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Standard User saboo1690
(learned) Wed 19-Mar-14 11:24:36
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Hello folks. I'm in the market for a good vpn provider. One that works through a router because I have various bits of hardware I want to go through a vpn........
I have no experience using vpn so something easy and simple would be good. Ive been looking about for a provider but cant decide so help would be greatly appreciated. .....smile
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Wed 19-Mar-14 12:03:09
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What is the purpose of the VPN as that will have a bearing on who is best to deliver it for you.
Standard User saboo1690
(learned) Wed 19-Mar-14 12:20:39
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Hello ian. Its for torrents and newsnet. I have a network hard drive for this. Also xbox live and I have two wd live media players.


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 19-Mar-14 12:24:52
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I use Giganews which gives a free Golden Frog subscription


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Standard User gmoorc
(committed) Wed 19-Mar-14 12:48:29
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Airvpn is worth a look.
They are very open about their server load so you can judge which one to connect to.
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They have some guides on the site for Tomato and DDWRT and you can download custom Openvpn config files.
I even managed to get it working with a Synology NAS. The problem being having to use a personal certificate as opposed to just a username and password.

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Wed 19-Mar-14 13:22:49
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I still think I am pretty naive here. Apart from obfuscation of what you are doing (for whatever reason) what is the benefit of using a VPN as these services do not need a VPN to operate?

Is this to stop big brother spying (ie NSA), to stop the copyright holders knowing who has done the download or is there another reason that I just don't understand for adding additional overhead to what is essentially simple downloads?
Standard User saboo1690
(learned) Wed 19-Mar-14 13:47:14
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Ian I do realise the things that I mentioned don't need vpn to operate but my isp in their great wisdom have decided to cap my connection when I'm downloading torrents. So this is why I'm looking a vpn.........smile
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 19-Mar-14 14:00:05
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LOL smile.

Will the VPN be free, or will the total cost be greater than using an ISP that doesn't do that?

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Standard User saboo1690
(learned) Wed 19-Mar-14 14:02:32
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Hi gmoorc I also have a synology nas. The only problem is being a novice at all this I think I would get lost very quick trying the set it up.......lol
Apart from vpn is there any other options I could look into.
Standard User saboo1690
(learned) Wed 19-Mar-14 14:09:46
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Hello robertos. I pay a high price for what was a very good service but now I regret to say its not the same.....wink
I dont like to drop names cause it's not my way but I have considered moving to a different isp. I was looking at a few price's and I might just have to bite the bullet and move
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