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Offline spencerboy

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VPN's (Virtual Private Networks)
« on: October 03, 2014, 03:45:27 PM »
I posted this in "the other forum" but thought I'd do the same here.

I've used VPN's for years especially as I'm often on public WiFi in Starbucks (like now) and wouldn't dream of going online without the VPN on.
I'm not sure if there are any VPN servers in Cambodia but I know there are in Vietnam and Thailand.

Is anyone using a VPN in Asia and how is the speed compared to using a public WiFi or normal mobile data?

For those who don't know what a VPN is think of it as a link between your device and the internet. You can surf anonymously - and even choose the country you "reside" in, although your connection will slow if you're in PP and connect to a server in Cardiff, California or Canberra- and change your IP address (your devices signature) and whilst on WiFi and using phone data (2G, 3G) it's impossible for a snooper to get access to your device.   

(You still need a signal on your phone or dongle on your laptop. This doesn't replace that but uses the network)

This also allows you to access any web address. Even blocked ones. (Unless the country is blocking that particular VPN. Which is highly unlikely. Even if they do you just select a new one) If it's a US only site you just log into a US VPN server and it (the blocked website) thinks you're in the US.

There's many VPN providers around but I've got a paid service from http://www.hidemyass.com. $76 for 12 months. There's lots of providers so don't just look at the one I've mentioned.
I've got it installed on my iPhone (APP, which installs the stuff), which was pretty simple, and my MacBook, but it's available for most phones and PC's.

If you use your PC for work then I'm sure your company will be more than happy for you to use one as it encrypts all data. It's impossible for anyone to get your data.   

If you're a bit of a technophobe then don't worry. Installing is pretty simple.


(I'm am not affiliated with hidemyass on any shape or form. I wish.  )
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Re: VPN's (Virtual Private Networks)
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 04:25:35 PM »
Why?

I've got no issue's with what I do.

just sayin'

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Re: VPN's (Virtual Private Networks)
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 05:55:34 PM »
Same reason you have a crash helmet and insurance. It's there if you need it.

I'm only imparting some info man.  :up:
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Re: VPN's (Virtual Private Networks)
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 10:06:47 AM »
Same reason you have a crash helmet and insurance. It's there if you need it.

I'm only imparting some info man.  :up:

fair enough.

I was just curious as to why.

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Re: VPN's (Virtual Private Networks)
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 07:43:34 PM »
Iplayers from my home country's TV networks only allow residents access to the Iplayer...

Hence I use Hola to look at my home countries TV shows...!!

I think this is a VPN ...and its free



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Re: VPN's (Virtual Private Networks)
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 10:43:38 AM »
I prefer the Onion Bundle  :angel:
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Re: VPN's (Virtual Private Networks)
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2015, 09:39:19 PM »
I use Cyberghost myself, free service and works fine for me so that I can access my betting sites, UK TV etc



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Re: VPN's (Virtual Private Networks)
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2015, 11:56:33 AM »
I go with "Hot Spot shield" from Anchorfree.
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Re: VPN's (Virtual Private Networks)
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2015, 12:04:50 PM »
I use Vyper.

Has Oz servers I use for the same reason Dacah needs his - geoblocking.
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