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Apteryx
05-12-2016, 02:08 PM
Just want advice. Are they worth it? Can ISP block them? will extra link in chain slow down internet? How can VPNs promise faster speed? Dont want for films access just security ad privacy

1101
06-12-2016, 11:17 AM
will extra link in chain slow down internet? How can VPNs promise faster speed?

dont see how a VPN would be faster than not through a VPN. Some VPNs will be faster than other VPN's
not necessarily more secure or private either . It could be via a bunch of dodgy crooks monitoring all traffic through the VPN :-)
or VPN provider might be keeping records of all traffic , and handing those over when threatened with lawsuits or jail. (this has happened many years ago, guy running an anonymizing service, but stupidly kept records of everything & handed those over when raided by authorities)

depends on how where why

Chilling_Silence
06-12-2016, 02:38 PM
The *theory* is that an ISP is less likely to throttle a VPN, but in reality it doesn't usually work that way and they only end up limiting / slowing things down.