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#237643 11-Jun-2018 13:23
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My VPN sub is up for renewal end of this week.. I generally switch around after each sub is up..

 

Currently using torguard which has been fine but looking at recommendations?

 

my only real use is for online privacy something speedy is a big bonus

 

Cheers,

 

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  #2033694 11-Jun-2018 14:15
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Checked out Low End Spirit? As long as you are geeky enough to drive a Unix command line the $3 Euro per year for a server comes at the right price for me.





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  #2033718 11-Jun-2018 15:04
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NordVPN & PIA are good. Also Express VPN but thats a bit more expensive.






 
 
 
 


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  #2033719 11-Jun-2018 15:09
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I use Nord, currently $99/3 years, they have servers all over the world, and seem to always rate at the top of review sites


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  #2033727 11-Jun-2018 15:52
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PIA just because it was convenient and easy. Never had any issues, just works.




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  #2033743 11-Jun-2018 16:29
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BarTender:

 

Checked out Low End Spirit? As long as you are geeky enough to drive a Unix command line the $3 Euro per year for a server comes at the right price for me.

 

 

What proxy software do you use? How do you deal with DNS, which isn't encrypted, which can reduce the privacy even if using Google DNS?


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  #2033850 11-Jun-2018 19:02
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Using IBVPN here, works fine. Every so often they advertise it for $2 something a month. Also has a DNS service.

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  #2033897 11-Jun-2018 20:18
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Express VPN - have used it for three years without any problems.

 

Has a very simple & intuitive user interface.





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  #2034245 12-Jun-2018 11:12
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BarTender:

 

Checked out Low End Spirit? As long as you are geeky enough to drive a Unix command line the $3 Euro per year for a server comes at the right price for me.

 

 

 

 

Always up for something geeky :o)

 

 

 

This has opened up a can of worms for me looking into all the suggested

 

Express, Nord and PIA all review well.. Nord has a bloody good deal going atm.. $99 for 3 years.. Express most expensive but appears to come out on top

 

Looking at IBVPN and its really impressive with the amount of features it has and is quite well priced

 

 

 

@semigeek what connection do you have and what are the speeds like?

 

 

 

 


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  #2034363 12-Jun-2018 12:49
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dt:

BarTender:


Checked out Low End Spirit? As long as you are geeky enough to drive a Unix command line the $3 Euro per year for a server comes at the right price for me.



 


Always up for something geeky :o)


 


This has opened up a can of worms for me looking into all the suggested


Express, Nord and PIA all review well.. Nord has a bloody good deal going atm.. $99 for 3 years.. Express most expensive but appears to come out on top


Looking at IBVPN and its really impressive with the amount of features it has and is quite well priced


 


@semigeek what connection do you have and what are the speeds like?


 


 



I haven’t really looked at the speeds. Will have a look later, but have a Gigabit connection.

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  #2034390 12-Jun-2018 13:24
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timmmay:

 

BarTender:

 

Checked out Low End Spirit? As long as you are geeky enough to drive a Unix command line the $3 Euro per year for a server comes at the right price for me.

 

 

What proxy software do you use? How do you deal with DNS, which isn't encrypted, which can reduce the privacy even if using Google DNS?

 

 

I run my own copy of named on the VPS. As it's a fully fledged VPS you can run whatever you want on it.

 

I use OpenVPN and the automated installer in the forum was a single command line to install, then download the OVPN file to my machine and I was away.





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  #2034423 12-Jun-2018 14:05
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I use Astrill (expired right now and I haven't bothered to review), but I trialed Nord and PIA. I couldn't get Nord / PIA to work well at a decent speed. Could be something weird about my PC though.

 

BarTender:

 

I run my own copy of named on the VPS. As it's a fully fledged VPS you can run whatever you want on it.

 

I use OpenVPN and the automated installer in the forum was a single command line to install, then download the OVPN file to my machine and I was away.

 

 

Ah so you VPN everything through to the server. I haven't really looked into OpenVPN all that much so not sure what it can do. If it's easy to basically just make a tunnel that everything goes through then great.

 

I run my own VPN / instance in AWS, but their bandwidth charges are so high you'd be crazy to use EC2 as a VPN. The AWS Lightsail instances though get massive amounts of bandwidth for cheap, they'd be good for VPN or as a reverse proxy for other AWS services.


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  #2034428 12-Jun-2018 14:20
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timmmay:

 

I use Astrill (expired right now and I haven't bothered to review), but I trialed Nord and PIA. I couldn't get Nord / PIA to work well at a decent speed. Could be something weird about my PC though.

 

 

 

 

Astrill is another that has popped up on my list to look into further.. 

 

Did you not renew because you didn't really need it or you because you wanted to try something else? 

 

torguard has been soso for me which is why im looking elsewhere


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I use EarthVPN.  They're cheap and work fine.


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  #2034439 12-Jun-2018 14:33
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I have been using Witopia's PersonalVPN for years now - they even have an exit point in Auckland which means speeds are pretty good around here. They also have POPs in Australia and around the world - just use the one nearest to your location for better speed. 

 

Alternatively Norton WiFi Privacy (which is not for WiFi only, uses AWS infrastructure). And if the worry is privacy while using an open access point I just VPN back home to an IPSEC connection I have running on my router.





 

 

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  #2034453 12-Jun-2018 14:36
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dt:

 

Astrill is another that has popped up on my list to look into further.. 

 

Did you not renew because you didn't really need it or you because you wanted to try something else? 

 

 

Just didn't need it right now. It works well, has nodes in NZ / Australia / everywhere we want.


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