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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:10 am 
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My wife will be traveling to France and Amsterdam for several weeks this summer. May at times have to use public WIFI, so VPN a must. She needs something that will readily access servers there, and be easily configurable with easy setup. iPad Pro 10.5" / 12.3.1. One month plan desirable, if one month means 30 days from registration.

Have looked around, but would appreciate anything from personal experience -- and/or things to look for.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Personally I use NordVPN, although that's mostly due to the price and the lack of really nasty reviews (at least when I paid).

For 3 years of prepaid service you can get it down to around $2/month. They have clients for all major OSes, mobile, desktop, even OpenVPN for embedded (router) and open source OSes.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:30 pm 
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Thanks, will have to look into that.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:50 pm 
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BTW, without some kind of encryption offload, you don't want to route all your traffic through NordVPN on a router. My dual core 1Ghz ARM router can only push around 10-15Mb/s using VPN.

Even an iPad 3 has a faster CPU than most routers, and desktops are crazy fast by comparison.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:51 pm 
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VPN not going to be used anywhere except for her iPad, and only for duration of the trip. Pretty much already knew the Asus couldn't handle it, but that's moot anyway.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:04 pm 
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Maybe a free one since it's going to be used such a short time?

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/best-free-vpn


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:15 am 
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BDAqua wrote:
Maybe a free one since it's going to be used such a short time?

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/best-free-vpn

Problem with the free ones might be that most have data limit of 500MB. No way to anticipate amount needed, but she might need more than that. Wouldn't want her to be unexpectedly stuck and throttled.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:31 am 
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Ah, good point.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:38 am 
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Last time were in France together, in 2013, with the old iPad2, I installed a VPN, Cloak, renamed now encrypt.me, with a 5GB limit, which was ample. Didn't cost much at all, but don't want to use them again.

Will have to look further into nordvpn, to see if there's something just for one or two months. Probably far more expensive per month than a multi-year subscription, but longer subscription not needed.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:42 am 
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1-month plan
$11.95
per month
Save 0%

https://join.nordvpn.com/order/?menu=pricing


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:00 pm 
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Yeah they definitely give you a discount the longer you subscribe for.

Of course the other way of looking at it is I placed a bet that they would be around for 3 years.


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