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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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Posting for future reference...lol
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Quote from Stryder5 View Post :
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.
If you don't care about VPN logging, looks like hidemynet VPN had $25/yr lifetime deal. May be it will come back.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5829374-25-yr-VPN-PPTP-L2TP-IPSec-OpenVPN-HTTP-Proxy?v=1

I assume this Private Internet Access deal is ONE time only? May be we should list some alternative.
Like http://www.vpntraffic.com/ regular price is only $5/month or $35/year


For VPN services that have large selection of servers (worldwide), I notice these are the one mentioned in other VPN threads in SD or in review sites posted

Anyone has experiences with them and how are the speed, reliability, price, privacy, etc?
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Was checking out Private Internet Access forum for possible new VPN location.

Looks like they said they will have new HK gateway back in Sept 2012 and they first said
"Hi lemon - we do have an HK gateway that is in shipment."
And then on Oct 2012 they said
As for the HK, we were told it should arrive by the 10th of October (but we'll see).
follow by
There is some unfortunate delay in the HK yet again. Due to datacenter issues, we are now looking for a new home for our HK gateway. We will fix this ASAP.
And the NOTHING afterward. No info, no update.
https://www.privateinternetaccess...cements/p1

And now is already April 2013 and nothing is going on. Based on that, seems like Private Internet Access is not that reliable and after 6 months (since Sept 2012) and still can't deliver what they promised.
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Quote from caveatemptor99 View Post :
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

None of those articles have anything to do with paid VPNs... of course you are entitled to privacy BUT there is literally no need if you are doing legal stuff on the Internet and not trying to pull a fast one on some provider.

If you are paying for a VPN the intent is there to do something underhanded.
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Quote from Requisite View Post :
Posting for future reference...lol
You know you can just subscribe to the thread and it will be in your list of subscribed threads for future reference, a little like bookmarking within SD Wink


With regard to this service, can it be installed and used via Google TV to open up some streams that are blocked?
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Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
None of those articles have anything to do with paid VPNs... of course you are entitled to privacy BUT there is literally no need if you are doing legal stuff on the Internet and not trying to pull a fast one on some provider.

If you are paying for a VPN the intent is there to do something underhanded.
You must not have read those articles, as that is exactly the point:

The argument, that one must be guilty of "something" (defined by the accuser) and, therefore, must have "something to hide" as the only purpose to want to protect their privacy (whether the service they employ - e.g. VPN - is paid for, or not - e.g. pulling curtains on windows), is a fallacy.

It sounds very much like "guilty until proven innocent" (because it is).

Please continue to fill this thread with posts pointing your finger at everyone.
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Last edited by caveatemptor99 April 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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Quote from privateinternet View Post :
Hey SlickDealers! If you need more help, please check out our site and submit a ticket with our support team: http://www.privateinternetaccess....nt-support.

Unfortunately, this deal is for new subscribers only. We apologize for any inconvenience

As always, if you have any questions, please contact our 24/7 support team with a ticket on http://support.privateinternetaccess.com/ or on our website at https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/ through live chat. Live chat is generally always available unless there is too much ticket volume.

I am a new subscriber I just went directly to the website rather than click the link that is on slickdeals.
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Quote from bizzy2010 View Post :
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.
That is one big downside.

Anyone know if this is a function of Thunderbird, or of any email client through a VPN (and, if so, would it matter if the server/IP is in same country)?

Is there any configuration work around (and links?)?
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Last edited by caveatemptor99 April 2, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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Quote from caveatemptor99 View Post :
That is one big downside.

Anyone know if this is a function of Thunderbird, or of any email client through a VPN (and, if so, would it matter if the server/IP is in same country)?

Is there any configuration work around (and links?)?
i authorized the "application" which i have no idea what that means, i'm not about to switch to a different server though. I don't need random ips anyway.

Back in my young 90s early internet days, we used bouncers to connect to places to hide our ip, essentially vpn is a bouncer i guess.
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you can uses their SOCKS5 Proxy for bit torrenting so only the vpn ip address shows up in the swarm and surf the internet with your regular ip. you can use their proxy web browser to surf the web
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Quote from bizzy2010 View Post :
i authorized the "application" which i have no idea what that means, i'm not about to switch to a different server though. I don't need random ips anyway.
Thanks! Just the clue I needed.

Found these two links, in case anyone else may be looking for the answer:

http://support.google.com/mail/an...3270?hl=en
http://productforums.google.com/f...pIQfhxEdRQ

Bottom line, this does require 2-Step Verification to be turned on in Gmail, which is a possible means to identify you (though I'm sure workarounds are available if one checks).
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Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
None of those articles have anything to do with paid VPNs... of course you are entitled to privacy BUT there is literally no need if you are doing legal stuff on the Internet and not trying to pull a fast one on some provider.

If you are paying for a VPN the intent is there to do something underhanded.
You're absolutely useless here and have been doing nothing but trying to derail the thread. We get it, you're not going to jump on this deal. Why do you stick around troll?

Quote from Stunner2xx View Post :
you can uses their SOCKS5 Proxy for bit torrenting so only the vpn ip address shows up in the swarm and surf the internet with your regular ip. you can use their proxy web browser to surf the web
From what I understand the SOCKS5 proxy is unencrypted. So while your IP doesn't show up in the swarm, your ISP can likely sniff packets and throttle or possibly send a notice. Is this a real concern? Do the letters ever happen from ISP sniffing or just from having your IP in the swarm?
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so what exactly is this?
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A few years ago I used a free VPN to download some very legal and safe torrent files Big Grin, however, the vpn would from time to time "give out" leaving me naked and exposed. It only takes a second of exposure for your IP to be logged if the file you are downloading is being tracked. This might result in yet another letter from your ISP or third party citing you are a bad citizen/slave Wink. I've only received one while my buddy has received at least a dozen...and he's an IT guy at a local bank (he don't seem to care and uses no protection). shake head

I don't personally feel downloading a television show I forgot to Tivo the week before is a crime. I don't do it very often. Is there an easy way to set this VPN up to "kill the connection" immediately should the "tunnel breakdown"?
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Quote from Desperadokid View Post :
A few years ago I used a free VPN to download some very legal and safe torrent files Big Grin, however, the vpn would from time to time "give out" leaving me naked and exposed. It only takes a second of exposure for your IP to be logged if the file you are downloading is being tracked. This might result in yet another letter from your ISP or third party citing you are a bad citizen/slave Wink. I've only received one while my buddy has received at least a dozen...and he's an IT guy at a local bank (he don't seem to care and uses no protection). shake head

I don't personally feel downloading a television show I forgot to Tivo the week before is a crime. I don't do it very often. Is there an easy way to set this VPN up to "kill the connection" immediately should the "tunnel breakdown"?
It's actually built into the client from this company it auto kills it.
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