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@m0eb@
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Joined: 26 Dec 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:30    Post subject: NordVPN questions Reply with quote
I switched to NordVPN from TorGuard due to speed issues. Currently using their 2-day free trial. Speed is satisfying and I will probably buy this. I have a few queries for other NordVPN users...

1. Is there any script/program to dynamically find out the best server in a country (other than the server link that NordVPN provides)

2. Has anyone succeeded in loading a random-server script on the router? (Should choose a random server from a list each time the router is booted)

Random server was possible in Torguard because they use a common certificate for all servers. In NordVPN, each server has its own certificate. In addition to choosing a random server - the script would need to load the corresponding certificate and this is where I am stuck.

Any information is good information please ...
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@m0eb@
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Joined: 26 Dec 2015
Posts: 268

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:12    Post subject: September 2018 ... How I chose my VPN Reply with quote
An ex-TorGuard user, I had all their scripts ready, so natural choice was to go back to them. All ok - but speed was a major issue. TorGuard support tried to blame my router and my location (excessive latency). To cut a long story short - I opted for their 7-day money back guarantee. Was refunded within 5 days. That was honest.

Next choice: PureVPN (price vs value seemed reasonable). Having opted out of TorGuard, I wanted to try and buy. I requested their chat-line to give me free VPN for at least 4 hours. They gave me a 2.5 dollar 3-day trial package. Unbelievable!!! Here's how I interpreted this paid-trial offer "let's ensure that we at least fleece this guy $ 2.5. After seeing our network he will not come back anyway". Stupid marketing strategy. If you do not trust your customer - why should he trust you?

Next: NordVPN or ExpressVPN ... both charging premium rates that I did not want to pay without trying. NordVPN was giving a 2-day trial package - and I decided to use that. I was able to google out some discounted coupon codes (Good marketing strategy ...). Now, I had price that I could accept + a tested VPN provider. ExpressVPN had no trial packs - so they did not deserve my time and attention.

Here are some points on NordVPN.
* Multiple servers in multiple countries (>5000 servers)
* Good Speeds on some servers (You may need to manually try different countries and servers to find the ones that suit you best)
* Very slow PC-based dialer. Takes ages to connect (maybe they speed-test multiple servers to select the optimal one ... but this can take even 5 minutes)
* Difficulty in configuring random server script with dd-wrt (I have still been unable to do it. With TorGuard, this was easy peasy)
EDIT/ADD: Have done this. Some servers have common certificate ... you need to manually (painstakingly) find out a few that suits you and limit the random choices to these servers only

My advice to all who buy VPN: Refuse to pay until you have tried out their servers. Boycott those providers who cannot trust you with a 24-hour Free Trial ... there is always a not-so-good reason why they are shy of giving trial packs. You are paying your money and the least you deserve is to know what you will get in return.
Will these companies pay their employees 12-month salary in advance against a 30-day money-back guarantee. Exactly !!
Redback813
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 10 Nov 2015
Posts: 38

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 23:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
Been using Privateinterentaccess for 4 yrs now always buy the 2yr subscription given it cheap and reliably, even the FBI asked for logs for which they had none, speed is very good.
Dedicated VPN Service
No Traffic or Request logs
US based corporation
Quality and reliability
Gigabit VPN port speeds
VPN service specialists
Professional support staff
SOCKS5 Proxy Included
OpenVPN, PPTP & IPSEC/L2TP
Premium VPN Bandwidth
Unmetered VPN Transfer
Anonymous VPN
DD-WRT VPN Compatible
Instant activation
rkwood
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 05 Apr 2018
Posts: 26

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 18:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'll throw my recommendation in for Private Internet Access also, for all of the reasons listed above AND

- Excellent speeds, even with AES 256-bit encryption
- Lots of servers in convenient locations
- No noticeable performance issues during typical streaming hours in the evenings
- Apps available for phones and laptops when you are on the go

Randy
netgear_vpn
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 25 Sep 2019
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Redback813 wrote:
Been using Privateinterentaccess for 4 yrs now always buy the 2yr subscription given it cheap and reliably, even the FBI asked for logs for which they had none, speed is very good.
Dedicated VPN Service
No Traffic or Request logs
US based corporation
Quality and reliability
Gigabit VPN port speeds
VPN service specialists
Professional support staff
SOCKS5 Proxy Included
OpenVPN, PPTP & IPSEC/L2TP
Premium VPN Bandwidth
Unmetered VPN Transfer
Anonymous VPN
DD-WRT VPN Compatible
Instant activation



Hi, it was interesting but where is the difference between Cyberghost VPN?
Thank you
Tribiani
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 07 Oct 2019
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 14:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
Best VPNs for France in this review https://webguidevpn.com/best-vpn-for-france/ and not only and a quick summary of my top picks:

ExpressVPN My #1 choice for France. Servers optimized for speed. Tough security and no traffic logs, thus great for P2P. Unblocks most major streaming sites like Netflix. 30-day money-back guarantee.
IPVanish Perfect for Kodi users who need a lightweight, remote-control friendly solution. Strong security and decent speed. Can be hit-and-miss with Netflix.
CyberGhost Aside from being fast, it is cheap, secure and works with most streaming services.
NordVPN Easy-to-use option with fast servers. Unblocks Netflix and other popular streaming sites.
VyprVPN Fast, secure, user-friendly. Not the cheapest on this list.
PureVPN Strong security, decent speeds, and good mobile apps.
KarelMore
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 26 Nov 2019
Posts: 2
Location: USA

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 20:46    Post subject: Advanced Networking Reply with quote
Don't fall into the trap of cheapest and most affordable services may it be vpn or any other services. Services are the cheapest or free for a reason. If you are not paying or paying a nominal amount then always remember you are the product as nothing is free in this world. Instead, go for the reputable and audited vpns which in my knowledge are IPVanish and NordVPN. Both have great features along with exceptionally good services. Both have great features along with exceptionally good services. You can also see there comparison here https://www.reviewsed.com/ipvanish-vs-nordvpn/
Please do let me know if you like my opinion and if I have missed anything.
nickd
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 21 Jan 2020
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 23:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello all,

What do you all think of ProtonVPN? Been trying the free one and it works well using clients on the mac and phone but I am thinking of using the paid version to deploy on my router.

I'd like your opinions!

Thanks,
Nick.
blkt
DD-WRT Guru


Joined: 20 Jan 2019
Posts: 1201

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd go with Mullvad before thinking about Proton or Nord, but that's just me. Use what works best for you and any requirements.
nickd
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 21 Jan 2020
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 15:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sash wrote:
http://www.vpnreviews.com/

http://www.bestvpnservice.com/vpn-providers.php
This is handy, thank you. Looking at the review on the second link, I think I might go for Surfshark.
nickd
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 21 Jan 2020
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 0:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
Blimey, I have to say that Mullvad looks tempting!
9thConfiguration
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 02 Oct 2019
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:40    Post subject: RE: ProtonVPN Reply with quote
ProtonVPN free has been working decently for my purposes as an OpenVPN server on DD-WRT. I even got a couple support questions answered by knowledgeable staff. I'm getting around 5-8mbs up/down, good enough for general use but probably not gaming and torrenting etc. The only problem is some sites have blacklisted them. I think maybe I couldn't sign up for this site when I was using it!
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