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Old 27-11-2018, 08:43 PM   #2236
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How is windscribe? Does it work in China? I read some say it does not. How about Netflix?
Not good for China. It has never appeared on the recommended VPN list to use in China from various websites I read.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/Windscribe/...le_from_china/
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Old 27-11-2018, 08:48 PM   #2237
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Windscribe/...sing_in_china/

seems like need to select sg servers.
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Old 27-11-2018, 09:01 PM   #2238
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itchy hands went to sign up for the Windscribe VPN subscription...

but at least for now I can confirm with you guys that you would be able to access Netflix USA without issues.. still testing out the speed tho.. it doesn't feel as fast as PIA to me.. but this is a cheap and tested solution for Netflix for now.



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Old 27-11-2018, 09:17 PM   #2239
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Just finish setup outline vpn on digital Ocean. Very easy less than 5 mins. Speed is acceptable. Think will be using outline from now on..
Seems to be an interesting Shadowsocks implementation (Socks 5 proxy) by a Google subsidiary, not really a VPN though.

Ref: https://youtu.be/kVny1YAw7dQ

Website: https://getoutline.org/en/home
GitHub: https://github.com/Jigsaw-Code/?q=outline
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Old 27-11-2018, 10:05 PM   #2240
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Just got windscribe as well.

So the smart way is the connect vpn to overseas server and connect to bukit timah? i guess?
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Old 27-11-2018, 10:12 PM   #2241
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Next time to get discount..maybe christmas?
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Old 28-11-2018, 12:06 AM   #2242
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Just got windscribe as well.

So the smart way is the connect vpn to overseas server and connect to bukit timah? i guess?
no you can just use the server that is nearest to you for the fastest speed and lowest latency. why would you want to connect to a further server if your purpose is to climb Bukit Timah? people usual connect to overseas server because they need to climb mount everest, mount kinabalu, mount fuji etc.. but by the time you travel there and back to SG already waste so much time liao (latency).

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Old 28-11-2018, 12:07 AM   #2243
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Next time to get discount..maybe christmas?
xmas discount usually won't be anywhere near BFCM...

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Old 28-11-2018, 12:09 AM   #2244
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itchy hands went to sign up for the Windscribe VPN subscription...

but at least for now I can confirm with you guys that you would be able to access Netflix USA without issues.. still testing out the speed tho.. it doesn't feel as fast as PIA to me.. but this is a cheap and tested solution for Netflix for now.



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what other US Netflix exclusives are you guys watching?

didn't sign up for VPN in the end - wondering about what other use cases.

what's the StarHub sign on your top left
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Old 28-11-2018, 12:41 AM   #2245
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what other US Netflix exclusives are you guys watching?

didn't sign up for VPN in the end - wondering about what other use cases.

what's the StarHub sign on your top left
too many to list.. even their mandarin/hk/thai selections is better than ours.




my main phone line is starhub. so that's my telco's?

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Old 28-11-2018, 12:44 AM   #2246
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too many to list.. even their mandarin/hk/thai selections is better than ours.




my main phone line is starhub. so that's my telco's?

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wahh that's an amazing selection
oh StarHub app ah
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Old 28-11-2018, 07:05 AM   #2247
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no you can just use the server that is nearest to you for the fastest speed and lowest latency. why would you want to connect to a further server if your purpose is to climb Bukit Timah? people usual connect to overseas server because they need to climb mount everest, mount kinabalu, mount fuji etc.. but by the time you travel there and back to SG already waste so much time liao (latency).

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No. The idea is to remask as foreign ip. Even if u connect locally. The speed is reduce to 1-2 mbps same as you connect to other asian vpns. I did some speed test climbing
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Old 28-11-2018, 08:39 AM   #2248
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itchy hands went to sign up for the Windscribe VPN subscription...

but at least for now I can confirm with you guys that you would be able to access Netflix USA without issues.. still testing out the speed tho.. it doesn't feel as fast as PIA to me.. but this is a cheap and tested solution for Netflix for now.



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I also just tried PIA. It is much slower than Windscribe. I was using Astrill until last Saturday when my subscription expired. haha.

To me, speed from fastest to slowest, whether it is SG or USA servers: Windscribe Pro -> Astrill -> PIA.

And for windscribe to offer lifetime subscription at such low price, no brainer to go with it.
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Old 28-11-2018, 09:11 AM   #2249
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Seems that not many talk abt ExpressVPN or NordVPN? Is it cos it's more costly and many features are not needed?
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Old 28-11-2018, 09:17 AM   #2250
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Seems that not many talk abt ExpressVPN or NordVPN? Is it cos it's more costly and many features are not needed?
They are consistently on the TOP of recommended VPN list for many different purposes if you are willing to pay.

Not say their features are not needed actually the other VPNs also got good features.

From what I read their strength lies more with the consistency and reliability across different use cases, not really that much on features compared to other VPNs. And they may not be the most cost effective ways for specific use cases people are interested in.
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