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#21 jean claud

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 08:45 AM

I'm in the same situation than Catman , in march 2016 I suscribed for one year at NordVPN , remains 2 months but I don't use it anymore since I'm with AirVpn.

Eddie under linux is a great software very useful ,  connections are fast,  solid and very clean (no proxies or black list as with NordVPN ) . AirVPN did a great job, very professionnal , impossible now for me to go back to NordVpn

 

Anyway I've a Few remarks :

Aivpn is based in Italy ( not the best country for internet freedom)

There is not a lot of country locations and most of them apart to Nato and the fourteen eyes countries ,

Happily there is some switzeland servers with Private Inc Layer who is an isp based both in switzeland and Panama (Other swiss servers have a UK isp ) . I'm using Austrian servers too

 

Adding some servers in Iceland and Estonia and AirVpn would be perfect !!!

 

Despite these minor remarks AirVpn is definitively the best VPN i've ever used , I've subsribed for 3 months and I definitively won't go back , thank you for the great Job to all of the team


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#22 nekusasu

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

Same with me, subscribed to 2 years of NordVPN (it was a good deal, I'll give 'em that) 10 days ago but ended up asking for a full refund and just subscribed for 3 months of AirVPN to test it out.

 

Like others have said, many servers were offline, speeds were awful, connections dropping all the time and on top of that, the support itself was NOT helpful at all.

They didn't even bother to ask me why I wanted a refund, oh well...

 

Anyway, I have a 100/20 connection and this is what I'm getting with AirVPN ON: https://www.speedtest.net/result/6048991578.png

 

Can't really ask for more!

 

The only issue I'm having right now is I can't connect to AirVPN on a mac laptop (Windows workstation is connecting fine).

Already contacted support so let's see how it goes...

 

 

Anyway I've a Few remarks :

Aivpn is based in Italy ( not the best country for internet freedom)

There is not a lot of country locations and most of them apart to Nato and the fourteen eyes countries ,

Happily there is some switzeland servers with Private Inc Layer who is an isp based both in switzeland and Panama (Other swiss servers have a UK isp ) . I'm using Austrian servers too

 

That's exactly the reason that made me subscribe to NordVPN in the first place instead of AirVPN.

As a new customer, this worries me a bit.

Would be amazing if they could relocate to an offshore in the future... 


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#23 zagone

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:31 PM

I have rather the same thing to say - but there is sometimes confidence in numbers.

 

Currently have both NordVPN and AirVPN.  Currently utilizing Canadian VPN servers near Toronto for both Nord and Air.  In the case of Nord, I do this because I spent hours testing and they are the only sorta-near servers that halfway work!  Nord servers constantly fail to authenticate, and when I am "connected" the DNS server lookup often does not work.

 

When I am able to use Nord, the speeds are faster on both up- and down-link.  But (fingers crossed) AirVPN has been more reliable for the past day I have been testing it.  Really hope it stays this way - good job so far!!

 

So why oh why is NordVPN always rated so highly in best VPN comparison publications??

 

Same with me, subscribed to 2 years of NordVPN (it was a good deal, I'll give 'em that) 10 days ago but ended up asking for a full refund and just subscribed for 3 months of AirVPN to test it out.

 

Like others have said, many servers were offline, speeds were awful, connections dropping all the time and on top of that, the support itself was NOT helpful at all.

They didn't even bother to ask me why I wanted a refund, oh well...

 

Anyway, I have a 100/20 connection and this is what I'm getting with AirVPN ON: https://www.speedtest.net/result/6048991578.png

 

Can't really ask for more!



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:55 AM

So... should anyone still want to use Nord VPN occasionally for some reason (like, they have servers in Iceland)...  With a VPN-capable router (Asus in my case) try using Nord with the DNS Server settings recommended by Air VPN.  The main problem IMHO with Nord is silliness with their DNS servers not performing.  Having followed Air VPN Asus router directions and set DNS server automatic connection to "NO", DNS Server #1 to 10.4.0.1, and DNS Server #2 to a selection from https://www.opennic.org, Nord now works much better.  Since I'm stuck with two years of Nord service anyway (unless I scream for a refund) I'm thinking I may use this as a backup plan.



#25 zapoteknico

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:45 PM

I joined a month ago. Airvpn has been my first choice after checking prices, reviews, forums etc. I immediately decided to install it on a DD-WRT router (that I bought on purpose) and then. I bought a 1 day subscription and set it up in no time following the how to on the forum. I bought additional 2 day and then a year subscription. I am extremely happy. All my home devices are connected using the router and I use the OpenVPN setup on my mobile.....simply fantastic. Oh...I forgot to mention... The support service is fast and helpful. Grazie AirVPN!

#26 DoubleH

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:06 AM

Hi @all,

 

I've tried a few VPN  Providers lately, one of them is NordVPN. I can't say anything bad about this Provider. It's attached to a tomato Router (Netgear Nighthawk) and works fine  (Tested yesterday: 32 Mbps on my CellPhone). With the Client on Windows i've got ~120 Mbps last time i tested it (even gaming was working fine for me). So it's about the same Speed i got with Hadar (Linux / Eddie) today.

 

At the moment I'm using both (AirVPN and NordVPN) because NordVPN had a 2year offer, which was a really good deal. I personally like both Provider....imho: Air has the advantage of Eddie for Linux....which is really helpful. NordVPN covers more countries.

 

Of course sometimes Server are slower than other, but this happens to Air also....for example all HK Servers except Hadar aren't useabe for me at the moment. So, if there are other working Server, everything is fine for me :).

 

By and excuse for my english

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#27 Jaramaiha

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:14 PM

First time using a VPN. After much internal reflection, ended up going with AirVPN :) Found a discount code to boot XD made it all the more worthwhile IMO and sub for a year.


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#28 BatteredSquaddie

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:48 PM

I've tried IPVanish, Nord, PIA and Perfect-Privacy who I'm just about to ask for my money back ;)

I'm into my second day with AirVpn and have tried Eddie and I'm happily getting speeds like this:-

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I'm on Virginmedia 100Mb/6Mb

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I've also tried setting up my Asus RT-AC66U_B1 router (Merlin FW) which has been a doddle compared to other providers but I'm not getting anymore more than 30Mb tops and its been as low as 6Mb,

I understand that the RT-AC66U_B1 hasn't the processing "grunt" of more expensive routers but surely I could achieve faster speeds than that? any help/ suggestions out there (if you say buy a more expensive router it will go to help swaying the wife lol)

Anyway I can feel the urge to go the whole hog n subscribe to Air for a while longer especially if I can get the speeds sorted on the router side 



#29 go558a83nk

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:30 PM

I've tried IPVanish, Nord, PIA and Perfect-Privacy who I'm just about to ask for my money back ;)

I'm into my second day with AirVpn and have tried Eddie and I'm happily getting speeds like this:-

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I'm on Virginmedia 100Mb/6Mb

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I've also tried setting up my Asus RT-AC66U_B1 router (Merlin FW) which has been a doddle compared to other providers but I'm not getting anymore more than 30Mb tops and its been as low as 6Mb,

I understand that the RT-AC66U_B1 hasn't the processing "grunt" of more expensive routers but surely I could achieve faster speeds than that? any help/ suggestions out there (if you say buy a more expensive router it will go to help swaying the wife lol)

Anyway I can feel the urge to go the whole hog n subscribe to Air for a while longer especially if I can get the speeds sorted on the router side 

 

 

Nope, the AC66 has a single core slow CPU. :)



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:30 PM

Is there anyway of "winding it up/ overclocking without burning the house down?  

Just a bit confused now because it states there are two "Processors" in the log (in red)....... is that a real one and a Asus dodgy one?  :lol:  

 

Aug  1 00:00:19 syslogd started: BusyBox v1.25.1

Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: klogd started: BusyBox v1.25.1 (2017-06-21 15:05:38 EDT)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Linux version 2.6.36.4brcmarm (merlin@ubuntu-dev) (gcc version 4.5.3 (Buildroot 2012.02) ) #2 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jun 21 15:13:59 EDT 2017
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: CPU: ARMv7 Processor [413fc090] revision 0 (ARMv7), cr=10c53c7f
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: CPU: VIPT nonaliasing data cache, VIPT nonaliasing instruction cache
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Machine: Northstar Prototype
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Ignoring unrecognised tag 0x00000000
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: bootconsole [earlycon0] enabled
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writealloc
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: MPCORE found at 19020000
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: PERCPU: Embedded 7 pages/cpu @c8215000 s5472 r8192 d15008 u65536
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: pcpu-alloc: s5472 r8192 d15008 u65536 alloc=16*4096
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: pcpu-alloc: [0] 0 [0] 1 
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 60416
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock2 console=ttyS0,115200 init=/sbin/preinit earlyprintk debug
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Memory: 128MB 128MB = 256MB total
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Memory: 255496k/255496k available, 6648k reserved, 0K highmem
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Virtual kernel memory layout:
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel:     vector  : 0xffff0000 - 0xffff1000   (   4 kB)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel:     fixmap  : 0xfff00000 - 0xfffe0000   ( 896 kB)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel:     DMA     : 0xf7e00000 - 0xffe00000   ( 128 MB)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel:     vmalloc : 0xd0800000 - 0xf0000000   ( 504 MB)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel:     lowmem  : 0xc0000000 - 0xd0000000   ( 256 MB)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel:     modules : 0xbf000000 - 0xc0000000   (  16 MB)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel:       .init : 0xc0008000 - 0xc003d000   ( 212 kB)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel:       .text : 0xc003d000 - 0xc03a9000   (3504 kB)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel:       .data : 0xc03c0000 - 0xc03e32a0   ( 141 kB)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: SLUB: Genslabs=11, HWalign=32, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=2, Nodes=1
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Hierarchical RCU implementation.
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: RCU-based detection of stalled CPUs is disabled.
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Verbose stalled-CPUs detection is disabled.
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: NR_IRQS:256
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: MPCORE GIC init
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: External imprecise Data abort at addr=0x0, fsr=0x1c06 ignored.
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: MPCORE Global Timer Clock 500000000Hz
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Calibrating delay loop... 1998.84 BogoMIPS (lpj=9994240)
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: CPU: Testing write buffer coherency: ok
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: MPCORE Private timer setup CPU0
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Calibrating local timer... 499.822MHz.
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: L310: cache controller enabled 16 ways, CACHE_ID 0x410000c8, AUX_CTRL 0x7a130000
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: CPU1: Booted secondary processor
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: MPCORE Private timer setup CPU1
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Brought up 2 CPUs
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: SMP: Total of 2 processors activated (3997.69 BogoMIPS).
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: devtmpfs: initialized
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: atomic64 test passed
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 16
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Found a AMD NAND flash:
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Total size:  128MB
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Block size:  128KB
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Page Size:   2048B
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: OOB Size:    64B
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Sector size: 512B
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: Spare size:  16B
Aug  1 00:00:19 kernel: ECC level:   8 (8-bit)


#31 go558a83nk

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:14 PM

ahh...I had in mind an older version of the AC66.  You've got one with a dual core ARM CPU, at 1000mhz.  Yes, you should be able to get about 40mbit/s with that I'd imagine.  Just experiment with it.  There are plenty of ideas in all sorts of threads on this forum.  Besides changing port and protocol you should be able to do many extra things by adding the option in the custom config area.  To change port and protocol just change that setting only, and click save.  No need to upload a new config each time. When you're testing a download make sure both core are being used.  In Merlin it should put openvpn on a different core from kernel work if you use openvpn client 1.



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for that, I'll start looking around the site for more ideas on what/ how to try and improve things.

I might even take the router back (less then 3 week old) and add another £100 or so to the refund and get something else... 






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