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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

 

I know Linus promotes Tunnelbear, but I, as a VPN n00b, would like to know what I should look for when choosing a VPN.

Is it possible to get a VPN to even play online games with?

I appreciate any alternatives to tunnelbear.

 

Thank you in advance!


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Tunnelbear is gone


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Not anymore. They split from Tunnelbear and partnered with PIA. 

 

I've been using PIA for 4 months now and recently bought a 2 year subscription after being very happy with my experience for three months. You can play online games with pretty much any VPN, but bear in mind it will have an impact on your ping, just due to the nature of VPNs. 

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5 minutes ago, DeagleMaster69 said:

I don't really know a lot about VPNs, but I have heard good things about Nord VPN.

I bought 2-year license from NordVPN with 72% off. I really like it for the most part.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

Not anymore. They split from Tunnelbear and partnered with PIA. 

 

I've been using PIA for 4 months now and recently bought a 2 year subscription after being very happy with my experience for three months. You can play online games with pretty much any VPN, but bear in mind it will have an impact on your ping, just due to the nature of VPNs. 

Is there any difference between tunnelbear, Nord VPN and PIA VPN? (Is PIA this one?)


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8 minutes ago, Hip said:

Is there any difference between tunnelbear, Nord VPN and PIA VPN? (Is PIA this one?)

One of the main differences is that TunnelBear doesn't support P2P traffic, such as torrents. NordVPN also blocks some P2P ports apparently. 

 

PIA has a massive amount of available servers so often the speeds are very good and the pricing is good. TunnelBear is fairly expensive compared to the other two and also has the most downsides, so I would recommend either NordVPN or PIA. 

 

NordVPN is based in Panama, PIA in USA and TunnelBear in Canada. 

 

Also, yeah, that's PIA. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

One of the main differences is that TunnelBear doesn't support P2P traffic, such as torrents. NordVPN also blocks some P2P ports apparently. 

 

PIA has a massive amount of available servers so often the speeds are very good and the pricing is good. TunnelBear is fairly expensive compared to the other two and also has the most downsides, so I would recommend either NordVPN or PIA. 

 

NordVPN is based in Panama, PIA in USA and TunnelBear in Canada. 

 

Also, yeah, that's PIA. 

I live in germany so I just hope they have enough servers here too lol. Thanks for the information!


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13 minutes ago, Hip said:

I live in germany so I just hope they have enough servers here too lol. Thanks for the information!

If you're in Germany, then most of the European servers will provide you with fairly good ping. 

 

I find myself using the Sweden servers most of the time, but there's servers in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Norway etc. etc. that will all give good results. 

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https://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-keep-anonymous-2018/

 

I have been using PIA for a couple years - works great. The article above made me choose them. 


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Honestly I made my own. That way you have total control


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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 hours ago, BuckGup said:

Honestly I made my own. That way you have total control

Don't I need servers for a own VPN? How does it work?


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4 hours ago, Hip said:

Don't I need servers for a own VPN? How does it work?

You just need to rent a VPS


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, BuckGup said:

You just need to rent a VPS

Is that heavy to configurate?


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26 minutes ago, Hip said:

Is that heavy to configurate?

Nope there's a script so you literally paste a command and type 1-4 on the keyboard as the options pop up


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On 4/1/2018 at 1:20 PM, Blue_Screen_of_Death said:

I was wondering if anyone had used Mullvad before? I see it listed beside NordVPN on some of the recommendation sites people have posted in other threads and I am unsure on how it compares to other VPNs.

I am currently using Mullvad and have been using it for the past 6 months.  The servers I normally connect to (US-CA) have been stable and fairly quick and I have no complaints so far.  I signed up with Mullvad from reading reviews at http://thatoneprivacysite.net.  

 

I have recently upgraded my internet to Gigabit and I do find that the Mullvad servers I connect to cap at about 200mbps on speedtest.net and would like to see if I could find a VPN that can get me closer to gigabit.

 

My biggest complaint is that its a lot more expensive than some other good options out there at 5 Euro a month.

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I'm currently using PIA and it's a blast, have very little speed interference which was a must for me, and overall safety in my opinion for consumer use is great for the price u pay.

 

Biggest pro from PIA is the massive amount of servers worldwide and especially Europe, i live in the Netherlands so that was needed to reduce the speed interference from the VPN.

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On 4/1/2018 at 6:44 PM, Hip said:

I live in germany so I just hope they have enough servers here too lol. Thanks for the information!

Yeah, they do.. I often use the German/Netherlands/Switzerland/Sweden etc servers.. I used to use the German servers all the time, but now mix it up a bit between the above instead. Speeds are pretty good, I get roughly 4Mbit/s below max speed on most servers on my PC.


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Very good question OP as there are number of factors to look for when choosing a VPN:

1. Price

2. Connectivity

3. Multi Login

4. No of servers

5. Services

etc. 

 

I would suggest you read an extensive guide on the vpn providers to make a learned choice.

Hope it helps you mate!

 

Cheers:) 

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