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DIY or cheap VPN box - suggestions?

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    DIY or cheap VPN box - suggestions?

    I am thinking of setting up a VPN at home. I have an older laptop that runs Vista and will use that as the battery will act like a UPS so it should stay running all the time, even through power outages.

    I have found three sets of software, Comodo Unite, OpenVPN and Hamachi, but they seem to be quasi commercial. They all seem to use an active connection to Their-Homes and I would like to have complete autonomy.

    Anyone know of a **simple** set up or a low-cost box (max at around $50) that I can use for our home stuff (three laptops and two Tablets) with a pretty much plug and play?

    Searching the Internet finds a lot of options including one with a RasPi, but they all require more technical knowledge than I possess.


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    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit

    Not to add more confusion, but some routers contain VPN servers. If your router has this then it will cost $0, a good price! It may be worth a look see...
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    To get right cheap vpn service requires to know each cheap VPN service provider offers and how minor differences can impact user experience. You are in better position once you comparison some of the top but cheap VPN services of the Industry. Here i would like to share you the list of cheap VPN services on an unorthodox comparison, evaluated the industry’s leading VPN service providers on the basis of the prices that they offer for 1 month plans as well as the prices that they offer for 12 month plans. Source: Top 5 Cheap VPN - Cheap in Price, Excellent in Quality
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    The TP-Link TL-R600VPN is going for $61 at I use it for my Router, just do not use the VPN section.
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