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Re: For those in China who need a VPN

Post by Winston » April 9th, 2018, 9:01 pm

Update:

Just to let you all know, when I was in China, most of the VPN apps would not work at all. Except for two:

Opera VPN
Betternet VPN

Only those two seem to work. Of the two, Opera VPN is better because the other one, Betternet, contains too many popup ads. Also Opera VPN will automatically reconnect you if your connection goes off and comes on again. Until you switch it off. So that's a good feature to have. You can get both of them on Google Play Store. I just keep Betternet VPN as a backup, but it's probably not necessary.
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Re: For those in China who need a VPN

Post by xiongmao » April 10th, 2018, 11:02 am

PureVPN works OK for me. VPN generally works better on a PC than a phone. I've also got Connectify on my PC to share my wifi as a wireless router. It works really well although I had to fiddle around with it and I think antivirus software interferes with it.

A lot of sites work in China (Bing for instance) but it's irritating how many sites reference Google fonts or JavaScript files and thus are rendered useless. If you're building a website put all the files on your own server for f*cks sake!!!
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Re: For those in China who need a VPN

Post by Master » April 11th, 2018, 6:30 am

If the chinese dont want you to use vpn or illegal softwares and sites dont.

The consequences might be dire.
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Re: For those in China who need a VPN

Post by Winston » May 13th, 2018, 5:46 pm

xiongmao wrote:
April 10th, 2018, 11:02 am
PureVPN works OK for me. VPN generally works better on a PC than a phone. I've also got Connectify on my PC to share my wifi as a wireless router. It works really well although I had to fiddle around with it and I think antivirus software interferes with it.

A lot of sites work in China (Bing for instance) but it's irritating how many sites reference Google fonts or JavaScript files and thus are rendered useless. If you're building a website put all the files on your own server for f*cks sake!!!
Is PureVPN or Connectify free? Can you post the links to them? How much do they cost?

I don't get how these VPN sites still work in China? I mean the home page where you download the VPN's to use in China. They aren't blocked in China, though you think they would be. Do they bribe the Chinese government or something to allow them to be accessed? Otherwise they would go out of business.

Anyhow I found two VPN's that work on your mobile phone and they are free and reliable. I listed them above. You can download them from Google Play Store, however you should do that before you go to China or else it will be hard to get them once you're in China.

I had the apk installation files for them on my phone, so when I met up with zboy1, I was able to transfer them to him via bluetooth, so that he could install the VPN's on his phone from them. Apk files are the install files for apps. If you have them you can reinstall an app anytime or send it to others for them to install too.
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Re: For those in China who need a VPN

Post by Winston » May 13th, 2018, 5:48 pm

Master wrote:
April 11th, 2018, 6:30 am
If the chinese dont want you to use vpn or illegal softwares and sites dont.

The consequences might be dire.
Those laws primarily apply to China's own citizens, not to foreigners. They don't mind foreigners using VPN's in China to access their social media and sites, as long as they don't cause any trouble or havoc or any disruptions. This is an unspoken rule that everyone knows, especially experienced expats. No one pays attention to you as long as you don't cause trouble or get in the way of powerful people or organizations. As long as you don't disrupt the social harmony of the host country, you are generally fine and tolerated.
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Re: For those in China who need a VPN

Post by Winston » May 13th, 2018, 5:51 pm

What about Tor browser? Does it work in China? It has additional security measures such dynamic IPs and routers that VPNs don't have, which you even harder to trace.

https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
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