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Free VPN as part of project by University of Tsukuba, Japan

jbloggs 3,750 April 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM in Internet & Websites (3)
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I came across this and thought I'd pass on the info.

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VPN Gate Overview

VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project is an online service as an academic research at the Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan. The purpose of this research is to expand the knowledge of "Global Distributed Public VPN Relay Servers" .

Why VPN Gate?

You can take three advantages if you use VPN Gate:

You can bypass the government's firewall to browse oversea web sites (e.g. YouTube).
You can camouflage your IP address to hide the source of sending information over Internet.
You can protect use of Wi-Fi with strong encryption.

Unlike existing VPN services, VPN Gate has strong resistance against firewalls.
VPN Gate is free of charge. No user registrations required.


VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Servers

There is a list of Public VPN Relay Servers on the VPN Gate Academic Project Web Site.
Anyone on the Internet can connect a VPN connection to any VPN servers on the list.
No user registrations are required.

http://www.vpngate.net/en/about_overview.aspx

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#46
Plug for Private Internet Access. Insanely cheap (only $2.66 per month), and there are no data limits or concerns about being part of some whacky research project etc. Also extremely fast- my Internet service is 35mbps down and 5mbps up and with the VPN I get 35mbps down and 5mbps up.

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#47
Quote from inherendo View Post :
hah, almost no one in this thread understands what vpns do.
You mean I can use it for things other than pr0n?

For those missing the point, a Virtual Private Network essentially connects your machine to someone else's network. In this case the U of Tsukuba, or some other network of theirs. Now when you connect to the internet, websites think you're actually physically located in or around their virtual network, and are allowed access as such. This may have its advantages or not. There may or may not be restrictions.

For example, sign up for this service and once hooked up try going to Google.com and see the difference since you're not connecting from the US any more...

VPNs can also be very useful to connect to an actual network you care about, such as home or work, and connect to the same devices, resources, etc, as if you were there.

As for this thread, I'll be signing up for an account to play around - then I'll see if I can actually use for anything. Thanks OP!
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#48
DO NOT use this for illegal torrents!

Your connection is logged and the logs are saved. If a copyright group comes calling, this university will hand the logs right over no problem.
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Quote from DrGroove View Post :
DO NOT use this for illegal torrents!

Your connection is logged and the logs are saved. If a copyright group comes calling, this university will hand the logs right over no problem.
But I can watch pR0n anonymously still right?
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Quote from dragontales View Post :
But I can watch pR0n anonymously still right?
Yeah sure
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Quote from IGGUS View Post :
As for this thread, I'll be signing up for an account to play around - then I'll see if I can actually use for anything. Thanks OP!
Except that you actually don't have to sign up for anything. Just use their settings, connect to the VPN, and away you go!
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#52
Tor is nothing like a VPN you idiots.
Also this is free because they need to collect the data from your internet usage patterns.
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#53
Sharing copyrighted materials while connected through their VPN would be incredibly stupid. There are VPN services that don't have submit log files under copyright laws for that, hosted in counties like Sweden, Mexico, and China.
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#54
Can I choose the country IP address or it auto assigned an IP address?
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Quote from xxxHolic View Post :
Can I choose the country IP address or it auto assigned an IP address?
You choose when you set up the connection. You can also use their software to make setting up and switching servers easier. Read the instructions here [vpngate.net].
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Quote from rhenium1 View Post :
Tor is nothing like a VPN you idiots.
Also this is free because they need to collect the data from your internet usage patterns.
I was gonna say the same thing about that Tor post, but then I went ahead and read about this VPN Gate and it IS pretty much structured like Tor--except with this VPN Gate you are only routed to one relay server, while in Tor you are sent across a random combination of multiple relay servers. Also with Tor you are obligated to become a relay server as well.
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Quote from elopura View Post :
Thanks for your reply. Too bad, I am one of the few who actually want to go in to mainland China from other countries. Not out of Mainland China like most people inside Mainland China do. Hong Kong and Taiwan VPN and IP are no good to access mainland China web sites.
Nope, tried Japan/Korea/Vietnam servers and none of them allow access to Chinese web sites with TV shows and musics (I'd imagine that's the websites you trying to gain access to as they restrict the access to shows for non-Mainland China IPs)

I am actually talking to some people in China and trying to figure out how much it would cost to run a VPN server based in Mainland China for people who are trying to get into the Great Firewall of China laugh out loud
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#58
Never used a VPN before but I've wondered if this is what I need when traveling abroad and trying to access my financial accounts. When I am abroad and try to look at my bank account info, I am blocked for trying to access the website from outside the country. Would this work and would it even be safe to access my financial accounts through a service like this?
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#59
I've been waiting 3 years to get past an IP ban placed by a Japanese company for over 3 years. Now I can go play MMO. THANK YOU OP.
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#60
Would the internet speed be the same, better or worse than my actual speed?
Thx
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