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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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How is this at watching netflix from overseas? I see some complaints US servers are slow...?
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Quote from gottum_m View Post :
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
My connection is 25 mbps and The best I can do right now on any server is around 11 Mbps with many of them 2 to 4 Mbps. Looks like they overloaded the servers.
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Quote from DeathDream View Post :
I've been using them for four or five months. No issues. BitTorrent works as well.



Nothing is logged with this VPN. One of the reasons why I like them over others.
hey - just curious can you have all your multiple internet devices be anonymous or is there a limit?
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Quote from getdealsonline View Post :
hey - just curious can you have all your multiple internet devices be anonymous or is there a limit?
The software is installed on the PC and everything that you do on that PC goes through the VPN. I'm using Windows 7, I'm not sure what else the software can be installed on.
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Quote from DeathDream View Post :
The software is installed on the PC and everything that you do on that PC goes through the VPN. I'm using Windows 7, I'm not sure what else the software can be installed on.
okay thanks! I think I'd prefer for the VPN to go through my router instead of going through each laptop or internet devices I have
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Quote from getdealsonline View Post :
okay thanks! I think I'd prefer for the VPN to go through my router instead of going through each laptop or internet devices I have
They might have a version that lets you do that. I'm not sure. I opted for the software version because I like to choose the location I want to appear from on a whim.
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Quote from Stryder5 View Post :
Here, I got the explanation:
http://bit.ly/LKlE5q
I know what a daisy chain is, you twit. I just don't see how that helps in this scenariovomit.
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Quote from majorstryker View Post :
I know what a daisy chain is, you twit. I just don't see how that helps in this scenariovomit.
Jeez, no need to get so offensive. Mad much?

I don't even remember what the post was about or what scenario you're referring to so I don't know how it's supposed to help either. Confused
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Quote from Stryder5 View Post :
Jeez, no need to get so offensive. Mad much?

I don't even remember what the post was about or what scenario you're referring to so I don't know how it's supposed to help either. Confused
I was bored so I went back to look it up for you guys.
Someone said something about how VPNs aren't entirely anonymous since it will log the IP the VPN uses. Then someone said to daisy chain it to get around that. Then someone asked him to explain that. Then you used the LMGTFY on him.

I think the whole idea might be to VPN into a VPN into a VPN.... and then your IP might sort of kind of be masked by all that VPNing.
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Quote from Outrager View Post :
I was bored so I went back to look it up for you guys.
Someone said something about how VPNs aren't entirely anonymous since it will log the IP the VPN uses. Then someone said to daisy chain it to get around that. Then someone asked him to explain that. Then you used the LMGTFY on him.

I think the whole idea might be to VPN into a VPN into a VPN.... and then your IP might sort of kind of be masked by all that VPNing.
Bahahaha, thanks and repped! So I don't get why he called me a Twit and says he knows what daisy chain is, if he asked about it in the first place.

But yeah, the concept of daisy chains is basically a VPN into a VPN, kind of like Inception (dream within a dream).

However, for the truly paranoid, you're still only safe if all of the VPNs you use don't track. But if you take this statement to be true, then you'd probably be good with just 1 VPN in the first place lol.
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Quote from Spiffypat View Post :
I am also interested if this can be achieved.
Yes, i have been testing it out.


1) log into your account through PIA and generate a proxy username and password

2) open utorrent and select preferences and then connections

3) look at PIA forums to find Proxy settings (its on front page of forums)

4) copy settings into utorrent with your generated username and password.

5) restart utorrent and you should be good to go.

now your browsers/apps use your regular connection and utorrent uses the VPN

SIDE NOTE: when doing this method you are just using another IP to send data through and not actually encrypting it, so you would also want to select the "encrypt data" option in utorrent as well. (this is what i have gathered form the forums)

this is also secure in the sense that, if the proxy has issues, utorrent will disconnect, vs if you use the client and the vpn drops, utorrent may still run. though people have fixes for that as well. (setting VPN and a public network, and your internet as private, then allowing utorrent to only run on the public network)

also, some people are extra secure and run utorrent with the proxy settings while also using the VPN.
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Quote from carlosriosness View Post :
Yes, i have been testing it out.


1) log into your account through PIA and generate a proxy username and password

2) open utorrent and select preferences and then connections

3) look at PIA forums to find Proxy settings (its on front page of forums)

4) copy settings into utorrent with your generated username and password.

5) restart utorrent and you should be good to go.

now your browsers/apps use your regular connection and utorrent uses the VPN

SIDE NOTE: when doing this method you are just using another IP to send data through and not actually encrypting it, so you would also want to select the "encrypt data" option in utorrent as well. (this is what i have gathered form the forums)

this is also secure in the sense that, if the proxy has issues, utorrent will disconnect, vs if you use the client and the vpn drops, utorrent may still run. though people have fixes for that as well. (setting VPN and a public network, and your internet as private, then allowing utorrent to only run on the public network)

also, some people are extra secure and run utorrent with the proxy settings while also using the VPN.

Thanks for the follow up!
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I hate to resurrect an old thread, but I was wondering if those who had this renew recently were charged the original 20% off rate for the second year, or was it the full price.

As far as I can tell, the site has no kind of admin center where you can view your renewal date, payment method, etic... maybe that's by design, but not very convenient.
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Quote from Technosquid View Post :
I hate to resurrect an old thread, but I was wondering if those who had this renew recently were charged the original 20% off rate for the second year, or was it the full price.

As far as I can tell, the site has no kind of admin center where you can view your renewal date, payment method, etic... maybe that's by design, but not very convenient.
Mine was just renewed yesterday, came here to post this.

Quote :
Dear Customer,

This is a verification that your payment was received for $31.95.

Thank you for your payment,
London Trust Media, Inc. / Private Internet Access

P.S. If you haven't received an activation email with your login details please contact support to have them resend it to you.
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Same here, I paid through Amazon payments, and they told me a few days ago it would renew at that rate. Got the same confirmation message as well.
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