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Old 01-06-2015, 02:21 AM   #1
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Ya, its time. I know Telus has been sending friendly 'reminder' emails if your IP has been found D/L ing or U/L ing torrents but now they MUST report those to the Govt now? We can be fined up to $5k if its found for personal use or $20k if its commercial!!

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Been with PIA for awhile now, and have few complaints.

The desktop app is a bit finicky, but speeds and overall service has been good.
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Been with PIA for awhile now, and have few complaints.

The desktop app is a bit finicky, but speeds and overall service has been good.
There's an App for it instead of setting VPN w/ windows setting?

Sorry it just reminded me of AOL back in the day..
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Ya, its time. I know Telus has been sending friendly 'reminder' emails if your IP has been found D/L ing or U/L ing torrents but now they MUST report those to the Govt now? We can be fined up to $5k if its found for personal use or $20k if its commercial!!

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They can't just fine you the owners of the copyrighted material have to take you to court. Keep your wifi router unsecured and open to everyone so they can't prove it was you that downloaded the copyrighted material.
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Don't forget to change your DNS servers on the router layer, and not use the one your ISP provides. This also helps increase web security, and your overall experience on the internet as well.

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There's an App for it instead of setting VPN w/ windows setting?

Sorry it just reminded me of AOL back in the day..
Yes you can do it both ways, via windows directly or using the app.

I use the app as it's easier to explain/use for other users of my HTPC how to turn it on and off.

On a related note, Netflix has recently stated they would start cracking down on users using VPN to bypass regional content blocks.
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I also use PIA and I did a few days worth of investigating on which is the best VPN for all my needs and PIA consistently came out on top.
I came to the conclusion that PIA is amoungst the fastest and does not keep any log files at all.

Mini review of PIA: https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/3711/pr...access-review/

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They can't just fine you the owners of the copyrighted material have to take you to court. Keep your wifi router unsecured and open to everyone so they can't prove it was you that downloaded the copyrighted material.
Even if your wifi was unsecured all they would have to do is look at the log files and see what MAC address was used to download the material and then seize all your computers and check their unique MAC addresses. Then they could directly link the Torrent download to your computer.

So if you ever get caught, just dump all your computers or give them to a friend to hold on to until the storm blows over.

Otherwise, it's pretty easy to link who downloaded what without a VPN/proxy.

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They can't just fine you the owners of the copyrighted material have to take you to court. Keep your wifi router unsecured and open to everyone so they can't prove it was you that downloaded the copyrighted material.

Ya yer right, those are the MAX $. you can be sued for....getting a little paranoid
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I also use PIA and I did a few days worth of investigating on which is the best VPN for all my needs and PIA consistently came out on top.
I came to the conclusion that PIA is amoungst the fastest and does not keep any log files at all.

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Even if your wifi was unsecured all they would have to do is look at the log files and see what MAC address was used to download the material and then seize all your computers and check their unique MAC addresses. Then they could directly link the Torrent download to your computer.

So if you ever get caught, just dump all your computers or give them to a friend to hold on to until the storm blows over.

Otherwise, it's pretty easy to link who downloaded what without a VPN/proxy.
Can't you just change your change/spoof your mac address. Also the need your computer to get your mac address. The lawsuits in the states relied on IP addresses.

https://torrentfreak.com/judge-ip-ad...gement-140121/
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Noob question..

PIA only affective through wifi or does it work with local area connection too?
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Can this service be configured with DD-WRT? I can set up the clients, but if I can get it done upstream, then I would prefer that.
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Don't forget to change your DNS servers on the router layer, and not use the one your ISP provides. This also helps increase web security, and your overall experience on the internet as well.

7 Reasons to Use a Third-Party DNS Service

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You could also use DNS leak protection on the PIA client to route everything including DNS through PIA's DNS instead of your ISP's DNS servers.
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so how is Netflix going to determine that you are in Canada, using VPN/DNS etc to use American Netflix?

ban everyone that looks like they're using a VPN? lol
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so how is Netflix going to determine that you are in Canada, using VPN/DNS etc to use American Netflix?

ban everyone that looks like they're using a VPN? lol
They can just block specific IPs that they know belong to VPNs. NFL did this when they were giving free access to people based in Netherlands and New Zealand.
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Can't you just change your change/spoof your mac address. Also the need your computer to get your mac address. The lawsuits in the states relied on IP addresses.

https://torrentfreak.com/judge-ip-ad...gement-140121/
I never thought of that. I should look into spoofing my MAC address to protect myself some more.

I wonder if spoofing causes anymore strain on bandwidth, hmm. I'll take a look.
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so how is Netflix going to determine that you are in Canada, using VPN/DNS etc to use American Netflix?

ban everyone that looks like they're using a VPN? lol
Hulu has already done this. Basically restrict the IP blocks that are known to be VPN servers, easy.
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Noob question..

PIA only affective through wifi or does it work with local area connection too?
PIA can be setup on each individual device or you can set it up within your router. However, I don't recommend the latter unless you have a high-end router.

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Can this service be configured with DD-WRT? I can set up the clients, but if I can get it done upstream, then I would prefer that.
Yes it can be configured with DD-WRT, but I wouldn't recommend setting it up on a router, unless you have a high-end router ($200-$300 within the last 6 months). There's a good chance the router you're using won't be able to encrypt your entire connection. Most routers can only encrypt 3 to 7Mbps, and that's all you will get.

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You could also use DNS leak protection on the PIA client to route everything including DNS through PIA's DNS instead of your ISP's DNS servers.
I find the DNS leak protection with PIA very finicky. On occasion, it doesn't work and messes up your connection.
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For those with Chromebooks, PIA does not support it and it cannot be setup within the device. Only way it will work is if you connect to a VPN-enabled router/device.
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Haven't it used it that much but doesn't really seem to slow down my torrents and the software was easy to use. I did get my Blizzard account locked temporary because of where they thought I was logging in from but overall I would recommend it. It's so cheap and for the cost it buys a a little bit more peace of mind when borrowing content that may or may not be copyrighted.
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Speed is good. Like Quasi, I don't notice any difference in torrent speeds. I ended up downloading the client since my router wasn't beefy enough to handle VPN. It's cool that PIA supports a lot of payment options, like Bitcoin. I'm in for the year.
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For those with Chromebooks, PIA does not support it and it cannot be setup within the device. Only way it will work is if you connect to a VPN-enabled router/device.
You should be able to do it via OpenVPN... Try googling instructions?

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i'm moving later this month, dont really want to sign up until i'm setup with my new modem etc
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