What's a good freeware VPN server nowadays for basic web traffic

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The best way to learn what to purchase is to use the freeware
first, and, if it fails, then you know exactly what you need
in the payware.

To that end, I'd like to connect to a freeware VPN server.
Googling, I find a few out there, for example:
 http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-great-free-vpn-services-compared-which-is-fastest/
Which recommends "CyberGhost", "OkayFreedom", & "HotSpot Shield", in that order,  
in addition to testing "Just Free VPN" & "Private Tunnel".

Googling further, I find lots of other options, e.g.,  
 http://www.bestfreevpn.com/

So, that's why I ask you, if you have experience with VPN (I have none).

QUESTION:
 What freeware VPN do you use and recommend for basic web use?


Re: What's a good freeware VPN server nowadays for basic web traffic
On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:56:10 +0000, Danny D'Amico wrote:

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Unfortunately, NONE of those worked on Linux.
I'm trying these, next:
 http://brainlandbots.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/top-10-free-vpn-virtual-private-network-services/


Re: What's a good freeware VPN server nowadays for basic web traffic
On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:56:10 +0000, Danny D'Amico wrote:

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The cost of freeware is in the testing to find the best.

After running a speedtest.net checkpoint speed test,
I installed CyberGhost on Windows 7 but after just a  
few minutes, I can't recommend it, so I'll move on to
the next.

The first gotcha was that it showed itself as really
badly written software in that it refused to install  
outside of c:\program files (which doesn't even exist
on my PC).  

On it's own volition, it created a C:\Program Files,  
which clearly is a mark of a poorly written program.

Worse yet, it constantly nagged for me to upgrade.
And, it imposed a time limitation, and hinted at
frequent disconnects unless I acceded to the nagging
to upgrade.

Continuing on with the free version, after waiting the  
allotted penalty period for using the free version, I  
selected a country and a server.  

Then I went to speedtest.net to check results, but,  
I didn't even bother to wait (interminably) for the  
results to finally complete.

CyberGhost is essentially useless as a free VPN.
It's free, only in name. Not in substance.
And, it's badly written - from the start - which is
one reason not to trust it with your privacy.

I'll move on to the next one ...  




Re: What's a good freeware VPN server nowadays for basic web traffic
"Danny D." <dannyd nowhere.invalid> wrote:  

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Since when? I have some personally very important software  
(Natlink) that must be installed to C:\Natlink.  

If I'm not mistaken, some programs use generic identifiers for the  
Program Files folder. That requires programs to be in the expected  
place according to the system definition of the identifier.  

Besides. Why post to the Windows 7 group if you don't have a  
Program Files folder? That's kind of weird.  

My limited understanding of VPN software is that it is fairly
complex. I wouldn't be so picky.  

Re: What's a good freeware VPN server nowadays for basic web traffic
Danny D'Amico wrote:  

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Riseup.net - it covers all Internet protocols, not just HTTP.  You get a
new IP based in Seattle and all traffic is routed through it securely.  

Any VPN client will work that supports IPSEC, and other popular VPN
protocols. (I use OpenVPN)

Two ways to get an account.

1.  Write a short story/essay explaining your "activist" activities, they
will destroy the essay after you are admitted.

2. Have two (2) Riseup.net members vouch for you.


You also get an untraceable email account with 10 aliases.

https://help.riseup.net/en/vpn

Home:  https://help.riseup.net/en



--  

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
 deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin

Re: What's a good freeware VPN server nowadays for basic web traffic
On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:56:10 +0000 (UTC), Danny D'Amico wrote:

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ibVPN
--  
It's safe to decode everything I say with "Actually I don't have any
evidence whatsoever to support that ignorant and malicious
allegation."

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