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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:41

My ISP (TalkTalk via. Utility Warehouse) throttles the crap out of my torrent client, especially between 18:00-00:00, so people have suggested I pay a few quid a month for a VPN.

 

It's a 7 Mbps connection, so nothing special.

 

Can anyone help me get started? Perhaps a VPN service recommendation?




#2 ChuckFinley

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:42

I would recommend getting a VPS or similar from these guys. I cannot recommend them highly enough. The speeds on the VPS 100/100 roughly although its shared its hellish fast and even their Windows 2008 boxes which I got are reasonable.



#3 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:44

I would recommend getting a VPS or similar from these guys. I cannot recommend them highly enough. The speeds on the VPS 100/100 roughly although its shared its hellish fast and even their Windows 2008 boxes which I got are reasonable.

Who?



#4 ChuckFinley

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:45

Haha Woops! Sorry I forgot to post the link...http://www.tagadab.c...private-servers



#5 MikeChipshop

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:48

VPN not VPS

Unless i misread.



#6 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:48

Haha Woops! Sorry I forgot to post the link...http://www.tagadab.c...private-servers

Wow, when people were telling me they're a few quid a month, I was expecting under a fiver a month.

 

If VPNs start at around £15 for a basic "package", I cba with VPNs :p



#7 ChuckFinley

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:51

What I actually meant was, Rent a VPS and set one up yourself! It would be a good learning experience if nothing else. That way its a bit more under your control too.



#8 +InsaneNutter

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:54

Find a cheap VPS in the UK / Europe here: http://www.lowendbox.com/tag/uk/ then install your own VPN server on it. Or even just torrent directly on it if the host permits it and FTP it back to your PC. That way you can easily seed back without leaving your PC on, presuming you want to.

#9 Lee G.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:03

I saw TunnelBear recommended somewhere recently. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems worth having a look at.

 

https://www.tunnelbear.com/



#10 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:37

I saw TunnelBear recommended somewhere recently. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems worth having a look at.

 

https://www.tunnelbear.com/

Looks sweet. Using it now - the real test will be later, between 18:00 and midnight :)

 

EDIT: uTorrent can't connect to anyone now, it's not even showing a single peer. Hmm, so far not so good.

EDIT #2: TunnelBear doesn't allow torrent traffic. Oh well *uninstalls*  - I guess I'm still searching :D



#11 TrekRich

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:46

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/



#12 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:47

Do they allow torrenting?

 

Shame they don't offer a tree trial.



#13 TrekRich

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 13:11

People use it for that.



#14 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 13:15

People use it for then.

ok, I'd paid for the year. The support team said although there were no free trials, if I am not happy with the service, I can cancel within 7 days.



#15 TrekRich

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 14:14

Thats a good deal. Use port forwarding tcp/ip and netherlands connection. But thats just what i have heard ;)





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