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drmike: Yes for paypal but I;m using a VPN thru one of my servers and not one that has a known IP address from a VPN provider.
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micktiegs_8: Curious - is it an encryption thing that people use VPNs for ebay/paypal?
As in them being blocked? More likely it's an IP issue. Most of the larger VPN services have known ranges of IP addresses and some services block.

As to in general, it;s usually someone trying to say they're making a purchase from one country which is where the end node for the VPN service is instead of where they really are. Netflix made a big deal about a year ago trying to put an end to this.

edit: We offer VPM services to our clients as part of their hosting package but since a large portion of our clients are North America based which is also where our servers are, few use them. A couple of the more paranoid folks do though. For them it's a security issue in general.
Post edited March 09, 2018 by drmike
Consult this chart and choose the features that are important to you:
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/simple-vpn-comparison-chart/

As a 25+ year Cybersecurity Veteran, I chose BolehVPN.
How can people trust vpns? Anywhere agencies can't get a warrant for they could bribe instead.

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drmike: As to in general, it;s usually someone trying to say they're making a purchase from one country which is where the end node for the VPN service is instead of where they really are. Netflix made a big deal about a year ago trying to put an end to this.
What's the matter I thought large corporations loved globalisation.
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Spectre: How can people trust vpns? Anywhere agencies can't get a warrant for they could bribe instead.

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drmike: As to in general, it;s usually someone trying to say they're making a purchase from one country which is where the end node for the VPN service is instead of where they really are. Netflix made a big deal about a year ago trying to put an end to this.
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Spectre: What's the matter I thought large corporations loved globalisation.
Only when rich people from poor countries now can buy their stuff; not when poor people from rich countries start buying stuff elsewhere (oversimplified).
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Spectre: How can people trust vpns? Anywhere agencies can't get a warrant for they could bribe instead.

What's the matter I thought large corporations loved globalisation.
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anothername: Only when rich people from poor countries now can buy their stuff; not when poor people from rich countries start buying stuff elsewhere (oversimplified).
It's also a rights issue. To continue with Netflix, they only have the rights to play certain shows and moves in certain countries.

For example, one of my hosting clients is a missionary serving in an Asian country. She has a Netflix account and can only watch what's approved for that country. She's one of the folks who uses the VPN we provide. She uses it for a lot of other things as well.

Pretty picture here:

https://www.finder.com/global-netflix-library-totals

edit: Missed this first time through:

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Spectre: How can people trust vpns? Anywhere agencies can't get a warrant for they could bribe instead.
Some corporations actually believe in honesty and ethics and the like.

We use this:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/warrant-canary-faq
Post edited March 10, 2018 by drmike
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russellgill: *snip*
I always get tempted to go our and register the domain + sucks.com when I see them spamming.

And into our Spam Assassin install you go. *plop*

edit: A suggestion again to which ever GoG employee comes by to this thread to do ahead and close it while they're knocking off those three previously reported spam posts up there that are still present. Thanks.
Post edited March 20, 2018 by drmike
Recently I read Anta.net VPN reviews about top vpn for china. Now I use NordVPN it works great, it hes high level of security and high connetion speed. Always use it in my tips to China.
Had mostly very good experiences with StrongVPN during 2013-2015 in China. Great Firewall updates and other crackdowns sometimes caused problems, but this was usually fixed quite fast.
Rather than "recommend" I will share my experience with ExpressVPN. Been using it for about 18 months and have been very satisfied with their product. It does cost more than some and way more than free. You get what you pay for???? =)

I chose it for the reviews and also because they have an option to allow the use of the OpenVPN client on my dd-wrt router. It does take some time and knowledge to do this manually. I installed it manually because I wanted to keep the dd-wrt firmware.

They have their own router firmware for certain routers if you prefer that method. I have unlimited connections via the router vs three (I may be wrong on that number??) that are normally allowed using their app. It does slow my connection by around 10 % but it has not had any negative affects on anything I do online.

I also downloaded the ExpressVPN app for my android box. It is set to connect on startup and is more versatile than my router (like their PC app) in that I can easily chose the server / country I want to use. The router I have to download a .opvn file for each location, paste it in and reboot the router. I think their router firmware works like their app but I've never used it. I have vpn passthru enabled on my router or I can turn off the app and it is automatically sent thru the router vpn. It is nice to have the box app as I can take it anywhere and still have it go thru the vpn.

I like the online support via chat. I have used it a couple of times for questions and they are nearly instant to reply and answered all my questions.

Other than a slight slowdown I only find the fact that I have to disable the vpn to connect to my bank since they don't allow connections via vpn. It took them about six months to discover I was using a vpn but once they knew I could only connect with the vpn disabled. They confirmed via CS. It is easy to disable / enable in my router so. . .

We have several wireless devices, including my android box, that are also sent thru the vpn connection when connected to my routers wireless.

Like others have stated, do some research and find one that suits your needs. Lots of reviews online. Hope this helps.

Link - https://www.expressvpn.com/
My overall best experience is with TUNNEL BEAR
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russellgill: I recommend you to use FastestVPN, I am also using this VPN in my office it works very well in unlocking websites. This VPN service also provide 7 days money back policy so you can easily try it for your satisfaction
Visit: fastestvpn.com
You are right but I don't preferred you to buy any account. First avail the free trial periods of all famous vpn, after this experience you got complete knowledge which is the best and then buy a paid account