Multiple device/os setup and payment


  • Could you also explain to me how payment works with router setup, do I pay once for the entire network or per device that connects to the network?
    Also if I connect a device to a different wifi network could I use the same credentials as in router in VPN software on the device? and will I have to pay again for the device?
    If I multiboot or use virtualisation software on a device is each os installed considered a new device for payment purposes?
    How does Netfree treat WSL2?


  • @shloimy95 You pay per VPN connection - not per device. You can connect as many devices as you want over the same VPN connection.
    As far as I know you can only have 1 concurrent VPN connection at a time.


  • So it sounds like multibooting is no issue, virtualisation will probably only work with NAT networking unless you pay for a second set of credentials and set these up for the guest.
    WSL2 uses NAT but any VPN software I have tested still does not intercept its traffic does anyone have experience with a VPN client which would work for this?


  • @shloimy95 I am not clear on your situation.
    From your 1st post it sounds like you have set up the VPN in the router. If so,

    virtualisation will probably only work with NAT networking unless you pay for a second set of credentials and set these up for the guest.

    is not true. Since bridged mode will also be routed by your router through the VPN.


  • @yzahn Your right I didn't make my intention clear, I will describe my situation fully then you will understand my questions.

    I use multiple devices plus multiboot and virtualisation software often therefore I feel setting VPN in my router at home is best to filter everything. However I also use my laptop away from home, where I will not be protected by my home router therefore I would like to work out the best on device solution as well. As far as I understand things VPN credentials can be set up in multiple devices as long as only one is using them at any point in time. Therefore if before leaving my home I shut off my router I should be able to use a VPN client installed on my laptop to connect safely. I am now asking if you know a Windows 10 VPN client which is suitable for my use. I use WSL2 quite a bit, and have found the NAT virtual switch is uses seems to run in the networking stack before most VPN clients (and other security software, probably a risky move by MS) I have also tested many (probably all) of the on-device filtering solutions available, and have found WSL2 bypasses them all.

    Many thanks.


  • @shloimy95 I get your situation.
    As far as WSL2 goes, I don't have experience but it seems that it should work, judging by multiple Github issues complaining that it doesn't work... maybe MS will fix it one day... 🙏


  • @shloimy95 Maybe this project will help:
    https://github.com/sakai135/wsl-vpnkit


  • @yzahn Yes, Thanks for your help. I have seen quite a few VPN workarounds on github, I was hoping there would be other Netfree users with experience with WSL2. Netfree seems to be the only filter which support anything remotely linux related.
    By the way if I could use VPN credentials in a router what prevents a user from connecting hundreds or thousands of devices through such a method and completely overwhelming Netfree's servers?


  • @shloimy95 In Israel most users are connected to Netfree directly via their ISP hence they don't have your issue.

    By the way if I could use VPN credentials in a router what prevents a user from connecting hundreds or thousands of devices through such a method and completely overwhelming Netfree's servers?

    Nothing really. If it becomes a problem I am sure the offender can be traced down and have his accocunt blocked.


  • @shloimy95 said in Multiple device/os setup and payment:

    By the way if I could use VPN credentials in a router what prevents a user from connecting hundreds or thousands of devices through such a method and completely overwhelming Netfree's servers?

    There are several factors:

    1. It means then would need their own infrastructure (which is probably more expensive than another NetFree VPN so it is pointless)
    2. Speed and stability issues
    3. As @yzahn it wouldn't last if it caused issues
    4. There is an image limitation - after a connection submits a certain amount of images per hour (amount varies depending on overall image traffic) they need to wait for some time before they can continue. (this prevents one user from causing everyone to wait by overloading the image reviewers. For this reason you want to think about how many devices you run off each connection.

  • @dovidstroh I get this. Thank you.


  • One more question, I saw elsewhere on the forum if you switch VPN server locations you may be charged twice. Is there a way to do this avoiding the charge? (Some sites only work if you are in the correct country).


  • @shloimy95 If you need to connect to a different country then there is no way.