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Is this better than IPVanish. Fed up of it keep disconnecting and slow speeds
inb4 five eyes
Five eyes
ministrymason9 m ago

Is this better than IPVanish. Fed up of it keep disconnecting and slow …Is this better than IPVanish. Fed up of it keep disconnecting and slow speeds


Would like to know this too as I am also getting fed up of IPVanish
Just moved from PIA to NordVPN and I find nord better in terms of speed and number of servers.
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Iru78619 m ago

Just moved from PIA to NordVPN and I find nord better in terms of speed …Just moved from PIA to NordVPN and I find nord better in terms of speed and number of servers.


NordVPN and ExpressVPN are by far 2 of the best available today.
Buy a server on vultr or something and set up your own OpenVPN server if you don't want to be at the mercy of a 3rd party VPN provider.

A Dedicated server with just yourself connecting opposed to a thousand others. I know which I choose!
Edited by: "stsonic" 4th Mar
Bob_Green1 h, 28 m ago

Five eyes


As an aside, PIA are very transparent about this and also state the only legal case against them where they didn't provide any information about the user as they don't log anything.

Been a customer for a few years now and never had any issues, can download @ full speed on all my local EU servers.

NordVPN is ok as an alternative, but people get too held up over the whole 5eyes thing to be fair as they read scare mongering information. If you connect with PIA or NordVPN to the UK server you are equally as safe on both.

stsonic12 m ago

Buy a server on vultr or something and set up your own OpenVPN server if …Buy a server on vultr or something and set up your own OpenVPN server if you don't want to be at the mercy of a 3rd party VPN provider.A Dedicated server with just yourself connecting opposed to a thousand others. I know which I choose!


The anonymity comes from many people connected to the same servers.
If you browsed to I-love-illegal-weapons-and-drugs for example on your own dedicated server, and they traced that connection was only being consumed from one device it would be a lot easier to pin you.

Your example is good if you want security rather than anonymity
Edited by: "tehwabbit" 4th Mar
No facility for Fire tabs/devices and also you cannot use it for Sky go or iPlayer this is a pain.
So, any recommendations for the best / best value vpn please?
Damage6 m ago

So, any recommendations for the best / best value vpn please?


It depends on what you need it for
PIA have fast servers.

This isn't as huge a saving as they would like you to believe. A year is always $39.99 straight from PIA which is a "saving" of 52%.
Hi guys I'm using ip anish at the mo. I would like one that works with unlocking Netflix for the US. any ideas
I use PIA and can't really fault it. If you do get slow speed issues(rare) I just easily switch to a different server which 5akes about 4 clicks!. You can select you location/country as often as you want plus you get the app included for mobile browsing.
Nordvpn are doing a 2 years deal for 79 dollars and 42% tcb or 3 years for 99 dollars
Edited by: "the.porter" 4th Mar
u20pia2 h, 29 m ago

Would like to know this too as I am also getting fed up of IPVanish


ipvanish works fine for me. only small decrease in speed, never disconnects . in comparison nordvpn could not handle streaming.
I've just cancelled my digibit subscription and gone with this instead as it works out around the same price, Just done speedtest and it appears to be twice as fast as digibit. I had no real issues with digibit but occasionally got a bit of buffering. I used to achieve on android box around 14mb on digibit. I get 25mb+ on PIA so a great improvement.

On my pc I get about 41mb using France server, 50mb using UK server. Without vpn about 52mb so impressive if it's consistant.
Edited by: ".MUFC." 4th Mar
mrman00756 m ago

Hi guys I'm using ip anish at the mo. I would like one that works with …Hi guys I'm using ip anish at the mo. I would like one that works with unlocking Netflix for the US. any ideas


Netflix have come on this pretty hard. It's somewhat of a struggle without policy routing to send netflix data through your actual internet connection rather than the VPN and even then that would be UK netflix. You're out of luck as far as i know
Been a PIA customer for at 15 months now - very happy with the service, no plans to change.
stsonic2 h, 2 m ago

Buy a server on vultr or something and set up your own OpenVPN server if …Buy a server on vultr or something and set up your own OpenVPN server if you don't want to be at the mercy of a 3rd party VPN provider.A Dedicated server with just yourself connecting opposed to a thousand others. I know which I choose!


And how much will this cost?
Any recommendations for watching US Netflix?
Norseg2 h, 22 m ago

And how much will this cost?


Depends who you go with. Vultr's cheapest server is $2.50 a month but I think it's out of stock for the minute. Remember also, you are bound to the server location opposed to being able to switch location on the fly with a VPN provider.

Search VPS providers and you can compare them all. You could also use amazon or google servers.
Edited by: "stsonic" 4th Mar
smothy39 m ago

Any recommendations for watching US Netflix?


Windscribe is very good for Netflix US. They have a dedicated server for it. It's not good for torrenting as SOCK5 doesn't work.
Anyone know how to set up NordVPN on a Virgin Super Hub?
koahhe2 h, 2 m ago

Windscribe is very good for Netflix US. They have a dedicated server for …Windscribe is very good for Netflix US. They have a dedicated server for it. It's not good for torrenting as SOCK5 doesn't work.


Thank you I will check them out 🏼
LukeCTI8 h, 16 m ago

Anyone know how to set up NordVPN on a Virgin Super Hub?


Yep. Stick it in modem mode and buy yourself a router, then follow instructions for your router/interface from the following link:

support.nordvpn.com/
Edited by: "MisterMadHatter" 5th Mar
the3md14th Mar

ipvanish works fine for me. only small decrease in speed, never …ipvanish works fine for me. only small decrease in speed, never disconnects . in comparison nordvpn could not handle streaming.


That’s really interesting. Me and my two friends all have IPVanish and it doesn’t even last a day before disconnecting and crashing. No matter which server we connect to. It’s yours running 24/7
Been using PIA for around 6 years now, can't fault it.

FYI, for anyone on Virgin Media broadband like me, you may experience significant slowdowns using the PIA client, but I also trialled AirVPN and had the same issues. I have 200Mbps broadband and only get around 30Mbps using the PIA client on Windows. Tried numerous suggestions to resolve it e.g. using SSL port 443, but no joy. You can use the PPTP/L2TP connections on Windows with PIA to get around the issue.

However, I recently switched to Linux and can use the PIA client without issue PIA support explained that it's an issue with the OpenVPN TAP driver that Windows uses. Linux uses TUN instead. Just FYI. Google those things if you don't know what they are!

Anyway, some info here:
privateinternetaccess.com/for…nux
MisterMadHatter4 h, 10 m ago

Yep. Stick it in modem mode and buy yourself a router, then follow …Yep. Stick it in modem mode and buy yourself a router, then follow instructions for your router/interface from the following link:support.nordvpn.com/


Thanks!
AirVPN is also considered one of the best !
LukeCTI3 h, 29 m ago

Thanks!



Sorry, I was in a bit of a rush this morning. Basically the modem routers that major ISPs provide can't run VPNs on them as they're cheap hardware. Even if you did have the option, they're not powerful enough to run a VPN and the speed would be close to dial-up. The only choice you have is to stick them in modem mode and connect a separate router. There's plenty of instructions online of how to do this but you don't need to be a techno-geek to add a router.

The choice of router will depend on how fast a connection you need but to run a VPN requires a semi-decent CPU, which you won't find on very cheap routers. The better the CPU, the faster your speed with a VPN running on it. Unless you spend big bucks, or you have a slow connection, you'll probably see a drop in speed when running a VPN as the router needs to encrypt the traffic before sending it off. If it's just web browsing and streaming SD and some HD content then you can get away with not spending too much money. If you want to stream 4K content then you'll need a decent router like the ASUS RT-AC88U or equivalent. I wrote a bit of blurb on another thread that might give you some idea - hotukdeals.com/com…399
Edited by: "MisterMadHatter" 5th Mar
EcumenicalMatter4 h, 58 m ago

Been using PIA for around 6 years now, can't fault it.FYI, for anyone on …Been using PIA for around 6 years now, can't fault it.FYI, for anyone on Virgin Media broadband like me, you may experience significant slowdowns using the PIA client, but I also trialled AirVPN and had the same issues. I have 200Mbps broadband and only get around 30Mbps using the PIA client on Windows. Tried numerous suggestions to resolve it e.g. using SSL port 443, but no joy. You can use the PPTP/L2TP connections on Windows with PIA to get around the issue.However, I recently switched to Linux and can use the PIA client without issue PIA support explained that it's an issue with the OpenVPN TAP driver that Windows uses. Linux uses TUN instead. Just FYI. Google those things if you don't know what they are!Anyway, some info here:https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/discussion/30793/virgin-media-slow-via-windows-client-but-not-linux


Weird, we have 200Mbps Virgin Media broadband and have never any significant slowdowns using the PIA Windows client, using the London server I typically see around a 10% drop when using the VPN which is very good!

Over wifi:
- Without VPN: 220Mbps down 12Mbps up 9ms ping
- With VPN: 195Mbps down 11Mbps up 22ms ping

Using a powerline adaptor (so speed already limited):
- Without VPN: 130Mbps down 12Mbps up 12ms ping
- With VPN: 120Mbps down 11Mbps up 24ms ping
ministrymason12 h, 20 m ago

That’s really interesting. Me and my two friends all have IPVanish and it d …That’s really interesting. Me and my two friends all have IPVanish and it doesn’t even last a day before disconnecting and crashing. No matter which server we connect to. It’s yours running 24/7


from 5pm till midnight on 2 devices (android, Windows and Linux via openvpn)
jamesakabob20 h, 30 m ago

Weird, we have 200Mbps Virgin Media broadband and have never any …Weird, we have 200Mbps Virgin Media broadband and have never any significant slowdowns using the PIA Windows client, using the London server I typically see around a 10% drop when using the VPN which is very good!Over wifi:- Without VPN: 220Mbps down 12Mbps up 9ms ping- With VPN: 195Mbps down 11Mbps up 22ms pingUsing a powerline adaptor (so speed already limited):- Without VPN: 130Mbps down 12Mbps up 12ms ping- With VPN: 120Mbps down 11Mbps up 24ms ping


What version of Windows? I was using Windows 10 (the main reason I've moved to Linux!) and also tried on Server 2016, but that is basically Windows 10 anyway.
LukeCTI4th Mar

Anyone know how to set up NordVPN on a Virgin Super Hub?



You don't nescersarily have to put it in modem mode. You can put the 2nd router on a different subnet so you still have the majority of your network on your own IP and the 2nd router for the VPN. This is what I do as it's a pain switching constantly when you don't want the VPN on.

Example - superhub is on 192.168.0.1
VPN router is on 192.168.1.1
EcumenicalMatter4 h, 37 m ago

What version of Windows? I was using Windows 10 (the main reason I've …What version of Windows? I was using Windows 10 (the main reason I've moved to Linux!) and also tried on Server 2016, but that is basically Windows 10 anyway.


Yep, on Windows 10 (and didn't have any issues on Windows 8 or 7 either)
My 1st year with PIA expires tomorrow and cant fault it at all. Anyone know of any discount codes to get it cheaper than the $39?
Teepeezee5 h, 8 m ago

My 1st year with PIA expires tomorrow and cant fault it at all. Anyone …My 1st year with PIA expires tomorrow and cant fault it at all. Anyone know of any discount codes to get it cheaper than the $39?

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