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How can you use VPN's?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by itank27, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. itank27

    itank27 Junior Member

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    I don't understand how VPN's work and I've read quite a lot about it. Many people here on BHW say that they run Scrapebox using different proxies on a VPN!! But isn't a VPN very similar to a proxy? :confused:

    Also how can a VPN be used to speed up your internet (like 1MB/s connections using good VPN's)... I'm currently in a place with very slow internet and limited gigabyte usage, can I just buy a VPN and have extremely fast internet access without wasting my limited gigabytes?

    If someone could chip in to explain some of this it'd be really appreciated
     
  2. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    Stick to private proxies or proxies with ports.

    VPN's usually have a few IP's available at a time. And from my understanding, you would have to disconnect/reconnect to a diff server to receive a new IP.

    So the most efficient way of scraping or commenting is by using several private proxies with/out ports.
     
  3. ardley216

    ardley216 Elite Member

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    I'd recommend private proxies too. I have HMA sub, but it only allows one proxy at a time.. its best to have multiple proxies running all at once.
     
  4. itank27

    itank27 Junior Member

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    Yeah but the reason I'm asking about VPM is that they "provide a very fast internet connection speed" and I don't really understand how that works... and you can run multiple proxies at the same time within a VPN. It makes no sense to me
     
  5. Carepolice

    Carepolice Power Member

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    A VPN is not going to magically enhance your connection beyond its own limitations. All (or some, up to you) of your internet traffic would be routed through the Virtual Private Network (VPN) and a "fast" one simply helps ensure that you don't further limit your connection speeds.

    VPNs are typically useful in scenarios where your ISP/Country restricts access to certain content, and so accessing via a different country on a regular basis (with the option to switch IPs) is advantageous.

    That said, you can get more work done with your slow connection by operating through a VPS (Virtual Private Server) as much of the heavy internet lifting can be done on that machine, where your connection only needs to sustain the link between your computer and theirs for remote access.

    I hope that helps!
     
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  6. chrlie

    chrlie BANNED BANNED

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    These guys recommending proxies over VPN's don't know the jist of how VPN's work and operate. Some VPN's have more than 30 to 40 ip's but the thing about public VPN companies is that there are a lot of people using them already. Same thing goes for any kind of public proxies and the only way you can get true exclusivity is if you go with private proxies. I definitely would recommend using a VPN such as Mullvad or PureVPN because they're relatively inexpensive and you can go with them for only 10 dollars per month for a range of more than 20 to 30 to 50 different IP addresses.... They are usually, most of the time, much quicker and much faster....
     
  7. davain

    davain Regular Member

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    Since we're on the topic of VPNs, is it possible to use private proxies with a VPN?
     
  8. FBGuru

    FBGuru Senior Member

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    A VPN will install a network adapter, hide your real IP and encrypts the traffic. Just simple as that. You can use private/shared/whatever proxies just like your regular connection when you're connected through the VPN.
     
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    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    VPN will put you a City you choose from VPN's set of cities.
    Sometimes the VPN has an issue and puts you in another location. Hope you are not on FB when it/if happens...
    No speed increase or worth writing home about.
     
  10. davain

    davain Regular Member

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    I basically just want to browse using a different "clean/quality" IP but be able to switch back to my regular one whenever.
    Is using a VPN the best way to do this? (I'm on a mac and I don't have a dynamic ip)
     
  11. FBGuru

    FBGuru Senior Member

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    Yeah a VPN would best suit to your needs if you just want a different IP. A VPN will work on any internet connection no matter if its a Dynamic/Static IP or if you're connected to internet via mobile tethering.
    As long as your mac is connected to internet, a VPN will help tunnel all your traffic, encrypt them and provide anonymity with a new IP. As discussed earlier in this thread, there are several VPN providers who allow you to connect through different IP's from different countries but they're all shared. There was a giveaway recently posted today on another thread so you can try this VPN service for free for 12 months.

    P.S : Signup with them as soon as you read this post because they'll be over in an hour.
     
  12. dragon5

    dragon5 Junior Member

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    Yes it is possible, but its tricky if the private proxy filters by IP address. Then you have to whitelist the IP of the VPN server you're connecting to in order to use it.