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Promoted 04-04-2013 by yuugotserved at 01:39 PM View Original Post
Private Internet Access is offering 20% off their VPN Service. Thanks oFlamingo

Note, refer to the forum thread for additional information
  • $5.45/month for month to month plan
  • $31.95 for 1-year plan ($2.66/month)
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Edited April 1, 2013 at 04:27 PM by widgit
This was the weekend's giveaway banner promotion, but the links are still live today:

Private Internet Access:
$5.45/month for month to month plan
$2.66/month for 1 year plan ($31.95 for the entire year)

Features:
  • Secure VPN Account
  • Encrypted WiFi
  • P2P and VoIP Support
  • PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec
  • Multiple VPN Gateways
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • SOCKS5 Proxy Included
  • No traffic logs
  • Instant Setup

Link to Private Internet Access [privateinternetaccess.com]
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Last Edited by Deal2go May 2, 2014 at 07:53 PM
They have horrible customer service! Their product maybe cheap or good but the customer service is terrible.Deal has now ended. DEAD.

This is NOT an internet service provider.
More info on what a VPN is and why it is useful: http://lifehacker.com/5940565/why...your-needs
  • You may connect with up to 3 devices simultaneously with a single account.
  • A router that supports DD-WRT or Tomato can connect and counts as 1 single device.
  • The regular price of the service is $6.95/month or $39.95/year.
  • There are 263+ servers in 9 countries and growing.
  • Port forwarding is available in the application or with a script/API available on the PIA forum.
  • DNS Leak protection is available in the application's advanced settings
  • Internet kill switch kills any internet access in the event of a VPN connection drop and is available in the application's advanced settings.
  • A SOCKS5 proxy is also available.
  • Bitcoin and Ripple are available as payment methods. You can buy bitcoin on a Bitcoin exchange.
  • If you pay with any service other than Bitcoin or Ripple, you will be automatically charged the full $39.95 price next year. But you can unsubscribe at anytime and still use the remainder of the year you've paid for.
  • Every purchase includes a 7 day refund period.
  • In terms of security, OpenVPN>LT2P>PPTP.

You may also like to try a free alternative....

http://slickdeals.net/f/5942160-Free-VPN-as-part-of-project-by-University-of-Tsukuba-Japan?v=1


Here are some alternative VPN services that have large selection of servers (worldwide)proxy.sh is $5 month

Setting up BT software Vuze (used to be call Azureus) to only use VPN connection (won't connect if VPN connection not available.)
Here is a tutorial of it.
http://wiki.hidemyass.com/Tutoria...hrough_VPN
Here's a tutorial for utorrent: http://wiki.hidemyass.com/Tutoria...IP_binding
(Remember to un-check make new firewall rule in utorrent settings/prefs)

Enter the interface identifier into the field next to "Bind to local IP address or interface" in the settings.
Note that the interface identifier is named different on every system, so make sure to check how exactly it is called on yours.
In their example, it is "eth15" for OpenVPN, "net2" for PPTP" and "net1" for L2TP.

Make sure the checkbox next to "Enforce IP bindings even when interfaces are not available" is checked;
otherwise it can happen that Vuze keeps downloading without using the VPN.

If the Vuze setup is done correctly, it will ONLY use your VPN connection. If you didn't login to your VPN service, Vuze won't work.


Rock...I bought it and went back without linking through here and price was back up to $3.33 per month. I now check and it is back down again. Get it while you can as it may change again.

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#391
Quote from OmniNegro View Post :
You can use the SOCKS5 proxy they provide to do this in most cases. But you will need to learn a lot of information and manually configure everything to work as you want.
*Edit* They have detailed help for the proxy in the forums. Check there first. But if you cannot get it working, feel free to contact me and I will see if I can figure it all out and explain it.
Thanks a ton for your reply. So it isn't overly difficult? I'm pretty technical and right now I am only limited by time (I have 3 kids under the age of three). I may just bite on this one.
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Google and other sites with many servers located around the world have the option to ping you from a number of them to determine what server gives the best response time. (Ping time.) If they ping your from servers in France and determine your ping time is double what it is in the USA, then in one step they have determined that yo are most likely not in France.

VPNs are meant to protect *YOU* from *CRIMINAL* interference. They are not a shield to protect you if you commit crimes. So they do not artificially inflate the packet ping time by a random number like Tor and Freenet and other services with massive amounts of criminals doing things they will not tolerate being known.

If Google pings you from several sites worldwide, they can narrow you down quite a bit. A few more in the area they have narrowed down and they can almost look in your window.

And besides, if you lived in France, why would you even use google.com instead of google.fr? If you want to blend in with the local, you must actually try to behave like them too.
Thank you for this explanation. It helps me understand how Google determines location (i.e. they don't simply rely on IP alone). I would've guessed that any pinging would have been between Google and the French server (in which case they'd determine I was in France), but I suppose the ping happens between my local machine and Google, and is simply routed through the VPN????

I guess my followup question would be this. Why does redirecting happen to google.ch for the Swiss VPN gateway, but not google.fr for the French VPN gateway? Yes, you are right, if I was French, I'd type "google.fr" to go there directly, but that's not the point. Basically I'm doing this to test out the service and this inconsistency makes me wonder if it is worth paying for. I'm not trying to hide anything. I'd be using this VPN to access region-restricted content (i.e. BBC I player when outside UK, netflix when outside USA, etc.), so the region I appear to be in is the most important factor for me. Not encryption or the like.
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First sponsor deal I've actually bought.
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This isn't a deal... My 56k modem is still going strong, the ISP is free and I only have to dismiss a dozen or so ads. and Slickdeals loads up in under 2 minutes!!! Not 3, not 4, but under 2, ha!


Beat that...
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#395
Any VPN for India, so I can watch IPL Smilie
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Quote from hulud86 View Post :
Great service! First month for me but everything has been great except for one random drop.

When you say "drop" did you loose privacy setting for any time and revert back to an "unprotected" state? If so, that would suck even for second. That's all it takes to be totally bused if a file your'e downloading is being tracked...not that I would ever need to be concerned this Wink.
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Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
So you can feel safe to download copyrighted materials and not get caught OR circumvent regulations. The advatage of a PAID Vpn is the allure of no logging.

Hamachi is a free VPN if you want one and have nothing to hide.


Then you can tunnel from a public connection through hamachi and use your home ISP if you are worried about security.

No need to pay.
People ask what they could use this VPN for and you suggest the very thing you keep ranting against. Instead of pointing out all the possible uses for a VPN, you again focus on the one small component that it could possibly be used for.

Also, I have already addressed your suggestions in using Hamachi earlier. Since it seems you missed it, I'll post it here again.
1. It requires either a more expensive router which can support VPN software
2. Or it requires a secondary computer at your residence that you don't take with you.

Not everyone has a nice router, nor a secondary computer. On top of that, running a computer 24/7 might not be too friendly on your electric bill either.

3. It'll require a decent uplink speed from your ISP. Not everyone has this, especially if you are on a DSL plan.

4. Not everyone possess the knowledge of how to setup their own VPN. This point is easily demonstrated by the multitude of users asking what a VPN is or what it can do.


After a few more days of usage, I noticed pretty decent speeds if I pick a gateway closer to me. Ping time is comparable to without VPN if I pick a closer gateway.
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I bought a year and it has worked great so far. I have very fast speeds through the US West server. I normally get ~25 down and with the VPN I get ~23.
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Don't they usually charge this rate for the yearly price?
Anyone know if this is better than hidemya$$.com's vpn???
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Quote from jkenned70 View Post :
Anyone know if this is better than hidemya$$.com's vpn???
lol hidemeass doesn't really hide your ass! they are more like snitches according to the article I read about lulzsec
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Quote from jkenned70 View Post :
Anyone know if this is better than hidemya$$.com's vpn???
been using them for 6 months - no proplems whatsoever - set it up with open VPN and its even better - couple that with dnsleaktest and your set

hidemyass keeps logs - so not worth it
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Okay, so I subscribed to this just now and was wondering if any of you can just help point me in the right direction.

I'm connected to it, I've checked my new ip address and it is, indeed, one of their ip addresses - so all seems to be working okay.

So, do I need to do anything to utorrent to make sure it is set up correctly? or, do I just fire up it up and let it go? And, if I want to watch mlb.tv and my local Tigers, do I just select a server that is, say, on the west coast?

Thanks, I really appreciate any help...
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#403
Not to vouch against this VPN, but

it reduced my bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 2 Mbps.downlink

Strangely my uplink has increased to 30 Mpbs from 10Mbps
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Quote from OmniNegro View Post :
Google and other sites with many servers located around the world have the option to ping you from a number of them to determine what server gives the best response time. (Ping time.) If they ping your from servers in France and determine your ping time is double what it is in the USA, then in one step they have determined that yo are most likely not in France.

VPNs are meant to protect *YOU* from *CRIMINAL* interference. They are not a shield to protect you if you commit crimes. So they do not artificially inflate the packet ping time by a random number like Tor and Freenet and other services with massive amounts of criminals doing things they will not tolerate being known.

If Google pings you from several sites worldwide, they can narrow you down quite a bit. A few more in the area they have narrowed down and they can almost look in your window.

And besides, if you lived in France, why would you even use google.com instead of google.fr? If you want to blend in with the local, you must actually try to behave like them too.
With that being said, the US government can still track or take legal action even on those who use this type of VPN service and play in europe based gambling sites for sports betting and other gambling options, I assume?
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This is what hackers need. Tips to newbees
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