posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 07:49 PM
a reply to: CharlesT
This would depend on your needs with a VPN. If you need speed and variable options, say streaming 4K without being throttled by your ISP, then I would
recommend IPVanish or NordVPN in those order.
If you only need security, one of those top two options listed in the OP would suit your needs, PIA is great too.
Also keep in mind that if you are streaming with an android box or stick etc. make sure it has enough processing power to support the VPN while
supporting the stream. A firestick does not have the processing power or memory to handle high bandwidth streams while using a VPN through KODI or
other options but will work great with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. You will need something like a Shield or dedicated system to reliably stream 4K and
use a high speed VPN without buffering problems.
There are other factors like making sure your gateway/router/modem does not have a PUMA chip from Intel, Broadcom modems are much more reliable and
will not drop connections. Never forget about internet security, use an antivirus program and the firewalls on your network. Plan on having at least 6
mbps per device connected to the network and aim for 12-18+ for each if they will be streaming and using bandwidth. We use 250+ and can stream 4K HDR
on multiple devices, online gaming and downloading programs with no problem.