ExpressVPN: is its claim of being the fastest VPN on earth correct?

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I have never used a VPN before, but have decided to start caring about our privacy. I thought I cared about it before as far as security goes, but I guess this is the next level not that I will stop what I’m doing now. From the little research I have done so far, Express comes out on top of my short list, but a friend whose opinion I respect has recommended Surfeasy. As long as it doesn’t take away from the thread, any input? Ease of use would be a factor.


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@BeeefBarly: the only advice I can give you is to make sure you don’t use the PPTP protocol to connect to a VPN. PPTP might seem tempting, since it can be used on many platforms without additional software, but it’s highly insecure. I usually recommend OpenVPN, so if that’s an option, go for it. Also, read the provider’s privacy statement very carefully. If they log your activities, they don’t deserve your business.


#4

The LA ping seemed pretty decent. Wish the same could be said about the ping to Amsterdam. i use the ivacy the other way around, that is, to ping from Europe to USA. seems pretty decent with the ping being around 100 usually.


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The ping to LA seemed decent enough. and the upload too. wish the same was true for Amsterdam. I usually sort use ivacy to do it the other way around, because i ping from the UK to US. the ping is usually around the 100 mark.


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Is it possible @ Express VPN by using a permanent VPN connection via your router, so that all connected devices are using the VPN?


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[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2784246]Is it possible @ Express VPN by using a permanent VPN connection via your router, so that all connected devices are using the VPN?[/QUOTE]
That depends on your router model some can do that and some can’t. The more expensive the router the more options you get.


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[QUOTE=coolcolors;2784249]That depends on your router model some can do that and some can’t. The more expensive the router the more options you get.[/QUOTE]

Suppose if your router can do this. Is it allowed @ ExpressVPN?


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[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2784300]Suppose if your router can do this. Is it allowed @ ExpressVPN?[/QUOTE]
Then until someone does this they can tell us if it worked or not.


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[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2783787]@BeeefBarly: the only advice I can give you is to make sure you don’t use the PPTP protocol to connect to a VPN. PPTP might seem tempting, since it can be used on many platforms without additional software, but it’s highly insecure. I usually recommend OpenVPN, so if that’s an option, go for it. Also, read the provider’s privacy statement very carefully. If they log your activities, they don’t deserve your business.[/QUOTE]

Thank you. My research so far has come up with quite a few that would recommend OpenVPN over PPTP and also quite a few mention the privacy statement which is not necessarily private. So, your reply is spot on, thanks again. I’m sure there are more, but I did find an interesting free add on for Firefox, HotSpot Shield, (apparently it has to be a free version to be included.) They do have a paid version, obviously with more bells and whistles as well. You have to activate it every time you launch Firefox, but by the looks of it, it has a really user friendly interface, (let’s say simple.)