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    Recommend a good VPN?

    Hello all,

    I'm interested in setting up a personal VPN on my laptop (running windows 7). I've noticed a lot of companies charge for the service. 1) Is it worth paying for a premium VPN service? 2) What are my alternative options? I need something that will let me get around censors and access remote content in the United States. Thanks for the help!

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    If you only want it to get past the censors go for a free one, or three. If you want it for your business communications whilst on the road, pay for a service.

    cheers, Paul

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    Free VPN

    Hey Paul,

    Do you have any recommendations for free VPNs?

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    Not offhand, I don't use one. A search for reviews may work.

    cheers, Paul

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    Witopia.

    I used it for years while overseas, and still use it now that I'm back. It will get you anywhere from anywhere.

    It's not free.

    https://www.witopia.net/

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    A VPN to where?

    What's wrong with the Windows VPN?

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    The choice is between free and pay services. Some of the pay services are pretty inexpensive, $10 bucks or so. Here is some good info from torrentfreak concerning VPN's:
    http://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services...dition-130302/

    If you want to tryout a free one:

    http://www.vpnbook.com/
    http://www.securitykiss.com/
    http://openvpn.net/index.php/access-...n-windows.html


    Cheaper pay versions:

    http://torguard.net/index.php
    https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/buy-vpn/
    https://ipredator.se/

    Note: Do not be shocked if your speed decreases when you use a VPN.

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    I have used CyberGhost, both free and paid, with good results.
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    At one time this was free to home users; https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/

    You'll have to read the fine print to see if it still is.
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    I recently had a problem accessing a certain favourite site (the problem was caused by my ISP and has since been rectified) and accidentally came across a VPN called TunnelBear which solved the (temporary) problem. TunnelBear is extremely easy to set up and use, and is free for up to 1GB per month. Otherwise it costs $5 per month for unlimited amounts of data, with a special of $40 per year currently on offer.

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    I used logmein hamachi free for personal use for a number of years but then they kept cranking down on restrictions/conditions trying to get people to pay and it got to the point that I decided to change rather than pay. I have now switched to neorouter (www.neorouter.com). An advantage of Hamachi was that the VPN server was theirs and your pc's just had the client software on them and connections were initially negotiated through the hamachi server before being routed directly between PC's... so as long as their servers were up you could connect. Neorouter requires a machine be set up as the server and be on for the client software on other PC's to connect to/through. I have a home server I use for that function. Both are very easy to set up.

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    Astrill VPN is good

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    TeamViewer does not provide VPN services, as far as I can tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    TeamViewer does not provide VPN services, as far as I can tell.
    Your data is flawed.. they do. Next??

    http://www.teamviewer.com/en/products/screenshots.aspx

    http://www.teamviewer.com/en/company/references.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    TeamViewer does not provide VPN services, as far as I can tell.

    I have used CyberGhost, both free and paid, with good results.

    From the good results site.

    CyberGhost VPN pricing plans come in three levels; Free, Premium, and Premium Plus. The free service is very basic, and does not support VPN server selection and OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and PPTP protocols that the Premium service does. The Premium Plus service in addition allows up to 5 simultaneous connections, and other enhanced features such as improved security with 256-bit encryption. You may wish to sign up on a monthly or annual basis. It costs €4.99 a month and €29.99 a year for the Premium Service. The Premium Plus service costs €7.99 a month or €49.99 a year.

    L2Tp/IPSEC is the bare minimum if you understand SSL or Cryptology all of which my recommendation does even multiple connections for FREE! Fear not, last post... sorry creator of thread for "side jacking" but would have never thought a site would have @ least one rogue Administrator. Screen shots are a wonderful thing.

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