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Old 04-05-2017, 07:12 PM   #1771
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Does anybody here tried private Internet access? Any good?
Speed is average, not a Tier-1 VPN service provider. IPvanish's performance is better than them.
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Old 05-05-2017, 11:29 AM   #1772
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care to share how / what is cost of n2ping?
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:47 AM   #1773
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Is anyone on PureVPN with good torrent speed? Can share your settings to optimize mine? Thanks!
Anyone??

Spoke with the Purevpn support but speed can't improve too.

With VPN off, BT can hit 10-12mb/s, now only 2mb/s at good times, average at 0.9 to 1mb/s.
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:21 AM   #1774
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Hi, may I know how much you're paying? Normal or premium package? In the past I used some Chinese accelerators and they charged by day/week/month. Does this charge similar?

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 06-05-2017, 07:25 PM   #1775
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care to share how / what is cost of n2ping?
Bro, as much as I do cherish the shortest question, since the best is always the simplest.

I would like to mention that, my test of this N2ping involved with ping, traceroute, actual dl & ul speed, as well as the in game experiences. Most importantly, since I have configured N2ping to be tunneled by my other VPN to run simultaneously, I disregard the fact that N2ping's configuration on perfect forward secrecy was done really badly.

Otherwise, Let's quote an example, I used Viewqwest freedom VPN account to play a Chinese game from QQ, I was able to get 60-90mbs latency, but VQ's VPN's support over China's contents after so many years are still limited. With N2ping, although the latency is about averaging 110ms, there is no packet loss, and amazingly stable. None of the VPNs in today's market that I tested was able to offer this experience.

Pricing - expensive but manageable. 15.90 USD per month for the premium service. There are many more details to share. Use my reference link to sign up and test the premium for 12 hours, then after u decided to pay, we both will get rewarded.
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Old 06-05-2017, 07:30 PM   #1776
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Hi, may I know how much you're paying? Normal or premium package? In the past I used some Chinese accelerators and they charged by day/week/month. Does this charge similar?
1. I paid for a year's premium service @ 130 USD

2. This N2ping doesnt behave like a game accelerator nor a true VPN, it's only tunneling all your China contents if u opt to pay for the premium. I think they only have 3 plans, monthly, half a year and yearly, similar to any other VPNs ways of collecting revenues.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:08 PM   #1777
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:52 AM   #1778
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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.
That's possible but even 200Mbps via VPN is not bad, considering you can max it out internationally (overseas files transfers). We all know Astrill is quite popular in Singapore and it would not be able to handle all those users with super high speed connections if they would not limit the speed on their local SG servers. Server hosting & international bandwidth fees in SG are expensive compared to Europe.
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Old 14-05-2017, 02:43 PM   #1779
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can anyone can comment on astrill's Unlimited Download Bandwidth Policy. Is there really such as Unlimited Download Bandwidth policy ? So far any issues ?
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Old 14-05-2017, 04:02 PM   #1780
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can anyone can comment on astrill's Unlimited Download Bandwidth Policy. Is there really such as Unlimited Download Bandwidth policy ? So far any issues ?
Meaning there's no monthly cap; no ISP throttling; gives you freedom to use the Internet as it was meant to be – without limits or walls and enable you to download and access whatever you want, whenever you want it.

I'm very satisfied with their service and have been with them for 5 years. Good speed!
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Old 15-05-2017, 08:06 AM   #1781
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Looking for VPN for online video streaming only.

Is Astrill the better ones out there in term of speed?
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Old 15-05-2017, 09:34 AM   #1782
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Looking for VPN for online video streaming only.

Is Astrill the better ones out there in term of speed?
For online streaming, FlyVPN is the best with the cheapest price in town, that it is also able to bypass virtually any geo-blocked contents.

Check it out using their trial.

There are just some purposes of a VPN that a particular user is looking for. Hence, apart from knowing what u dun want(expensive, not reliable.. etc), ask yourself why u wanna use a VPN service.

Astrill's add-ons are expensive, I have paid almost 180 USD just for a year's service(number of simultaneous connections are getting more considerations from VPN users. You might want to assist hooking up a tunnel for your sibling who uses public WIFI often for security; and your parents who begin to enjoy online shopping. a "standard" 5 connections will cost 60 USD from Astrill.). I can't afford another 60 USD just for a NAT-firewall. 240 USD, I might as well get a VPS and set up a VPN company to sell u guys cheap but unreliable service. Jokes aside, in term of support, most of the time, I feel useful on my own only. Spoke to their Level 3 support once, and other than the usual "problem all lies on others", "we can't control many factors" type of talk, nothing else. You cant expect anything from their level 1 tech lines, a simple acknowledging reply averaging 3-5 mins is pissing ppl off. Despite u r already chatting with Astrill's level 1 tech support, after u've been asked to reset your astrill app, switching between servers, protocols, port numbers, u will be asked to email their level 2/3 support... then I wondered, "why can't u just create a ticket for me."

If you hate video contents from China, I personally favor airVPN and switchVPN, they are cheaper yet stable. If security and privacy are your type of things, ExpressVPN provides the most reliable service, their SG server co-located at Jurong is hosted by Softlayer(not the best, but better than most hostings. Astrill's best SG server is from Leaseweb, good and bad experiences). If an all-rounded better routing is in search for, IPvanish's "Tier-1 network" will get you to the furthest. BT and deepweb users will enjoy Torguard's promotional price the most. A small portion of users who are really discerning about "no-logging policies", Perfect privacy is the choice.

Need a review for a specific VPN provider, let me know. I did some hosting tests during the recent years too.

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Old 15-05-2017, 05:48 PM   #1783
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For online streaming, FlyVPN is the best with the cheapest price in town, that it is also able to bypass virtually any geo-blocked contents.

Check it out using their trial.

There are just some purposes of a VPN that a particular user is looking for. Hence, apart from knowing what u dun want(expensive, not reliable.. etc), ask yourself why u wanna use a VPN service.

Astrill's add-ons are expensive, I have paid almost 180 USD just for a year's service(number of simultaneous connections are getting more considerations from VPN users. You might want to assist hooking up a tunnel for your sibling who uses public WIFI often for security; and your parents who begin to enjoy online shopping. a "standard" 5 connections will cost 60 USD from Astrill.). I can't afford another 60 USD just for a NAT-firewall. 240 USD, I might as well get a VPS and set up a VPN company to sell u guys cheap but unreliable service. Jokes aside, in term of support, most of the time, I feel useful on my own only. Spoke to their Level 3 support once, and other than the usual "problem all lies on others", "we can't control many factors" type of talk, nothing else. You cant expect anything from their level 1 tech lines, a simple acknowledging reply averaging 3-5 mins is pissing ppl off. Despite u r already chatting with Astrill's level 1 tech support, after u've been asked to reset your astrill app, switching between servers, protocols, port numbers, u will be asked to email their level 2/3 support... then I wondered, "why can't u just create a ticket for me."

If you hate video contents from China, I personally favor airVPN and switchVPN, they are cheaper yet stable. If security and privacy are your type of things, ExpressVPN provides the most reliable service, their SG server co-located at Jurong is hosted by Softlayer(not the best, but better than most hostings. Astrill's best SG server is from Leaseweb, good and bad experiences). If an all-rounded better routing is in search for, IPvanish's "Tier-1 network" will get you to the furthest. BT and deepweb users will enjoy Torguard's promotional price the most. A small portion of users who are really discerning about "no-logging policies", Perfect privacy is the choice.

Need a review for a specific VPN provider, let me know. I did some hosting tests during the recent years too.

Thanks.

Simply too many VPNs in the market to choose..
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Old 16-05-2017, 09:49 AM   #1784
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Looking for VPN for online video streaming only.

Is Astrill the better ones out there in term of speed?
Why consider VPN only if you are just doing video streaming? How about smart DNS services? I am getting Netflix USA on a USD1/mth smart DNS service.
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Old 16-05-2017, 01:15 PM   #1785
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Is your download rate same or faster with using a SmartDns and without one ?


Why consider VPN only if you are just doing video streaming? How about smart DNS services? I am getting Netflix USA on a USD1/mth smart DNS service.
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