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Post by mole81 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:27 am

I'm looking for a free (if possible) unrestricted vpn solution to use on ios. Any recommendations or what do you use?

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Re: Vpn

Post by kellys_eye » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:34 am

Free? Unrestricted? Impossible.

Not even charities would offer something so 'unlimited'. If you need the service(s) you have to be prepared to pay for them.
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Post by Rorschach » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:16 pm

Plenty of free VPN's but they are either ad laden or painfully slow. You will need to pay for something even remotely useful. That being said you can get a decent service for just a few £'s per month.
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Re: Vpn

Post by mole81 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:37 pm

Thought too big an ask! Any recommendations?

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Post by ayjay » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:51 pm

I'm not exactly sure what VPN is, but my (free) Avast Antivirus offers "Secure Line VPN".

When I want to browse privately I use the *Pale Moon* browser and the private browsing option , most browsers have a private browsing option, I just like to keep the private stuff completely separate from my usual browser.
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Post by yartin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:11 pm

ayjay wrote:I'm not exactly sure what VPN is, but my (free) Avast Antivirus offers "Secure Line VPN".

When I want to browse privately I use the *Pale Moon* browser and the private browsing option , most browsers have a private browsing option, I just like to keep the private stuff completely separate from my usual browser.
VPN is a protocol which make your location somewhere else in the world. Every internet user has a unique address assigned by the provider which could be BT, Sky...etc. The address assigned by these providers is called "ip" address, internet protocol address. The vpn will change your ip address to a different address and at a different location in the world. You could be in Sheffield browsing the web with a specific ip address but vpn will change the ip address and you location to France.
Some vpns are free and some you pay for. How reliable are they? I have no idea. I have read some vpns would leak your ip (whatever it means) which means it's useless.
Most if not all vpns slows down your broadband by more than half.
For safe online browsing and banking ... etc you need Norton or Mcafee or similar.

I think your pale moon is private browsing on your computer only, I think it will not save history of what you have been browsing to hide from other users of the same computer.
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Re: Vpn

Post by Bob225 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:18 pm

there are plenty about offering deals

eg. (2 of the bigger ones)

https://nordvpn.com/

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/
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Re: Vpn

Post by Bob225 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:26 pm

yartin wrote:
ayjay wrote:I'm not exactly sure what VPN is, but my (free) Avast Antivirus offers "Secure Line VPN".

When I want to browse privately I use the *Pale Moon* browser and the private browsing option , most browsers have a private browsing option, I just like to keep the private stuff completely separate from my usual browser.
VPN is a protocol which make your location somewhere else in the world. Every internet user has a unique address assigned by the provider which could be BT, Sky...etc. The address assigned by these providers is called "ip" address, internet protocol address. The vpn will change your ip address to a different address and at a different location in the world. You could be in Sheffield browsing the web with a specific ip address but vpn will change the ip address and you location to France.
Some vpns are free and some you pay for. How reliable are they? I have no idea. I have read some vpns would leak your ip (whatever it means) which means it's useless.
Most if not all vpns slows down your broadband by more than half.
For safe online browsing and banking ... etc you need Norton or Mcafee or similar.

I think your pale moon is private browsing on your computer only, I think it will not save history of what you have been browsing to hide from other users of the same computer.

not quite right, VPN is a virtual private network, your services are routed through a private server (dns and dhcp) the only leaky ones are free public servers aka proxies, speed wise a paid service will have a minor impact but that is dependent on the server routing (how many hops your address has to make)
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Re: Vpn

Post by Rorschach » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:46 pm

mole81 wrote:Thought too big an ask! Any recommendations?

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I use private internet access, it works well, never failed to connect and I can choose "my location" easily. I pay $39.95 a year, which works out to approx £2.50 a month. I think I get 5 devices for that, so I can run it on a couple of my computers and the missus can use it on hers too. Mobile option as well but I have never had any need for that.

Throughput is about 50% of my non-vpn internet speed which is plenty good enough for me.

EDIT: Just tested. No VPN I got 78mbps, with the VPN I got 55mbps. If using that to download/stream then I can expect anything up to about 4MB/s which is plenty fast enough.
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Re: Vpn

Post by yartin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:13 pm

What is the use of VPN? And to hide ip address?

All online security needed are provided by the like of Norton, Mcafee, AVG, Malwarebyte.... few to mention.
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Re: Vpn

Post by Argyll » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:38 pm

Digibit is the one I have and I'm satisfied with it. It costs £2pm.
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Re: Vpn

Post by Bob225 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:49 pm

yartin wrote:What is the use of VPN? And to hide ip address?

All online security needed are provided by the like of Norton, Mcafee, AVG, Malwarebyte.... few to mention.
VPN Is a secure encrypted connection to the server where server does all the requests making your connection untraceable

Anti-virus is just that it, protects your device from viruses and malicious programming eg. malware, browser hijacks and root kits

Your ip is still traceable back to your computer even in private browser sessions
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Re: Vpn

Post by yartin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:14 pm

Bob225 wrote:
yartin wrote:What is the use of VPN? And to hide ip address?

All online security needed are provided by the like of Norton, Mcafee, AVG, Malwarebyte.... few to mention.
VPN Is a secure encrypted connection to the server where server does all the requests making your connection untraceable

Anti-virus is just that it, protects your device from viruses and malicious programming eg. malware, browser hijacks and root kits

Your ip is still traceable back to your computer even in private browser sessions
I know all that but why someone wants to be untraceable? To hide something?

It's like giving someone the wrong email or home address so he can't contact or doesn't know where I live.

No on line bank will ask to have VPN but will ask to have internet security.
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Re: Vpn

Post by mole81 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:01 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions folks.

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Re: Vpn

Post by Rorschach » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:30 pm

yartin wrote:
Bob225 wrote:
yartin wrote:What is the use of VPN? And to hide ip address?

All online security needed are provided by the like of Norton, Mcafee, AVG, Malwarebyte.... few to mention.
VPN Is a secure encrypted connection to the server where server does all the requests making your connection untraceable

Anti-virus is just that it, protects your device from viruses and malicious programming eg. malware, browser hijacks and root kits

Your ip is still traceable back to your computer even in private browser sessions
I know all that but why someone wants to be untraceable? To hide something?

It's like giving someone the wrong email or home address so he can't contact or doesn't know where I live.

No on line bank will ask to have VPN but will ask to have internet security.
If you are asking that then you don't need one :lol:
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