Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 18 Apr 2018.
If it's free and unlimited then it's hardly surprising it wasn't sustainable for the company.
To be honest, most people who take internet security seriously enough to use a VPN will be happy to pay for a good one. It's not as if they're expensive.
I never use public wifi without using a VPN.
On a side note, I've noticed that the wifi at my local Sainsbury's cafes have started blocking my VPN access, so I don't use the wifi there at all any more.
Stick OpenVPN (or the VPN software of your choice) on a server, bind it to port 80 or 443, and enjoy never being blocked ever again. (Or use a commercial VPN service which offers 80/443 bindings, your choice).
For real fun, create an encrypted tunnel over DNS (not the port, actual DNS queries) - and you can browse securely and for free absolutely anywhere, even if there's a captive portal asking you to pay Real Cash Monies. It's bloody slow, but it works!
Unfortunately everything you just said went right over my head. I'm not that technically minded when it comes to networks etc.
The only way I know how to used a VPN is to use the Windows/Android apps that Private Internet Access (PIA) offer.
On the plus side you've prompted me to go through their online help forums searching for those port numbers. I've managed to get it working, which it wasn't doing before. Ta
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