Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Rico, Jul 24, 2020.
Let me see if i understand correctly. My ISP is suddenlink that IP address is whats invisible, while other sites just see expressVPN IP address. Isn't that just trading IP addresses? If I DL something it goes to ExpressVPN, then passed to suddenlinks address, then to me?
When they talk about unblocking Nexflix, does that mean, if I have less than 'unlimited' dl from suddenlink, by using expressVPN i don't exceed dl limits?
I have a NetFlix user/pass, If I wanted to watch Canadian content of NetFlix, do I need to change, the expressvpn's server location (currently Dallas) to a Canadian?
Okay! Y'all at one point didn't understand this, so I'm catching up, & thanks mucho for your patience & understanding!
No, it prevents geo-blocking (see my previous post).
So to watch Canadian Netflix just change to a server in Canada
I tried, switched my VPN to Toronto, then searched for Netflix.ca. I was still at US Netflix. I'll try deleting cookies.
Used chrome deleted cookies, cache, brows history, switched to VPN to Toronto,
I arrived at Netflix Canada, upon entering, my username/pass
I'm back in US
You might also want to flush your DNS cache.
Admin Command Prompt:
/flushdns del cookies/cache Chrome switch to Toronto, I get to Canadian Netflix, enter user/pass, url loses /ca
Netflix sent me an email, saying log in from Ontario, next it asks who's watching,
then url loses the /ca
Perhaps I'm allowed to log in from Ontario (per email), then I'm re routed to US Netflix?
yes i did the 'elevated command prompt' for the flush.
Ain't that something, never would have thought
switched to Toronto vpn server, the went to netflix.com/ca > signed in & the url said netflix.com.
Jack & Jill is an exclusive show on Canada netflix. I found it on epressvpn server connected to Toronto, next switched vpn server back to Dallas Tx, log into netflix search for Jack & Jill, it does not appear.
with that /ca missing after sign in I was sure I was back on US netflix. Go figure
Well, I've been using Surfshark for 5 days now, so far so good. Only two Captchas, and one web site blocked in that time, and that's with their AV/Ad blocker on. Speed makes surfing the net pleasant compared to PIA. Even using the Moscow server doesn't slow things down as bad as I expected, ~ Off Topic Remarks Removed ~.
I'm trying to find a new service that is specifically steaming-friendly, so that I can access Hulu, Netflix, Prime video, Disney+, etc, while still behind a secure vpn. I am aware of ExpressVPN and NordVPN being streaming-friendly. One service that I have never heard of before, Surfshark, seems to be very good. After trialing it, and researching it, these are the good things I can say about it:
it does work perfectly fine on Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix, and Disney+
it has very good speeds, (the connected server is close-ish to my physical location, as you can see from this test.
it does support the new wireguard protocol (not on linux)
it does have a "killswitch" (it doesn't actually kill user-set processes, but prevents network connections) (As I understand it, not available on mac)
it does allow multi-hop connections
it does have a zero-logging policy (see here).
it's jurisdiction is in the British Virgin Islands (away from the "eyes")
it uses RAM servers, meaning that nothing is stored on disks
The CEO was a founding member the EFF
it's $60 for 2 years!
Does anyone have experience with Surfshark?
I have a VPN (don't want to mention it) that doesn't protect against WebRTC leaks.
I have enabled the WebRTC leaks protection in uBlock Origin on Chrome, Edge Chromium, and Firefox.
https://browserleaks.com/ shows WebRTC leaks (my real IP).
I have disabled the "Broadcast IP..........." option in Vivaldi settings.
No uBlock Origin on Vivaldi.
https://browserleaks.com/ shows no WebRTC leaks.
It seems the WebRTC leaks protection in uBlock Origin is not working.
Anyone using a VPN that doesn't protect against WebRTC leaks?
Can you please check the WebRTC leaks protection in uBlock Origin with your VPN?
Update - I installed AdGuard Desktop and enabled "Block WebRTC" under Stealth Mode.
https://browserleaks.com/ shows no WebRTC leaks.
So it does seem the WebRTC leaks protection in uBlock Origin is not working.
what is the result of the webrtc test?
edit: ublock is cloacking your "local" IP (LAN), not your public IP (provider), that feature is working.
to cloak your public ip you need an extension or a valuable VPN provider,
- "WebRTC Control" working in chromium, but not firefox.
- "WebRTC Leak Prevent" working in chromium (firefox not tested) but need setup -> "disable..."
- "WebRTC Leak Shield" working in chromium+firefox, "disabled" by default.
using an extension means that you cannot use webrtc, you need an extension with whitelisting.
@Brummelchen, Thank you for the info.
I'm using the AdGuard extension as its "Block WebRTC" protects Local and Public IP addresses.
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