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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:59 pm 
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Going on holiday and looking for free ('cos I'm tight) VPN. If not good and cheap please


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:06 pm 
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Going on holiday and looking for free ('cos I'm tight) VPN. If not good and cheap please


If you want good, you'll have to pay.

Hola is the free one, but comes with P2P shite and generally doesn't work.

Just get Nord - cheap and great bandwidth wherever you want to virtually locate your machine.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:16 pm 
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I have Nord paid £100 for 3 years.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:23 pm 
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I wont recommend using a free VPN most of them aren't secure,mainly the Chinese ones. Get a weekly or monthly subscription, it'll cost $5 to $12, I used NordVPN / vpnexpress/ tunnelbear (they also have a free 500MB)in the past, they were good but had tendancy to disconnect once-twice/ hour when live streaming .
I'm with openvpn now.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:29 pm 
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https://www.tunnelbear.com/ works well.

Up to 5 devices, so it's on the MacBook, iPad and the kids devices.

Watch Netflix, BBC iPlayer and other UK streams, along with BT Sport and Sky whilst on holiday/travelling with work - well worth it for $5 per month imho


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:39 pm 
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Nord


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:04 pm 
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Azlan Roar wrote:
https://www.tunnelbear.com/ works well.

Up to 5 devices, so it's on the MacBook, iPad and the kids devices.

Watch Netflix, BBC iPlayer and other UK streams, along with BT Sport and Sky whilst on holiday/travelling with work - well worth it for $5 per month imho


My friend's main use of the VPN is to watch RugbyPass, for which you need to connect to Asia. He's found that Nord is far superior to TunnelBear for that. Fewer buffering issues. The occasional disconnect but it's quickly resolved usually.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:09 pm 
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$39 for lifetime usage: https://stacksocial.com/sales/vpn-unlim ... bscription

I've got that one, and it seems to do fine for when I use it. Upto 5 devices too. Can probably find a stacksocial coupon/voucher etc to make it even less.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:01 pm 
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$50 for a year for Windscribe


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:12 pm 
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Nord is fine, previously used PIA but it was quite slow and Nord does the trick. My friend uses Hola for Rugby Pass and no issues.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:27 pm 
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Azlan Roar wrote:
https://www.tunnelbear.com/ works well.

Up to 5 devices, so it's on the MacBook, iPad and the kids devices.

Watch Netflix, BBC iPlayer and other UK streams, along with BT Sport and Sky whilst on holiday/travelling with work - well worth it for $5 per month imho
When did you last successfully do that? I was a tunnelbear user for the last 4 years, and for me it stopped working with Netflix eons ago. Sky would also detect it like 1 in every 3 connection attempts.

I eventually moved over to Torguard with which I could pay extra for a dedicated IP that Netflix didn't know about. I recommend it because it consistently works, decent bandwidth for streaming, allows dedicated IPs, the customer service is great, and I get a good price (from a lifetime promo code someone posed on this bored). But It's tricky to set-up for a novice user... I'd say in terms of day-to-day computer proficiency I'm maybe a 6/10, and I struggled a little.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:28 pm 
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clydecloggie wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
https://www.tunnelbear.com/ works well.

Up to 5 devices, so it's on the MacBook, iPad and the kids devices.

Watch Netflix, BBC iPlayer and other UK streams, along with BT Sport and Sky whilst on holiday/travelling with work - well worth it for $5 per month imho


My friend's main use of the VPN is to watch RugbyPass, for which you need to connect to Asia. He's found that Nord is far superior to TunnelBear for that. Fewer buffering issues. The occasional disconnect but it's quickly resolved usually.


My friend would agree. He said that Tunnelbear became a piece of shit that barely worked. Nord has been far superior, or so he says.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:59 pm 
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Cheers chaps..........helpful advice as ever :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 9:11 pm 
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I’d rather get pissed and watch birds in bikinis on holiday. I actively avoid TV and the web for a week or two.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:37 pm 
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I used a free trial with AVG that was good if you can put up with the constant marketing.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:24 am 
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Got a year worth of pure vpn. Does what it says. 5 devices included. Also has a nice easy feature for connecting directly to Netflix USA, UK, etc.

I might have paid $2us


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:32 am 
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Nord VPN, I was thinking of getting this, but when you watch Youtube reviews, and read the comments, they are overwhelmingly negative experiences presented by users.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:40 am 
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If it's free they're likely routing other peoples data via your machine and charging them for it. Think child porn and other shit. Remember, with teh internet, if it's free; you are the product.

Even pay for Nord shows signs of being a bot net.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:47 am 
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Yep, my recent experience with BBC iPlayer was they had updated mechanisms to detect and block VPNs, probably based upon volume of traffic from the IP address which is likely to be way above general domestic use.

Workaround is to get a service with a dedicated IP address (that hasn’t been blocked)

I’ve also got a new WiFi router for home that allows me to VPN into the router, then use my home internet connection to access the internet, so I am actually accessing iPlayer from my home internet connection even when I’m abroad.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:54 am 
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Just use the built in VPN on the Opera Browser

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:19 am 
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Uthikoloshe wrote:
Nord VPN, I was thinking of getting this, but when you watch Youtube reviews, and read the comments, they are overwhelmingly negative experiences presented by users.


Believe me, you need to be careful about what and who you believe on the interwebs. :nod:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:16 am 
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My friend is thinking about getting a VPN for Popcorn Time/torrenting (would likely be Nord)...would it be “too late”, as in the IP address is already recorded or something like that?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:28 am 
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Nord or Express VPN are fine.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:03 am 
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Used to have Nord VPN but it slows down speed terribly.

Express VPN is the fastest by far. No lag imo.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:25 am 
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Real amateur here :blush:
But what does the VPN do? Allow you to do?

Thanks in advance :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:42 am 
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Real amateur here :blush:
But what does the VPN do? Allow you to do?

Thanks in advance :thumbup:


Virtual Private Network. Basically lets you access Facebook, Twitter and Pornhub in China.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:00 am 
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Cullen wrote:
Real amateur here :blush:
But what does the VPN do? Allow you to do?

Thanks in advance :thumbup:


Two main things:

1. Creates an encrypted "tunnel" so no one can see what you are browsing. Good for ISP's that restrict certain content i.e. torrents or countries that are plum like China or soon to be pron in the UK. Also means you can browse on public wifi without fear of hackers intercepting your traffic and stealing passwords etc...

2. Allows you to pretend you are browsing from another country in order to get around geoblocking. I used to use it to access Rugby Pass for example (only available in Asia) before I sold my soul and went back to the evil empire of sky. Also good for things like BBC iPlayer and the like although some services are pretty savvy to it now so you need ones that provide dynamic as opposed to static IP's.

Also

It can be handy for booking things in destination countries as you will often get different prices depending on what country you are browsing from. "Poorer" countries and domestic customers will often get cheaper quotes on things like rental cars hotels etc... Ditto for shopping but to a lesser extent.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:10 am 
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Nord VPN since yesterday - its class and very easy in its use


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:28 pm 
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Anyone set up a vpn server on the pi?

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-pr ... ry-pi-vpn/


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:32 pm 
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nardol wrote:
Nord VPN since yesterday - its class and very easy in its use

It's pretty good tbh :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:53 pm 
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I pay for PIA .... And have now stopped receiving the emails due to the kids online activities. ( also got some techy thing to stop IP 'leaking')


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:00 pm 
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what works best for rugbypass and netflix us ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:10 pm 
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using nord to watch TV channels from NZ, Australia and a few from canada and US and ireland lol... via IPTV, still f**king hard to find the good channels like sky sport action which shows all the good rugby ..


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:52 am 
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Akkerman wrote:
what works best for rugbypass and netflix us ?
I use Torguard for RP and Netflix UK/ US (depending on what country I'm in at the time). Don't know if it's "the best" because the only other service I've used is Tunnelbear which (typically) doesn't work with Netflix - you'll need a provider that can offer a dedicated IP (like Torguard does) for an extra fee.

A lot of people on the board recommend Nord VPN; haven't used it myself, so can't say. But it seems more expensive than Torguard, once you add the dedicated IPs. Maybe because I have a lifetime promo rate


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:09 pm 
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Cheers, I'll look into Torguard


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