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Windows Recommend a VPN fow Windows 7

Discussion in 'Software' started by GaryP, 30 Oct 2020.

  1. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    Now that the helmets at Private Internet Access have suddenly decided to no longer support windows 7, can anyone recommend one I can use on at least three machines running windows 7.

    I am no in the process of fighting for a refund with these dicks for nearly 10 months of useless subscription. I do not recommend their customer support for anyone thinking of using them.
     
  2. SkiDave

    SkiDave Minimodder

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    AirVPN has a windows 7 client - though I've not used it on windows 7...
    You can have 5 simultaneous clients, and support pretty much every platform going.

    I've been very impressed with them, been using them for a couple of years now.
     
  3. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    NordVPN, while ok, can be wildly inconsistent in terms of connection speed.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I second AirVPN. Been using them for years, never had a problem.
     
  5. Cookie Monster

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    I was just talking with @legoman on the Discord server at the weekend. I installed Opera and apparantly it comes with one built in (one of the bullet points during the install process). Not sure on how good it is, but might be worth a look before signing up to something.
     
  6. Edwards

    Edwards Minimodder

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    Thirded. I've been using AirVPN for 4 years now without issue.
     
  7. ModSquid

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    I realise it will depend a lot on the router, but is there a way of adding AirVPN (or alternative) at router level?

    Mine is currently set to run through Cloudflare (1.1.1.1) but I don't know if that's sufficient.
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    1.1.1.1 isn't a VPN, it's DNS: your DNS resolution queries (i.e. "what IP address is www.bbc.co.uk") go to Cloudflare, but none of your other traffic. (And unless you're using DNS-over-HTTPS, they go in plain text so your ISP can still see all the names you're querying.)

    As to whether you can use AirVPN at a router level, it depends on your router. AirVPN has its own client, but it doesn't require it: it can generate configuration files compatible with OpenVPN. If your router supports connecting to a VPN endpoint and can accept OpenVPN configuration files, then yes. If not, no: you'd need to switch to a router that does, or turn your router into a simple gateway and put a box between it and your network that handles the routing including VPN.
     
  9. satisfiedwimp

    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    If you want a reliable VPN, you really have to pay. They only allow you to test it for free for a few days so you can have an idea of it's worth before you buy it.
     
  10. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke Man in a box

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    I switched from Nord to Air due to this thread, and have to say thanks.

    The Nord app is a bit flashier, but had nowhere near the same level of options, and Nord don't have any configurable port forwarding. Stability and speed wise they seem similar.
     
  11. DanH

    DanH What's a Dremel?

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    surfshark by a mile
     
  12. GaryP

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