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 7,659 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 9,138 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 Best Forumite, 2015 7 Nov 2012 06:25:07 86,516 posts
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    Read the OP of the netflix thread.
  • DodgyPast 7 Nov 2012 06:51:40 9,138 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 5,411 posts
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    privateinternetaccess.com/ has been fine for me.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 7 Nov 2012 07:09:03 86,516 posts
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    Tunlr is dead.
  • neilka 7 Nov 2012 08:34:03 18,300 posts
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    I would have thought Thailand had all the good sites already.
  • twelveways 14 Mar 2013 08:20:00 6,251 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 18,248 posts
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    www.overplay.net been good for me.
  • anyjungleinguy 25 May 2013 16:01:39 24 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 18,248 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 7,171 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 Best Forumite, 2015 26 May 2016 22:42:02 86,516 posts
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    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.
  • Ginger 26 May 2016 22:50:08 7,156 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
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