VPN?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Rico, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

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    good point. :thumb:
     
  2. Rico

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    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!

    Rico
     
  3. XIII

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    No, it prevents geo-blocking (see my previous post).
     
  4. Rico

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    So to watch Canadian Netflix just change to a server in Canada

    Thanks You
     
  5. Rico

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    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,

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    I arrived at Netflix Canada, upon entering, my username/pass

    I'm back in US
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  6. Krusty

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    You might also want to flush your DNS cache.

    Admin Command Prompt:
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    ipconfig /flushdns
     
  7. Rico

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    /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.
     
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  8. Rico

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    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
     
  9. MaxwellSmart

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    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 ~.
     
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  10. n8chavez

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    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:

    1. it does work perfectly fine on Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix, and Disney+
    2. it has very good speeds, (the connected server is close-ish to my physical location, as you can see from this test.
    3. it does support the new wireguard protocol (not on linux)
    4. 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)
    5. it does allow multi-hop connections
    6. it does have a zero-logging policy (see here).
    7. it's jurisdiction is in the British Virgin Islands (away from the "eyes")
    8. it uses RAM servers, meaning that nothing is stored on disks
    9. The CEO was a founding member the EFF
    10. it's $60 for 2 years!
    Does anyone have experience with Surfshark?
     
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  11. khanyash

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    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.
     
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  12. Brummelchen

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    what is the result of the webrtc test?
    https://browserleaks.com/webrtc

    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,
    https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/stop-webrtc-leaks/

    webrtc extensions
    - "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.
     
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  13. khanyash

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    @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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