Free VPN Alternatives

    The best free alternative to VPN is Tor, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to VPN and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to VPN are OpenVPN (Freemium, Open Source), ProtonVPN (Freemium, Open Source), WireGuard (Free, Open Source) and I2P (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021

    1. VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project is an online service as an academic research at the Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan. The purpose of this research is to expand the knowledge of "Global Distributed Public VPN Relay Servers".
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      sshuttle: where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh sshuttle is the only program that solves the following common case: Your client machine (or router) is Linux, FreeBSD, or MacOS. You have access to a remote network via ssh.


    2. A proof-of-concept scalable IPv6 meshnet, featuring end-to-end encryption, a unique spanning tree routing algorithm and aiming to implement novel backpressure routing metrics.
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    3. FreePN is the first completely free, completely open network dedicated to protecting your online privacy. Joining the network is easy: just download and install the app. No accounts, no registration, no setup. Once you start the app, you're already protected.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Android
      • iPhone
      Journalists need safe access to information to research issues, communicate with sources, and report the news. Outline lets news organizations easily provide their network safer access to the open internet.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      Browsec encrypts your traffic and routes it through our secure cloud network. No one will be able to identify, track you or sniff your traffic. - Visit Facebook and twitter from work, read whatever you want. - Privacy. Hide your real location from the sites you visit.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
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      • Google Chrome
      • Fire TV
      • Firefox
      We hide your identity, your location and IP address - all behind multiple layers of encryption, with no logs, no data trail…and no proof!
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    4. Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation instructions below.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. Hoxx VPN Proxy service to unblock blocked websites, hide your location and encrypt your connection. Completely free.
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    6. ThePirateBrowser is a bundle package of the Tor client ( Vidalia ), Mozilla Firefox Portable browser (with .

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.0b, released in April 2015, can be downloaded from this archived version of the now closed website: https://archive.is/pdGHX

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