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Can anyone recommend a good VPN?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by fwildly, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. fwildly

    fwildly Well-Known Member

    For general torrenting, streaming, and surfing.

    Looking for one that has strong privacy and is decently affordable. I don't mind if the bandwidth isn't so great as my own connection is rather limited to start with.
  2. JohnRico

    JohnRico New Member

    I actually use the Opera browser which comes with a pretty decent VPN as a free add-on (You'll have to activate it in the settings). The browser also has a bit more to offer in terms of privacy as well. It's pretty legit and you can adjust your IP location easily to increase bandwidth when needed. Whenever I download, I'll change the VPN settings to "Optimal", and your IP location shows up maybe 10-15 miles from your actual location. Once I'm finished, I change the location with one click. I normally use WebRTC to check and make sure everything is good to go and that nothing is leaking out.

    https://www.opera.com/ - Browser

    https://ip8.com/webrtc-test - Integrity check
    fujitsu433 likes this.
  3. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

  4. Porni

    Porni Member

    I can only advise you not to use SOCKS5 in the torrent client, because then most peers will not be able to connect to you, especially if it's a private torrent.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2018
  5. fwildly

    fwildly Well-Known Member

    Ah, that explains quite a bit. Problem is my current VPN is socks5...arr
  6. OscarLewis

    OscarLewis Member

    PIA, with discount here (for a limited time).

    Use Tixati, it can bind to the VPN's network interface without needing SOCKS.
  7. m0mij1

    m0mij1 Archiver/Reverse Engineer

    These are quite affordable and have great service, however they don't offer port forwarding (which is needed for private trackers).

    I can really recommend PIA, not the fastest VPN, but at least one of the most honest I've come across.
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  8. Porni

    Porni Member

    Yes, it's really about port forwarding, not SOCKS5. Many VPN services write that they are P2P friendly, but they do not write anything about port forwarding.
  9. m0mij1

    m0mij1 Archiver/Reverse Engineer

    PIA have port forwarding if you really need it. Few of their locations support it.
  10. yzssx

    yzssx New Member