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using vpn with proxy?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by MattZuu, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. MattZuu

    MattZuu Newbie

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    hi guys i know the difference between vpn and proxy but i see people use both vpn and proxy together and some others only vpn or proxy,can someone explain me the difference?thx
     
  2. SPPChristian

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    you can use a VPN and proxy in the same time for a higher anonymity.
    by using a VPN the connection to the vpn server its encrypted so if your ISP its tracing your internet activity all that they can see its an encrypted connection from your computer to the vpn server.
     
  3. MattZuu

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    thx for the reply,i mean is it safe only to use only proxies for im?
     
  4. dayhippo

    dayhippo Newbie

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    I don't know how to compare both but I'm a fan of using only VPN and it's so far so good.
     
  5. bumbo90

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    Have you tried using it with Craigslist?
     
  6. proxygo

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    while both a proxy and vpn service will re-route your internet traffic and change your ip, they function slightly differently.

    think of a Proxy as a Web Filter. The proxy settings are applied to your internet browser whether
    you're using MSIE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Etc. When browsing the internet through a proxy server,
    all benefits with that server are used, for example, (Security, Speed, and Geographic Location).
    The proxy will only secure traffic via the internet browser using the proxy server settings.

    Unlike a Proxy, a VPN service provider(Virtual Private Network) encrypts all of your traffic,
    replacing your ISP and routing ALL traffic through the VPN server, including all programs and
    applications. This also will use all benefits of the VPN server such as (Speed, Geopgraphic Location, and Security).
    The VPN can be easily connected or disconnected with the click of a button.

    In conclusion, a proxy server is completely browser based, and is not as compatible with
    certain web pages that use non-browser technology such as: Comedy Central,Zatoo, Fox OD, and Sky Player.
    However, a VPN will work with ALL internet based services, but will offer less choice on which
    applications will get run through your ISP, as with the VPN, everything is routed through that server when connected
     
  7. myproxy

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    VPN
    Advantage: It supports all systems and all programs besides browsers.

    Shortcoming: Because of the strong encryption, VPN is slower than proxy.

    Audience: Best for the users who need to use proxy in other programs besides browsers.

    Proxy
    Advantage: It has thousands of IP addresses which are updated every hour.

    Shortcoming: Public proxies are unstable, need being updated frequently.

    Audience: Best for the users who need many IP addresses but only use them for a while.
     
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  8. longseo

    longseo Junior Member

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    Thank you very much for your answer.
    Can you help me? I hope to use US-proxy, how to choose the best US-proxy in the list of public proxy?
     
  9. MattZuu

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    thanks guys now its all clear
     
  10. thefixer

    thefixer Regular Member

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    vpn is better..!!