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# 177003 18-Jul-2015 16:50
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How to use a vpn?

I think I know?

Simply choose one download install and connect? Once connected I can start using any application and it's connected through the vpn? Such as chrome, download manager, torrents etc?



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  # 1346876 18-Jul-2015 17:10
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Yep pretty much.

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  # 1346878 18-Jul-2015 17:17
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Turn on your VPN software (my preference is IPVanish)
Select your virtual location (proxy server)
Connect
All traffic now goes through your VPN




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  # 1346879 18-Jul-2015 17:21
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Sideface: Turn on your VPN software (my preference is IPVanish)
Select your virtual location (proxy server)
Connect
All traffic now goes through your VPN


what sort of speeds do you get?



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  # 1346883 18-Jul-2015 17:35
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Thanks for your help there I appreciate it , all is going well :)

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  # 1346931 18-Jul-2015 20:38
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Jase2985:
Sideface: Turn on your VPN software (my preference is IPVanish)
Select your virtual location (proxy server)
Connect
All traffic now goes through your VPN


what sort of speeds do you get?


I get 90% to 95% of the speeds that I would get without VPN (to/from the same location).
This morning I got 95Mbps (on a 100/10Mbps cable connection) from a VPN server in Iceland  smile

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I use IPVanish for most of my surfing, and leave it on all day.
The only time I don't use it is for financial /credit card transactions - the banks don't like proxy servers.




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  # 1347050 19-Jul-2015 00:32


Setting up VPNs...

Some have an application that runs everything. With others, you set them up via Network and Sharing Centre in Control Panel.


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  # 1347095 19-Jul-2015 10:19
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And just remember to turn it off for certain NZ websites e.g SkyGo. I was left blaming Sky for why it wasn't working once, when it was in fact my VPN was on. Not that Sky don't already/still have a lot of issues with SkyGo!




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