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VPN with Gaming and Netflix Suggestion

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by parker55, May 13, 2019.

  1. parker55

    parker55 Occasional Visitor

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    Been toying with the idea of a VPN for a bit, just wondering if anyone has any recommendations especially for gaming or netflix..

    Obviously all the top names pop up once googled, i am tempted to try 2 or 3 monthly trials to find the right one Express VPN, Nord and VyprVPN all sound good choices any experience here?

    Found these vpn from these sites

    https://restoreprivacy.com/
    https://www.bestvpnguru.com/
    https://thebestvpn.com/

    Do they provide unbiased feedback?
     
  2. Xentrk

    Xentrk Part of the Furniture

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    My advice is biased as I really like my provider TorGuard as they are able to get around the VPN blocks put in place by BBC, Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu. Please read my blog post Why I use TorGuard.

    There are many factors that impact performance. Distance to VPN server and your backbone ISP speed are key. A major factor is the CPU in the router and the cipher you use. The newer HND CPU routers in the RT-AX88U and RT-AC86U are able to accelerate performance over OpenVPN. Intel and some other CPUs have the AES-NI feature that does the same. There are some number you can look at in the OpenVPN Performance post.
     
  3. Paliv

    Paliv Regular Contributor

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    I would be cautious with these sites. Almost all vpn review sites are heavily driven by affiliate link payments. I think restoreprivacy is the only one there I would check, and even then keep an open mind. The vpn business is quite shady.
     
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  4. MattHausB3@T

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    I've tried out a few and so far I'm sticking with Nordvpn, it's fairly easy to use and works well with unblocking more netflix content. Though I rarely use it for gaming. Not that it's bad or anything, I just don't see the point.
    If you want to know if those sites are biased or not just look if the links they provide are affiliate links then you'll see if they have anything to gain from promoting them. But I dunno their insights might still be worth considering