I was with TorGuard before, never had issues If I was taking up this offer I’d message their online and ask if you are eligible for the portable router if taking out a 2 year plan
tbf this deal is not that great though, even if torguard is a good vpn, getting nordvpn through Top Cash Back you can get 72% cashback. https://www.topcashback.co.uk/nordvpn/
No worries, you helped me a lot and I'll probably be asking you for more help when I get the router (y)
Yes of course. It is a pleasure to help more people to save. Thanks a lot for your tip! Sorry I forgot to mention you!
@SmallNat I see you included my tip of paying using Amazon pay to avoid VAT in your deal (y)
Holiday50 deal is still working for those interested with 50% off and router but no stock on the Amazon Fire stick! I just have contacted the TorGuard support : "we are unable to obtain stock from China due to the pandemic situation so there are no plans at this time to order this. The offer now only includes the free mini router I'm afraid." Thanks.
I am by no means an expert, but I use London, Open Connect and UDP and get 60 Meg.
Try Server luxemburg or netherlands, open connect and TCP. You will get over 60mbps
So, as I said, I'm posting here now that, as of today, I have received the Amazon Fire TV Stick and GL-iNet Mini Smart Router, along with setup instructions. They tried to offer me 2 months Streaming IP at one point when I was asking where's my stuff, saying they were out of stock temporarily, but I declined and a couple of days later was notified it had shipped. Been using the VPN for 6 weeks now, I connect to my nearest server as recommended (London), but only get about 10mbps download. Maybe I haven't wrapped my head around settings etc, or maybe this is a shortfall I must suffer. A bit annoying as through my ISP I'm provided 100mbps. Beyond that I can't complain. Every ticket I've raised so far with TorGuard has been attended to in prompt time. Good luck all (y)
Just to update, the router and firestick have finally arrived. Attempted delivery on 7th Feb but I was away so collected from local sorting office yesterday. They have included instructions on how to set the router up in the parcel. Once I'm out of holiday mode I will get my head around it. Thanks again op!
How good is the product if you have to get your staff to go out and pretend to be customers??
Yes they do. First ensure you have a connection via the US, then if that connection is not workung, use their "stealth steamed connection" where they guarantee a connection, butit cost $5 month (always call or message to negotiate, mine was free :)
How do you get this at £1.61pm for life? The cheapest it comes up to is about £7pm
Good price but this seems one to avoid for me. This review is a few years old but the site seems generally trustworthy. https://thatoneprivacysite.net/blog/torguard-review/ I’m leaning towards ExpressVPN as my 2 year IPVanish deal is coming to an end. Seems to be an absolute minefield trying to find a provider that’s trustworthy, honest and secure.
US Government Jurisdiction - privacy is questionable “TorGuard: This VPN comes from the United States – which doesn’t leave a positive first impression. In case you didn’t know, this country is one of the core members of the —14-Eyes Alliance— and we all know about its mass surveillance. However, things aren’t all that bad. TorGuard has been around for quite some time, and there are no reports of this VPN collecting private data and/or sharing it with third parties. With this said, this is a highly reputable VPN service.”
I've had a Torguard account for close to 3 years now. Works great on my Android phone and my Windows PC. I think you can have up to 8 connections at once, so I share my deets with my family. Never had any issues with speed or connectivity. Support is also great when you need them. Highly recommended.
this vs airvpn?
Without Streaming IP Hit settings and add your dedicated IP Save and connect Connected to us streaming Ip and watching US Netflix in 4K. All screenshots are taken on a fire TV Stick 4k using "easy fire tools" app from the app store for android See both TorGuard VPN and Netflix running and coon Ted on fire TV Stick 4k
That's great, if you could do photos that would be awesome.
Me, I do this. I can take some pictures for you if you need this. I use it with a US streaming IP to watch US Netflix on fire TV Stick 4k. Actually I use it primarily on fire TV Stick since I can't install a VPN on my Apple TV 4k. And by the way it works with Disney+ in combination with a Streaming IP. The comment above is not completely correct. He just uses normal VPN with a shared static IP. Shared Static IPs are detected and blocked from almost all streaming services that is why we use an extra Streaming Ip (dedicated Ip) only for one person. Not a shared one.
So this is a good option for Netflix USA. Anyone used Torguard on Firestick ? Maybe I go for another option if I want to check out Disney plus.
Did you use a Streaming IP or just the regular VPN with shared static IP?
The deal is still going on! I also posted proof. Check it out yourself!
Here's the proof that it's still working -
I pay yearly equivalent of $30? The 5 year deal is cheaper, granted, but I don't want to fork that much out at once.
When we can find surfshark for around 35 a year and PureVPN 5 year subscription for $99 on Halloween this deal still seems to be an expensive one!
I believe they are biased towards NordVPN. Big review sites usually get hefty commissions.
Good VPN and good pricing! using Promo Code: LifeTime50 you will receive a 50% for life time not only for once or Christmas.
Looks like a good VPN but no server in Austria :( . Actually changed my mind. Yes it does :)
Is there an issue that these vpn are based in USA ?
Nordvpn is pretty good, they have a 3year deal for $99 if I remember rightly
Any views on air vpn
Using the Promo Code LifeTime50 you get a 50% recurring discount for lifetime. Nice deal
Almost every deal on this website uses a HUKD affiliate link. If you’d rather not allow HUKD to take a cut of your purchase (like myself) click through the ‘get deal’ link, copy the url, open a incognito tab and paste it in minus the referral ID. Be sure to click through Topcashback instead
I wouldn’t recommend personally. The connection would drop every 15 minutes or so for me for atleast a minute. Switched to PIA and have had a constant stable connection since. + it wasn’t easy getting a refund when I told torguard of this^ + they promise no logging but do + rubbish download speeds + leaky dns so useless for privacy + quick google will show lots of users complain they can’t use Netflix with this vpn
If this offers VPN servers in Phillipines, Argentina and Russia, I'm in - I want to make use of the cheap Spotify, Netflix and Xbox deals!
Good deal on the vpn and router, I bought this router a couple of weeks ago from China and installed Wi-fi pineapple firmware on it and it holds up well
Some good info here . I use Mullvad and you have the added ability of paying in BTC or cash by mail if you want the extra anonymity. AirVPN allow you to pay in privacy coins like XMR, XVG, ZEC but need to register your E-mail which is a bit of a hassle. Haven't heard of IVPN. If privacy matters to you I'd use one of those instead of the more common services available.
That’s not exactly true. It’s true the over head of the encryption can slow down your internet connection but expecting a drop of 50% is absurd. Some people actually get speeds that a greater than they get without a VPN when using a VPN due to ISPs shaping traffic and throttling their connections. Using a VPN provider that utilises fast servers and manages them properly, as well as using capable hardware for the connection, you can easily achieve your connection speed if your line is 100mb or lower. You could probably get higher speeds but unfortunately I haven’t tested that so can comment directly. I have however seen people achieve speeds of 300mb when using a VPN. The only time you would see a massive difference (50%) if the above criteria is met, is if your normal ISP connection is 1Gbps.
Nope. Your modem gives you the internet. Devices that are using the VPN will look as though they are connected to a single site and that doesn’t change. You can browse anything you’d like but your ISP would see that your still connected to that same server and the data is encrypted so they can’t see what you’re doing. That doesn’t mean your anonymous however. By using a VPN your putting a lot of trust in the VPN provider. They are essentially your ISP whilst your connected to their servers and can see and/or log what sites you visit, protocols you use, servers you connect to and bandwidth used etc.
There are a few reputable ones that you can get. Always look for VPNs that don’t log and take your privacy seriously. I recommend you look at a blog post posted a few days ago by TorrentFreak. That compares lots of different VPN providers. Here are the ones I’ve personally used: - NordVPN - Private Internet Access - AirVPN - Mullvad - TorGuard - IVPN - Windscribe - OVPN - AzireVPN The ones in bold are the ones I’d recommend. Particular shout outs to IVPN (personally I like them the best), AirVPN and Mullvad. I have had slow connection speeds with NordVPN and it’s been hit and miss with OVPN. I do like Windscribe but I don’t really trust them as of yet. Time will tell. Hope that helps.
The way VPNs work is that you connect directly to their server and all your requests and traffic is encrypted on your PC and sent encrypted to the VPN provider. Once they've received it, they decrypt it and forward the request to whoever it needs to go to. All your ISP will see is a single connection to the VPN sending a stream of encrypted data that they can't read. All websites will see is the information you've sent having come from the VPN's IP Address. In theory this means your traffic is completely private. In practice though, the VPN could be keeping logs of your traffic (lots say they don't but you've no way of knowing) that could be handed over to the police/FBI or even worse, the police could have seized the VPN's security certificate and will have the ability to snoop on your traffic.
Deal is still active by using promo code: LifeTime50 you get a 50% discount for lifetime
Thanks for the update. I have forwarded this information and your link to GLi forums to Torguard, so they can look in to it. I'll post when they reply.
The problem with the VPN not working appears to be down to the "Force VPN" flag. If it is disabled, wireless VPN connection is fine for me. So the info provided by TorGuard on this appears to be wrong. Or perhaps TorGuard rely on this flag for secure connection? I don't know. Anyway, I made much more progress by contacting GLi directly on their forum here. Incidently, when I used a 4G internet connection giving 40Mbps at the time I tested, throughput dropped to 7Mbps when connected via the GLi router with the VPN enabled. This seems about what you'd expect. Fast enough for some but not all data streams.
You should be able to use the mini router as wireless repeater or bridge, but not with the VPN enabled. I've managed to connect OK with the VPN enabled, but there's no data transfer once connected.
I've managed to connect it to my normal router/ home network and can't connect to it via wireless rather than my normal router, can't figure out how to get my full network via VPN but at least anything that I connect to this router via wireless goes via my dedicated ip I setup on it
is there a discount code it's coming up at $40 about £28 or do you have a loyalty discount please ?
I even tried it with just the modem connected via Ethernet, no router. Still dropped my speed by 70-80%.
Asking your router to manage the VPN encryption typically drops throughput - even the likes of cisco quote one capacity for straight routed traffic and a very different figure where a VPN is terminated on it. Did you try with the VPN client on your PC rather than the router?
How so? I get the full 100mb I pay for, even during peak times. Meaning my router is capable of delivering 100mb and does so on a daily basis.
I know I'm a little late here but I signed up for torguard a few days ago. I have VM's 100mb and even at peak time I get 100mb. With torguard my speed maxed out at 30mb. So I gigantic loss of 70%. Not acceptable to me so I contacted support. Live chat had me connecting to every server with every type of cipher. No difference so they said open a ticket. First email said this isn't normal, we can fix it! Then asked me to do exactly as live chat had (despite live chat saying he'd relay the information). I did and replied. Second email asked me to try with no encryption. I did and replied. Third email said and I quote 'well, 30mb is still very fast'. Be then went on to tell me I knew nothing about VPN's and non would be any faster. And I should stop being stupid and realise paying to lose 70% of my connection speed is absolutely fine (I had told him several times I didn't expect zero speed lost just that 70% wasn't acceptable). So not only is the product crap. Customer 'support' is crap too. On the plus side I cancelled and got a refund within half an hour without asking. So there's that at least.
As Thar says 6 monthly bill coming so keep a look out if you used a infrequent email address My renewal was $14.99 - seems I didnt select "TG Viscosity License" the first time - am I missing anything here? ONly an occasional VPN user tbh
Just had my 6 month renewal notice through. Is this still competitive?
What is it about Torguard that makes you think it isnt a VPN?
So then why is this in the VPN section if it isn't actual a VPN?
Oh crap, that's what we get for taking too long :(
that's the way how to do it :)
Used the Torguard service last nite to watch US Netflix , was very good , cut out briefly only once in about 6 hours, so thumbs up so far :))
I was going to post that one but read this: http://www.reddit.com/r/VPN/comments/2etgap/any_opinions_about_vpn_unlimited/
I'm not sure whether to go for this or https://deals.geekwire.com/sales/vpn-unlimited-lifetime-subscription
^^ indeed, ends in 1 day according to https://deals.geekwire.com/sales/vpn-unlimited-lifetime-subscription