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#1 aj777

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:22 PM

I'm looking for a free VPN that will work with Linux Mint. Thanks:)



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:48 PM

Opera comes with free VPN ... https://www.opera.com/computer/linux ... and works with Linux.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 07:02 AM

I tried the Opera VPN. It works to an extent, but it cuts in and out. Sometimes it will allow me to play a video, then sometimes not. When it works, it's painfully slow. Even at the lowest video quality it still stutters and freezes.


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 11:48 AM

Sadly that's not entirely uncommon with free VPNs, if you want performance then you usually have to pay for it.

 

I'm presuming that the reason you want to view videos using a VPN is so that you can watch stuff that's not available to you in the area in which you live. If that is the case, then have you tried using the Tor browser. It's slow to load, but I've had no trouble running videos on it (though the ones I've watched have usually been short and not HD).



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

Sadly that's not entirely uncommon with free VPNs, if you want performance then you usually have to pay for it.

 

I'm presuming that the reason you want to view videos using a VPN is so that you can watch stuff that's not available to you in the area in which you live. If that is the case, then have you tried using the Tor browser. It's slow to load, but I've had no trouble running videos on it (though the ones I've watched have usually been short and not HD).

 

That was the first thing I tried, but it didn't unblock geo restricted content for some reason.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:49 PM

VPNbook is free.

 

https://www.vpnbook.com/

 

You might find a few free ones with limited monthly caps.

 

Opera VPN functions more like a proxy than a traditional VPN.

 

https://gist.github.com/spaze/558b7c4cd81afa7c857381254ae7bd10

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/04/22/opera-browser-vpn-proxy/

 


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:32 PM

VPNbook is free.

 

https://www.vpnbook.com/

 

You might find a few free ones with limited monthly caps.

 

Opera VPN functions more like a proxy than a traditional VPN.

 

https://gist.github.com/spaze/558b7c4cd81afa7c857381254ae7bd10

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/04/22/opera-browser-vpn-proxy/

 

 

Which one do I need for Linux Mint?



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:51 PM

I'm having trouble connecting to their server. Are the command lines different for Linux mint? They have instructions for Ubuntu only.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:58 PM

There are no downloads for the free pptp vpn. How do I use them? This is the information it gives:

 

euro217.vpnbook.com

 

Username: vpnbook
Password: phu5sh8


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 06:33 PM

See if this helps:

 

https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1965


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Posted 03 June 2017 - 06:06 AM

By being a subscriber to the FOSS newsletter, there will be plenty of opportunities to get a VPN for life at an unreal price, like $39.95 for up to 5 devices, including Linux. :)

 

https://itsfoss.com/

 

I've seen several such deals, and actually almost pulled the trigger on one, the only reason I didn't was, unless somewhere else, my ISP can see that I'm behind a VPN & don't go anywhere often. To the grocery store, the doctor's office & pharmacy, which amounts to less than 30 miles per month. If I were one who traveled, would had pulled the trigger w/out a second thought.  :)

 

Just remember one thing, because one's behind a VPN doesn't mean logs aren't retained (if in the US, ensure that only servers outside of the country are used, same applies to many other nations). This can be changed in the settings of the client. Another & last thing, suing a VPN doesn't in the least imply that we can perform illegal activities (this is in the Terms Of Service), if this is the intention, use Tor & not on your Home network. Yet one can hide their whereabouts with a VPN legally, and that's part of what the services are for, out of many others. 

 

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:16 AM

Used this one awhile back. Has a 10GB monthly limit.

https://windscribe.com/

 

And of course, suggest you visit this site for some excellent unbiased VPN information.

https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-section/

 

 


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Posted 03 June 2017 - 12:04 PM

By being a subscriber to the FOSS newsletter, there will be plenty of opportunities to get a VPN for life at an unreal price, like $39.95 for up to 5 devices, including Linux. :)

 

https://itsfoss.com/

 

I've seen several such deals, and actually almost pulled the trigger on one, the only reason I didn't was, unless somewhere else, my ISP can see that I'm behind a VPN & don't go anywhere often. To the grocery store, the doctor's office & pharmacy, which amounts to less than 30 miles per month. If I were one who traveled, would had pulled the trigger w/out a second thought.  :)

 

Just remember one thing, because one's behind a VPN doesn't mean logs aren't retained (if in the US, ensure that only servers outside of the country are used, same applies to many other nations). This can be changed in the settings of the client. Another & last thing, suing a VPN doesn't in the least imply that we can perform illegal activities (this is in the Terms Of Service), if this is the intention, use Tor & not on your Home network. Yet one can hide their whereabouts with a VPN legally, and that's part of what the services are for, out of many others. 

 

Cat

 

As stated, I don't use it for anything illegal. I know everyone probably says that while ordering counterfeit Jordans from the dark web, or worse, but in my case I really don't care who sees what I'm doing, as long as the German TV sites think I'm in Germany. If the NSA sees me, all they'll find out about me is that I have a disturbing fetish for cheesy German crime series. :hysterical:

 

Is there any reason why I would be concerned about my ISP seeing what I'm doing on the VPN? Would that violate the terms of service or something? I only use German servers, as that's the only way to watch the network websites.



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Posted 03 June 2017 - 08:50 PM

 

By being a subscriber to the FOSS newsletter, there will be plenty of opportunities to get a VPN for life at an unreal price, like $39.95 for up to 5 devices, including Linux.

Just for the record there is no need to go to " other sites " to get great deals on VPN, software or various on line courses. Check out the deals on Bleepingcomputer.

https://deals.bleepingcomputer.com/collections/tag-cyber-security?utm_source=bleepingcomputer.com&utm_medium=dd_cat

 

VPN

https://deals.bleepingcomputer.com/sales/ra4w-vpn-lifetime-subscription

 

https://deals.bleepingcomputer.com/sales/windscribe-vpn


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 05:34 AM

This is the one for 5 PC's that I seen on FOSS, a 'related' link in the one Nick provided above. :)

 

https://deals.bleepingcomputer.com/sales/vpn-unlimited-lifetime-subscription

 

Not a bad deal at $39 at for Lifetime, 5 devices or $59 for ten. Even if all aren't needed now, may be in the future. Makes the 3 year deal at $19 look to be not a good value for the price unless one needs it temporarily. Or to see how good the provider is before pulling the trigger, although there's no promise that the Lifetime options will always exist. Of course when they say 'Lifetime', that normally means the life of the corporation, not the subscriber, these are here today & belly up tomorrow. :P

 

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