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cchheett
Lamb Of God
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join:2001-04-02
Eagle Creek, OR

Vpn on virtual machine?

I had a stroke 2 years ago and my words don't come out the best sometimes, but I am hoping you guys could answer some questions for me. I recently have used a VPN service "Private Internet Access". I'm using mainly using it for torrents. It gets slow when I'm using it, and i know its gonna be slower then if i wasn't using it. If i was to set up a virtual machine that has the client running and use that, will that work?

And if it works what benefits would i get from that. Would my normal pc work a little faster. Thanks for any information.
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csiemers

join:2000-09-16
Portland, OR
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I'm using a VPN service in a Virtual Machine and it is working just fine. I figure it is nicer that way as it won't interfere with any of the other stuff I have going on in my Host machine or on the other VMs I have running.

I have a rather beefy Host, so I'm not at all worried about it taking up resources. I actually have 4 VMs running most of the time with little affect on the Host.
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CarolP

join:2013-05-09
Montreal, QC
reply to cchheett
I don't know about the virtual machine, but maybe you can check the different packages offered at »www.bell.ca/enterprise/EntPrd_ip ··· vpn.page they have many options, and apparently there are no speed issues.

aguen
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join:2003-07-16
Grants Pass, OR
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reply to cchheett
When you say "It gets slow when I'm using it", what is it that actually gets slower. Is it the network speed, or the PC itself?

HELLFIRE
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join:2009-11-25
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reply to cchheett
2nd aguen See Profile... without knowing WHAT is getting slowed down -- CPU, memory, network speed -- then the
solution you're proposing is at best a shot in the dark.

Regards


cchheett
Lamb Of God
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join:2001-04-02
Eagle Creek, OR
reply to csiemers
I have been playing around with the virtual machine , but am a little confused. I just use the virtual machine just for torrents. When I use torrents I can check the IP address and its what i think it should be for using "Private Internet Access"..When I use my normal PC i can check my Ip address and its my local isp adress. Just like i would think. That should be wright? I don't mind using my isp's connection if im just looking at youtube, or face book etc. But I want to hide someother stuff, including torrents.
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anonforaday2

@178.245.212.x
Yes Cchheett you're doing it right.
Your virtual machine, if set up correctly, is completely independent from your main sys.
Its a great way to organize things for torrenting.
What I do is set up my VM to be bridged to my network segment, and set its IP to a static address which my router firewalls to ONLY talk to the VPN providers entry point IP that way nothing leaks, cept maybe DNS which I dont care about.
You dont necessarily NEED to do the firewalling as your VPN provider may never drop.
Meanwhile my main system continues to operate as if nothing has changed.