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On the IU at South Bend campus, we have a school network that is unsecure and a VPN that we must connect to to actually access anything, pretty standard, but on the OSX side of my MBP, I seem to drop my VPN whenever I try to do anything. Check email, cruise web, look at course power points...it's horrible! The VPN says it is connected on the widget, showing connect time and all, but it's not working, even with 3-4 wifi bars.

 

Anyway, on the Windows 7 side of the machine, I can connect with one network bar and the VPN is pretty stable until I lose network connectivity in some of the remote classrooms.

 

Of course, if the computer sleeps, I have to reconnect either way, but this is a real PITA to work with! In my grad classes where I'm using R scripts from web sites, AI papers for research and the lecturing for VB course I'm teaching, the constant resets of the VPN and broken downloads are really making me hate ever going with OSX. I might as well have bought an HP if I have to constantly use Windows for every task.

 

Let alone sneaking in to play WoW - the one game for OSX I can relate to - during a boring lecture, haha.

 

Any ideas? I think it's too late to return this machine to Best Buy by a couple days and I'm already going mad...

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Hi My dear godfetish,

I understand what you feel in this situation, exactly the same problem i suffered when i traveled to China, because social networks totally blocked in many states, and VPN connection dropped after every 5 to 10 Min.. My Friend suggest me Nordvpn vs PIA but only NordVPN gives satisfied connection.

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On 11/14/2018 at 10:51 AM, Lindaawilsoon said:

Hi My dear godfetish,

I understand what you feel in this situation, exactly the same problem i suffered when i traveled to China, because social networks totally blocked in many states, and VPN connection dropped after every 5 to 10 Min.. My Friend suggest me Nordvpn vs PIA but only NordVPN gives satisfied connection.

 

I was reading this thread. I don't like PIA.

And I agree that Nordvpn is great, gives satisfied connection but I am wondering why do you compare it with PIA. There are lots of good choices like Expressvpn and CyberGhost. You can either go for nordvpn or expressvpn, and rightfully you should compare these two.

 

And if I had to choose one which gives stable connection for many scenarios, I would have chosen the services of Nordvpn.

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After 24 hours I canceled my NordVPN membership. NordVPN is the worst VPN I have ever seen. Connection drops all the time and most importantly it is dropping your connection speed. Normally my connection is 25Mbps and with NordVPN its down 3Mbps I chat with the support team and there is no way the fix that. The servers are sucks. ExpressVPN is the best and I understand why they are expensive no connection lost no any speed problem I don't even know if I'm using a VPN. And I am not using the VPN just when I need it my VPN starts automatically when I open the computer like a normal internet connection.

 

Yes, they are expensive but it is worth it every penny.

 

 

 

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