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  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,954   +162

    Capture.PNG Capture2.PNG Its ok, either pia or cox cable brings my speeds down from 100 mbps to 10-20 mbps when I turn on PIA.

    Their kill switch informs you it is buggy and rightly so. For some reason it is more buggy with clink then cox. The switch always seems to turn it off when there is a break in the connection which is its most important feature. But more often then not I have to reinstall my network adapter after turning off PIA.
    However this might also be due to their other buggy toggle ip6 blocking. For some reason I rarely have this bug with cox cable.

    Cox 100 down is 10-20 down on pia

    Clink 40 down was about 35 down on pia.

    Clink 20 down would shut my service off every 5 minutes for at least 5 minutes when torrenting world of warcraft. The other 2 did not.


    In conclusion its not to bad, its not as amazing as advertised but it does offer the essentials.
    Unlimited speeds
    No logs
    No leaks that iv had to deal with
    Working kill switch
    3$ month if a year subscription is purchased

    Cons
    Throttled by isp or pia not sure who
    reinstalling your network adapter

    p.s. speed screen shots below
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,954   +162

    And now after giving this comment im down to about 40kbs downloading world of warcraft torrenting via pia. F cox.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2015
  4. DJMIKE25

    DJMIKE25 TS Addict Posts: 155   +51

    hmm strange, it may be your. Mine goes from normal 150 down to 110 down when I have pia on. What servers are you choosing and how far from you are they?
     
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  5. DJMIKE25

    DJMIKE25 TS Addict Posts: 155   +51

    I meant I may be your isp.
     
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,954   +162

    Yeah I edited it and for some reason making a new windows profile brought my speeds up to 80 down on pia. Idk why it helped but it did.

    p.s. After posting this my new windows account is throttled, must be a coincidence I would be amazed if they would follow someone that closely.

    Iv tried like 10 servers.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2015
  7. cromags77

    cromags77 TS Rookie

    PrivateInternetAccess is a fantastic VPN provider, but I would recommend using them with a DD-WRT router. If you use DD-WRT with your router, you can create a PIA network in your house. This is particularly advantageous, as you can use devices like the AppleTV and Xbox, which have no native VPN support. Buy your own router and flash it, or pick up an already flashed one from FlashRouters.
     

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