RA4W VPN: Lifetime Subscription @ cult of mac $19.99 (£15)
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RA4W VPN: Lifetime Subscription @ cult of mac $19.99 (£15)

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Found 3rd Jul 2017
There seem to be quite a lot of VPNs around at the moment.
I think it really depends on whether they will still be around in years to come and on the number of points throughout the world that they can maintain. I don't use this one but the one I use which is quite a lot cheaper (isn't available now) but seems ok so far.
They say:
Browse anonymously & safeguard your private data
Access servers in 20+ countries across 5 different continents
Utilize servers that guarantee the securest connections possible
Enjoy lightning-fast browsing speeds
Unlock geoblocked sites including Netflix, Spotify & more
Connect either using RA4W VPN's custom client or OpenVPN
Rest assured knowing your data is encrypted & isn't being logged
Troubleshoot issues w/ a support team available 24/7

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paulr23

Why does anyone need a VPN, what do you have to hide? Genuinely curious



Because you can't trust the government to put the best interests of the people ahead of their own interests.

not going to go into it. but becareful with this vpn

read into it. budget is budget for a reason

bestvpnprovider.com/ra4…ew/
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SuperEd

Nice find, poss 10% off with first purchase also (was pop up on site) - Looks like a unique code via inbox

not going to go into it. but becareful with this vpn

read into it. budget is budget for a reason

bestvpnprovider.com/ra4…ew/

Lifetime is not your lifetime but the lifetime of this product, which might be a year or two.

Original Poster

spannerzone

Lifetime is not your lifetime but the lifetime of this product, which … Lifetime is not your lifetime but the lifetime of this product, which might be a year or two.


Of course

Hmm. I don't know why regular users need these services. A 'VPN' service doesn't equal privacy...Even the review linked seems to be written simplistically and with little understanding of what's actually going on. Plus the fact that there appears to have been a database leak from this service which indicates that they indeed do log IP ingress among other things...

Why does anyone need a VPN, what do you have to hide? Genuinely curious

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paulr23

Why does anyone need a VPN, what do you have to hide? Genuinely curious


Are you 'genuinely curious'?
Why? When it's so easy to find out, just google for 'why use a vpn'
For instance:
lifehacker.co.uk/201…eds

Edited by: "jasee" 4th Jul 2017

paulr23

Why does anyone need a VPN, what do you have to hide? Genuinely curious


A policeman gives you a choice as to whether you want to be strip searched or not. You have nothing incriminating on you. Do you allow him to carry out a strip search even though you have nothing to hide? No... Privacy is privacy regardless of what you are doing, sometimes.

paulr23

Why does anyone need a VPN, what do you have to hide? Genuinely curious



Because you can't trust the government to put the best interests of the people ahead of their own interests.

At that price and for lifetime its worth a punt.

doboworth

Because you can't trust the government to put the best interests of the … Because you can't trust the government to put the best interests of the people ahead of their own interests.


Indeed would people be happy having their txt messages phones calls or post looked at it comes down to privacy

paulr23

Why does anyone need a VPN, what do you have to hide? Genuinely curious



You can pretend to be from other countries and get content that is geoblocked.

dsdavis6

A policeman gives you a choice as to whether you want to be strip … A policeman gives you a choice as to whether you want to be strip searched or not. You have nothing incriminating on you. Do you allow him to carry out a strip search even though you have nothing to hide? No... Privacy is privacy regardless of what you are doing, sometimes.



If you have nothing to hide you would willingly allow him to do his pat down search (you wouldn't be 'strip' searched unless you was arrested) because the next person might be carrying a knife/gun/bomb. Anyway VPNs are 'mainly' used to circumvent ISP lock outs of illegal movie/tv/music streaming/download sites.

dsdavis6

A policeman gives you a choice as to whether you want to be strip … A policeman gives you a choice as to whether you want to be strip searched or not. You have nothing incriminating on you. Do you allow him to carry out a strip search even though you have nothing to hide? No... Privacy is privacy regardless of what you are doing, sometimes.



If you have nothing to hide you would willingly allow him to do his pat down search (you wouldn't be 'strip' searched unless you was arrested) because the next person might be carrying a knife/gun/bomb. Anyway VPNs are 'mainly' used to circumvent ISP lock outs of illegal movie/tv/music streaming/download sites.

StonedSte

If you have nothing to hide you would willingly allow him to do his pat … If you have nothing to hide you would willingly allow him to do his pat down search (you wouldn't be 'strip' searched unless you was arrested) because the next person might be carrying a knife/gun/bomb. Anyway VPNs are 'mainly' used to circumvent ISP lock outs of illegal movie/tv/music streaming/download sites.



Your logic is ridiculous you do not trade your freedoms for security. Maybe we do have something to hide but its ours to hide.

i just went with Cyber Ghost for a year for just below £20. no complaints so far. :-)

Dave

StonedSte

If you have nothing to hide you would willingly allow him to do his pat … If you have nothing to hide you would willingly allow him to do his pat down search (you wouldn't be 'strip' searched unless you was arrested) because the next person might be carrying a knife/gun/bomb. Anyway VPNs are 'mainly' used to circumvent ISP lock outs of illegal movie/tv/music streaming/download sites.


Not really to be honest, unless the policeman has good reason to believe I have something i shouldn't, I would prefer he didn't come anywhere near me. Nobody has agreed to allow governments to "pat search". Unless there is a very good reason to suspect I am up to no good, I would prefer my internet habits remain unknown.

eraldo

Your logic is ridiculous you do not trade your freedoms for security. … Your logic is ridiculous you do not trade your freedoms for security. Maybe we do have something to hide but its ours to hide.



This is kinda exactly what is wrong with society. People have too many rights over police officers so police cannot search them willingly. What if a person refused to be searched had a knife and hurt someone close to you?

Original Poster

This is quite a good review of VPNs with some explanation of why a normal person might need one. (RA4W is not included)
techadvisor.co.uk/tes…32/

Thanks OP. That should suffice for my purposes

Original Poster

What you probably should do first is check your ip address with something like:
iplocation.net/fin…ess.
This should give you your real ip address and approximate location.
Then start up the vpn, choose a country, in the case of this one you should wait until the facility gives "connected (ip-anonymous)"
This may take a few minutes.
Then check your ip address, it should give another ip and a location in the country of choice.
If it doesn't then wait or use another connection.
Don't run anyrhing sensitive until you get the VPN to connect.
FWIW, dns seems to be resolved locally. This could be a problem so...
Additional info:
You should check how dns is resolved
Go to
ipleak.net
If there are any showing the uk (flag), then you have a leak.
Rather than putting your gateway ip as dns, use a public dns server such as opendns, this seems to fix the leak
It's also probably worthwhile switching of Microsoft client for networks and file and printer sharing whilst you are checked the adapter properties
Edited by: "jasee" 11th Nov 2017
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