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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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#166
Have been using them for a month, didnt know about this deal and signed for $39.95/yr. I was using my ASUS N16 with TOMATO as VPN gateway and the speeds dropped to ~ 10Mbps on a 35Mbps TWC line.

I initially blamed the VPN for this drops in speed but after a bit of searching found out that Open VPN encryption takes a fair amount of CPU power. So if you plan to use this on your decently powered router do not be surprised to see a drop in speed.

I currently use this on my older Intel Q6600 quad core Unraid box and am quite pleased with it. I get about 3.3 MB/s compared to a maxed out speed of 3.6 MB/s. A small decrease in torrents as well but that is to be expected.

Can I re-up for another year using this deal?
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#167
Do they provide ssh access?
Can I install java and hadoop on the servers?
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Quote from sancusa View Post :
Do they provide ssh access?
Can I install java and hadoop on the servers?
No. You are confusing VPN for VPS.
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#169
skimmed the first couple of pages of comments. I tried some of the free VPN services and they were too slow. After looking for one after getting my internet cut off, I found this one on Reddit. Paid for a month, worked great, so I paid for a year a couple of months ago.

At times it can be slow, but if it is, switch servers. Overseas servers are a little slower but still work well and get around geographic restrictions like watching BBC videos online.

Torrent downloads work well for me. I have 10Mb internet and get 700k-1.2MB regularly, depending on how many seeders/leechers. I would definitely recommend this service, don't let the naysayers steer you away, they might be competition.
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Quote from Stryder5 View Post :
I assume setting up Hamachi requires a few things:
A speedy home ISP connection, a router compatible with it, or a computer capable of setting it up.

DSL services usually have poor uplink speeds, and not everyone has a second computer at home, or a router capable of setting up a VPN.

Also, Hamachi doesn't anonymize nor hide your location.

Also, bypassing regional restrictions is another reason or IP limiting restrictions (number of downloads per hour, or number of videos watched, etc) are other reasons for a VPN service with multiple gateways.
http://lifehacker.com/5763170/how...y/#install

Hamachi + Privoxy

Yes you are identified as you are using your own ISP connection.. but again if you are not doing anything illegal its fine and free, No need for a special router.
That way the poster who goes to a coffee shop can feel safe checking bank accounts if that's all he is worried about.

Face it you are trying to scam either a copyright holder or a service when you PAY for VPNs that "hide" you
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#171
How is this different from free programs like spotflux?
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Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
http://lifehacker.com/5763170/how...y/#install

Hamachi + Privoxy

Yes you are identified as you are using your own ISP connection.. but again if you are not doing anything illegal its fine and free, No need for a special router.
That way the poster who goes to a coffee shop can feel safe checking bank accounts if that's all he is worried about.

Face it you are trying to scam either a copyright holder or a service when you PAY for VPNs that "hide" you
Still requires a second machine at home and a decent uplink speed. Not everyone has a second machine at home. Most people I know just have a laptop as their primary machine, which they obviously take with them. And again, DSL speeds are very limited uplink speeds (no cable available in my area).

And again, you ignore the fact that a lot of people don't understand how to set this up. And a lot of people barely understand the concept of VPN. I'm definitely guessing you haven't worked in tech support before so you are overestimating the capabilities of what people can set up on their own network.
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Quote from Stryder5 View Post :
Still requires a second machine at home and a decent uplink speed. Not everyone has a second machine at home. Most people I know just have a laptop as their primary machine, which they obviously take with them. And again, DSL speeds are very limited uplink speeds (no cable available in my area).

..and YOU don't download copyrighted material right...wink winkRoll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
..and YOU don't download copyrighted material right...wink winkRoll Eyes (Sarcastic)
Ah, you're so fixated on torrents that you're ignoring everything I say. If you go re-read my post earlier, I mentioned I'm always working at coffee shops or other places with public wifi. I setup a VPN on my VPS or TeamView home when I want to do something, but this still trumps that for my purposes. If I was worried about downloading content, I could just download while at the public places. Won't be my IP they track down anyways.
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Its so if you are doing illegal things you are more hidden.... run along.

Otherwise no need for one.
I don't know if anyone responded to this fallacy...does not take a lot of googling or thought to counter:

http://www.theatlantic.com/techno...er/273521/

http://www.computerweekly.com/blo...ave-n.html

http://chronicle.com/article/Why-...if/127461/

Anyway, wanted to point out to folks that may have a concern, there is a good book that addresses this fallacy:

http://www.amazon.com/Nothing-Hid...ds=privacy
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#176
Or use this VPN on your phone to bypass T-Mobile's tethering firewall.
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#177
Why pay for a car or gas when you can walk for free? Because its faster an more convenient. $32/ yr (less than a cup of coffee a month) over messing with bogged-down ad-ridden 'hidemyass' or any other number of freebievpns is a steal for all that's included.

I have used this service for about 6 months now without issue, and will continue to use it. I have never had a drop in bandwidth using either PPTP or L2TP (yes, this company actually offers both). I routinely see my provider max of 35-40mbps (4.2MB/s) If you're seeing a drop in bandwidth, switch to a different server (there's 7 in the US alone, Texas seems to be the fastest for me).

You can manually set up the connection, or download a lite background service that does it all automatically for you. Multiple devices are permitted as well (currently have an Android phone, tablet, ipad and two laptops using the same account).

And to the people that think the only use for VPN is for illegal uses, guess we know what YOU use it for. Point the finger before its pointed at you?

For the rest of us, there are countless legal reasons to have one. To name a few:

- If you don't want me (or anyone else) checking out what you're checking out while you're connected to a public wifi, get a VPN. Especially if you're using a iProduct...

- If you hate that corporate greed prevents you from enjoying what you paid for, get a VPN: Greed can be the only reason that a Chicago v. Detroit NHL game on Game Center is blacked out to a viewer in Seattle for being "in market." Change the server to Toronto's, watch the game you already paid for.

- Pay for 2-5gigs of mobile internet every month, but your mobile provider wants you to pay extra for "hotspot" as if it costs them any more to use your 5gigs from 1 or 3 devices? Get a VPN, they can't see or block your tunnel'd traffic (Works like a charm on T-Mobile).
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#178
What if I am not doing illegal downloads? I just want to browse and stream legit free (and) legal pR0n sites? Lol.
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Quote from geniv View Post :
reading their site they seem to support DDR-WRT router firmware
if you have a DDR-WRT firmware router (or a Tomatoe firmware router)

you can set the VPN access from the router and you don't need to do anything to your pc/tablet/devices they will all be protected. (since the VPN connection is handeled centrally by the router, and you don't have that 3 connection restriction )

Don't expect awesome speeds if you do this. It's convenient, yes, but the weak cpus in consumer routers cannot handle the encryption and will choke up your speeds.
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#180
Works good. thunderbird hated it though.. had to manually log in to many gmails and authorize it.. god i hope it doesn't ask me to do that over and over.. Or else no VPN for the thunderbird pc


The question is why do you need it? You really don't i suppose...

But why do i? Because i dropped cable, and using the woman's business work internet connection. What better way to also drop cable? free internet paid by her work and XBMC and torrents with safety?
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