My experience with customer support is great and being always online is easy to get solutions fast. The iphone, pc clients are great. I am now using the router option which means all my internet at home is through the VPN, did a self install on ASUS routers. I am in Ningbo China and been using Astrill for the last 7 months. I have tried many others including express vpn but Astrill has been the best. The only thing about astrill that sux is the android client.
My girlfriend is using them and likes it well enough so far so hopefully she’ll be ok in the long run but if they are going to be difficult with the refund then I will tell her to end it with them and get a refund as well. We’ll see after a day or two more. We’ll try Vypr and not give money to a company who won’t respect what I ask but only if the refund process is made difficult on their end.
It appears that it runs quite smoothly on PC almost all time. I went back to China in 2012 and I’ve been using Astrill since then. My company uses Express VPN and sometimes it doesn’t work on PC. It worked on my Android phone until late 2014. For portable devices, I do not yet find a way to bypass. So I’d suggest using Astrill on PC. BTW, from my experience I also believe that your ISP also plays a role, meaning that your VPN may or may not work depending on which ISP you choose.
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First off, I want to point out that these scrips (and the entire wiki) are devoted to ASUSWRT-merlin which is an unofficial (but excellent) third-party firmware designed to work natively with all ASUSWRT routers. ASUSWRT-merlin is basically TomatoUSB firmware ported specifically for ASUS routers, and the functionality is virtually identical. These scrips won’t work with the stock firmware, you must upgrade to merlin.
They also require you to reveal a phone number when signing up to their service. I don’t like Astrill — it’s one of the oldest VPN providers, but it has not kept pace with other providers (such as the one listed on this page). I found their customer support to be very unresponsive.
One tip, is sometimes people find this setup doesn’t work correctly unless you set the DNS to ‘Automatic’ under the WAN tab of the ASUS control panel. They you can follow the OpenVPN setup steps in this tutorial to configure the VPN connection on your VPN router. That’s pretty much it. Personally, I just use GoogleDNS or the DNS of my VPN provider and it works great.
PIA’s privacy-orientated features include a VPN kill switch that disables your connection to the internet if your VPN is disconnected, IPv6 leak protection that temporarily disables IPv6 to prevent unwanted identifying data from being accidentally transmitted, and DNS leak protection that directs all DNS requests through a non-logging DNS service.
Please mate would you, i was on a forum that stated with more recent firmware updates this no longer works and may actually brick FTV, be greatful if u can shed some light, realky eager to get working, i have an openelec device also that i use PIA for so dont want to have use to seperate vpns.
Now I am using expressvpn but still facing many issues as a new user. Thanks for publishing this article, Recently I will be traveling in china for few months. I cant able to access Google and youtube , then I have gone though this article and get to know if I use VPN , they I can access all of the sites. Should I switch to switchvpn. Admin please help me. Asia, have seen good reviews.
All data traveling between. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a service that allows you to connect to the internet via a server run by a VPN provider.
Although VPNs have had quite a bad rap in the past for hiding identities, which the world automatically thinks has malicious intentions, they also serve to protect the personalities of vulnerable people, campaigners and others who feel exposing their true self will result in persecution, whether by the government or other groups.