NordVPN seems to be toast

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Captain Brillo
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NordVPN seems to be toast

Post by Captain Brillo » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:05 pm

Ever since I raved about NordVPN a week ago, they been in a downwards dive.
I have no idea what's going on, but none of my computers can stay connected, nor can a neighbour's who's also using Nord

Download speeds in the last week with their VPN have dropped 80%. Yes, 80%.

It's almost embarrassing. When you hook up, everything works great...for a little while.
And then their banner page will tell you you're not protected any more.
The next time you won't even be able to connect.

Now looking for another VPN outfit that is also "offshore" to replace them.
So bad, I've been reduced to bringing back Opera to use it's VPN for browsing.

Just a "heads up"
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Re: NordVPN seems to be toast

Post by phd21 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:15 pm

Hi "Captain Brillo",

That is too bad because "NordVPN" does (did) have a good reputation.

Does everything work well without using the VPN? To make sure it is not your ISP causing the issues.

Might I suggest these excellent paid for VPN providers
Private Internet Access (pia)


ProtonVPN (swiss): Secure VPN service for protecting your privacy
https://protonvpn.com/


You can use a free system-wide VPN provider temporarily until you get another paid for VPN provider up and running like "vpnboook" or "vpngate".

I found the browser VPN add-ons like "hoxx vpn" and "DotVPN" to be better than Opera's default browser VPN.


Hope this helps ...
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Re: NordVPN seems to be toast

Post by Captain Brillo » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:21 pm

Thanks, mang...

Just want a no-log VPN that works.

I am very far from a "conspiracy" type, but I wonder if nordVPN is not under some kind of pressure (trying to avoid use of word "attack" :)

Things have been so strange lately
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Re: NordVPN seems to be toast

Post by oldgranola » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:24 pm

Nord is still advertising a lot. So I wonder if its temporary difficulty? I am using openvn for a couple of years. Lots of exit nodes. I used to keep two vpn's but got lazy
comadore, pcDOS, hpux, solaris, vms-vax ....blah blah blah..
Yet I'm still a fn nooob

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Re: NordVPN seems to be toast

Post by catweazel » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:04 am

Captain Brillo wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:05 pm
Ever since I raved about NordVPN a week ago, they been in a downwards dive.
Nord took a deep dive several months ago when they updated their website to prevent users from seeing the load on their favourite servers. It doesn't make sense to force users to potentially load a new config for anywhere up to 2381 servers (in the Americas). In the space of a few months you have potentially hundreds of VPN connections listed in the network manager; it's downright absurd. I cancelled my subscription and went to Vypr.
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