Which VPN service?

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  1. hanzzi

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    I have been using torguard vpn dedicated IP for the past month to use Netflix and its been amazing. I connect to there LA server at about 35 Mbps at the computer and around 25mbps on my Asus rt-3100 router. They had a coupon where it was 50% off and I payed $57usd for 12 months. Highly recommended.
     
  2. ae00711

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    mmm ok, cool... that's a good way of dealing with n00bs who pick the wrong server :thumbup:
     
  3. Stooge007

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    How is purevpn for Netflix?
     
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    Pretty good, to be honest don't use it for Netflix much, anything particular you were after? I can check for you.
     
  5. Stooge007

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    just wanted to know how often you get blocked from accessing US Netflix through Pure VPN

    i currently use VPN Unlimited and Netflix gets blocked 90% of the time

    i used the trial for Express VPN and US Netflix access was almost 100% uptime, but is a lot more expensive (USD99/year)

    wondering what the rate is with Pure VPN, which is USD99/lifetime subscription
     
  6. hanzzi

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    I have a Torguard dedicated vpn for watching Netflix and it hasn't let me down yet. Its quite pricey at $57 USD for 12 months.
     
  7. supasaiyan

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    Yeah I don't get the hate for PureVPN.. Ive been using them for about 18m and I've only had a couple of problems with them

    1. When I enabled their killswitch and then removed it, it left a firewall rule that killed my connection and took me ages to figure out

    2. Recently I can't connect via their Android app but if I manually create the connection it's fine

    I get about 90% of my speeds when I download and don't experience Ip leaks or anything like that
     
  8. callan

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    You sound surprised. All VPN providers keep logs or back doors, regardless of what they say
     
  10. callan

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    Your sarcasm detector must be on the fritz. ;)

    No - I'm not that naieve. Even as careful as I am with my setup I'm quite sure that if I started discussing my mad bombing plans with my IS mate in Syria (j/k) over the Internet I'd have a visit from some men in nice suits and pointy guns pretty soon enough.

    Rather my setup is geared for privacy and relative anonymity- which is different from and more achievable than CONFIDENTIALITY and total anonymity. Not to be low hanging fruit.

    Rather ironically even though I don't use PureVPN, I installed the PureVPN plugin for Chrome as it's the only way I've been able to successfully turn off webRTC on Chrome.
    FF57 will make things interesting:tongue:.

    Callan
     
  11. Symon

    Symon Castigat ridendo mores

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    I'm about to cancel my Torguard subscription as I'm only getting about 15Mb/s from either their Sydney or Melbourne servers. No Brisbane servers unfortunately.

    Any Brisbanites out there recommend a VPN with decent speeds?
     
  12. caspian

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    mine has been sucking for throughput lately too, and it also kills the amazon cloud sync service on my NAS. so I'm looking for an alternative as well. :(
     
  13. zoki_007

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    Few specials HERE you could give ago
     
  14. caspian

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    thanks for that. :thumbup:
     
  15. Symon

    Symon Castigat ridendo mores

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    Just did more testing and for some reason it is only the download speed that is being throttled. On 50/20 NBN plan and I'm getting 14 down and 19 up, not sure what is going on there.
     
  16. antikk

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    Would I require a VPN to use on my private torrent tracker? Or would it be only necessary if I was using a public tracker?
     
  17. caspian

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    is there anything stopping the MPAA from signing up to that same private tracker and harvesting your IP?
     
  18. MUTMAN

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    You dont really need a vpn, a proxy would be sufficient for torrenting.
    But i still go a vpn ;)
     
  19. AgB deano

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    PIA pulled their finger out again lately. They had some huge issues a few months ago. I stuck with them when I purchased two years of service for $50 and it's worked out. I've tried quite a few VPN's and if there is one standout feature of PIA, it's being able to configure your openvpn security very easily - I'm using AES256, SHA256 and RSA4096 respectively.

    Before telstra started not providing what I pay for, I was actually getting around 90/35 with them to the sydney server about a month ago when I could be bothered doing speed tests. Downloading and uploading with torrents, quite often it would be using all the bandwidth it could. Best I've seen is 11.2Mb/s down, 4.8Mb/s using a private tracker. Most of the time it sat at around 10.5Mb/s down, 4.2Mb/s up.

    Right now it's maxing out what telstra residential have decided to provide me for the last 4 weeks.

    [​IMG]

    Also, no go for netflix US. 100% proxy/vpn warning.
     
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  20. antikk

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    It's not just as simple as signing up. You need to be invited by an already established member
     

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