A Good VPN?

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  • Deleted user 14 March 2012 16:32:19
    Can anyone recommend a good VPN? Obviously not for any truly nefarious purposes but because my ISP likes to throttle connections.

    I've tried SwissVPN and although it's very cheap, it is quite slow compared to my regular connection.
  • MrDigital 14 Mar 2012 16:38:08 1,885 posts
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    Why would they not throttle you if you used a VPN? Data usage is data usage, surely.
  • Deleted user 14 March 2012 16:39:47
    I think they like to throttle certain types of data. Video-streaming appears to get hit when I try to watch a full HD video.
  • Fab4 14 Mar 2012 16:43:38 8,032 posts
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    I've used these guys for the last few years...never had any problems watching football streams, iPlayer etc in the UK.

    http://vpnuk.net/
  • DodgyPast 7 Nov 2012 06:23:55 9,221 posts
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    Bumping this as I've been having more and more issues with my local Thai ISP blocking sites I want to access.

    Having the option to exit in the UK and the US would be quite nice as it would allow me easier access to local stuff like iPlayer.
  • Dirtbox 7 Nov 2012 06:25:07 88,552 posts
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  • DodgyPast 7 Nov 2012 06:51:40 9,221 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Read the OP of the netflix thread.
    Just tried Tunlr and no effect, still getting:
    [code]No data received
    Unable to load the web page because the server sent no data.
    Here are some suggestions:
    Reload this web page later.
    Error 324 (net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE): The server closed the connection without sending any data.[/code]

    Same thing for the last couple of weeks, but can access the site through a Proxy.
  • coastal 7 Nov 2012 07:04:54 5,420 posts
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    privateinternetaccess.com/ has been fine for me.
  • Dirtbox 7 Nov 2012 07:09:03 88,552 posts
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  • neilka 7 Nov 2012 08:34:03 20,012 posts
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    I would have thought Thailand had all the good sites already.
  • twelveways 14 Mar 2013 08:20:00 7,103 posts
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    Any good free VPNs? I was using Ultrasurf but seems like China have managed to get it shut down over the last couple of days... :(
  • MrDigital 14 Mar 2013 19:15:05 1,885 posts
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    VPNUK as mentioned above worked like a charm for me.
  • chopsen 14 Mar 2013 19:25:11 19,702 posts
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    www.overplay.net been good for me.
  • anyjungleinguy 25 May 2013 16:01:39 35 posts
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    I've previously used VPNUK but found their speed to be slowly getting worse so I migrated to iVPN. They're an EFF member too.

    Edited by anyjungleinguy at 16:02:04 25-05-2013
  • chopsen 10 Jul 2013 08:27:50 19,702 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    www.overplay.net been good for me.
    Witopia and unblock.us works out better and cheaper.
  • senso-ji 26 May 2016 21:06:19 7,884 posts
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    Apologies for the thredomancy, but does anyone have any experience using VPN Ghost? The Boing Boing store is offering lifetime access for $25. I've only ever used free or work based VPNs, so I'm not sure what's good out there in the paid providers. The review on best VPN looks promising:

    https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/42579/vpnghost-review/
  • Dirtbox 26 May 2016 22:42:02 88,552 posts
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  • Ginger 26 May 2016 22:50:08 7,230 posts
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    I've been using freedome from f-secure for a while. Works well, adblocks and blocks malware too. About 30 quid a year for a few devices.

    Edit: malware, not mallard

    Edited by Ginger at 22:50:39 26-05-2016
  • David_Richardson 10 May 2017 20:00:25 961 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    In my experience, I'd avoid anything that uses a client to connect and handle data. Other than that they're mostly all much of a muchness.
    I've never heard this opinion before. What am I leave myself open to by using IPVanish's client?
  • Ginger 10 May 2017 21:07:43 7,230 posts
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    I've used freedome by f-secure. Use this magic code and get some extra time to try it out. you can buy it with 3 or 5 seats for about 6 quid a month.

    Occasionally gets a bit sluggish but switch to another endpoint normally sorts it.

    ewck47m
  • Dirtbox 10 May 2017 21:10:21 88,552 posts
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  • MrWonderstuff 10 May 2017 21:41:33 2,581 posts
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    I use Private Internet Access...speeds are fine and it's pretty cheap (£35ish per year).
  • boo 10 May 2017 22:19:35 13,124 posts
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    I use TunnelBear - been great thus far, and a reasonable price.
  • jagg3r 10 May 2017 23:16:49 1,292 posts
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    MrWonderstuff wrote:
    I use Private Internet Access...speeds are fine and it's pretty cheap (£35ish per year).
    I also use PIA. Very easy to use. Great speeds, plenty of servers and cheap.
  • RobTheBuilder 11 May 2017 05:39:29 6,789 posts
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    I've got IPVanish. Not the cheapest but it works well (lots of servers to choose from) and has no data limits. You may also be able to find discount codes if you search online.

    Also: The one fee allows you to use it on mobiles and (iirc) more than one machine, if you own a laptop and desktop for example.

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 05:40:10 11-05-2017
  • null 11 May 2017 05:46:47 514 posts
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    David_Richardson wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    In my experience, I'd avoid anything that uses a client to connect and handle data. Other than that they're mostly all much of a muchness.
    I've never heard this opinion before. What am I leave myself open to by using IPVanish's client?
    you're not just running software from an unverifiable source, but you're actually permitting it all the way through your router and firewalls and letting it create a new network interface on your computer. What possible nefarious purposes could result? lol
  • creepiest-lizard 11 May 2017 06:11:13 427 posts
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    Chirst. People actually still type out lol
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