Reliable and fast VPN with servers in Columbus Ohio?
September 26, 2014 5:52 PM   Subscribe

Hi, I need a reliable and fast VPN with servers in Columbus Ohio, and that somehow makes my internet disconnect if the VPN disconnects. Any recommendations? Thanks
posted by crawltopslow to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been quite happy with Private Internet Access. They have a midwest server, but I don't know if it's in Columbus. It has the disconnect feature you want.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:01 PM on September 26, 2014

Seconding PIA -- reliable and fast, and has a "VPN kill switch". Cheap, also.
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 6:18 PM on September 26, 2014

Doesn't seem like PIA will work for me:

According to their support: Hi crawltopslow, my name is Colby.
We use various data centers across the globe, and I do apologize however Tier 1 support does not
have access to such information in regards to their geolocation.
posted by crawltopslow at 6:35 PM on September 26, 2014 has servers in Columbus Ohio, but no "kill switch"
posted by crawltopslow at 6:45 PM on September 26, 2014

If you only allow VPN and DNS traffic out from your firewall that is effectively a kill switch for any VPN.
posted by ridogi at 6:52 PM on September 26, 2014

PIA Server locations. Looks like no Columbus listed.
posted by dcjd at 7:29 PM on September 26, 2014

@ridogi how do I do that?
posted by crawltopslow at 7:37 PM on September 26, 2014

1. Assign a static local IP to the computer, or a static DHCP reservation if this is a laptop that will be taken off the LAN.
2. Make a rule that blocks any traffic from LAN to WAN from the static IP.
3. Make a rule that allows traffic from that local IP to the ports for just the VPN and DNS —assuming the VPN connects to a domain name and not a public IP. The ports to allow will vary based on the VPN you choose. It may be 1723 TCP. DNS is 53 TCP and UDP.
posted by ridogi at 10:48 PM on September 26, 2014

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