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What Is The Best VPN

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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 05:49 PM
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I have been comparing VPN's today and about to pull the trigger on Tunnel Bear. I have used Keep Solid in the past and it was Ok but am just wondering what members think as to what is the best and most affordable. A dollar a month is no big deal if there is a service that provides quality over price.

I have also looked at Private Internet Access for $1 less than Tunnel Bear at $5.00 a month but, even though it is rated #1 by www.lifewire.com... , I find most on line evaluations are subject to payola by the services they are recommending.

Is Tunnel Bear as good as any or is there a better service for the price out there?

PS; Is there a need to continue a virus program like Norton Internet Security if using a VPN?
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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: CharlesT

Good question. I have wondered this as well because I use a firestick .



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: notsure1

I have used PIA now for about 2 years,never a problem and it seems to do the trick!



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:42 PM
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Are there any free ones out there?



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: CharlesT

I've used Nordvpn for over a year and it's amazing. Not free but you can buy a 3 year subscription that is reasonable and it's genuinely able to geo spoof the big dogs like Netflix.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 07:49 PM
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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.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 07:56 PM
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i use IP vanish on my android box

check it out



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: TheAMEDDDoc

Considering that I am on a satellite internet with limited bandwidth, my main concern is security. If I were on an unlimited provider I might consider video downloads but it's just not practical via a limited satellite system.

Regardless, the information you provided is definitely informative and myself and I'm sure others will find it educational.

I'm going to look at all of the mentioned possibilities before I pull the trigger on Tunnel Bear.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: CharlesT

That is good to know, if you are using satellite internet it may limit your VPN options. Make sure you find one that is compatible with with your provider. Some VPN services will not work with satellite internet plus they may slow you down a bit.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 09:12 PM
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Don't know what the hell happened but downloaded Tunnel Bear on my desktop and android phone. Also downloaded PIA on my desktop but didn't activate it yet. Went to my Acer Chrome book a while ago and I'm locked out and now having to log in using a Google account that I never set up on it. Don't know what the hell happened there. Before, it was just my login name and password. Flucking sheat!



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: TheAMEDDDoc

My desktop and phone seems to be working fine but I have started having login problems on my chrome book now that I didn't even download and install any VPN software on. I guess I'll have to create a google account before I can even get into it again to try to find out what is going on with it. Problems, problems...



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 06:16 PM
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PIA here, been using it for years with no problems or complaints.a reply to: CharlesT



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 06:19 PM
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The Best Free VPNs of 2018
Can't afford a premium VPN? That's no reason to leave your network traffic unprotected. Here's everything you need to know about what you get (and don't) with the best free VPN services.
www.pcmag.com...


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