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Re: VPN Recommendations

Post by Big Boy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:37 am

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I know nothing about Hola. However, I use Betternet which is free and has been working fine for the last couple of months. It was recommended by Ginjaninja for which I thank him.
:agree: I've been using it since GN's recommendation also.
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Re: VPN Recommendations

Post by handdrummer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:17 am

what is a vpn and what is it's purpose?
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Post by Big Boy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:47 am

It allows you to hide your location, and tell the cyber world you are posting from somewhere else. Particularly useful if downloading movies etc. Can also allow you access to sites blocked within Thailand.
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Re: VPN Recommendations

Post by Pagey » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:32 pm

OK, I've uninstalled Hola on my laptop, purely as it isn't working and I've been using it on my set top box to watch ITV etc for about 3 years now without any issues.

I've downloaded Betternet but it says I am browsing from Switzerland and to change it to the UK I need to upgrade to the Premium so any free VPN that will let me choose UK as my country to browse from ?
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Re: VPN Recommendations

Post by Big Boy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:38 pm

I didn't download Betternet, simply took it as a free add-on to Chrome. I can change to UK or US with 2 clicks whenever I wish.
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Re: VPN Recommendations

Post by Pagey » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:46 pm

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I didn't download Betternet, simply took it as a free add-on to Chrome. I can change to UK or US with 2 clicks whenever I wish.
I searched 'Betternet' in Add Ons in Firefox and it came up blank hence I downloaded it! Just searched Google and it shows as an add on in FF ! Obviously user error somewhere.... :oops:
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Post by Big Boy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:50 pm

It really is easy to use - as a freebie, I think it's brilliant.
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Post by Pagey » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:03 pm

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It really is easy to use - as a freebie, I think it's brilliant.
So was Hola :cuss:

ITV still saying I am not browsing from Europe, how do I change the country on Betternet ? Or maybe I can't in FF ?
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Post by Big Boy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:07 pm

Simply choose what you want when you switch VPN on.
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Post by Pagey » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:11 pm

FF doesn't give me that option I'm afraid, just on or off.
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Post by Big Boy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:13 pm

Switch to Chrome. I hated Chrome with a vengeance, but when FF threw a wobbler, it was the only sensible option. Within a day, I found it was as good as FF, and probably better.
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Re: VPN Recommendations

Post by buksida » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:17 pm

If you want to keep FF, or a version of it, use Tor Browser - it is based on Firefox.

https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
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Re: VPN Recommendations

Post by Pagey » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:45 pm

Firstly, thanks for all the help and info.

About a month ago I told myself to change to Chrome as FF kept locking and websites displayed 'not responding' so I had to constantly use Task Manager to close FF and re open it. However, the last week or so it has been mainly working OK so if it ain't broke etc.

Just tried Tor but it's not compatible with my version of FF apparently, and I've just checked and I have the latest version of FF, 52 I think. ????

I only need the VPN for the UK while I'm watching ITVhub on my laptop which I'm only doing until I manage to update the ITV player on my set top box as I normally just watch everything from there....

Anyways Soccer AM in just over an hour then footy so I won't need it until after the weekend. Maybe I will try Chrome when I get time.
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Re: VPN Recommendations

Post by buksida » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:48 pm

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Just tried Tor but it's not compatible with my version of FF apparently, and I've just checked and I have the latest version of FF, 52 I think. ????
Tor is a separate browser, it is not an add-on and does not affect your existing installation of Firefox, it is a skinnied down version of FF that runs along side your usual browser, just use it when you want to go anon on the web.
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Re: VPN Recommendations

Post by robcar » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:49 pm

I'm a Chrome convert too. Got totally fed up with FF and the constant script errors even after updates. I'm still using Hola as my VPN and have not had any issues with it yet. I have downloaded Betternet but not tried it yet.

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