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Free VPN for Windows 8.1/iOS8 that Supports P2P File Sharing

by I_am_a_Pentester / May 11, 2015 6:51 AM PDT

I'm looking for a free VPN for Windows 8.1 as well as iOS 8 that supports P2P file sharing and uses the L2TP (or preferably SSLv3) protocol. It's not neccisary, but would be prefered, that it be compatiable with OpenVPN. It would need to encrypt all internet traffic on both devices, including Bittorent traffic. It does not matter if I have to use a separate VPN service for each device. My iOS8.x devices are not Jailbroken, but VPN recommendations for Jailbroken devices would be appreachiated.

I have already tried using VPNbook (www.vpnbook.com) with OpenVPN. The program prompted me that it was successful in making a secure connection to the server, but when I looked up my IP it was still the same. All of the material I could find online about installing and using VPNbook with OpenVPN was in need of an update. Perhaps I did something wrong? I'm also concerned about the possibility that the service may be a honey pot since I haven't been able to find a whole lot information or reviews from reputable sources online reguarding the service. Thanks.

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Doesn't this all fall apart when I try to do something like.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2015 6:56 AM PDT

Play a MP3 file from the VPN? Apple's VPN may work for "files" but due to how they built their walled garden, no way to play that MP3.

-->>> ABOUT THE IP!!! Yes, if you had a VPN "server" it would be at the server's IP. Why did you think that would be hidden? The traffic is encrypted so that's done.
Bob

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I checked my IP both prior and post installation of VPNBook, at no point did the IP change. Of course, this led me to question the security of the connection. I used Wireshark to monitor my web traffic and found that even standard http traffic was not even encrypted by the VPN. After multiple attempts to try to diagnose and fix this issue as well as reading a few articles online and watching several VPNBook installation tutorials on YouTube, I am at a loss. If you have any suggestion as to what could be causing this please let me know. Thanks.

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Then it's not a VPN.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2015 7:57 AM PDT
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But the IP should not change. Without that, where should the traffic go to if not the IP of the server?

I've run into folk that want to hide the IP. That discussion is a dead end. Let's hope you figure out why.
Bob

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