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  1. Posts : 6,686
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       #11

    Well if you use a VPN as you have found some websites will not work correctly so you'd have to disable it in such cases.

    It can also cause issue with your location when online shopping.

    Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?
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  2. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #12

    Hi folks
    The best VPN's offer a "Split Tunelling mode" which means you can disable the VPN for specific apps (thanks @PiKo for pointing this out).

    NordVPN offers that service (If using say on an amazon firestick you go to "Trusted apps" which is the same as the Desktop version when you choose "enable Split tunelling" and then can tick the apps you want to continue without them looking as if they are on the VPN.)

    So for the Browser problem with specific websites install another browser and exempt it from VPN control when you want to access those websites that don't like VPN's.

    At home here we are upgrading the whole country to eventually 10Gb/s broadband (amazing tiny Nordic countries are always ahead in this game !!) but I have absolutely no problems with the speed I get from NordVPN and of course unlimited usage too.

    They have quite a good 2 year deal on offer -- grab it if it looks good for you - they seem to have more servers than most and I can say it "Just Works".

    Of course there are others so do your research but I've no problem with NordVPN so far - they deliver what they promise and I'm quite a bg user of alternate Netflix options etc and that american service (can't mention --Forum rules) but you get all the major cable channels e.g HBO, CINEMAX, SHOWTIME and zillions of other channels and affiliates affiliates for free - and works with Firefox.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 120
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       #13

    Many Thanks, that is an excellent solution!!!
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  4. Posts : 390
    Windows 10 Pro, Ver. 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
       #14

    Seeking advice on IPv6 Leaks


    Windows 10 Pro - 2004, OS Build: 19041.746

    Howdy Folks

    Recent issues with PIA had me looking for an alternative. I turned on Norton's VPN which appears to be working very well, but I now have IPv6 leaks causing privacy concerns.

    I see it's easy enough to disable iPv6 but have read that may cause some problems.

    I'm seeking advice on my best approach.
    TIA to all who read this post and to those who reply!
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  5. Posts : 93
    Windows 10 pro 64 Bit Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.844)
       #15

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi folks
    The best VPN's offer a "Split Tunelling mode" which means you can disable the VPN for specific apps (thanks @PiKo for pointing this out).

    NordVPN offers that service (If using say on an amazon firestick you go to "Trusted apps" which is the same as the Desktop version when you choose "enable Split tunelling" and then can tick the apps you want to continue without them looking as if they are on the VPN.)

    So for the Browser problem with specific websites install another browser and exempt it from VPN control when you want to access those websites that don't like VPN's.

    At home here we are upgrading the whole country to eventually 10Gb/s broadband (amazing tiny Nordic countries are always ahead in this game !!) but I have absolutely no problems with the speed I get from NordVPN and of course unlimited usage too.

    They have quite a good 2 year deal on offer -- grab it if it looks good for you - they seem to have more servers than most and I can say it "Just Works".

    Of course there are others so do your research but I've no problem with NordVPN so far - they deliver what they promise and I'm quite a bg user of alternate Netflix options etc and that american service (can't mention --Forum rules) but you get all the major cable channels e.g HBO, CINEMAX, SHOWTIME and zillions of other channels and affiliates affiliates for free - and works with Firefox.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I was gonna say the same thing, I use Surfshark and love it, I have full internet speeds. Another good thing is like Surfshark has a KillSwitch option to tick, so when the VPN connection breaks or disconnects or in other scenarios your not protected it automatically disconnects your internet so your safe. I was gonna say to use Surfshark, Nord or ExpressVPN..so hey your good to go. If you have any more questions or need help tweaking your Nord VPN post back and someone here will gladly help you.
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  6. Posts : 37
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       #16

    brucemc777 said:
    Completely new to VPN...

    After reading a couple articles from TechRadar i am interested in trying out a VPN.

    NordVPN looks most impressive in their balance of speed and cost, while SurfShark is quite well rated, costs less, but it would seem they do not offer the speed of NordVPN.

    Unfortunately for me, there is absolutely no way from the articles for me to have an understanding as to where i would see the hit i would take in speed using either, which has always been a big concern. Frankly, both 1) cost and 2) a hit in speed, have been the highest two reasons i have not engaged a VPN. I also suspect it is relevant that our ISP, Verizon, also provides out television and it is all over FIOS.

    Can anyone give me a practical comparison?

    If it helps, according to Ookla, my DL is 108.44Mbps and up is 106.14, which is fair as i took Verizon's 100Mbps offering-

    Thank you VERY much for sharing your knowledge and expertise!!!


    I've been using NordVPN for several years and recommend them. The only issue that I have is connecting to my other systems on my local network, and accessing this forum. (I have to disconnect if I want to access this forum. ).

    I do a lot of security and attend several security conferences. I attended one a year or so ago and the topic of discussion was spinning your own VPN service. The presenter warned against using VPN vendors due to most of them stealing personal information. However, the presenter said that NordVPN was safe to use. That made me feel better.

    Occasionally, I have issues where I have to drop the connection and re-connect, or refresh the connection. But that doesn't happen to often. I recommend Nord.

    Daryl
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  7. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #17

    rosede said:
    I've been using NordVPN for several years and recommend them. The only issue that I have is connecting to my other systems on my local network, and accessing this forum. (I have to disconnect if I want to access this forum. ).

    I do a lot of security and attend several security conferences. I attended one a year or so ago and the topic of discussion was spinning your own VPN service. The presenter warned against using VPN vendors due to most of them stealing personal information. However, the presenter said that NordVPN was safe to use. That made me feel better.

    Occasionally, I have issues where I have to drop the connection and re-connect, or refresh the connection. But that doesn't happen to often. I recommend Nord.

    Daryl
    Hi there @rosede

    Simply on NordVPN use split tunelling and set up a different browser when acessing W10 Forums if you get a problem when logged in to the VPN.

    I'm though not sure why using a VPN interferes with access to W10 Forums -- most VPN's would work.

    Split tunelling should fix your LAN access as well. On android / NAS type systems for NordVPN go to the "Trusted applications" settings - that's the same as "Split Tunnelling" on Windows systems.

    The Split tunelling simply disengages the VPN for those applications you don't want to be connected to the VPN for -- so with decent VPN's it's not an "All or Nothing" connection. I wouldn't use a VPN that didn't have split tunelling as an option -- too many problems if you need applications running "Locally" while you are connected to a VPN.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 37
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       #18

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there @rosede

    Simply on NordVPN use split tunelling and set up a different browser when acessing W10 Forums if you get a problem when logged in to the VPN.

    I'm though not sure why using a VPN interferes with access to W10 Forums -- most VPN's would work.

    Split tunelling should fix your LAN access as well. On android / NAS type systems for NordVPN go to the "Trusted applications" settings - that's the same as "Split Tunnelling" on Windows systems.

    The Split tunelling simply disengages the VPN for those applications you don't want to be connected to the VPN for -- so with decent VPN's it's not an "All or Nothing" connection. I wouldn't use a VPN that didn't have split tunelling as an option -- too many problems if you need applications running "Locally" while you are connected to a VPN.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Sorry, spit tunneling does not work. Well, it might, but I also use an internal DNS to resolve host names. NordVPN support wants me to use IP addresses as opposed to DNS, but that defeats the purpose of DNS.

    However, I can use OpenVPN GUI which does allow me to access my internal network, without split tunneling, but does not automatically connect, and I often forget to connect when I log into my machine. Which again, defeats the purpose of having a VPN.

    The NordVPN app on my phone works internally just fine. I can access all of my internal network using the split tunneling and internal DNS, but for whatever reason, the Windows app does not.

    Funny, I didn't have to drop my VPN connection when getting on this forum. Perhaps because I'm still logged in, and cookies are still set. Otherwise, I get an error telling me that the admin of this forum doesn't allow anonymous access to this site, or something like that. Don't remember exactly.

    But with all of that said, I recommend NordVPN.

    Daryl

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    This is what I get when I try to access this forum using my VPN connection.

    Daryl
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  9. Posts : 4,742
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #19

    rosede said:
    Sorry, spit tunneling does not work. Well, it might, but I also use an internal DNS to resolve host names. NordVPN support wants me to use IP addresses as opposed to DNS, but that defeats the purpose of DNS.

    However, I can use OpenVPN GUI which does allow me to access my internal network, without split tunneling, but does not automatically connect, and I often forget to connect when I log into my machine. Which again, defeats the purpose of having a VPN.

    The NordVPN app on my phone works internally just fine. I can access all of my internal network using the split tunneling and internal DNS, but for whatever reason, the Windows app does not.

    Funny, I didn't have to drop my VPN connection when getting on this forum. Perhaps because I'm still logged in, and cookies are still set. Otherwise, I get an error telling me that the admin of this forum doesn't allow anonymous access to this site, or something like that. Don't remember exactly.

    But with all of that said, I recommend NordVPN.

    Daryl

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    This is what I get when I try to access this forum using my VPN connection.

    Daryl
    I get that screen with Windscribe VPN but changing the location fixes that.

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  10. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 LTSC (version: 1809)
       #20

    What about OpenVPN?
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