Samsung Secure Wi-Fi ( VPN )

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Anyone using it?

Any thoughts about, pros and cons

VioletChepil

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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Let's see what others have to add! I've promoted this one. 

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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    @Lee_Bo @Pooh @Ajax - anything to add on this one? I'm not so familiar with this Samsung Secure Wi-Fi VPN. 

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  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    @VioletChepil depends if the question is being asked in the context of with the Fing, or just general. If it's the former then I'd say it's not required and may even be an impediment as it's designed to allow users to handle unsecured WiFi access points (the sort one often finds in hotels, malls etc.)

    That all said, there seems to be nothing obviously special about it that differentiates it from other VPN services. Sounds like another Samsung app thye place on their devices that replicates other services, with the only redeeming\selling point is that it's built into the phone.

    @gfondeur unless there's an overwhelming reason, to use it, I'd explore other, more widespread VPN services out there.
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  • Lee_Bo
    Lee_Bo Member Posts: 271
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    Well according to what I've come across:
    "As for VPN usage, you’ll get 250MB of monthly data allowance for free, and after that, a months’ worth of unlimited usage will set you back $2. 24 hours of unlimited usage will run to $1.
    (source https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-wants-galaxy-s9-buyers-to-use-its-super-cheap-built-in-vpn-service)

    Can't vouch for it since I'm not using it but I do have Open VPN set up to connect back to my home network in situations like this.


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  • kltaylor
    kltaylor Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    The only VPN that you should strive to use and rely on, is the one that you set up and configure yourself.  Instead of paying someone a monthly fee, purchase a Raspberry Pi and Google search 'Pi VPN.
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  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    edited August 13, 2019 #7
    kltaylor said:
    The only VPN that you should strive to use and rely on, is the one that you set up and configure yourself.  Instead of paying someone a monthly fee, purchase a Raspberry Pi and Google search 'Pi VPN.
    Or use what you've got - for example my Synology DS 2415+ NAS comes with a veritable plethora of VPN services that we use when we're out and about.

    That said, not everything is technically minded. There are some reputable services out there. I'd personally not use Samsung myself :wink:
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  • Gidster
    Gidster London, UKMember Posts: 224
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    Moving this to Connectivity - it's not so weird (although a little Wonderful!)
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