XP & VPNs

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by trimis, Mar 18, 2019.

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    I'm preparing to buy a VPN, so been researching which ones support XP. The list is short:
    AirVPN
    Anonine VPN
    ExpressVPN
    Froot VPN
    IVPN
    SaferVPN
    VPNArea
    Windscribe
    Anyone have any opinions on these, feel free to comment! Anyone know of other VPNs that support XP, add to the list.
     
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    reply 2, THIS LINK has some vpn software that is supposed to work with xp
     
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    Thanks. I will look into this. It's mention of NordVPN appears to be outdated, according to email I got from them:

    In order to provide best service to our customers, we had to stop supporting outdated OS like Windows XP and Windows Vista to upgrade our infrastructure to new highs.

    However, you will still be able to connect to our servers by using OpenVPN manual connection protocol.

    To setup OpenVPN connection protocol on your OS please follow this guide:https://support.nordvpn.com/1108962052

    Please note: The Windows XP and Windows Vista platforms are no longer actively supported by Microsoft, which means they aren’t getting security patches anymore, therefore, these platforms are vulnerable to exploits.

    We at NordVPN are developing continuous improvements to our service and are aiming to offer our users top-notch cyber security solutions that match the latest technology.

    The outdated Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems simply can’t comply with our advanced model of infrastructure.

    Unfortunately, this router does not support any of the VPN encryption protocols, so you cannot configure VPN directly on your router.

    However, you can setup VPN on your individual devices. You can use up to 6 devices simultaneously with one account.

    Let us know if you have any further questions!

    Best Regards,
    Arsenio Eutropio
    Customer Success Team
    NordVPN.com

    I'll check into the others mentioned in your link, and hopefully remember to update here. EDIT: here are reviews on the other VPNs:
    Hotspot Shield reviews:
    https://thebestvpn.com/reviews/hotspot-shield/
    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3248974/hotspot-shield-vpn-review.html
    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/hotspot-shield-free-vpn,review-5508.html
    https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.hotspotshield.com

    TotalVPN reviews:
    https://www.vpnranks.com/totalvpn-review/
    https://cooltechzone.com/total-vpn

    IPVanish reviews:
    https://restoreprivacy.com/ipvanish-review/
    https://thebestvpn.com/reviews/ipvanish/
    https://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/software/utilities/ipvanish-1325613/review

    TurboVPN reviews:
    https://www.pcmag.com/review/364043/turbo-vpn
    https://www.vpnmentor.com/reviews/turbo-vpn/#
     
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    Since Mullvad began faltering on XP about 8 months ago I switched to ExpressVPN (ca. $100/year, all in all affordable) and so far I'm satisfied: reasonably fast, discreet, unobtrusive, doesn't look like it's owned by any of the most invasive web tycoons or government agencies.
     
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    Yes, it's on the list of eight I've found which seem to be XP friendly. Still researching them. Devil is in the details. IVPN and Anonine for example do not seem to offer a killswitch. I'll list those details once available.
     
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    Currently I'm more focused on setting up a VPN on the router itself, so that it automatically covers both XP Pro, MX Linux 17.1, & TAILS/TOR. I'm using MikroTik hex rb750gr3, and since that is too esoteric for most VPN's inhouse clients, this means setup via OpenVPN protocol:
    https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/OpenVPN
    Fortunately all those VPNs on my list mention OpenVPN throughout their websites, so maybe that is encouraging. Plan 'B' would be to setup VPN for Linux, and a SSL-stripping proxy for XP Pro.
     
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