Using a Free VPN is the best idea if your answer is ‘Yes’ for any of the question below.
- Do you have problems in opening certain websites like LinkedIn and Twitter at work?
- Has your school blocked social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace?
- Do you require to work anonymously online?
Few days back when I wrote a tutorial on how to access Hulu and Sling outside US, some readers were mentioning how Hulu has blocked Hotspot Shield proxies. But the fact is, HotSpot Shield is just one of the many Free (or cheap) VPN services available on the internet. So, this post is an effort to list out the Top 10 Free VPN Clients currently.
Top 5 Free VPN ClientsUpdate: Since this post is quite old, I am updating the post at the end.
1. AlonWeb – Free VPN client
AlonWeb is a free VPN provider. It uses the standard OpenVPN tunneling service by hiding your real IP address enabling you to visit some restricted websites, but injects advertisements to the pages a user browses through their service. The servers are located in the Netherlands and Panama. You have to choose the server on the website. Users are allowed to transfer 1GB of traffic every month. That is enough to browse normal websites, but not for downloading music or movies. With Alonweb you automatically use the OpenDNS-Servers.
2. PacketiX.NET – Free VPN client
PacketiX.NET is a Japan VPN service. It is actually a premium service, but they have PacketiX.NET online test service as well which is free to use. The service is fast and reliable and it is easy to use as well. Just download the VPN connection manager, install and connect!
3. UltraVPN – an OpenVPN client
UltraVPN is a French VPN client that hides your connection from unwanted ears and allows you to use blocked application. It is also based on OpenVPN service. Traffic is quota is unlimited. Bandwidth is up to 500Ko/s depending on network conditions. .
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4. AlwaysVPN – The latest free VPN client
AlwaysVPN is always used as VPN to protect public WiFi hotspot session, but its usage is not limited for security Wi-Fi wireless connection. AlwaysVPN’s server is based in United States which means that it can be used to access sites like Hulu, Sling etc which work only for US proxies. AlwaysVPN can be used without limit on traffic or bandwidth or speed.
Update: AlwaysVPN is no more free, it has become prepaid service.
5. CyberGhost – Free VPN service
CyberGhost is a free VPN service from Germany which helps you route you through a German IP. The free service is limited to 10GB traffic every month, which is more than enough for surfing on websites, chatting and email. The paid service is also affordable.
Other notable mentions for Free VPN clients
5 More Free VPN Services [Updated]Since it’s been more than an year since this post was written, some of the VPN services above are not relevant.
OpenVPN.net is a SSL/TLS based VPN, it provides high security and privacy. The biggest difference between PPTP VPN and OpenVPN is you need install OpenVPN client software to use OpenVPN service, and OpenVPN DO NOT work on mobile devices such as Iphone, Ipad Windows Mobile and Android. But OpenVPN works on Windows, Mac and Linux.
SecurityKiss is a tunnel service which ensures security and privacy once your data leaves your computer. It redirects all your traffic through an impenetrable tunnel to our security gateway. Everything in the tunnel is encrypted.
8. USA IP
For free user, you don’t need to register, just download the USAIP.pbk file, and then double-click on the file and select one of the USAIP PPTP connections. After that, you can access the USA IP free VPN services with the username demo and the password demo. But you will need to reconnect the USA IP network after every 7 minutes.
A new player in the VPN field. MacroVPN does provide a Free VPN service, but it is more like an extended trial. There is a limit of 2GB traffic and 256kbps speed.
Do you know any other Free VPN service? Do share it by commenting below. If you see that any of the above services is down or closed, do let us know.thank you. for you visit.