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Neil16
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I have full FIOS services. I am considering adding a third party VPN. Has anyone done this? Is there a problem with it? Will it impact on my regular FIOS servides?

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Capricorn1
Super User
Super User

I have used a couple different versions of Cisco's VPN clients - the latest being Cisco Anyconnect and just recently started using Barracuda Networks VPN client. They both seem to work fine.

I can't speak to trying to run a VPN server using FiOS though, if that's what you mean.

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jonjones1
Legend

https://vpn-services.bestreviews.net/isps/verizon/

Verizon and vpn are iffy if the articles I have been reading are correct.

but give it a try.

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joe-nyc
Enthusiast

i've only have 50:50 fios a month, but have already used a vpn in a vm, off a pc tap, and off my router's firmware, and thus far have not found any additional issues beyond those already native to vpn use itself.

one thing that surprised me after coming from a 50/5 coax to 50/50 fiber, is despite the greater upload, when i p2p those other networks i'm connected to do not exploit my upload as much as i had expected.

so if your plan is to p2p seed a lot, you may be better off using a vps off a cloud server, not a vpn off some client pc.

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JustinG1
Super User
Super User

I use the paid version of Windscribe VPN: https://windscribe.com/

Speedtest: http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6551446217

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So not too bad Smiley Happy

(This is using their US East server) 

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Capricorn1
Super User
Super User

I have used a couple different versions of Cisco's VPN clients - the latest being Cisco Anyconnect and just recently started using Barracuda Networks VPN client. They both seem to work fine.

I can't speak to trying to run a VPN server using FiOS though, if that's what you mean.

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joe-nyc
Enthusiast

any speedtest sight is a naive and misleading way to test a VPN Smiley Tongue 

https://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads  

a more accurate method is to p2p commercially seeded torrents  

such as ubuntu clients, then see how consistant your MB/sec is,

then multiply that number by 8 to get your MBPS rating.  

fios gigabyte customers may be disspointed to learn that most

VPN outlets will only give them 13MB/sec.

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