Author Topic: Which VPN?  (Read 644 times)

Oscar's dad

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Which VPN?
« on: April 24, 2019, 03:35:30 pm »
We are about to head off into France for a few months and I want to get a VPN so we can stream UK TV into our caravan and also keep our private stuff safe as we'll need to do on-line banking etc.

The Caravan & Motorhome Club do a deal with Goose VPN but neither the CAMC or Goose seem to know the discount code I need, clearly its some sort of state secret  ::-)  Both organisations are trying to get me the code but I can see me losing patience shortly.

Can you luverly people recommend an alternative VPN provider?  We shall be using a variety of Apple devices and a Windows laptop.

Re: Which VPN?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 03:57:38 pm »
Nordvpn has been good for me viewing Netflix USA here in blighty so gets around their geoblocking

fuaran

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Re: Which VPN?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 09:00:42 pm »
A VPN doesn't necessarily help keep your private stuff safe. Do you trust the VPN provider? Are they logging data?
Any thing that matters should be using an encrypted connection anyway (eg HTTPS).

An interesting article: https://schub.io/blog/2019/04/08/very-precarious-narrative.html

Re: Which VPN?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 09:09:06 pm »
Have you tried it through a tor browser?

DaveJ

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Re: Which VPN?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 09:42:49 pm »
The TV companies know the ip addresses of the vpn exit points, so this is a lot less effective than it was  year or so back.

Re: Which VPN?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 08:32:05 am »
Based on a couple of years just finished in France, I found PureVPN quite useful especially the browser plugin for Firefox or Chrome which always worked for the iPlayer for me.

Sky and Virgin streaming is not restricted within the EU and just works without VPN.

Re: Which VPN?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 04:53:32 pm »
Nordvpn has been good for me viewing Netflix USA here in blighty so gets around their geoblocking

We're NordVPN users too, didn't realise at the time but they're on Quidco too so you can get 50% of the cost back* - we signed up for the three year deal, currently available at £82.40 (£2.29 a month).

EDIT: regarding streaming, it works very smoothly with an Amazon Fire Stick...load up the NordVPN app, connect, exit, load up streaming service.


* the irony of it being tracked to get the cashback isn't lost on me...
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