V P Network advice needed

  caccy 14:20 25 Mar 2017
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I am thinking of using a VPN for use overseas and in unsecure locations in coffee shops etc. I have checked out the PC Advisor survey and think I've made up my mind. However I would like any input from any users with regard to the downside of VPN's. Thanks.

  alanrwood 15:22 25 Mar 2017

The easiest VPN is already built in to Opera browser.

  LastChip 16:41 25 Mar 2017
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VPN's work fine.

You'll need to make sure you have a router that will accept VPN incoming connections - most of the cheap ones don't.

Personally I use a DrayTek and have found it reliable.

  john bunyan 17:11 25 Mar 2017

Last year my granddaughter used Golden Frog whilst teaching for 3 months in China (whose Great Firewall prevents Google, Facebook etc)

Quite expensive but you can get a rolling monthly contract.

Golden Frog

  alanrwood 18:42 25 Mar 2017

I use a variation of the available sites and it has always worked well for me. The point is it is just so easy to use. Click on, click off.

  caccy 12:06 26 Mar 2017

Thanks everyone. alanrwood, tried OPERA which worked well but unfortunately does not have a UK server which is required for some UK sites. Router worked fine.

  alanrwood 13:59 26 Mar 2017

Are you not located in UK then because all you need to do is switch it off if you are using a UK ISP.

  Sapins 14:17 26 Mar 2017

Have a look at tunnelbear.com, I have used this for quite a while, hasn't let me down yet and it is reasonably priced.

  caccy 12:03 28 Mar 2017

alanrwood. I am in the UK but want to be able to use my internet banking while overseas.

SapinsWill investigate further, but Golden Frog looks to be my preference at the moment.

  alanrwood 20:27 28 Mar 2017

I can still access my bank using any of the options for location in Opera VPN

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