Best VPN for Viasat?

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a VPN service that works effectively with Viasat?
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I use HotSpot Shield. It's not free but it is very affordable and works great. There is a free version but it has a data cap. 
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As long as it does what you expect it to do, fine.
However...  You may want to completely read this...
https://securitygladiators.com/hotspot-shield-and-cdt/
 
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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VPNs are very hit and miss with the service. A lot of local dealers will let you come test it out in their store but this will be a good thread for us to look at. 
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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There's a hyperlink here to find a local dealer if you want to test: https://www.exede.com/what-to-expect/
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The "Best" VPN that will work with Viasat is a matter of personal needs.  Some are fast, some are more secure....

VyperVPN by Goldenfrog is probably the fastest one out there.  You will notice websites are sluggish as a result of the direct connection to them without any optimizing by Viasat.  This VPN is used for speed, not security.  They may claim security but since they keep connection logs, that statement is debatable. This one will allow streaming as fast as your connection can deliver data, the best workaround to Viasat's "video optimizer."

Perfect Privacy is probably the most secure VPN on earth.  This is a favorite with industries that depend on security and privacy.  You will see everything slow down using this one but it is not so slow that it makes using the Internet tedious.  Not as fast as VyperVPN but this one is "bullet-proof."

These are two VPN's that work with Viasat, there are no-doubt others, but these are two that work and will fill your needs depending on what you seek in a VPN.  Both of these VPN's have no data caps.
 
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Thanks for the feedback J&J
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I use expressVPN not Real expensive and is the fastest one I've tried. I tested my speed last night and I ran 22mbs down with the vpn and about 36mb without. Typical is 16-18mb on a clear night with the vpn As far as security goes it sometimes ticks off google and kicks me off and walmart.com won't let me get on until I disable the VPN. So I assume it messes with their data mining system. And to me, that's a good thing
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RE: walmart.com

It's a slow site to load here without VPN...It finally, came up on Opera VPN, but a waste of time.

Do You Experience Horrible Page Load Speed On Walmart.com

I dread going to walmart.com to shop. Every time I go shopping, they
have really s***** page load issues, sometimes it can take 3-5+ min just for
one page to completely load, and I cant do anything until the page
loads 100%, and it is such a drag that it causes my other windows
to "stop" working or pause because walmart.com is taking too long.
On avg, it takes me 30-45min just to get a few items in my cart.
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I can only get on Walmart .com when I disable my VPN. That tells me the vpn is working to keep my connection private and they don't like it. Google has problems with my VPN too. I don't connect to google anymore at Sparrow start up. Screw 'em both
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Gmail works fine on Opera VPN engaged...Walmart was sluggish, very sluggish, like forget it.  Google search works fine.  VPN IP is (77.111.246.9 France: Lorraine Area)

Caveat - If a previous VPN user was "ticking off" various sites, a site might block further usage.  I know this happened with Viasat's IP addresses, some years ago.  Even Viasat's previous forum use to block overseas IP addresses....which many were ads being posted.
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Footnote - When I insert zip code into Viasat's plan page, it comes up knowing I'm a Viasat customer.  Hence, a site that gets "bad vibes" from a specific IP, can do whatever it wants...allow/block access.
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Also use ExpressVPN... no problems with speed but like GOM, there are some sites that don't like the privacy so I try to avoid those if possible...
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PIA = Private Internet Access.  Perhaps not the fastest, but I have used it for several years and am satisfied with it.  Cyberghost is another one I have dabbled with.  It works fine with Viasat.  Just keep in mind, any VPN will run slower on Viasat Internet because some of the acceleration features designed to give you faster internet will not work when going through the VPN. 

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Article - Now, a comprehensive study of almost 300 VPN apps downloaded by millions of Android users from Google's official Play Market finds that the vast majority of them can't be fully trusted.
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Here is a basic question.  If I'm not streaming (Gold plan) and am not really that concerned about privacy issues (pretty much a lost cause anyway, at this point), is a VPN going to be any benefit?  I can see using one when connecting to public wi-fi  (for security reasons) but what else?
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RE: basic question

I rarely use VPN, but as a plan B, I use it as a pass-thru for Viasat's equipment to verify if a web page has an issue, or if an issue is on Viasat's end.  Also, there may be some sites where it might be worthwhile to use a VPN to shield's one IP.  Some sites block out VPN's IPs, due to various reasons.

Opera has a built-in VPN, and last month, I used about 76MB, when it was turned on.  I think that was for a video test.

If Law Enforcement is involved, its rather doubtful VPN usage will deflect them.

With HTTPS sites, I don't think a VPN is required in most situations, but remember

Web Beacons Track You on the Web and in Emails
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I'm trying to figure out if it is worth $80 a year.  Since I don't stream and it is to late to switch from the 150GB Gold to the 150GB Silver plan, I just don't think so.
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I've used Private Internet Access for several years and it works decent with Viasat. Browsing is obviously slower, but that is to be expected over a satellite connection. I use it mainly to access sites from home that refuse to work with Viasat and also for privacy with the WiFi connection at my work. For $40 a year it's worth it.
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I second FMJ's recomnendation. I have used PIA for 3+ years now. Not just on Viasat. I travel a lot, so I am using it in hotels and airports.
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I use it just to cut my junk e-mail down. I may be imagining this but it seems to help.
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Michael McDowell

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So, how does that work?   Email is tied to your email address not an IP address.  Isn't it?
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Grumpyoldman

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but my identity is tied to my ip address. From  there you can get the other data
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I think you are imagining it helps. Sorry.
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Stupid question here.  I am interested in using a VPN.  Does it use data while turned on or can I leave the VPN on 24/7 without having to worry about it using data when I am not at the machine?
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For what it's worth, I just installed PIA and my connection is less than 1 mbps when it is running. When I turn it off, my speed jumps to 9 mbps.
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Sounds right. But PIA has different servers around the world. Different ones will produce different results. For example, the speeds off the Vegas server are dismal right now.

Regardless of what site you route through, a VPN on Viasat's network is going to slow your speed down considerably because you are bypassing the compression and acceleration technology in place.
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According to me that you can use FastestVPN because it has some good reviews and it working fine and I used this VPN for 3 months. try this one.