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Would a pro VPN override my crappy Internet speed?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theaxe12, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. theaxe12

    theaxe12 Registered Member

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    I'm considering purchasing a VPN service, at least for a little while, since the connection speed I have isn't worth lemur s**t. Seriously:


    Download: 0.17 mbps
    Upload: 0.10 mbps


    This was outdated in 1975. No, really.


    With those stats, could a paid VPN help or am I just screwed?
     
  2. caspka

    caspka Registered Member

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    if the problem is with your IPS VPN can't help, they tunnel your existing connecting, but it all about your internet provider, you maybe you have a virus, or wrong settings in this case it may help.
     
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    Chris22 Regular Member

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    As the saying goes, a chain is only as strong as it's weakest link.

    Getting a fast VPN isn't going to help, you need to sort it out with your ISP.
     
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  4. meatro

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    You could use a VPS instead, that is actually more than enough bandwidth to run Windows Remote Desktop and you can get a VPS with way more bandwidth than ISP companies even offer.

    Not much help if you need the bandwidth locally, but you'll definitely get more work done.

    Another thing that I used to do when I lived in the sticks....

    Get a Sprint CDMA Windows phone on eBay. You can get a HTC Touch Pro for less than $100.. And I believe these are the newest models that work with this. Be sure it has a clear ESN and a good battery.

    Once you get it, open up a Boost Mobile account. You can get a card from most gas stations and stores... It doesn't matter what info you use here; I had my phone registered to Stan Marsh at 123 Main St., Anchorage, AK.

    Next, call up Boost Mobile and have them activate the phone. They may try and tell you that the phone cannot be activated because it's not a Boost phone (Boost is Sprint's prepaid company), but you will just have to call back until you get a representative that will do it.

    You have two options as far as your service here....
    1.) You can do prepaid and still use the phone for data. It will cost you $0.30/day for unlimited CDMA (3G) service... That's $10/month.
    2.) You can do their unlimited plan for $50, which is reduced over 18 months to I believe $35 if you pay your bill on time. This way you can actually use the phone for unlimited calls, texts, data.

    After you've activated it, browse (on the phone) and search for "HTC wi-fi router" and download the app. Poof. Now the phone is a $10/month unlimited 1.5mbps connection that is registered to Joe Schmoe. The router also makes it a wi-fi hotspot for up to 4 devices.
     
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  5. theaxe12

    theaxe12 Registered Member

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    So this means I could order a VPS service from, say, budgetvps.co, turn on Remote Desktop and use this to do article research, watch Youtube videos, etc?

    EDIT: I'm not using any tools like Scrapebox. Just browsing.
     
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    You can do basically anything except for media (music/video). The reason Remote Desktop works on low bandwidth is because it splits the screen into a bunch of smaller squares. When the picture inside one of the squares is changed, it downloads the new picture.

    So you can't do this with video because it's choppy (imagine the video looks like a jpg image that's updated once/second.) You personally couldn't use audio because your local connection is slow.

    But normal browsing, article research, file downloads and stuff you can do no problem.
     
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