Clarification On Using Proxy /w VPN, Why Port Forwarding is needed,and DNS Leaking
Recently signed up for PIA and after reading the faqs and a little googling I still had some questions to clear up a few things
1.)As I understand it a proxy can hide your traffics location but does not encrypt it while a VPN does both. I know some have reported getting faster speeds with both (though I can't imagine why), but other then that is there any reason to use both? Another layer I guess?
2.)I saw the option in the PIA windows application for port forwarding, but from my testing it is already port forwarding. I'm running programs on 3 different ports and accessing them over my phones LTE connection works as it normally would if I was disconnected from VPN. So can some one explain this further to me?
4.) I understand what DNS leaking is , but after going to dnsleaktest.com and not seeing my own IP does this mean I'm safe , or should I use the DNS leak option in the app?
5.)Is there any way to stay connected to the best server (best in terms of bandwidth not latency ) ?
Any help or clarification greatly appreciated!