-Jun-2014 11:01
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If you are using torrents there is usually an option to stop torrents if VPN fails? I dont think I have ever had Astrill VPN fail so wonder why yours is failing

timmmay: I know there's a few threads about this, but I'm after up to date information. Unsure which forum it belongs in, didn't seem to fit in LAN exactly.

I currently use Astrill as my VPN provider. I find it useful to have my internet connection appear to be in various countries, US for their TV, UK for BBC iPlayer, etc. I use Australia and NZ sometimes too, for streaming music and to reduce costs when I stream at work - national traffic is often free, international costs more.

I find Astrill semi-regularly (once a week) fails and leaves my entire connection unencrypted. It'd be far better if it failed to prevent network traffic until I could get to computer, and of course not failing would be preferable. It also doesn't seem to work with the windows firewall, which I've had to disable. Astrill support said they'd try to fix it with a live support session, but then weren't available at the time I made the appointment.

Can anyone recommend a reliable VPN provider with nodes in the US, UK, and ideally NZ/Aus?






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  Reply # 1059711 5-Jun-2014 11:46
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I also use Astrill on a number of computers with windows 8, 7 and server 2012 and all have the firewall enabled with no specific changes for Astrill. I have my linux distro down-loader set to stop if the VPN stops but to be honest it hardly ever happens.

One of my connections is running 24/7 on a VM with my Apple TV routed through it which would only have traffic hitting it for a few hours a week when we watch Netflix/Hulu and even with no activity it stays up the majority of the time.




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  Reply # 1059715 5-Jun-2014 12:09
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strongvpn has been good so far - might try and shop around and see what speeds are like.

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  Reply # 1059723 5-Jun-2014 12:23
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astrill also have a page on how to block p2p if VPN is down

ronw: If you are using torrents there is usually an option to stop torrents if VPN fails? I dont think I have ever had Astrill VPN fail so wonder why yours is failing

timmmay: I know there's a few threads about this, but I'm after up to date information. Unsure which forum it belongs in, didn't seem to fit in LAN exactly.

I currently use Astrill as my VPN provider. I find it useful to have my internet connection appear to be in various countries, US for their TV, UK for BBC iPlayer, etc. I use Australia and NZ sometimes too, for streaming music and to reduce costs when I stream at work - national traffic is often free, international costs more.

I find Astrill semi-regularly (once a week) fails and leaves my entire connection unencrypted. It'd be far better if it failed to prevent network traffic until I could get to computer, and of course not failing would be preferable. It also doesn't seem to work with the windows firewall, which I've had to disable. Astrill support said they'd try to fix it with a live support session, but then weren't available at the time I made the appointment.

Can anyone recommend a reliable VPN provider with nodes in the US, UK, and ideally NZ/Aus?





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  Reply # 1060035 5-Jun-2014 19:53
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Not sure why it fails. Maybe my PC needs rebuilding... it's a 3 year old install, I think I messed with the networking layer a while back to get something working. But the thought of getting everything working again is a nightmare... media server, databases, connections to other computers.... urgh.

I might just try another VPN provider as a trial. Thanks for the suggestions :)




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  Reply # 1060039 5-Jun-2014 20:16
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timmmay: Not sure why it fails. Maybe my PC needs rebuilding... it's a 3 year old install, I think I messed with the networking layer a while back to get something working. But the thought of getting everything working again is a nightmare... media server, databases, connections to other computers.... urgh.

I might just try another VPN provider as a trial. Thanks for the suggestions :)


Save yourself some time and don't bother reloading. Create a new Windows Profile and copy your documents, desktop, favourites and see if that helps. 




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  Reply # 1060068 5-Jun-2014 21:02
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networkn: Save yourself some time and don't bother reloading. Create a new Windows Profile and copy your documents, desktop, favourites and see if that helps. 


I think I'll raise you one and just not do a darn thing ;) Might try another VPN see if it works more reliably.




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