Does anyone know of any good VPNs or VPN extensions?



  • I am concerned about security and I wanted to know if anyone was using a VPN service on Vivaldi. I really wish Vivaldi had VPN baked-in, but, I know that developers are busy and it may take awhile before they even think about implementing it.



  • @BlazeKing252 -- Yes, i have used a paid VPN fulltime for the past few years. Originally SecurityKISS, then AirVPN, currently VyprVPN. Also tested/evaluated IPVanish & PureVPN. VyprVPN is more expensive than many others, but i decided to go for them given they fully own all their infrastructure, & i like their corporate privacy ethos. They are consistently also the fastest VPN i have used, & server dropouts for me have mostly been minimal.

    I really used to like AirVPN [well, still do], because of their white-hat hacker/activist uber-privacy ethos, & unusually for Linux they do have a GUI. However they have poor server support in my own country such that i would be routinely geoblocked by some important domestic sites [mega-annoying], & whilst initially they prevailed in their whack-a-mole anti-geoblocking game with Netflix, eventually they were overrun & gave up the fight. In contrast, Vypr has generally good domestic server presence as well as global, & though it got pretty rough a few months ago, for the most part i continue to have largely unfettered NF access. When i used Air i felt mostly happy enough with their speeds, but upon changing to Vypr discovered that they are clearly faster for me.

    I configured multiple Vypr servers with my account in my distro's Connection Manager / Network Manager, & it's now entirely reflexive for me each morning when i Resume my pc from its Sleep to reconnect to whichever locale's server i need for today's [or even just this hour's] activities. Thus, all my emailing, browsing, banking, system updates, pgm downloads... everything... happens through the active VPN tunnel. It's OT, but fyi, i also run a large number of my programs sandboxed in FireJail.

    Good luck, happy tunnelling!!
    ................................................................................................................
    Tower & Lappy = Maui Linux 2.1 "Blue Tang" x64 Plasma 5.8.4.



  • @Steffie -- PS: Contrary to some others' opinions expressed various times in the blogs & fora, i do NOT want any browser i use to bake in their own proxy or VPN. IMO this is a specialty area of its own & i want a top-notch independent specialist dedicated VPN service of my choosing, in which to place my trust. Whilst it might be a poor analogy to Vivaldi, for instance back when i still kept Opera 15+ installed [even long after i had abandoned it as my daily browser] i was quite appalled when they instituted their claimed VPN, most especially in the context of their subsequent Chinese ownership. There's simply no way i would place my privacy trust in that.



  • Agree. No baked in VPN please.

    Been using AirVPN more than 2 years and happy with their service and support.



  • It depends on where you live. If it's only about protecting your (illegal?) downloads so you won't get caught and you live in the free world, about any (paid) VPN will do the job.
    Usually all "Free" VPN services have big problems. They are either extremely slow or won't connect to some websites or they don't work at all.

    If you live in a country where some websites are blocked like YouTube, Facebook etc., you need a good VPN service.

    If you live in China you will need the very best VPN service available.
    There is only one that does the job very well there: ExpressVPN.
    It usually comes out on top in any VPN review.

    This is my own experience in China for 7 years.
    If it works well in China it works well anywhere.
    I have tried most VPN services, but ExpressVPN is really the best.



  • @escolar

    I agree. These VPN services have a lot of experience and I doubt if Vivaldi can ever come close to the experience that the best VPN services have.
    And believe me, you will get a heck of a lot of problems and you need a lot of qualified staff to solve all those problems and it takes a lot of time.
    DON'T DO IT!!!
    In Opera it didn't work at all for me.



  • @BlazeKing252 said in Does anyone know of any good VPNs or VPN extensions?:

    I am concerned about security and I wanted to know if anyone was using a VPN service on Vivaldi. I really wish Vivaldi had VPN baked-in, but, I know that developers are busy and it may take awhile before they even think about implement

    It would really help what you're looking for in a VPN. If all you wanna do is just unblock sites that are otherwise restricted and there is actually no security threat whatsoever, then I guess a free service like Hola or Opera or HSS can do the trick for you. But if these do matter and you're actually loking for a VPN instead of just proxy and want to encrypt the data you send or receive then maybe you look for an actual VPN like Ivacy or Express or Vypr. Be sure to check out differences between a proxy and a VPN if you haven't already bro, though, I'm assuming you already have.



  • @BlazeKing252 said in Does anyone know of any good VPNs or VPN extensions?:

    I am concerned about security and I wanted to know if anyone was using a VPN service on Vivaldi. I really wish Vivaldi had VPN baked-in, but, I know that developers are busy and it may take awhile before they even think about implementing it.

    There are lots of VPN services best in giving you complete encryption and anonymity like PureVPN, Ivacy, Expres and HMA. Personally I am using PureVPN because I found it most reliable, they have more IP's than other VPN's, Not reducing my internet speed, Can use it on my desktop and mobile both at the same time, Works in for Torrenting, Streaming, Unblocking, Security and Privacy all the features in one shelter.
    I was a little hesitant to pay for a VPN at first, but they even offered a free trial which I was stoked about. Was easy as hell to use so I ended up buying it.



  • ExpressVPN’s the best in my experience. Being based outside the US and EU, they aren’t subject to strict privacy or data laws. They're also especially useful if you're outside the US as they’re the only VPN service that still unblocks sites like BBC iPlayer and Netflix. 100s of different locations and service is great too.



  • @MikeD82 said in Does anyone know of any good VPNs or VPN extensions?:

    ExpressVPN’s ... the only VPN service that still unblocks ... Netflix.

    Ahem, well that's just patently incorrect. I'm not in US, not using Express, yet miraculously still stream NF consistently thru' my VPN... as i wrote in my initial post above.



  • @Steffie Sorry, didn't read your full comment. Either way, i've been pretty satisfied with Expressvpn's service and would recommend them over another VPN in an instant.



  • There are many VPN services, you have to use highly encrypted service to be secured and ensure your online privacy, personally I am using bVPN service and I always get big discount https://www.bvpn.me/en/trysmoketunnelfree/



  • I think that ExpressVPN matches the best.
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