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Hey guys, just trying to figure out some VPN, been hearing a lot about them and think its something I want to mess around with...

I don't mind paying for one that isn't a problem as long as its not outrageously expensive. I want something that will still give me my same speeds and what not without a noticeable difference..

Just curious though.. I've been trying to read about it and I was trying to figure out how they exactly work.

I just had a few questions.. like can I connect one computer out of 3-4 on a network?

Aka... my computer and not my parents/girl friends/ phones ect?
- I assume so but not completely sure..

What vpn is better/the best? just curious as to why...

And just double checking.. I can turn the VPN on and off right? I know these are pretty basic questions I am just trying to get an understanding here..

Thanks guys I appreciate it
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I just had a few questions.. like can I connect one computer out of 3-4 on a network?
Of course.
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What vpn is better/the best? just curious as to why...
I can recommend AirVPN. I like the speed, the prices, and the software they offer.
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And just double checking.. I can turn the VPN on and off right?
Of course. It's just a virtual network connection.
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I use BTGuard - cheap, no logs, fast and haven't had a problem yet.
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As for how they work, you're basically setting up an encrypted tunnel between the endpoint and your local machine. All traffic will be encapsulated in an encrypted packet. IIRC, initial authentication is done using asymmetric cryptography, after which keys are exchanged and the encryption switches to symmetric, much like SSL.
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Can I add a question?

Can you set up a VPN to only run through a stated program. For example, if I wanted to only run a VPN on downloads through Steam, can I set it up to route all traffic through Steam to the VPN and leave all other traffic untouched?

Thanks
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Can I add a question?

Can you set up a VPN to only run through a stated program. For example, if I wanted to only run a VPN on downloads through Steam, can I set it up to route all traffic through Steam to the VPN and leave all other traffic untouched?

Thanks
It's possible, but difficult. See this: http://dltj.org/article/openvpn-split-routing/
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It's possible, but difficult. See this: http://dltj.org/article/openvpn-split-routing/

Well if I'm forced to run everything through, how much of a speed hit will I take?
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Well if I'm forced to run everything through, how much of a speed hit will I take?
Obviously depends on your connection and VPN provider. Typically not large at all.
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I use VPNDirect. $10 a month. It's been working great. There's a free version, but connecting to that server doesn't yield the best speeds. The paid servers are much faster, and you have a choice of about 6 different countries of servers. I usually download at over 1MB/s when connected (though my usual d/l speed is over 4).

Interface is nice and easy too. Set it up to automatically log you in when you open the program, so all you have to do is open it and click Connect. That's it. You can do more of course, in the Settings, like switch servers and the like. But yeah, it's easy and works great- http://www.vpndirect.com/
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Obviously depends on your connection and VPN provider. Typically not large at all.

Do you have enough experience to estimate? I've read some people are getting half or less...that is significant.

I would be going to a 50 mbps connection and wouldn't want anything less than 35-40 mbps through the VPN and I would expect real world DL speeds to be at least 3 - 4 MBps through the VPN...

Is that realistic?
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