a good vpn recommendation as of september 2013?

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  1. izzygetty

    izzygetty Registered Member

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    hi
    i need your recommendations for a good vpn provider. here's what's importnat for me:

    1. speed
    2. reliability
    3. number of physical servers & number of available ip's
    4. number of server locations in diverse countries
    5. shared ip's, but also dedicated ip option in addition
    6. user-friendly software, e.g. possibility to switch ip immediately, auto connection kill when vpn disconnects so the real ip won't leak,
    7. unlimited ip switch
    8. precauiton against dns-leak
    9. multi protocol support (other than crappy pptp) & support for applications like skype, p2p, etc.
    10. no cap, no bandwidth limitation, no speed limitation
    11. support for win 8, 7 and xp
    12. no logs if possible (not mandatory)
    13. good support

    also what do you think about these vpn providers? hidemyass, airvpn, vpn area, express vpn, pure vpn, private internet access.

    thank you
     
  2. Cutting_Edgetech

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    Re: a good vpn recommendation as of spetember 2013?

    I believe Boleh VPN would be your best choice from looking at what you have listed as requirements. They also have the best support of any VPN service I have tried. They have their own forum with a large community of users giving feedback. The only one I see listed that they may not support is shared IP addresses. I like IP crowding or shared IP addresses as well, but I don't believe they support it. I could be wrong. Maybe we could convince them to start supporting it. They do support dedicated IP's. They are very reliable. They have servers in many privacy friendly countries. They are not based in the USA. Their VPN client uses Open VPN protocol, and has DNS leak protection. They have no cap, no bandwidth limitation, and no speed limitation. They are P2P friendly. They do not log. They support Windows XP, Windows 7, and I believe they support Windows 8. I don't use Windows 8 so i'm not positive. You can visit their website to see. I have been a happy client for several years now. They are very flexible. You can use their service with anything. I only over viewed the requirements you listed. They also have other services that I have not listed. You should really check them out if you have not already. Their are some other good VPN services available, but Boleh is my favorite. I know of a few other good ones, but I think Boleh will suite your needs best. Their VPN service works with every application I have tried so far over the years. I think they still have a one day trial if you want to try them out.
    -http://www.bolehvpn.net-
     
  3. Tipsy

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    Re: a good vpn recommendation as of spetember 2013?

    Always try out the vpn to make sure it works for your own individual needs before you buy a long subscription.

    I tried boleh and it had many positive points list in previous post. But I could not use boleh to access a site that I need vpn service for because all of its servers are blocked at that site.
     
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    Re: a good vpn recommendation as of spetember 2013?

    Other thought. You should do internet searches for whatever vpn you are considering to see if they have been targeted or raided by police or government. That kind of information is not always mention in reviews. It could be a red flag that maybe the servers of the vpn are being monitored and the vpn owner maybe does not even know it.
     
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    I'm not sure that I know of any VPN service that meets all of your criteria.

    Based on my experience and comments by other Wilders users, I recommend that you look at AirVPN, BolehVPN, iVPN, Mullvad and Private Internet Access.

    For blocking leaks, it's better to use your own firewall, rather than depending on the VPN client.

    Although it's reassuring when providers promise to keep no logs, I wouldn't really count on that.
     
  7. izzygetty

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    Re: a good vpn recommendation as of spetember 2013?

    thank you edge. do you think openvpn support alone would cause any problems? for devices or applications which might require other protocols maybe? btw, do you really need to choose a vpn which supports as many protocols as possible, do you really need them all? openvpn, l2pt, pptp, ssl, socks5, etc?
    and what do you think of airvpn and purevpn, regarding those criteria in my first post? thanks.
     
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    Re: a good vpn recommendation as of spetember 2013?

    thanks tipsy. i'll take that into account.
     
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    i wish there were a vpn meets all those criteria. after i read posts by you guys here, i'm considering to go either with purevpn, air vpn, or boleh. but i'm not sure yet.
    so i'm waiting for your comments.
    and one more criterion i forgot to say is simultaneous multi login as it's pretty important for me.

    thank you.
     
  11. Grassman20

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    I haven't reviewed all of your criteria, but I'm using PrivateInternetAccess and have been happy with them. Key points:

    1. Fast
    2. Reliable
    3. Lots of servers
    4. All over the world
    5. Not sure about shared IPs
    6. Very user friendly and includes a kill switch
    7. Unsure about IP switching
    8. Unsure about DNS leak, I use DNS Crypt
    9. multi-protocol support
    10. no caps
    11. Support for XP, Win7 (unsure about Win8 )
    12. They say they keep no logs
    13. Good support

    14. Inexpensive
    15. Lots of users (security through obscurity)
    16. Based in USA (I feel better about USA than most other countries although I think the law applies where the server resides, so maybe irrelevant)
    17. Accepts bitcoin
     
  12. Tipsy

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    Private Internet Access: "3. We are in compliance with DMCA as all companies, world-wide, must be."
    http://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-that-take-your-anonymity-seriously-2013-edition-130302/

    That is not correct. DMCA is a USA law. Countries operate outside USA are not require to comply with USA law.
     
  13. JackmanG

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    Unfortunately it's not that simple.

    The copyright/intellectual property (IP) racket is pretty deeply intrenched...

    First, "other nations have adopted very similar systems. The European Union, has the European Directive for Electronic Commerce, which offers a very similar procedure (though implementation differs from country to country). Australia is another nation that has a notice and takedown system."

    Second, "the US DMCA act cannot be enforced in the UK. So the actual notice and demand is completely invalid. Does that mean you can ignore it? No. The US company could still pursue damages in a US court and most likely win. Once they have a judgement against you, they could then bring it to the UK – and as an ISP, you don’t want that to happen."

    For more, see:

    http://falkvinge.net/

    http://c4sif.org/
     
  14. Snoop3

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    maybe of interest:

    Private Internet Access has a 20% off special for the next few days - i signed for 12 months for just $31.95
     
  15. Taliscicero

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    Just use BolehVPN, you will be happiest with them. We can do the dance all day long but in reality BolehVPN is your best choice for the simplicity and its options. Its like HideMyAss simple, but without the bad reputation and logging practices, that's my view anyway, and they are always expanding, and if they don't have something you want, ask and they may well add it for you. Their TCP-EU setting came directly from me asking and was implemented in 24 hrs.
     
  16. mirimir

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    -http://www.safe-inet.com/en

    -https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/terms-of-service/

    For both Insorg and PIA, all simultaneous connections must come from the same IP address.

    I'm pretty sure that AirVPN, BolehVPN and iVPN only allow one connection.
     
  17. Taliscicero

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    BolehVPN is up to three if they are all different servers. Its not an official rule but one that's generally accepted among the staff and community there. IVPN"s rules are only one but a second can get away as long as they are not doing heavy activity and just browsing the web, they staff says.
     
  18. mirimir

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    Thanks. Good to know :)
     
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    Are you sure? I have only read that BolehVPN requires it to be the same IP. PIA's ToS do not state that it has to be the same IP.

    -https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/terms-of-service/

    I wonder what they consider to be accurate identifying information?

    Is this still on?
     
  20. mirimir

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    OK, I defer to their TOS ;)
     
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    Am I missing something and would you mind being more explicit?

    Why do you strongly recommend them? Just because you like them or anything else?
     
  23. mirimir

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    No, I was just wrong. I mostly use PIA for terminal VPNs in chains, to get an IP temporarily in a specific place. I don't want those uses associated, so I have a bunch of overlapping monthly subscriptions.

    SecurityKISS is the best free VPN that I know. Signup is simple, and they accept Tor IPs for signup and connections. Free accounts only get 300 MB per day, but they're a great tool for anonymously bootstrapping complex VPN chains.
     
  24. Snoop3

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    would be great if you had a website where you can explain your VPN setup and recommendations.
     
  25. mirimir

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    Well, it won't be on my website, but a new online version is coming :)
     
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