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Old 09-07-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Best VPN provider (In your opinion)?

Hi all,

Just like some recommendation from you guys how VPN providers.

I signed up for a VPN provider called StrongVPN (High Speed VPN Accounts, 24 Hour Live Help and Unlimited Bandwidth) and used it for a year. It is okay but the speed is not that great stream from Hulu and the such.

Just wondering you guys got any recommendation from other providers?

Please advise.

Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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i'm also searching for a good provider, main usage in china.
any advise?
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:37 PM   #3
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Amazon ec2

I pay ~ US$0.05 per month I have strong L2TP/IPSec security. I have full bandwidth unlimited Interested ?
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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i use strongvpn and its great for me.
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i'm also searching for a good provider, main usage in china.
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China? then try strongvpn
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
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i use boxpn vpn provider ,boxpn singapore server can watch hulu plus and netflix speed 45mbps you can try and very cheap .
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #7
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China? then try strongvpn
StrongVPN no server in China.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #8
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I use Overplay VPN (http://www.overplay.net/r.php?i=4284677917) and so far so good. Closest to China is HK. HA
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #9
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i use SurfBouncer. so far so good
even have a Singapore / HK server
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #10
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Amazon ec2

I pay ~ US$0.05 per month I have strong L2TP/IPSec security. I have full bandwidth unlimited Interested ?
Interested, please share more details.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #11
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I use Overplay VPN (http://www.overplay.net/r.php?i=4284677917) and so far so good. Closest to China is HK. HA
What is r.php?i=4284677917 all about?

Can you provide Speedtest while you are link to the server at

Hong kong
Taiwan
USA
UK

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #12
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i use SurfBouncer. so far so good
even have a Singapore / HK server
Good for you.

The last 2 review at this web sire rated it poorly ..

SurfBouncer Review
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Interested, please share more details.

It will really be impressive if you manage to get unmetered bw on ec2 with just 0.05 per month. I will be interested too.

But if you mean scalable then nvm..
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It will really be impressive if you manage to get unmetered bw on ec2 with just 0.05 per month. I will be interested too.

But if you mean scalable then nvm..
Ah. By unmetered bandwidth, I'm referring to bandwidth/sec. I would admit it would be wrongly read if it refers to cost per month on the amount of traffic used, my apologies. I'm curious when you read a website says unmetered, how true do you think it is ?

However I'm not sure how most of you use your VPN, your mileage might differs. Suppose you sign up for the EC2 for the first 1st year, the free web-tier offers you 12 months worth of 15GB/mth in/out of AWS. Seems pretty sufficient for my use case. And I'm paying like US$0.05 for it partially for the EBS. So it seriously depends on your usage

Using StrongVPN of USD55/yr, that would be roughly USD4.6/month. It will translate to another 38GB of download data using US West region. In total, you get roughly 53GB of download data per month.

* Well how to get more than 1 year worth of web-tier ? You think about it

I'm using the one in Singapore, but my elastic IP shows I'm in UK. My upload speed via iperf shows the following

[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth [ 5] 0.0-10.0 sec 45.9 MBytes 38.4 Mbits/sec
By right, M1 offers me 25Mbps upload and 50Mbps download. So don't ask me why Maybe they are peering and the EC2 region is in Singapore

When going through the speedtest against singapore sgx server using L2TP/IPSec, I get 39ms ping, 17Mbps download and 9.5Mbps upload. Viewquest server gave me 28Mbps/11Mbps.

Given you don't need to pay for using initially, I see no harm for anyone trying to see how it fair for your usage.

Update:

I did a very fast test. Setup a server in US West, perform a socks proxy via ssh. Tried a few hulu videos, downloading at 5Mbps, I say that's pretty fast. Such a test cost me USD0.08, since I did the setup and test in less than 1hr. The bandwidth used is too negligible to even consider. I assume hulu video are of 600-700KB/s, for 15GB, you get to watch free 6-7hrs worth of video per month.

Assuming each show is roughly 180mins ? I suppose each show outside of the free web trier will cost you roughly USD0.80.

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Ah. By unmetered bandwidth, I'm referring to bandwidth/sec. I would admit it would be wrongly read if it refers to cost per month on the amount of traffic used, my apologies. I'm curious when you read a website says unmetered, how true do you think it is ?

However I'm not sure how most of you use your VPN, your mileage might differs. Suppose you sign up for the EC2 for the first 1st year, the free web-tier offers you 12 months worth of 15GB/mth in/out of AWS. Seems pretty sufficient for my use case. And I'm paying like US$0.05 for it partially for the EBS. So it seriously depends on your usage

Using StrongVPN of USD55/yr, that would be roughly USD4.6/month. It will translate to another 38GB of download data using US West region. In total, you get roughly 53GB of download data per month.

* Well how to get more than 1 year worth of web-tier ? You think about it

I'm using the one in Singapore, but my elastic IP shows I'm in UK. My upload speed via iperf shows the following

[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth [ 5] 0.0-10.0 sec 45.9 MBytes 38.4 Mbits/sec
By right, M1 offers me 25Mbps upload and 50Mbps download. So don't ask me why Maybe they are peering and the EC2 region is in Singapore

When going through the speedtest against singapore sgx server using L2TP/IPSec, I get 39ms ping, 17Mbps download and 9.5Mbps upload. Viewquest server gave me 28Mbps/11Mbps.

Given you don't need to pay for using initially, I see no harm for anyone trying to see how it fair for your usage.

Update:

I did a very fast test. Setup a server in US West, perform a socks proxy via ssh. Tried a few hulu videos, downloading at 5Mbps, I say that's pretty fast. Such a test cost me USD0.08, since I did the setup and test in less than 1hr. The bandwidth used is too negligible to even consider. I assume hulu video are of 600-700KB/s, for 15GB, you get to watch free 6-7hrs worth of video per month.

Assuming each show is roughly 180mins ? I suppose each show outside of the free web trier will cost you roughly USD0.80.
anyway, ec2 has always been good for some free hulu. i'm on the west coast and it streams 480p smoothly all the time. im running on less secured pptp though. but then again, can't really ask for much since the whole setup process takes less than 1min excluding the initialization of a node.

did the sg node really give out UK address? if that is the case, i can finally watch bbc on iplayer!
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