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  # 1778060 8-May-2017 20:16
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turb:
danepak:

 

I've got 1Gbit/500Mbit.

 

 

 

If I get a good VPN, what speeds can I expect?

 

 

 

Anything near my speed without using a VPN?

 

 

 

 

 



As others have said, for streaming you don't need a VPN, you just need a DNS service such as unotelly or dns4me.

As I understand it, With a DNS service your speed should be essentially unchanged, whereas with a VPN all your traffic is being routed via oversees server.

 

 

 

thanks will look into them


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  # 1778112 8-May-2017 21:27
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Signed up for a 3 day trial with VyprVPN.

 

Speedtest without VyprVPN: 845 / 428

 

Speedtest with VyprVPN and fastest server: 26 / 44

 

I've cancelled my account.


 
 
 
 




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# 1778137 8-May-2017 21:53
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danepak:

 

Signed up for a 3 day trial with VyprVPN.

 

Speedtest without VyprVPN: 845 / 428

 

Speedtest with VyprVPN and fastest server: 26 / 44

 

I've cancelled my account.

 

 

Thanks

 

good to know so will not try that site.




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  # 1778143 8-May-2017 22:02
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BlackHawk69:

 

turb:
danepak:

 

I've got 1Gbit/500Mbit.

 

 

 

If I get a good VPN, what speeds can I expect?

 

 

 

Anything near my speed without using a VPN?

 

 

 

 

 



As others have said, for streaming you don't need a VPN, you just need a DNS service such as unotelly or dns4me.

As I understand it, With a DNS service your speed should be essentially unchanged, whereas with a VPN all your traffic is being routed via oversees server.

 

 

 

thanks will look into them

 

 

Now this is what I am after looking for. Some where I can log in with any device in the house IE smart phone,pc or laptop eta... and make it look like I am in another country without  running Pc to make changes too what country  Ii wish to watch. Thanks


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  # 1778175 9-May-2017 05:33
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BlackHawk69:

BlackHawk69:


turb:
danepak:


I've got 1Gbit/500Mbit.


 


If I get a good VPN, what speeds can I expect?


 


Anything near my speed without using a VPN?


 


 




As others have said, for streaming you don't need a VPN, you just need a DNS service such as unotelly or dns4me.

As I understand it, With a DNS service your speed should be essentially unchanged, whereas with a VPN all your traffic is being routed via oversees server.


 


thanks will look into them



Now this is what I am after looking for. Some where I can log in with any device in the house IE smart phone,pc or laptop eta... and make it look like I am in another country without  running Pc to make changes too what country  Ii wish to watch. Thanks



Netflix in particular have made it very difficult to watch other regions.

I, and most others here gave up trying some time ago.

If your heart is set on watching overseas Netflix, you are unlikely to be successful nowadays.




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  # 1797517 9-Jun-2017 22:17
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sonyxperiageek:

 

 

 

I don't think PIA will be able to tell you that you violated a policy (if it was to do with the content you were watching I assume) because reading off their website they wouldn't even know themselves!

 

 

I have been trying out the free HIDE.ME on my phone which has a 2GB limit per month which I exceed most months so I simply created a second account to swap to when I run out - I figured if they worked out it was the same phone and blocked me they wouldn't be living up to their promise of "no logs".

 

I can't say I've been impressed. You're limited to three servers on the trial and geographically Singapore is the closest (and seems to be the fastest so I'm fixed to it) but it keeps stopping and no traffic can get through until I manually reconnect through the app.


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  # 1797588 10-Jun-2017 07:46
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danepak:

 

Signed up for a 3 day trial with VyprVPN.

 

Speedtest without VyprVPN: 845 / 428

 

Speedtest with VyprVPN and fastest server: 26 / 44

 

I've cancelled my account.

 

 

 

 

You're not going to find a VPN service as fast as your NZ fibre connection.  I sometimes hit as much as 30Mbps down with an EarthVPN connection to Canada, and I consider that pretty darn good.

 

If you want a good explanation of why, find a tutorial on setting up your own VPN on AWS.  Benchmark that.  Prepare for disappointment, and that is a server that is dedicated to just you.

 

Speedtest uses a single TCP stream for speed testing.  It's pretty hard to get high speeds with that approach, with servers outside NZ.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1848816 19-Aug-2017 10:39
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The best test for a VPN is possibly downloading a well seeded torrent, as it uses multiple connections. NZ has high latency to the rest of the world, and one TCP connection cab be slow. An Ubuntu Torrent, like the 16.04 desktop ISO, would work well. I won't link direct to the torrent file as it changes when they do point releases.

 

I still use Astrill, and their speeds are good - with the Ubuntu torrent I get 100mbps via Sydney or LA/USA. Their customer service varies between ok and atrocious. Once they cut me off for a reason they wouldn't specify and I spent a LOT of time trying to get it reinstated. I did eventually but their customer service was terrible. So I'm not super keen on them.

 

I was going to try Private Internet Access. Reviews are generally pretty good, but recently there have been lots of user complaints about poor speed, a week's wait for support, and inability to get a refund within the trial period. But they're cheap, and I might give them ago anyway.

 

I think I'm going to give NordVPN a go. Lots of positive user reviews. No IPv6 but I've turned that off anyway, it causes odd problems on my computer.


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  # 1857178 2-Sep-2017 14:04
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Hi Mauricio - are you able to elaborate for me please?

 

I'm heading overseas shortly for 4 months and I believe I need a VPN to reduce the chances of having all my personal business intercepted, which would mean getting something like Witopia or VPNArea etc. 

 

DNS4me isn't a VPN so wouldn't be much use security wise but would be a great addition when I get back home.

 

Is this close to correct? Thank you


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