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rootwilliamson
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Which VPN protocol is best?

Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:06 am

I am fresh vpn user and basically I use pptp protocol for streaming. On last weekend with my friends, I was using Facebook from my smartphone. In a while my smartphone is going hacked and all data that already stored in my phone was too. At that time, I said “What the fuck is this” but one of my friend suggest me to don’t use PPTP because it has zero level security.

Now, I have 3 different protocols option like l2tp, ikev2 and openvpn. Can anyone guide me which one is best for all purposes.

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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:22 am

You can use l2tp / ipsec which is quite secure and works on all platforms.
If you have a hardware accelerator router then it is even better:
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:I ... celeration
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:49 pm

But l2tp uses IPsec for data encryption. Recently I read some comparison guide on SSL and IPsec

So, what do you think l2tp/ipsec is much better than openvpn.
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:36 pm

I did not say that ipsec / l2tp is generally better than openvpn but that, in the case of a mikrotik router, it is a better choice.
The implementation of openvpn on the routeros does not support udp and therefore it is not so fast.
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Completely aside from the selection of a "best VPN", please note that your original problem has absolutely nothing to do with the security of your VPN.
It is highly unlikely that someone, even when they have cracked your VPN, would be able to attack your smartphone from the outside.
Much more likely is that you visited content that infected your phone because it was not updated recently and it has a security issue.
Instead of focussing on changing your VPN, it is more advisable to re-install the phone and update it to the most recent state, and when there are no recent updates replace the phone.
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:56 pm

I agree with pe1chl.
Also yes do not use pptp, instead use L2TP/IPsec...
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:55 pm

IPsec supports hardware acceleration in MikroTik devices and is very secure as well.
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:07 pm

PPTP should not be used anymore. Even Microsoft (which designed the protocol) has advised against using it.
One protocol which has not been mentioned is 'OpenConnect', which is quite simple to set up (you just need to make the keys and to edit a simple .conf file), but after that just works and OpenConnect works fast.
OpenConnect works fine on all OS and mobile platforms. OpenConnect was initially set up by Cisco (the makers of high quality routers), called 'AnyConnect' in Cisco-speak.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenConnect
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:41 pm

Openconnect is not supported by Mikrotik devices.
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:44 am

As your best options I would recommend OpenVPN, IKEv2/IPSec, and SoftEther.
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:25 pm

Right now. OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol in the industry. It uses TCP and UDP for transmission.
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:59 pm

Right now. OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol in the industry. It uses TCP and UDP for transmission.
How did you test that?
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:57 pm

I will suggest you to use either l2tp or ipsec because these 2 protocols are the safe and mostly work on major platforms.
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:46 pm

If I understand correctly, OpenVPN needs a third party client to work on Windows. L2TP/IPSec works fine on all my client types (Windows/Linux/Android/iPhone ++), so that is what I do use. There are also a nice view in my Splunk project that do show logs from the L2TP/IPSec logins. See my signature.
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Why do not use Splunk to monitor your MikroTik Router(s)? Look at this page in how to set it up.

MikroTik->Splunk
 
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:14 am

how about wireguard? viewtopic.php?f=1&t=165248
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:18 pm

Right now. OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol in the industry. It uses TCP and UDP for transmission.
That's right, OpenVPN is the best protocol
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:52 am

why no love for openconnect?
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:48 pm

I lived in Dubai and here a lot of sites is a band and I don't find and good VPN and here is something have the uae vpn law which I don't have any clue if anyone has any information pls suggest me.

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