Hide My Ass

HMA!

 

Hide My Ass! is a popular VPN service based in the UK. They have a very large number of fast servers in many countries, use strong encryption, and can unblock the US Netflix catalog.

The company is owned by Czech based Avast Software, but operated from the UK. This means it has to abide by the UK’s extensive data retention laws and is subject to surveillance possibilities.

 

HMA!

plans, pricing, and payment

The options are simple here. There’s a single plan with three different prices depending on how long you sign up for. One month is $11.52, six months is $49.99 ($8.33/ month), twelve months is $78.66 ($6.56/ month).

There’s a 30 day money back guarantee, which is plenty of time to test the service for extended usage times.

Payment can be made via credit card, PayPal, or UnionPay.

Hide My Ass security, logging, and encryption

Hide My Ass has been the subject of attention from the privacy community in the past due to occasions where they were obliged to hand over user data to the police. This suggests that they do indeed keep records of users’ activities.

They do state that their service is not designed to be used to commit illegal activities, and that paying a subscription fee to a VPN provider does not entitle the user to break the law.

That being said, most users won’t have any issues when using Hide My Ass for normal internet privacy. The OpenVPN protocol uses Blowfish 128, AES-256, and RSA-2048. This is perfectly strong enough, and unlikely to ever be cracked.

Servers

One of the major selling points of Hide My Ass is their huge network of over 830 VPN servers in 280 locations through 190 countries around the globe.

This includes thousands of available IPs:

  • 1008 in Europe

  • 1038 in North America

  • 120 in South America

  • 549 in Asia

  • 382 in Africa

  • 93 in Middle East

This is more than enough locations/ IPs for almost everyone.

How to set up Hide My Ass on a Sabai Router

OpenVPN

Download the OpenVPN Config zip file from here: hidemyass.com and save it on your computer.

Unzip the folder to access the individual server files.

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Please make sure you are connected to the Sabai router before attempting setup. Connect using either wire or wireless.

Default Wireless connection is

SSID: Sabai24

Password: sabaipass123

Open a web browser

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Enter 192.168.199.1 in the address bar and log in to your Sabai VPN Router. Default login is admin and sabaipass123

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Click on the Network menu

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Click on the OpenVPN menu

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Click the Choose File/Browse button

Find your .OVPN file from the folder you created earlier and click open (UDP is typically your best choice) 2017-06-20_08_16_38-_SabaiOS__OpenVPN.png

Click Show File then Edit

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Click Edit

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Enter the account username/password  

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(this is not the same as the PPTP password)

Click Done then Save

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Click Start

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Setup is complete, check the top right corner for location and connection status of the VPN.

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Gateways

Now that your router is connected to Hide My Ass, you can configure our Gateways feature to get the most out of Sabai OS. This feature is is exclusive to Sabai and allows you to choose which of your devices connect through the VPN, and which to your local internet. It’s super easy to set up and allows very quick changing of settings, and remembers custom configurations.

Check our setup guide to learn how.