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Re: VPN
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2018, 09:21:22 PM »
So I've had 3 emails from virgin warning me about downloading torrents so have decided to use a vpn again. Did a speedtest today, without the vpn is 200Mpbs but with the vpn is 10Mpbs. Is it normal to be that shite? I'm using Nord btw.


That's a bit shit,you usually lose some speed but not that much,have you tried a different server ?
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Re: VPN
« Reply #81 on: November 27, 2018, 08:21:32 AM »

That's a bit shit,you usually lose some speed but not that much,have you tried a different server ?

Yeah, tried different servers but same result.

I left it for a couple of hours an now getting 70Mbps, happy with that.
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Re: VPN
« Reply #82 on: December 16, 2018, 01:03:30 PM »
Just got 3 years of Nord VPN for about £100, to cover 6 devices, complete bargain.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/deals/the-best-vpn-deals-for-2018
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Re: VPN
« Reply #83 on: March 1, 2019, 10:08:43 AM »
Asking for a mate.

With a VPN is it relatively easy to then find a link for a reliable stream for the footy?

Current download speed is about 60Mpbs

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Re: VPN
« Reply #84 on: March 1, 2019, 10:10:02 AM »
A VPN won’t make a stream any more reliable. A bad VPN may cut your speed and make it worse though.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #85 on: March 1, 2019, 10:21:31 AM »
A VPN won’t make a stream any more reliable. A bad VPN may cut your speed and make it worse though.

Cheers, was thinking that a VPN allows you to access the streams that are all over the internet and therefore being watched by everyone and his mother, therefore better than the usual stuff I remember back in the day

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Re: VPN
« Reply #86 on: March 1, 2019, 10:24:13 AM »
Cheers, was thinking that a VPN allows you to access the streams that are all over the internet and therefore being watched by everyone and his mother, therefore better than the usual stuff I remember back in the day

All a VPN does it mask what you're doing on the internet from the likes of your internet provider.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #87 on: March 1, 2019, 03:26:43 PM »
Asking for a mate.

With a VPN is it relatively easy to then find a link for a reliable stream for the footy?

Current download speed is about 60Mpbs


A VPN will make it easier for him to find streams that work & keep working as they get around any UK take down notices.A good example and the easiest test is to try using Mobdro during the footy,when the PL is on they (mobdro) just block the UK from using the app,once the footy has finished it all works again,if you open it up whilst running your VPN it will work for you during the footy though.

His speed is more than enough,even if a vpn cut it by 2/3rds (they don't) he would still have enough left over to be able to stream a 4K movie so it would piss a 1080p footy stream.


Tell him to try this and see what he thinks,don't pay for the full package though as digibit is way cheaper (£2 a month) and brilliant imo.


Anyone who wants a free vpn in case of surprise blocks can use this link to windscribe,you get 20gb free per month if you use code EXPAND20,shows up as 10gb but the next time you log into the client area it will show 20gb


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Re: VPN
« Reply #88 on: March 1, 2019, 03:29:10 PM »
Cheers, was thinking that a VPN allows you to access the streams that are all over the internet and therefore being watched by everyone and his mother, therefore better than the usual stuff I remember back in the day


Even most free streams are top notch nowadays,fewer people will be watching the streams that are being blocked in the UK so in that sense they could be more reliable.
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Re: VPN
« Reply #89 on: March 1, 2019, 04:51:38 PM »
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Re: VPN
« Reply #90 on: March 2, 2019, 12:23:18 PM »
Just got a 3 year NordVPN sub for about £60 (after cashback).  Bit worried about download speeds being slower now, but I'll see how it goes.

Couple of questions - does everyone automatically let it choose location (UK)?  Or is there any benefit of choosing a different country?

Secondly, I may try downloading a movie torrent.  Where's the best site for good quality / well-seeded torrents?  (PM me if you'd prefer)

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Re: VPN
« Reply #91 on: March 2, 2019, 10:54:10 PM »
Just got a 3 year NordVPN sub for about £60 (after cashback).  Bit worried about download speeds being slower now, but I'll see how it goes.

Couple of questions - does everyone automatically let it choose location (UK)?  Or is there any benefit of choosing a different country?


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I have the same 3 year plan from Nord VPN.

I keep chopping and changing it, one day I could be connected to the net via a server in France, the next day from a server in South Korea or indeed any country in the list.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #92 on: March 3, 2019, 07:57:26 AM »
I have the same 3 year plan from Nord VPN.

I keep chopping and changing it, one day I could be connected to the net via a server in France, the next day from a server in South Korea or indeed any country in the list.

Just because I can       :P

Ohh and just incase the CIA are spying on me I like to amuse myself thinking I'm giving them a good old run around.     ;D

Haha, I'm currently writing this from Switzerland..not. However, if the CIA are spying on you, you'll need more than a 3 year plan from Nord mate

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Re: VPN
« Reply #93 on: March 3, 2019, 02:28:47 PM »
Does it work well for IPTV apps?
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Re: VPN
« Reply #94 on: March 3, 2019, 03:45:37 PM »
Does it work well for IPTV apps?

All do but only when the provider allows them to be used.
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Re: VPN
« Reply #95 on: March 4, 2019, 08:47:42 AM »
All do but only when the provider allows them to be used.
ive had problems the last two weekends trying to watch games

supplier said nord would bypass this. i havent ordered a vpn
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Re: VPN
« Reply #96 on: March 4, 2019, 12:20:27 PM »
ive had problems the last two weekends trying to watch games

supplier said nord would bypass this. i havent ordered a vpn

One of the issues I have had is that if my WiFi drops, regular occurrence for me with BT, going to him bin them off.
Then I have had to close down the firestick and reconnect with a different location.

Not sure if that is going to help but simply if you are having issues try reconnecting with a different location and then start up your device.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #97 on: March 4, 2019, 01:10:44 PM »
Some IPTV providers say that VPN actually helps the PL put up their blocks as they cause leaks,no idea what they mean by that as I don't have a problem with my IPTV as I'mnot UK based.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #98 on: March 4, 2019, 02:20:25 PM »
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Re: VPN
« Reply #99 on: March 5, 2019, 11:21:08 AM »
I've started using Surfshark when my iptv gets blocked, works great, decent speeds too. Also gets round Netflix geo blocks (for now). It's nothing fancy, and they're relatively new. You can get 2 years now for 38 quid using the code sharkstart

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Re: VPN
« Reply #100 on: March 5, 2019, 01:12:19 PM »
This NordVPN is really slowing down my computer and phone.  Web pages load so slowly (sometimes not at all - I have to disconnect & connect again to make it work), downloads are significantly slower (1mbps?!) 

I was expecting a slight slowdown (I'd take that for the extra security this potentially brings), but this is really disappointing.  I'm connecting to a UK server - not one the other side of the world.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #101 on: March 5, 2019, 03:00:13 PM »
This NordVPN is really slowing down my computer and phone.  Web pages load so slowly (sometimes not at all - I have to disconnect & connect again to make it work), downloads are significantly slower (1mbps?!) 

I was expecting a slight slowdown (I'd take that for the extra security this potentially brings), but this is really disappointing.  I'm connecting to a UK server - not one the other side of the world.


Have you tried both protocols,I nearly always use UDP.
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Re: VPN
« Reply #102 on: March 5, 2019, 03:02:02 PM »
I have no idea how to do that - I just installed the VPN and clicked "connect automatically"!  Is it easy to change protocols?

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Re: VPN
« Reply #103 on: March 5, 2019, 03:47:06 PM »
I have no idea how to do that - I just installed the VPN and clicked "connect automatically"!  Is it easy to change protocols?

Never used Nord but it should be a case of just selecting the one you want UDP or TCP
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Re: VPN
« Reply #104 on: March 5, 2019, 10:50:59 PM »
I have no idea how to do that - I just installed the VPN and clicked "connect automatically"!  Is it easy to change protocols?

this might help you out ....  8)

https://nordvpn.com/blog/tcp-or-udp-which-is-better/
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Re: VPN
« Reply #105 on: March 6, 2019, 10:14:42 AM »
this might help you out ....  8)

https://nordvpn.com/blog/tcp-or-udp-which-is-better/
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Re: VPN
« Reply #106 on: March 7, 2019, 10:22:32 AM »
There was a 'Choose UDP over TCP' check box in the Nord settings, so I've unclicked that.  Hasn't made any difference so far.

Also - when I go on Youtube, I get German/Austrian adverts, even though I'm on a UK server?  Anyone know why that would be?

Also also ( ;D) - iplayer doesn't work on my ipad.  I'm guessing that's because of the VPN, but again I'm not sure why.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #107 on: March 7, 2019, 11:20:33 AM »
There was a 'Choose UDP over TCP' check box in the Nord settings, so I've unclicked that.  Hasn't made any difference so far.

Also - when I go on Youtube, I get German/Austrian adverts, even though I'm on a UK server?  Anyone know why that would be?

Also also ( ;D) - iplayer doesn't work on my ipad.  I'm guessing that's because of the VPN, but again I'm not sure why.

You can't be on a UK server, I'd double check if your getting German adverts and can't get into Iplayer.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #108 on: March 7, 2019, 04:10:36 PM »
There was a 'Choose UDP over TCP' check box in the Nord settings, so I've unclicked that.  Hasn't made any difference so far.

Also - when I go on Youtube, I get German/Austrian adverts, even though I'm on a UK server?  Anyone know why that would be?

Also also ( ;D) - iplayer doesn't work on my ipad.  I'm guessing that's because of the VPN, but again I'm not sure why.

Go here and see where it says it thinks you are:

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Re: VPN
« Reply #109 on: March 7, 2019, 07:29:20 PM »
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Re: VPN
« Reply #110 on: March 7, 2019, 08:05:21 PM »
Been with PIA for a few years, no problems at all apart from my Plex server getting blocked but sorted now. Port forwarding for torrents etc is fine

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Re: VPN
« Reply #111 on: March 9, 2019, 10:49:16 AM »
Go here and see where it says it thinks you are:

https://iplocation.com/
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Re: VPN
« Reply #112 on: March 11, 2019, 09:02:28 PM »
Virgin seems to block all VPNs websites so can't sign up anywhere, anyone have this problem?

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« Reply #113 on: March 11, 2019, 09:17:17 PM »
Virgin seems to block all VPNs websites so can't sign up anywhere, anyone have this problem?

I'm sure there are other ways but the simple solution would be to sign up somewhere else, or on your phone while on 4G rather than your wifi.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #114 on: June 26, 2019, 05:45:45 PM »
Can anyone recommend a free and easy to use VPN for my tablet that I can use to access BBC iPlayer while I'm abroad?

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Re: VPN
« Reply #115 on: June 26, 2019, 05:49:40 PM »
Can anyone recommend a free and easy to use VPN for my tablet that I can use to access BBC iPlayer while I'm abroad?


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Re: VPN
« Reply #116 on: June 26, 2019, 06:09:48 PM »
Thanks. I just tried that and managed to connect to a UK VPN but iPlayer and NOW TV still didn't work.

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Re: VPN
« Reply #117 on: June 26, 2019, 06:21:35 PM »
Thanks. I just tried that and managed to connect to a UK VPN but iPlayer and NOW TV still didn't work.

Pretty sure that it has an iPlayer specific server so try that.

If it doesn't then sign up for Digibit,it's only £2pm and you pay monthly (paypal option as well),they definitely have the iPlayer specific server.
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Re: VPN
« Reply #118 on: June 26, 2019, 09:26:37 PM »
Thanks. I just tried that and managed to connect to a UK VPN but iPlayer and NOW TV still didn't work.
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Re: VPN
« Reply #119 on: June 26, 2019, 10:06:32 PM »
Why not use a browser that has a VPN browser application built in?


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