Monday, August 5, 2013

VPNBOOK Review

 VPNs are used in different ways by different people. Corporate users use it to connect to their workplace from other locations, students use it to bypass firewalls and website blocking still some others use it for the added security while using public WIFIs.
VPNs are the best way I know to bypass firewalls or hide my tracks online. There are many VPN service providers, both free and paid.


VPNBOOK.COM is a free VPN service provider. They offer different servers based in Romania, UK and US.  Their service is absolutely free and is based on advertisement and donation. They offer two kinds of encryption PPTP and OPENVPN.  You  can get the server address, username and password from the website itself without needing to register or login.  However,one annoying thing is that the password changes every few days or  week. So, you have to keep visiting the website to get the updated password.

PROS:
* Absolutely Free
* PPTP support (can be used on mobile devices like android)
* OpenVPN support (a bit slower, but more secure, and cannot be blocked)
* P2P allowed  (torrent downloads are allowed)
* Stable connection (doesn't get disconnected)
* Steady speed (no fluctuation in speed)
* Servers based in US,UK and Romania
* Do not store logs
* Unlimited bandwidth!
* No registration required

CONS:

* Speed is not as fast as paid VPN providers, but I think thats a bit too much to ask since it is a free service.

OVERALL:

Vpnbook is probably the best free vpn service provider I have ever used.  I have used many free VPNs and I used to face connectivity issues, bandwidth restrictions etc, but not with VPNBOOK. Apart from my laptop, I also use it in my Android mobile when using college wifi or public hotspots. So, if you need a free and reliable VPN service provider,  vpnbook is the one you need.




NOTE: I am not paid to write this article. It is just my views and opinion after using the service.

3 comments:

  1. You're not correct about

    * Do not store logs


    I believe vpnbook is part of NSA operation.
    Check Anonymous experience:vpnbook logs in court???


    I am not connected to them anymore.


    RTemnb

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  2. hmm... thats is interesting news.
    Anonymous has "alleged" it happened. We are not sure, however ,to what extent it is true.
    Also, the company explicitly states that they store the IP addresses, not the browsing activity. The IP address logs are also cleared every week. We have to take their word for it.
    Anyhow, It IS suspicious that they are providing such an excellent service free of cost. If this allegation is true, then it is a re-emphasis of the fact that all good things come at a price.


    http://www.bestvpn.com/blog/7168/anonymous-accuses-vpnbook-of-being-a-honeypot/

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  3. Hi Thanglalson,

    I use VpnBook, it's really good services.

    I have a shared hotspot from my Ubuntu to my android phone, and it's work fine, but it's stop when i run the vpnbook, i think i have to configure some proxy setting in my mobile or something.


    Do you know how can i forward the connection to my mobile ?

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