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#1 fusi0n

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:09

Over the last few months, I have been trying to find out a good VPN for my needs. Speed was the biggest factor for me. This will not be a in-depth review

Hide My Ass!

I used them for three years and a pretty good company. They where stable for the most part and they had great guides on different setups. Example would be if you wanted to use pFSense.

Speed: 5/10

I never got about 7Meg down from any server

Stable: 5/10

Price: 7/10

Not the cheapest, but with their great support and many server choices, not bad

The connection would drop many times if left on for hours

Software: 10/10

Their software has been great features and very user friendly.

Private Internet Access

Speed: 1/10

Never got more than 3 meg from any server

Stable: ?? Didn't use it long enough

Price: 8/10 Great price, crappy service

Software: 3/10 Crashed a lot, had neat features such as port fowarding that did not work
IPVanish

Speed: 10/10

25meg down

Stable: 10/10 hasn't been down in the last three days

Software: 7/10, could have more options. but it is simple and works well..

Price: 7/10, Kinda high but if you get the 1 year, it is much cheaper.


#2 CPressland

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:16

I've been able to pump 120Mbps down on VyprVPN using a UK Server via my pfSense Firewall.

#3 Grayski

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:19

I have always found VyprVPN to be highly reliable and fast (never checked actual speed though)
http://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn/

#4 OP fusi0n

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:25

I read a lot of reviews on VyprVPN.. They seem to log more information than others. Also, there are a lot of post about people using it and getting letters from their ISP about P2P. If you don't use P2P, it shouldn't be that big of deal.. I don't use torrents, but I don't like how much they log.

Correction, they did not get letters from their ISP, VyprVPN was sending them letters about MPAA, RIAA complaints.

#5 CPressland

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:28

Just checked my logs, I pushed 1.2TB of bandwidth through VyprVPN in December 2012 at an average of 80Mbps.

#6 OP fusi0n

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:36

Thats pretty impressive!

#7 Xoligy

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:37

I use Boxpn, sometimes disconnects but re-connects if you use their software, fastest speed i have had is the maximum i download which is about 3mb on my 30mb line. Price is cheap and they have answered all but one of my questions but it wasn't a biggie "how do i make your software auto connect to x server".

#8 OP fusi0n

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 13:39

I haven't read much on them.. I am working on a guide to get IPVanish to work with pFsense..

#9 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 13:46

I do not use it a ton, but I also have VyperVPN, and get the same exact speeds I get when I am just straight connected to my ISP. Literally maxes out my connection. So they definitely seem to have that part covered.

#10 saxondale.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 13:59

Since i'm living in China, i rely heavily on a VPN. I've been using StrongVPN for the past year and have had mixed results. Unfortunately China have upgraded the great firewall and have blocked many VPN connections. Most of the companies have fixed this but it means using methods that can potentially affect your down/upload speeds.

#11 OP fusi0n

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 14:13

Sorry to hear that..

#12 eXtermia

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 14:15

I second vyprvpn with pfsense, jsut wish I could get the firewall Aliases to work with the rules so I could get my xbox (and a few other rules) to stream from the US without routing all the traffic over vyprvpn

#13 puma1

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 15:17

Guys, try https://www.ipredator.se/

#14 Luc2k

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 15:34

This article on TorrentFreak is a good read when you're looking for a VPN.

#15 +BeLGaRaTh

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 15:34

Another +1 for VyprVPN here, get it free with my sub from Giganews