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Private Internet Access: 20% off VPN Service: $32/year or EXPIRED

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Promoted 04-04-2013 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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#451
Grabbed it, but getting about 10% of my non-VPN connection.

11 MB/s to 1.5 MB/s
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If you signed up with Paypal, CC, Amazon or Google it will auto renew as you are setting up a subscription. You can cancel at anytime and your account will remain active for the remainder of the billing period.
Does it auto-renew at the current subscription price, or will it be at whatever the normal rate is at the time of renewal?
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#453
Quote from jaksmith View Post :
Grabbed it, but getting about 10% of my non-VPN connection.

11 MB/s to 1.5 MB/s

Experiment with different servers, the closest one isn't always the fastest I've discovered.
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Could I install this on one machine and leave the other machine 'as it is'... or is this actually changing settings in my router when I use it?

yes you can install this on only the machines you want and only those machines will route through the vpn.

afaik The only way to get it to route all machines in your network through the vpn is to set it up on your router or gateway , while not too difficult but maybe daunting for the intermediate user.

on another note if your worried about the noob to intermediate user finding out if they are on a vpn or not is not likely because they might not even know what an ip address is unless your changing it to another country ip and their google/yahoo/msn page shows up in french lol. Big Grin

trying my best to inform while not misinforming is harder than i thought lol
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Last edited by breakline April 4, 2013 at 11:58 PM
#455
Thanks OP! I'm pretending to be Swiss on teh interwebs Big Grin
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#456
Signed up as well to give this a shot. Got it configured on the router (E3000) w/ Tomato (https://www.privateinternetaccess...-tomatousb) and it seems to work fine. 2 things happened. I guess the Obitalk wanted to login (Google Voice) from the new IP and got blocked by Google. Also, speeds on speedtest.net and speedtest.speakeasy.net are both bad now. Instead of 30+ down I get about 5 Mbit. Using the ca certificate, maybe I should switch to another region and try again. Nice to have it running on the router though.

Also, FYI, router still shows provider IP as expected, given Comcast is providing the connection. That said, trafffic is associated with L.A. address now. Good stuff, need to see if speed is temporary affected or maybe try another region. Anyway, thanks and repped, nice find!
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Have a general VPN question. I understand that this service can be used at public wifi spots like Starbucks or at an airport for extra security. However, if I'm checking my hotmail/gmail accounts or accessing financial sites that already use https, then isn't this sufficient since https is already encrypting the traffic between my device and the site? Does using a VPN in this situation really add any value or is it just an extra layer of security that probably isn't needed?
Good point, not sure though. When you're checking e-mail or browsing your financial sites, how secure do you really think the site is? I really don't believe HTTPS is as secure as you think it is. There may be a reasonable level of encryption, but it may not be just enough "security"

When you're tunneled through a VPN (hopefully it's as secure as we hope it is), all traffic is sent to the VPN network, then sent to the bank/website. BUT!!!! There can still be flaws! You are vulnerable at your end, and the remote server is also vulnerable. But yes, a VPN like PIA does give you a extra sense of security, but to a certain extent.

The only thing that the VPN will really do is that instead of directly communicating with the bank's website, you are actually communicating with the vpn/web server which is doing all the communicating to the bank for you. The leaves any intruders at your local starbucks a sad camper cause your traffic is going through the VPN securely. You can definitely do a lot more to secure yourself than a VPN, but it's not a bad start.
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#458
My VPN just expired, so this is perfect. I was using Witopia before, but I already like PIA better thanks to the built in killswitch. Thanks OP
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My VPN just expired, so this is perfect. I was using Witopia before, but I already like PIA better thanks to the built in killswitch. Thanks OP
The built in killswitch doesn't really work. at least not for everyone. I know it doesn't work for me and I've seen many reports by others too
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Unless you daisy chain
Explain?
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Explain?
Here, I got the explanation:
http://bit.ly/LKlE5q
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Quote from budster View Post :
Have a general VPN question. I understand that this service can be used at public wifi spots like Starbucks or at an airport for extra security. However, if I'm checking my hotmail/gmail accounts or accessing financial sites that already use https, then isn't this sufficient since https is already encrypting the traffic between my device and the site? Does using a VPN in this situation really add any value or is it just an extra layer of security that probably isn't needed?
The answer is yes HTTPS is sufficient uses SSL... however it is possible to crack although very unlikely.

VPN's may use HTTPS or another method of encryption... so effectively its double encryption which makes it more secure.

VPN can/should be more secure than HTTPS

You can get a FREE VPN ... Hamachi if you are concerned... and with privoxy tunnel the traffic through your home ISP.

This offer is a PAID VPN with the allure of hiding what you are doing .typically to obtain copyrighted material like a movie or office or windows without paying for it. OR to circumvent local regulations like watching a blacked out game by appearing that your traffic is originating elsewhere. VPNs are also preffered by criminals and ch!ld p)rn users.

No VPN provides absolute anonymity.... so for most this is a waste of money and likely to encourage someone to break copyright laws.
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Last edited by boltman2007 April 5, 2013 at 06:43 AM
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How do you think they comply with DMCA and child porn laws?
Oh yes, our rulers are oh so concerned [wanttoknow.info] about "the children". "We must protect the children!"

I'm sure the cesspool that is Washington DC is even worse today.

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Oh yes, our rulers are oh so concerned [wanttoknow.info] about "the children". "We must protect the children!"

I'm sure the cesspool that is Washington DC is even worse today.

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So that makes it ok?? Twisted thinking.

ChILd P(rn is bad regardless and yes we all should protect the children.. you can bet this VPN provider will give you up instantly.

Amazing the WHATS IN IT FOR ME attitude here....the I'M ENTITLED mindset because others do it.
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can someone post step by step directions on setting up bittorent with VPN. thank u
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