[Discussion] - Best VPN's for torrenting use (updated)

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  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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  3. JBenal

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    NordVPN for me. Only about $3.33 per month paid yearly. Lots of servers, pretty good speeds, few disconnects. Client has a built in kill switch. P2P friendly.
     
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  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Ah! Something I completely forgot: please mention if they have their desktop utility in portable version too.
     
  5. Palladin

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    I've narrowed my search for a new VPN to potentially replace PIA, and Nord, and Express VPN always seem to show up at the top of the ratings.
     
  6. cetipabo2

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    Hello,
    With PIA (private internet access) you'll notice that your ratio is not counted on most of private trackers :p
     
  7. Palladin

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    I agree something is very wrong with PIA lately.
    I got a notice that my subscription was due to expire in 7 days.
    I'm not going to renew it. I'll give Nord a try and see how that works.

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    My bad luck is that my subscription expired and goit renewed precisely on the day when the problems started at the end of May... They still simply do not answer support requests.

    NordVPN sounds indeed best so far, but only practiacl expertience will show. Please keep us up to date.
     
  9. lostpassword

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    I have been using PIA for a few months as I still wanted to use Torrents. Only real problem was the other day, after a Windows 10 Pro Update, and could not send emails with Outlook 2016. Google Gmail worked OK. Problem resolved itself after a few hours.

    Only thing to watch is cannot Use EBAY, or some Bank sites with PIA running. My Bank is very annoying, allows every stage of a payment transaction until the very end, and fails with no explanation. Amazon and Aliexpress no problems.
     
  10. JBenal

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    I'll add one more thing about NordVPN. Their customer service is very responsive. You can chat live or send them an email. Either way, someone will address your issue very quickly. I'm probably their worst nightmare. ;) I send them lots of suggestions for improvement to the client - and some complaints, too - they are always polite and have incorporated a couple of my suggestions.
     
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    That is exactly the way PIA used to handle things... until three weeks ago...
     
  12. JBenal

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    Was the company bought by another? Or maybe they laid people off because of low revenue.
     
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  13. Palladin

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    Well, that sucks. Guess I was just lucky.

    I'm going to sign up for 1 month of NordVPN to check it out.
    If it works OK, then I'll just cancel the monthly program and take advantage of any upgrade that they make available.

    I'll report back with my findings, one way or the other.

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  14. lucid

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    Do a search for the 2 year deal for Nord and if you pay up front you get a better deal. They have apps for most platforms or you can use Open VPN and download all their config files and select 50 of your choice. If you use the open VPN client the speeds are much better. I'd say on average about 60-65% of your normal full download speed with open VPN using Nord on a PC. Slower if you use their own client. You can use your account on 6 devices or as many as you want if set up through a compatible router. they don't keep logs. I can't comment on how it affects torrent as I don't use that. But their customer service is very good taking as much time as you need to help you set it up or fix any issues. They have their own DNS you'll need to set up and use a web rtc plugin for browser leaks etc
     
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  16. JBenal

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    Here are their DNS servers, but you can also use your own instead.

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 78.46.223.24
    162.242.211.137
     
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  17. Jari

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    Thanks, I just found them too. Well, there is a price to use them instead of your local DNS servers (usually your local DNS servers are the fastest ones).
     
  18. GOD666

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    Express VPN is still my VPN of choice. Not only do they support just about everything (Windows, Apple, Linux, iPhone, Andriod, Router, web browser), they're also super fast and are one of the few VPN providers who continue to work with Netflix. I love watching Netflix Canada a lot more than I do Netflix America. Torrent downloads are comparable to the same speeds had I not been using a VPN, which is something that I find impressive.

    Windscribe VPN is my second choice, thanks to @whizkidraj recent giveaway. They do not support as many options and sadly, Netflix has them blocked at every level, but for torrents, I cannot complain. They also offer a free limited plan for those looking to try it out or those in the need of something quick. But nevertheless, they do make for an OK alternative.
     
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