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Old 12-25-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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Can someone school me on VPNS?

So, I just got an Amazon firestick and sideloaded KODI. Would you recommend a VPN for this and if so, what is the best way to go about it? Currently using an Apple Airport Extreme. Thanks!
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:59 PM   #2
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I don't think you need one for that.
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Definitely don't need a VPN for Kodi. If you want a VPN though PIA is great. There are other good options as well, look for torrentfreak.com's list of the best for 2015
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Don't need one for kodi but I highly suggest having one anyway.
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I've heard BTguard is good.
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Thanks guys, here is the dilemma, how do I use a VPN when I am running KODI of an Amazon firestick that is connected directly to my TV? Thanks!
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Definitely don't need a VPN for Kodi. If you want a VPN though PIA is great. There are other good options as well, look for torrentfreak.com's list of the best for 2015
Do you still recommend PIA??
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Doing thorough research I see. I would read torrentfreak's best of 2017 and look around on https://www.reddit.com/r/VPN/ Honestly without digging around in a business' server to see how they're treating the data you're just taking their word for it. I'm not sure how a customer could audit their services, but maybe there's a way.
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^ haha yea. I signed up on PIA for a year so i have about a week to see if I like it. If not than i'll just cancel it and try a different service.
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Definitely don't need a VPN for Kodi. If you want a VPN though PIA is great. There are other good options as well, look for torrentfreak.com's list of the best for 2015


I'll vouch for PIA, I use it.


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Just submitted a "ticket" to cancel PIA. Only used it for 2 days everything seem good but it doesn't offer dedicated IP. So i signed up to Torguard and got an add on for a single dedicated IP along with their annual subscription. Total came out to about $115 annually but got a 50% off coupon to cut the price in half.

Tested the speed and it seem to be quicker than PIA.
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Just submitted a "ticket" to cancel PIA. Only used it for 2 days everything seem good but it doesn't offer dedicated IP. So i signed up to Torguard and got an add on for a single dedicated IP along with their annual subscription. Total came out to about $115 annually but got a 50% off coupon to cut the price in half.

Tested the speed and it seem to be quicker than PIA.
Why do you need a dedicated IP? Your IP changes depending on which of their servers you connect to, but the IP remains the same for each region.
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Why do you need a dedicated IP? Your IP changes depending on which of their servers you connect to, but the IP remains the same for each region.

I've noticed there's like more than one IP assigned to a particular region. TBH, i really don't know what the hell im doing anymore lol. I'm trying to host lobbies on COD but no one is able to join. I figured since the VPN was giving out dynamic IPs that is ever changing, I would need a static IP so people can connect to me. But the dedicated IP route still isn't solving the issue.

I'm stuck with Torguard for a year now bcuz the dedicated IP add on is non refundable if I decide to cancel. But I guess I can just use the dedicated IP for online banking, email...etc to bypass the annoying 2 step security login captcha crap. And then use the shared IP servers for streaming and browsing.
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