Free unlimited VPN from vpnbook.com
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Found 19th Feb 2013
Traffic shaping begone!

As VPNs encrypt your connection before hitting the internet, your ISP can't see what you're doing so they don't throttle your connection.
They also hide your IP (and don't retain logs) so it's much harder for P2P trackers to see who is downloading what.
For those who travel, they also bypass a country's Internet restrictions (get Facebook in China)

Here's a tutorial for those who need it:
Edit: oops - wrong tutorial... here's the right one:
uwnthesis.wordpress.com/201…ps/

Set up VPN without software in Windows, Linux, Apple, Mobile and PS3:
VPN Address: euro1.vpnbook.com OR euro2.vpnbook.com
Username = pptp
Password = 9jHbfKiN

On my shiny new Plusnet FTTC, a Linux iso came down @ 400kbps without the VPN and @ 4 mbps with.

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I've tried this speeds on it are good unlike other vpn services but Avast found a root kit in the uninstaller did some research could be a false positive just beware if you're going to use it.

wheres the catch?
Sounds too good to be true

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Crown

I've tried this speeds on it are good unlike other vpn services but Avast … I've tried this speeds on it are good unlike other vpn services but Avast found a root kit in the uninstaller did some research could be a false positive just beware if you're going to use it.

I didn't install anything - the tutorial shows you how to set it up using only Windows

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antdav

wheres the catch?Sounds too good to be true

I'm guessing it's another startup that will start feature-limiting when they have a large enough customer base.
Enjoy for now!

BubaMan

I didn't install anything - the tutorial shows you how to set it up using … I didn't install anything - the tutorial shows you how to set it up using only Windows

I set it up with open vpn using port 53 as described on the vpn book website.

Servers in Romania. Sorry not for me!

I was just about to start looking for something like this! Thanks OP.

MJV

Servers in Romania. Sorry not for me!

Romania doesn't require traffic logging that's why it's based there.
Edited by: "Crown" 19th Feb 2013

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Crown

I set it up with open vpn using port 53 as described on the vpn book … I set it up with open vpn using port 53 as described on the vpn book website.

Not necessary - just set up a new VPN connection in Windows, Linux, Apple, Mobile and PS3.
This is stated on the site (PPTP) but there's no instructions (hence me linking the tutorial).

Crown

Romania doesn't require traffic logging that's why it's based there.



Fine. Just not for me.

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Crown

Romania doesn't require traffic logging that's why it's based there.

Favourable with wooden legged parrot owners ;-)

BubaMan

Favourable with wooden legged parrot owners ;-)

Yeah but how else are they going to get into the Matrix without broadcasting that signal
Edited by: "Crown" 19th Feb 2013

sounds interesting,though surely it should,.nt be possible? What about protecting our children online,and predatory undesirables?

Thanks!

100% Anonymous

All our servers are hosted off-shore in anonymous European locations, we are not required by local laws to log or monitor any activity


Spot the non sequitur. This does not engender confidence....

Edited by: "antonio1" 20th Feb 2013

So, would anyone recommend doing your internet banking whilst going through this vpn?

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majortom

So, would anyone recommend doing your internet banking whilst going … So, would anyone recommend doing your internet banking whilst going through this vpn?

Probably not...
If you want fast / anonymous downloads without throttling, it's all good - Just remember to disconnect the VPN when doing anything else.

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antonio1

100% AnonymousAll our servers are hosted off-shore in anonymous European … 100% AnonymousAll our servers are hosted off-shore in anonymous European locations, we are not required by local laws to log or monitor any activitySpot the non sequitur. This does not engender confidence....

This is not a VPN for people who want a secure tunnel to a remote computer.
This is a service to allow anonymous Internet use while removing your ISP's ability to packet shape.

...and it's free
Edited by: "BubaMan" 20th Feb 2013

Looks like it could be with a look. Will it work on android?

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eye will

Looks like it could be with a look. Will it work on android?

Just tested... works a treat!
VPN Address: euro1.vpnbook.com
Username = pptp
Password = 9jHbfKiN

BubaMan

This is not a VPN for people who want a secure tunnel to a remote … This is not a VPN for people who want a secure tunnel to a remote computer.This is a service to allow anonymous Internet use while removing your ISP's ability to packet shape....and it's free


Clearly, but it's not what I was pointing out. A clue: their comprehension of geography.

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antonio1

Clearly, but it's not what I was pointing out. A clue: their … Clearly, but it's not what I was pointing out. A clue: their comprehension of geography.

Ahh... haha!
A bit slow this morning

If you are worried about who is using your data when using a proxy, try using use two encrypted proxies!
Make an encrypted tunnel, within another encrypted tunnel.

To do this you need another proxy to connect the two at the same time. (There are plenty of free or cheap ones available!)

torrentfreak.com/how…19/

This is another useful guide to those wishing to spend a bit more on anonymity.
REMEMBER: Never pay for a service with Paypal or your credit card!

Which VPN Service Providers Really Take Anonymity Seriously?
torrentfreak.com/whi…07/

antonio1

Clearly, but it's not what I was pointing out. A clue: their … Clearly, but it's not what I was pointing out. A clue: their comprehension of geography.



Off-shore is often used as a term to mean 'not in the originating country or area'. Not just off-shore as in 'at sea'. If that's what you're referring to.

Thanks for when I need it

Champion. Just set this up and will give it the lash on my 120meg VM connection. I'll be interested to use the OpenVPN in the future when yer man gets round to doing a tutorial on setting it up.

***UPDATE*** Woefully slow on Usenet/Giganews. I'm getting a max of 7meg which is slower than VM's "traffic shaping/bandwidth stealing" max, so useless for that as its an ssl connection anyway.
Edited by: "mickrick" 20th Feb 2013

paradigm

[quote=antonio1] [quote=BubaMan] [quote=antonio1] 100% … [quote=antonio1] [quote=BubaMan] [quote=antonio1] 100% AnonymousOff-shore is often used as a term to mean 'not in the originating country or area'. Not just off-shore as in 'at sea'. If that's what you're referring to.



Interesting. I'm not being deliberately pedantic just wondering how reliable this is. The contact us suggests they're based in Switzerland and their webpage suggests they have servers there and in Romania. But if they're using the term from the pov you suggest, where are they really based (the co, not the servers). My experience of offshoring, when used for EU companies outsourcing functions, is that it usually means the offshored location is outside the EU, typically Asia, for lower cost reasons. If they mean what you suggest, it would be an inaccurate marketing point to make if they are an EU based co. Perhaps the answer is they're actually a non-EU company, and as you say they're referring to the servers being outside their home location ie Romania.

Anyway any free VPN is useful so hot.

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mickrick

Champion. Just set this up and will give it the lash on my 120meg VM … Champion. Just set this up and will give it the lash on my 120meg VM connection. I'll be interested to use the OpenVPN in the future when yer man gets round to doing a tutorial on setting it up.***UPDATE*** Woefully slow on Usenet/Giganews. I'm getting a max of 7meg which is slower than VM's "traffic shaping/bandwidth stealing" max, so useless for that as its an ssl connection anyway.

Here's the tutorial for OpenVPN:
http://uwnthesis.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/vpnbook-free-vpn-how-to-set-up-a-vpn-on-windows-7-using-openvpn-to-bypass-firewalls/

Your ISP may or may not traffic shape for Usenet but most people wouldn't call 7MB/s (56mbit) "Woefully slow".
I wouldn't expect a free service to come close to 120mbit so you may be better off without it, especially as you're paying for Usenet already (you don't need the anonymity as much).

Plusnet certainly throttle torrent traffic so it's useful for me - your generous bandwidth may dictate a paid-for solution if you're worried about anonymity.

BubaMan

on my shiny new Plusnet FTTC, a Linux iso came down @ 400kbps without … on my shiny new Plusnet FTTC, a Linux iso came down @ 400kbps without the VPN and @ 4 mbps with.



really? I max out at a constant 7.5MB/s, no throttling seems to be done on my line, ever

thank you

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andreapedrazzini

really? I max out at a constant 7.5MB/s, no throttling seems to be done … really? I max out at a constant 7.5MB/s, no throttling seems to be done on my line, ever

Yep - Expand the Traffic Prioritisation section:
plus.net/sup…tml

BubaMan

my shiny new Plusnet FTTC, a Linux iso came down @ 400kbps without the … my shiny new Plusnet FTTC, a Linux iso came down @ 400kbps without the VPN and @ 4 mbps with.



The only way this is likely to have happened is if the website you were downloading the ISO from uses multiple servers to distribute the file to you from a server which is closest, and the one that your home connection was downloading from was having some kind of issue. A VPN shouldn't ever reach speeds above your home connection, seeing as it can only download as quick as your connection allows.

I run a VPN company and would highly recommend avoiding "Free VPN's". Yes, there probably is a rare case where somebody is wanting to do some good from it (and has everything set up securely); but the majority of the time it's a quick way to get customers onboard, steal their data and maybe even have them sign up for some of your paid packages before doing a runner.

Also, the term "offshore" is commonly used within the VPN/server industry to describe a server that is in a location where you can do what you like. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's from a different location to the company, or that it's on some kind of island in the middle of nowhere. It just means that they don't care what you look at on the server. It's a way of saying "do what you like, download what you want, no limitations". The majority of "offshore" hosts have no problems with their customers conducting illegal activity on their servers. Some people may find this appealing. I personally find it something which would repel me from buying a service, as I don't want to be associated with illegitimate activity, as I'm sure my customer's would also rather steer clear of such things.

Granted, VPN's are MUCH more secure than 99% of free proxy's, as well as paid proxy's. However, this DOES seem too good to be true, and I'd highly suggest if people really need a VPN, that they look for one from a low cost company with a good reputation. If anybody needs any recommendations, feel free to drop me a PM as I'm aware that a simple Google search doesn't show many of the more "budget" end VPN's.

Any questions VPN related guys, please feel free to ask me as I've been dealing in this business for some time now and will most likely be able to have some sort of answer to the majority of more technical/legal questions.

Stay safe!

majortom

So, would anyone recommend doing your internet banking whilst going … So, would anyone recommend doing your internet banking whilst going through this vpn?


You don't understand the reasons you might want to use a VPN in the first place.
One reason might be to bypass restricted services like facebook in china, thepiratebay in UK and so on.

Not to use it to replace your internet connection for no apparent reason.

"When you’re in the Middle East, or a country that disapproves of social media (eg China disapproves of Facebook and Google), use OpenVPN, which takes all of 2 or 3 minutes to install. Coupled with VPNBook’s VPN certificate for Port 53, you become bulletproof, and not even the Chinese government can detect or stop you."
Edited by: "MaximusRo" 20th Feb 2013

MaximusRo

You don't understand the reasons you might want to use a VPN in the first … You don't understand the reasons you might want to use a VPN in the first place.One reason might be to bypass restricted services like facebook in china, thepiratebay in UK and so on.Not to use it to replace your internet connection for no apparent reason.



I think the question was in regard to whether or not you would trust entering your bank account details whilst using the VPN. Who knows whether or not they are intercepting the traffic themselves, and whilst a "free VPN" might seem like a good idea, if you end up typing your bank details through it then it could all of a sudden become a lot more costly than you initially thought once you have people buying all sorts of dodgy things from an unverified PayPal account in Nigeria.

It's more a case of "should I trust a free service" than "does the service work".

Banned

Are VPN's legal or not??

If there is no client install required it's hard to see how they could actually cause you much harm. I wouldn't use it for generic browsing/internet banking as mentioned above as the possibility could be there to redirect you to false sites as their DNS servers would handle the direction. However for apps I use that I would like to avoid traceability on this seems a win/win to me. Will definitely try this when my HMA VPN subscription expires.

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liamwithers94

The only way this is likely to have happened is if the website you were … The only way this is likely to have happened is if the website you were downloading the ISO from uses multiple servers to distribute the file to you from a server which is closest, and the one that your home connection was downloading from was having some kind of issue. A VPN shouldn't ever reach speeds above your home connection, seeing as it can only download as quick as your connection allows.

Many ISPs prioritise all other traffic over P2P / Usenet now.
I neglected to mention that this test was performed at 8:00 PM - peak times are when prioritisation is most evident.

liamwithers94

The only way this is likely to have happened is if the website you were … The only way this is likely to have happened is if the website you were downloading the ISO from uses multiple servers to distribute the file to you from a server which is closest, and the one that your home connection was downloading from was having some kind of issue. A VPN shouldn't ever reach speeds above your home connection, seeing as it can only download as quick as your connection allows.I run a VPN company and would highly recommend avoiding "Free VPN's". Yes, there probably is a rare case where somebody is wanting to do some good from it (and has everything set up securely); but the majority of the time it's a quick way to get customers onboard, steal their data and maybe even have them sign up for some of your paid packages before doing a runner.Also, the term "offshore" is commonly used within the VPN/server industry to describe a server that is in a location where you can do what you like. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's from a different location to the company, or that it's on some kind of island in the middle of nowhere. It just means that they don't care what you look at on the server. It's a way of saying "do what you like, download what you want, no limitations". The majority of "offshore" hosts have no problems with their customers conducting illegal activity on their servers. Some people may find this appealing. I personally find it something which would repel me from buying a service, as I don't want to be associated with illegitimate activity, as I'm sure my customer's would also rather steer clear of such things.Granted, VPN's are MUCH more secure than 99% of free proxy's, as well as paid proxy's. However, this DOES seem too good to be true, and I'd highly suggest if people really need a VPN, that they look for one from a low cost company with a good reputation. If anybody needs any recommendations, feel free to drop me a PM as I'm aware that a simple Google search doesn't show many of the more "budget" end VPN's.Any questions VPN related guys, please feel free to ask me as I've been dealing in this business for some time now and will most likely be able to have some sort of answer to the majority of more technical/legal questions.Stay safe!


Avoid free, and pay instead to companies that cannot be found on google.
Excellent. And by paying, isn't the whole privacy idea went dead?

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jayeshsondhii

Are VPN's legal or not??

Absolutely. I'm connected to my workplace via one right now.
Most countries require that VPN providers retain logs for legal reasons but vpnbook have chosen to host their servers in Romania where this is not law.

Edited by: "BubaMan" 20th Feb 2013
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