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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all,

I'm looking to buy a VPN service. E.g reviews are all over the place some are saying that PIA is great and some say its not that great.

What do you think about PIA, ExpressVPN, BitdefenderVPN, NordVPN etc.

Feel free to recommend a VPN service with its pros and cons. I really wanna hear your opinion.


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1 minute ago, greeatzy said:

Hello all,

I'm looking to buy a VPN service. E.g reviews are all over the place some are saying that PIA is great and some say its not that great.

What do you think about PIA, ExpressVPN, BitdefenderVPN, NordVPN etc.

Feel free to recommend a VPN service with its pros and cons. I really wanna hear your opinion.

Create your own, I rent a Ubuntu VPS for like $8 a month with 3TB of traffic with 1Gbps connection and setup a OpenVPN server on it, I can control the ports in and out, you get unlimited control. The learning curve isn't to difficult and it also bypass Netflix VPN restrictions ect.

I went this route myself because I use unlimited hotspot as internet connection for our house and it is behind NAT so to get a public IP I setup VPN server and configured IP Pass-though to get Static Public IP Address.

 

If you have a google account you can get free $300 cloud compute to give these a try

https://cloud.google.com/free/docs/gcp-free-tier

 

This link is for IPsec VPN it is a bit easier to configure if your wanting to try it.

https://github.com/hwdsl2/setup-ipsec-vpn

 

Open VPN

https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install  


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11 minutes ago, ddennis002 said:

Create your own, I rent a Ubuntu VPS for like $8 a month with 3TB of traffic with 1Gbps connection and setup a OpenVPN server on it, I can control the ports in and out, you get unlimited control. The learning curve isn't to difficult and it also bypass Netflix VPN restrictions ect.

I went this route myself because I use unlimited hotspot as internet connection for our house and it is behind NAT so to get a public IP I setup VPN server and configured IP Pass-though to get Static Public IP Address.

 

If you have a google account you can get free $300 cloud compute to give these a try

https://cloud.google.com/free/docs/gcp-free-tier

 

This link is for IPsec VPN it is a bit easier to configure if your wanting to try it.

https://github.com/hwdsl2/setup-ipsec-vpn

 

Open VPN

https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install  

Interesting option, will I be able to set it up for two devices that are 400km apart?


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The performance depends on where you are, so pick a bunch of providers you like the look of and ping their servers to see what the latency is to each of them.

As for the privacy aspect, I'd say they're probably all equally okay in that they're good enough to conceal what websites you're browsing from local network admins, but do next to nothing to prevent web tracking and probably don't really hide your activities from government agencies.

All ready-made services have the downside of being known VPNs, unless we're talking virtually unknown providers. So if you're concerned with your network or the web service you're visiting blocking VPNs, you're probably better off rolling your own.

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Yes for OpenVPN you can have as many clients as you like you just have to generate additional certificates which is easy just read the instuctions on github, it is as simple as a single command line to generate as many as you want.


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OpenVPN is an option depending on what you want to do with your VPN. For anonymity, I fail to see how it helps you. Your traffic is being directed from your location to a separate location that you also own. Maybe there's something I'm missing here. If you intend to download "free" games or anonymize yourself, use PIA. If you're trying to get around website filtering (at work, school, etc.) OpenVPN would work.


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"best" depends on what you want it for. I personally use Nord VPN because it is the only VPN provider that has an android TV app in my region, which is a must for me. But if you want best US server performance they may not be the best (most are fine, even for 4k, but some can't deliver the content fast enough). Also remember that the more popular a VPN the more likely Netflix is to have it on their block list, so the most secure fastest provider may not work at all for your use case if Netflix unlocking is your goal. 

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I personally use ZenMate and really like it, but then I haven't really used other VPNs, so I can't give a fair comparison.


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