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Old 21-08-2013, 12:28 PM   #136
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Thanks I manage to get it done, but there are some setting I am not sure about, especially on the OpenVPN UDP, or TCP and RouterPro TCP or UDP, which one should I choose?
Test them all to see which one provides best speed.
RouterPro (for router) and StealthVPN (for PC) are Astrill modified version of OpenVPN. It's mainly for getting into China great firewall. It may provide better speed too.
For me, RouterPro TCP provided best speed to US server, which is more than enough for Netflix SuperHD.
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Old 21-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #137
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This is a nice feature. I am wondering what are the speeds like via router on either newer rt-ac56u or older rt-ac66u?
RouterPro TCP on N66U gives me 20+Mbps.
StealthVPN UDP on my PC gives me 100+Mbps.
Both are referring to US server.
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Old 21-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #138
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any good vpn to china for pps?

am using flyvpn but its slow and need to buffer.
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Old 21-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #139
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any good vpn to china for pps?

am using flyvpn but its slow and need to buffer.
maybe Astrill?
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Old 21-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #140
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RouterPro TCP on N66U gives me 20+Mbps.
StealthVPN UDP on my PC gives me 100+Mbps.
Both are referring to US server.
Can you change on your Asus router connection type from RouterPro to OpenVPN and check? From what I read on other forums N66U should be capable of 60-80Mbps speeds via VPN. I don't think there is a need of using StealthVPN or RouterVPN mode in SG unless you are with one of the three major telcos.

Apart from that we should make a template so that everyone can provide as much details as possible to help other choosing appropriate VPN for his ISP.

ISP: ViewQwest 150Mbps
VPN: Astrill (LA servers)
Device: Mac OS X with Astrill app installed
Connection type: OpenVPN
Speedtest: 172ms, 30-70 Mbps
Max Speed: 150+ Mbps (15 MB/s)

I am testing Astrill on 7day trial and I am surprised of being able to max out my ISP connection speed via VPN.

How to check max speed?
1. Download Firefox and DownThemAll addon.
2. Open this page in Firefox and download one of the file on the left side using DownThemAlll (e.g. 1000MB file).
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Old 21-08-2013, 06:44 PM   #141
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RouterPro TCP on N66U gives me 20+Mbps.
StealthVPN UDP on my PC gives me 100+Mbps.
Both are referring to US server.
Is your N66U using ASUS Merlin firmware ? I am keen to sign up for this VPN routerpro , just wondering if its worth .
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Old 21-08-2013, 09:36 PM   #142
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any good vpn to china for pps?

am using flyvpn but its slow and need to buffer.
maybe Astrill?
I'm also using Astrill. No problem streaming from China.

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/in...a-4149400.html
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Old 21-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #143
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Is your N66U using ASUS Merlin firmware ? I am keen to sign up for this VPN routerpro , just wondering if its worth .
Astrill applet on my N66U:
- OpenVPN, UDP, Port 443, server USA - Los Angeles 2 --> ~5Mbps
- OpenVPN, TCP, Port 443, server USA - Los Angeles 2 --> ~10Mbps
- RouterPro VPN, UDP, Port 443, server USA - Los Angeles 2 --> ~13Mbps
- RouterPro VPN, TCP, Port 443, server USA - Los Angeles 2 --> ~20Mbps
Router CPU is the bottle neck here.

Best bet is still running the client on the PCs. So if you use HTPC, it would be perfect.
I also tried the VPN sharing thing. But still having some issue with it.
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Old 21-08-2013, 11:11 PM   #144
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Astrill applet on my N66U:
- OpenVPN, UDP, Port 443, server USA - Los Angeles 2 --> ~5Mbps
- OpenVPN, TCP, Port 443, server USA - Los Angeles 2 --> ~10Mbps
- RouterPro VPN, UDP, Port 443, server USA - Los Angeles 2 --> ~13Mbps
- RouterPro VPN, TCP, Port 443, server USA - Los Angeles 2 --> ~20Mbps
Router CPU is the bottle neck here.

Best bet is still running the client on the PCs. So if you use HTPC, it would be perfect.
I also tried the VPN sharing thing. But still having some issue with it.
Hmm, thats interesting. I wonder how the AC66U or even AC56U with dual core CPU will fare since you mentioned Router CPU is the bottle neck.

Thanks for sharing..
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Old 21-08-2013, 11:27 PM   #145
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Hmm, thats interesting. I wonder how the AC66U or even AC56U with dual core CPU will fare since you mentioned Router CPU is the bottle neck.

Thanks for sharing..
From what I read RT-AC66U = RT-N66U in terms of hardware.
RT-AC56U has dual-core CPU and according to this post OpenVPN runs 3x faster than AC66U.
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Old 24-08-2013, 11:17 PM   #146
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Hi guys,

Is Astrill vpn as fast as DNS services like Unotelly? Few months back i signed up with Boxpn and they are damn slow, so i cancelled and got a refund. Unotelly is fast but they don't support some of the websites that i want to view. Just wanna know if there are any vpn service with speed comparable to Unotelly.
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Old 25-08-2013, 01:16 AM   #147
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Hi guys,

Is Astrill vpn as fast as DNS services like Unotelly? Few months back i signed up with Boxpn and they are damn slow, so i cancelled and got a refund. Unotelly is fast but they don't support some of the websites that i want to view. Just wanna know if there are any vpn service with speed comparable to Unotelly.
VPN will never be faster than DNS solution but it might work / stream better due to different routing. For instance Netflix can stream better through VPN than DNS. You can check SmartDNS from Overplay, they might support bigger range of websites than Unotelly.
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Old 25-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #148
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VPN will never be faster than DNS solution but it might work / stream better due to different routing. For instance Netflix can stream better through VPN than DNS. You can check SmartDNS from Overplay, they might support bigger range of websites than Unotelly.
Thanks for the explanation. The only vpn i have tried is Boxpn which is way to slow, i wasn't able to stream Netflix on high settings let alone HD. After that i hesitated to try other vpns since i already have Unotelly. I have actually contacted Overplay through their online chat. The agent who i spoke to said a level 2 tech will email me later with some info.

What i'm looking for is a vpn that can stream HD quality videos smoothly. Don't have to be as quick as Unotelly, any suggestions?
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Old 25-08-2013, 05:23 PM   #149
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Thanks for the explanation. The only vpn i have tried is Boxpn which is way to slow, i wasn't able to stream Netflix on high settings let alone HD. After that i hesitated to try other vpns since i already have Unotelly. I have actually contacted Overplay through their online chat. The agent who i spoke to said a level 2 tech will email me later with some info.

What i'm looking for is a vpn that can stream HD quality videos smoothly. Don't have to be as quick as Unotelly, any suggestions?
Both, Private Internet Access and Astrill are getting good reviews. You may try the latter for 7 days without paying upfront.
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Old 26-08-2013, 12:17 PM   #150
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i tried PIA, can cancel within 7days, but rmb to do so in ur 4th day bcos the process is very slow with their CSO. i managed to get my refund.
no problems with them, i cancelled due to the lack of servers to more location.
i was just trying speeds
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