VPN for Mac

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mnya

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I heard I'd need to get a VPN for my OS X 10.6 if I wanted to prevent my landlord from knowing what websites I visit when I am using their Wifi on my computer.

And I heard the VPN that comes with the OS in System Preferences can't do that, and that I'd have to purchase a 3rd party one.

Does anyone have experience with this and can recommend which providers?
I got some names at:

https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/3406/best-vpn-for-mac/

And Hot Spot Shield is not good, right?
 

mnya

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Correction!

Actually I then just heard from a VPN service provider that even the VPN that comes with OS X can also hide which webpages you visit from the Wifi owner........... I'm confused. Does anyone know?
 

DZ/015

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I don't use the vpn client built in to OS X. But it would appear to be of no use without a vpn to connect to. I may be wrong.

I do use a vpn service with my mac. I tried Witopia and it worked well for a few months, then began to drop out randomly. I switched to Private Internet Access about 5 months ago and have had no issues with connectivity. The US east server connection is slow for me sometimes. Never had an issue with their other servers.

I haven't tried hot spot shield, but would be wary of someone providing this service for free.
 

bingefeller

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I use privatevpn.com. They recommend Tunnelblick as the VPN client and even give you the files you need to configure Tunnelblick to connect to their servers.
 

AirThis

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I used pureVPN for a while. The main advantage I could see over other providers was that it offered a lot of different locations and severs worldwide.
 
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