Who uses a VPN?

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Who uses a VPN?

Post by GH0st » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:33 pm

Wanting to know who is using one and what your exsperience is with them. I think I should start running them for torrenting. I do have Peerblock and until recently, its always worked good for me. Starting last summer, I started to get letters from ISP. One more and I'm done.

I really just download TV shows and the occassional movie.

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Re: Who uses a VPN?

Post by =[FEAR]=JIGSAW » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:47 am

For torrenting, yes I would say a VPN is your best bet.

I don't download via torrent and therefor never bothered to throw money at a VPN supplier .... the free ones work, but then again they sit with ALL your browsing habits/info :x

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Re: Who uses a VPN?

Post by ronaldlee » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:11 am

i agree with jigsaw, i also use free VPN, and Hola is better then other paid VPN providers, you should try Hola VPN

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Re: Who uses a VPN?

Post by GH0st » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:21 am

I did try Hola, as an extension from Chrome store, worked fine. But did not install for the system, so uTorrent could work thru it ... still looking (but not hard)

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Re: Who uses a VPN?

Post by bphlpt » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:31 pm

I just started receiving letters as you have, Ghost, so I'll be very interested in the advice given in this thread.

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Re: Who uses a VPN?

Post by GH0st » Mon May 01, 2017 12:28 am

Doesn't look like any one here uses such thing. These in browser add on's are neat, but, not whats needed! I don't really surf into illegal stuff, where this is needed. Just the downloading of torrents, I wonder why the DLing of TV shows is wrong, I mean, they have already aired! I get them after that ...

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Re: Who uses a VPN?

Post by bphlpt » Tue May 16, 2017 5:31 am

I'm still investigating the options, but this is what I've come up with so far:

Free VPN's are available. But like Tor they are probably slow and really only useful for file lockers that limits the frequency of downloads from your IP. And sites that censor or block access from your country. Or if your country censors or blocks sites (such as torrent sites). Also, the only practical way to use these with bittorrents is to set your torrent client to only 'Resolve Hostnames through proxy' and not the actual peer-to-peer connections themselves. (for uTorrent, disable 'Use proxy server for peer-to-peer connections' under Connection Preferences).

--VPN Book
--VPN Gate
--Opera has an unlimited, free built-in VPN now. Not sure how to use it outside the browser though.

After HideMyAss turned out to SellYourAss instead, TorrentFreak maintains lists (and reviews) of some of the VPN's available: Which VPN Services Keep You Anonymous in 2017? And more articles from TorrentFreak. And this article from TorrentFreak: 5 Ways To Download Torrents Anonymously.

ExpressVPN seems to be ranked #1 by the all of the VPN comparisons I've read. It's not the cheapest, but it does seem to be the fastest, might have the most available servers and has a speed test available for the servers. It's been around awhile and is pretty stable, works with torrents and P2P, is available for all of the various OS including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, and allows simultaneous connection by 3 devices. There is also a custom OpenWRT router firmware available with a built-in ExpressVPN client to protect your entire network yet only count as a single connection.

NordVPN seems to be ranked in the top 3, is currently the cheapest of the paid services when you pay for a 2yr subscription, is reasonably fast, works with torrents and P2P, is available for the same OS as ExpressVPN except Linux, allows simultaneous connection by 6 devices (I think), and offers double-VPN and Tor-over-VPN options for more secure connections.

Of the paid options, to me those two seem to be the top two contenders.

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Re: Who uses a VPN?

Post by Dibya » Tue May 16, 2017 10:50 am

I use GHOST VPN to visit some warez site(TPB and all hell) in india which are blocked by my isp.

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Re: Who uses a VPN?

Post by GH0st » Thu May 18, 2017 9:20 am

Yes, I been thinking (when I move) to just get one of these routers, and let everything be VPN'ed thru it. Seems like the best way to go for privacy and protection! Hoping for some Fiber line to the house. One area has Google Fiber, 1000d/1000u speed, this has got to be awesome. Though, Having Google as your ISP, is like having CIA/FBI/Homeland Security as your ISP

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Re: Who uses a VPN?

Post by =[FEAR]=JIGSAW » Fri May 19, 2017 2:54 am

Like I said, I dont do torrents, and don't see the need why? ... Everything you're looking for on a torrent is also available via http(s) ??

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