The VPN Hunt
Thank you for reading this and having a potential suggestion or solution to my search.
I am looking for a VPN that is:
Unlimited in terms of speed
Allows for several or unlimited amounts for server switches
Has several servers, the more the merrier
Has a reasonable price range, the lower the better
Preferably both protocols, PPTP, OpenVPN, but not 100% necessary.
At least 128 bit encryption or similar or greater strength.
Preferably unlimited P2P, like Private Internet Access, no strikes against you or anything, just doing whatever you want, as much as you want.
Low ping and good down and upload speeds.
Yes there are a lot of requirements there, but I have faith there is a VPN out there for me.
I currently use StrongVPN, which for the most part is pretty good. The price is a bit high, I hear they aren't that secure and log some stuff and have a 3 strike system for P2P violations. However, they are fast enough with low ping and good at everything else. Private Internet Access, which a friend let me use is basically the opposite, unlimited P2P with no logging or strikes but has some poor speed and high ping. I was hoping to find a happy medium. And for the trolls, I have done a healthy amount of research and havent found anything, hence why Im here.
I game, P2P, browse, and w/e else. I need one that can do it all. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Since 66 viewers had nothing to comment. I have been spending about 8 hours a day the past few days looking into this.
The top prospects so far are:
If you have anything to add about those providers or my continued hunt, then please feel free to comment. Thank you.
|reply to Danemj1 |
What's wrong with private internet access?
Private Internet Access, for the most part, is pretty great. I can't really take it away from them. They have good speeds, good amount of servers, a good policy, are recommended by places like TorrentFreak, etc. There ONLY problem for me is that they ping for online gaming is well over 100. I have tested it on multiple servers and the results were the same. Whats weird is that I tested them on speedtest.net and their ping was fine, but in game is was pretty bad. I later talked to them about this their chat service and a rep even admitted the servers were not intended for gaming. I have the transcript for that somewhere. So other than that, they are pretty flawless. Sorry for the long post, just wanted to be thorough.
I have read about every good vpn that I can find, and tested about 10 of the best ones IMO.
Top 5 so far: (Not in any order)
If you have any questions feel free to ask, and I will do my best, I am not an expert but I have done a healthy amount of research and I know the feeling of no one there to answer your questions.
Substitute AirVPN for Proxy.sh
|reply to Danemj1 |
try portdefender.net. 30 day free trial.
PortDefender is actually quite vague. It has some info about it of course but doesn't really mention its DMCA policy or where the company is located out of, as well as where its servers are and other details about having an account with them. I know it says its anonymous of course but doesn't really give other details that are convincing like other sites do. And when VPNs don't list things, its almost best to assume the worst.
Additional Info: EarthVPN does all this really well and is probably the best VPN I have found, followed by Astrill, AirVPN, and followed by BolehVPN.
Point taken! The pages you are looking for are:
We'll work on making them more obvious.
Thanks for your valuable input.
sysadm - portdefender.net
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|reply to Danemj1 |
I use HideIPVPN. »www.hideipvpn.com/
According to the website and their blog posts, they:
+ Are unlimited (but I can't gauge the maximum speed of their links)
+ Allow unlimited server switching at no charge, between servers on your package
- Each package allows for 4-5 servers, but they have others around the world
+ Their cheapest option is $5.99 monthly for US VPN/SmartDNS only
+ Offers PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN on all their packages - Android OpenVPN does work, I was able to configure it correctly on all my rooted devices.
+ They are using encryption on PPTP, probably 128-bit, and I wasn't able to find out immediately what encryption strength OpenVPN uses
- P2P is not allowed, except on Netherlands servers (all Amsterdam-based).
If you want, I can open a support ticket on my account and ask for more detailed information than what I was just able to find doing a cursory examination of the website and blog.
I hope this helped you.
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|reply to Danemj1 |
why would one want to game over vpn??
jtl999CEO of Team Classified
In the GVRD
One reason is getting a DDOS attack over XBL/PSN/Steam etc.
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|reply to Anav |
Re: The VPN Hunt
Thank you for the HideIpVpn input, however I think I would like a little more freedom with the P2P, it is about 80% of the reason I want a VPN in the first place and having to switch servers all the time can be a drag. However, after reading most of their site, they do look promising if you don't need that much P2P freedom.
And to the gaming question, I just want one that can do it all. I don't want to have to be turning it off and on and worrying about forgetting or whatever else. I just want one all the time. That's all. EarthVPN as well as Astrill, over the past month or two, have proven they can both do this. I am currently using Astrill, after all the tedious research.
We've just done a week of testing BlackVPN and had excellent results. You can read our full review and test results at »www.vpncompare.co.uk/blackvpn-co···-review/
We also do a comparison table of various VPN providers on our main page.
A couple of other reviews we have done are of Proxy.sh and VPNPrivacy.com which you might be interested in reading too in your pursuit of the best VPN provider
Hope it wasn't a problem to post the reviews here but we don't recommend one service over another so we didn't see it would be a problem.