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    Stable/fast VPN (outside u.s.) not part of big VPN company

    Specs: Would like it to be in any country except the USA, that have an excellent broadband infrastructure & low ping times back to the U.S. (I'm on the east coast).

    I would like it to be with a fairly large company, but not a large company that specializes in VPN use, i.e. any service that shows up when I type VPN into google or otherwise. One that will allow me to run the OpenVPN protocol (for maximum security/encryption of my data).

    I have a 25mbps/5mbps connection at home (cable) with a wireless network setup for all 3 of my PC's. I am running a ASUS RT-N16 router in G-mode (with WPA2 personal). I do have DD-WRT running on the router with OpenVPN pre-installed. However I am open to using a desktop version of OpenVPN.

    So Ideally I would like to be able to get a at least 10mbps/1mbps (I realize it might not be my full home connection speed since it may be traversing continents).

    I am not looking to spend a lot of $, simply because this is just a "test" for now to see if it will even work out.

    I am not looking to do any immoral or even "torrent" stuff. However freedom of speech & security are paramount to me. I do not like using my REAL ip while surfing/posting to blogs/signing up for accounts etc. Nor do I like my real IP showing up in e-mails that I send to people/associates.

    Where is a good place to start? I have checked out many pre-done version of VPN companies & ran several free trials, but the servers were so bogged down, the fastest I've seen on speedtest back to the U.S. from the EU is 2mbps down & 2mbps up.

    I do not need more than 150gb of total transfer per month, as my Cap with Comcast is exactly 250gb. And any p2p transfers I do, I will do from my own home connection & not through the VPN.

    Almost all of my VPN usage will be http/https (web page loading), instant messaging clients, & very light e-mail pop3 retrieval & very light smtp sending (maybe 250 e-mails out/month)

    All of my pc's are running Win7 & Win XP SP3...nothing outdated, or linux. I would also be willing to use something other than OpenVPN, as long as it's the most secure of the 2-3 other protocols available.

    Oh & latency (ping times etc.) i think a reasonable ping would be anything under 185ms. (to the east coast, usa)
    Last edited by n3rdy-jenn; 04-29-2011 at 12:15 PM. Reason: defining latency (according to my needs)

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    If you want it to be low latency to USA it has to be on the North American continent - otherwise due to distance and finite speed of light in fiber the latency wouldn't be low. Maybe look for something in Canada.

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    I think 180ms is adequate for my needs....I don't do any "gaming"

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    180ms to most of USA is doable from almost anywhere in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n3rdy-jenn View Post

    Almost all of my VPN usage will be http/https (web page loading), instant messaging clients, & very light e-mail pop3 retrieval & very light smtp sending (maybe 250 e-mails out/month)
    If that's all you need to do, you can get a small VPS and just use a socks proxy with putty. Otherwise, I've heard good reviews about https://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn/vpn-service-provider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teck View Post
    If that's all you need to do, you can get a small VPS and just use a socks proxy with putty. Otherwise, I've heard good reviews about goldfrog.
    Can VPN software be installed on a small VPS? A socks proxy does not provide the encryption I am interested in, from point A) to B). How does one setup a socks proxy connection with putty though? That's new information to me. I've always heard you have to install things such as tinyproxy etc.

    This golden frog company, are they a massive VPN service that also work with resellers? If so I'm probably not interested....unless you've also heard that its users are able to get almost "full speed" as if they were using their own ISP connection straight to the net. I.E. have you heard of anyone getting 15-25mbps down & 3-5 up?

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    You should not expect download speed of 15-25 Mbps with one tcp connection, with the added latency of 150+ ms from the distant VPN.
    You could achieve this speed if using many connections, however you said you are not interested in torrents.

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    Its pretty easy to use this on a VPS: https://github.com/apenwarr/sshuttle

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