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Old 24-04-2017, 10:09 PM   #1756
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Is it mentioned anywhere or customers made known about this allocation thing?

Which server do you want? I can check my account. I don't use China.
I need US + china server
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Old 24-04-2017, 10:21 PM   #1757
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Quite sian! They don't allow me to access the China server. I just wrote to Astrill and they say the list of available server is pre allocated! So not all are given the same list. Seems like I can only use it for US content
If you are on 7 day trial, the server list is limited. You need to ask them to enable all servers.
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Old 24-04-2017, 11:49 PM   #1758
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If you are on 7 day trial, the server list is limited. You need to ask them to enable all servers.
That's correct. Last time when I was on trial, I asked for China servers and they granted all servers.
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Old 26-04-2017, 12:58 AM   #1759
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Did you guys add any of the additional options (NAT firewall, ProAddon, CrytoPlus etc) for Astrill?
Every option cost ~$5 more per month.
PIA, doesn't have these, it's just straightforward how many months to sub. So this is very new to me.
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Old 26-04-2017, 04:18 AM   #1760
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Did you guys add any of the additional options (NAT firewall, ProAddon, CrytoPlus etc) for Astrill?
Every option cost ~$5 more per month.
PIA, doesn't have these, it's just straightforward how many months to sub. So this is very new to me.
ProAddon is great if you have Tomato/DDWRT/MerlinWRT and intend to use VPN on a router level. Their optimized RouterPro VPN protocol is much faster than standard OpenVPN.
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Old 26-04-2017, 09:22 PM   #1761
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ProAddon is great if you have Tomato/DDWRT/MerlinWRT and intend to use VPN on a router level. Their optimized RouterPro VPN protocol is much faster than standard OpenVPN.
I have flashed my archer C7 this morning with the DD-WRT firmware.

1) If u intend to keep up with the 1Gbps/2Gbps/10Gbps dl/ul speed, dont flash your router. It will be really lucky for u to hit 300mbps after the DD-WRT is installed. Again, our ISPs never let us get close to hitting 100 megabytes/s on 1 Gbps fibre line. Do the calculation urself. In term of security, the difference is there but minor.

2) say u can hit 30 mb/s - 40 mb/s on the router pro VPN, that's only like maxing a 300 mbps line. As compared to ISP's 60 mb/s - 80 mb /s dl speed. openVPN is good enough on the OS platform not router-level.
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Old 27-04-2017, 11:05 AM   #1762
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Does anybody here tried private Internet access? Any good?
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Old 27-04-2017, 04:05 PM   #1763
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I have flashed my archer C7 this morning with the DD-WRT firmware.

1) If u intend to keep up with the 1Gbps/2Gbps/10Gbps dl/ul speed, dont flash your router. It will be really lucky for u to hit 300mbps after the DD-WRT is installed. Again, our ISPs never let us get close to hitting 100 megabytes/s on 1 Gbps fibre line. Do the calculation urself. In term of security, the difference is there but minor.

2) say u can hit 30 mb/s - 40 mb/s on the router pro VPN, that's only like maxing a 300 mbps line. As compared to ISP's 60 mb/s - 80 mb /s dl speed. openVPN is good enough on the OS platform not router-level.
The limitation of 100Mbps via VPN (via router) is not really ISP specific but the limitation comes from weak CPU in routers that simply cannot handle such overhead. On desktop VPN app you can easily hit 300Mbps+ . I am not sure how it is now with these super high speed connections but when I had VQ 300Mbps I was able to max it out through Astrill VPN.
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Old 29-04-2017, 12:11 AM   #1764
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Is anyone on PureVPN with good torrent speed? Can share your settings to optimize mine? Thanks!
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Old 29-04-2017, 12:14 AM   #1765
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I got lifetime subscription for PureVPN... worth every cents.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:09 AM   #1766
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I got lifetime subscription for PureVPN... worth every cents.
Can pure vpn watch US Netflix and Amazon prime movie?
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:52 PM   #1767
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Recently tested a VPN to tunnel all China-based servers, result is amazing.

So far of all the VPNs that I have tested on accessing China-related activities, this N2ping offered the best experience towards gaming. Ping is stable, latency is low.

http://www.n2ping.com?toreg=69735&platform=email, u can use my referral link to test the premium service for 12 hours. And if you intend to purchase afterwards, we both will get rewarded. Otherwise, there won't be any bonus time. Try asking for their app's version 1.0.0.1507. With this version, I am able to enable all the protections from Malwarebytes. If not, just disable "web-protection" from some antivirus programs, then everything should be good to go.

IMHO, I am using Astrill + N2ping together to secure and access almost everything on the internet(even the deep web). Best part is, both of these 2 are able to work con-currently on the windows machines.

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Old 04-05-2017, 07:05 PM   #1768
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Can pure vpn watch US Netflix and Amazon prime movie?
PureVPN is able to do that. You can test their service for free. But beware of their refund policy, not to exceed a certain amount of data.

While I was testing their service, I was shocked by the idea of "life-time". In the VPN industry, a life-time doesnt guarantee anything, and it's not good in the long run for their development. Most importantly, they dont own most of their servers. You cant expect good performance from some cheap VPS.

Any sensible users should have that kind of mentality.

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Old 04-05-2017, 07:07 PM   #1769
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Is anyone on PureVPN with good torrent speed? Can share your settings to optimize mine? Thanks!
Only for climbing Bukit Timah, Torguard is offering the cheapest yet reliable and speedy service. Before paying, ask from the customer service for 50% discount. I forgot the coupon code, was something like "TGtime..." something. A year's service after the discount is only 30 USD.

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Old 04-05-2017, 07:11 PM   #1770
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The limitation of 100Mbps via VPN (via router) is not really ISP specific but the limitation comes from weak CPU in routers that simply cannot handle such overhead. On desktop VPN app you can easily hit 300Mbps+ . I am not sure how it is now with these super high speed connections but when I had VQ 300Mbps I was able to max it out through Astrill VPN.
Scenario now with Astrill is, the US IP on Singapore 1 is still there. I am mainly using 1 & 2 for daily usage. Was tricked by their secret throttling action. Upon first successful connection, speed could hit above 500 mbps, and after a few minutes later, they throttled the speed and capped at 200 mbps. A re-connection will bring the speed back to 500 mbps and thereafter, 200 mbps. Argued but no positive outcome. Overall, Astrill is a good competitor towards the most stable ExpressVPN. Funnies part is, while I was testing ExpressVPN, TCP connection was able to go beyond 200mbps, but an UDP connection only guaranteed a 80-90mbps speed.

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