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Review, coming from Hide.me

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Hi guys,

So, just a quick review. I was with hide.me for more than a year.

 

Good :

- superb speeds (I have fiber at home, 100mbps/50mbps)

- they don't have port redirect, but support uPnp so torrenting was a pleasure

- good android client

- support many kind of protocols, not just openvpn

- 5 connections

- they have a socks proxy !

- at least a server in pretty much every european country

 

Bad :

- not much of a community

- it was super hard to configure for pfsense (thanks to an airvpn user I found a guide here on airvpn forums)

- at the end I was having only 3 connections, not sure why. They could not fix it so I cancelled my sub

 

 

Now, to airvpn:

 

Good :

- nice and sharing community

- openvpn support with strong security

- I can use an open source android client (I guess I could too, with hideme+openvpn)

- pretty nice list of servers

- port redirection with DDNS !! super nice

 

 

Bad:

- website is a mess for newbies (I believe in a easy way to get people to use VPN to protect their privacy)

- no socks server support out of the box (need to SSH tunnel to my pfsense box blablabla...)

- I only managed to achieve good speeds using the netherlands entry point, since I guess it's the largest network center of europe..

 

good/bad : - not enough servers in 3 eyes countries, probablt due to legal reasons, so this might not be their fault.

 

So, I guess I'm going to stay guys. Thanks for the help and info you shared on the forum and have a good day.

 

 

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Hello!

 

Stay where exactly? It's not clear to me.

 

How do you believe the website is a mess for newbies? It would be interesting for me to hear what you think exactly. I assume you've also taken the standard troubleshooting tips to heart, as far as speed goes . Especially if it's torrenting.

 

Thanks for the review. It was set up nicely.


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I stay here

Well, for non tech savy people, I'm not sure how they can navigate to get the info they need.

 

for example the tab named 'Enter' is weird

also, I may be blind but I don't see any info on how to connect to a specific server without going through the 'openvpn config generator'

For example this server : https://airvpn.org/servers/Atria/

 

stuff like that. but nothing too weird. Just saying, with some work here and there, they could gain more traction on non tech savy people

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Hmm, interesting. Because the Enter page links to a 3 step process of getting the Eddie software for your OS and then I'd presume you'd install that, haha. I'm not sure Air is inherently interested in having too many newbies .

 

Good you're staying with us


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