Know a good VPN service?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jtaylor1, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2009
    Hey Folks, I live in Canada and would like a good VPN service with unlimited speed/thruput and no blocks, anyone know of one inn the USA? Thx.
  2. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    VPN is virtual private NETWORK.

    Maybe you are thinking of VPS?
  3. macrumors 601

    Aug 15, 2005
    No, you can use VPN to do things besides access the internal side of a network.
  4. macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2009

    VPS is another name I guess. I am not too technical. Thanks for the suggestion. Cheers.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    vpn provider

    I have been using Road Warrior for a while now.

    They have nice fast service, and they have VPN servers in the USA.

    Actually jtaylor1 a VPS is not the same as a VPN. While VPN stands for Virtual Private Network VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. They accomplish different goals.

    jtaylor1 I saw that Road Warrior VPN advertises that they will do the install for you for a fee, since you are not "too technical" that might work for you.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    Check out HotSpot VPN service. It is a paid service, but many reviewers rate it as the best service around. There is a similar sounding service called Hotspot Shield that is free, but I think it is from a different company.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    Good VPN

    I started using VPN4ALL about a month ago. The soft is so great! It's very easy to use and it allows to connect to one of 20 (and expanding) servers in one click. There also are some built-in additional services (anti-virus, anti-spam protection, working automatically). The software may run with Windows startup. You can try the fully-functional (but only limited in time of 1 hour) trial version for free:;)
  9. macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    VPS and VPN are two entirely different things...what are you trying to do?
  10. macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    er..... what are you trying to achieve caller?

    Anonymity whilst browsing/downloading? Or a secure access point for when you're using public wifi?
  11. macrumors 601

    Aug 15, 2005
    This thread is around 1.5 years old. I think he likely gave up or moved on.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010

    ooops :(
  13. macrumors 68020


    Jul 18, 2002
    My ISP,, offers a VPN service as part of their standard home ADSL/ADSL2+ packages. Very handy when I'm on the road and don't trust the WiFi network I'm on. My wife uses it all the time at work, as well.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    You can just set one up on your own router anyway.
  15. macrumors 601

    Aug 15, 2005
    Seems weird.

    Only issue with that is that you are now restricted to your download/upload speeds because you are traversing your personal link.
  16. macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    I've got 30 mb/s connection. Its not really an issue for me.

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