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Any recommendations for a VPN? It might be time

Post by nicobie » Apr 22 2021 8:46pm

I've tried Tunnel Bear years ago but wasn't impressed. Service was spotty so I tried their paid version but nothing improved.

I'm thinking things have gotten better in the VPN world and am looking to try again.
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Re: Any recommendations for a VPN? It might be time

Post by markz » Apr 22 2021 10:23pm

I have used Express VPN, Proton VPN and a few other VPN's, even Tunnel Bear.
There was a VPN inside the Mozilla Firefox web browser as an add-on that worked pretty good.
VPN's are all the same to me.

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Post by nicobie » Apr 23 2021 3:18pm

Thanks Mark

I guess I'd best get off my lazy butt and do some research. :oops:

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Re: Any recommendations for a VPN? It might be time

Post by neptronix » Apr 23 2021 3:52pm

Nordvpn works well if ~1mb/sec kinda bandwidths are acceptable.
I don't know of a better one at this time, haven't taken too much time to research myself.
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Re: Any recommendations for a VPN? It might be time

Post by nicobie » Apr 24 2021 3:53pm

neptronix wrote:
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Nordvpn works well if ~1mb/sec kinda bandwidths are acceptable.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Are they all that slow? 1 Mbps sounds like AOL. Basically unusable.

Ookla says I'm getting 700+Mbps down. 18 up (Comcast coax)
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Post by neptronix » Apr 25 2021 10:12am

Usually most VPNs are used for leeching torrents ultimately, so i would think that price of the service correlates somewhat well with how much bandwidth you actually get.

I do unfortunately have comcast here ( monopoly ) and am not sure if they interfere with the VPN.. i suspect they do.
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Re: Any recommendations for a VPN? It might be time

Post by nicobie » May 02 2021 9:22pm

I went ahead and tried 'Private Internet Access'.

Other than the price, it seems ok so far. Speeds are kind of spoty but are plenty fast so far.

The 1st month cost me $13 which is ridiculous for what I need. However they offer a 2 year plan for about $3/month. If it doesn't give me any problems for the next two weeks, I figure the $3 will be worth it for, if nothing else, peace of mind.
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Re: Any recommendations for a VPN? It might be time

Post by jillysmith » Jun 10 2021 10:54am

I have been using betternet VPN since 2020.

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