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Old 21-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #271
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yup, can you share your config settings as I also have the same set up as you. thanks!
my current config is all on default with "Enable Accelerator" as No.

set to the wrong Singapore (USA) Server at the moment, which needs to be changed when I'm home.
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Old 21-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #272
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most of the time, i'm using the portland server...the speed test i simply use the sg one as a gauge and never monitored explicitly...the vpn is for my rokus and so far heard no complains from my household on quality or playback issues...been using astrill for only about 3 months now so fingers crossed...

here's my config, nothing much changed from default...


anyways for your reference, just tried a sg speed test...

another one from portland...


hope this helps...good luck...
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Old 21-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #273
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ia encryption important?
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Old 21-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #274
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ia encryption important?
i think it really depends on your vpn usage...for me, i couldn't be bothered as i'm only using them to access geo-locked content...never used encyption on astrill before so can't comment on how much it impacts speed...
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Old 25-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #275
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Hi there,

May i please know or get some insight in regards to if singtel fibre works well with vpns like astrill in terms of compatibility and of course the speeds given the average recent singtel fibre speeds. Also if modem/routers are bottlenecks for such configurations isp and vpns will those prev mentioned asus router comply with singtel fibre?

mny thx
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Old 24-12-2013, 05:41 AM   #276
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Sorry to dig but as it's relevant, i think i could ask here.

Is anyone on SwitchVPN? I see their price plan is rather competitive.
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Old 24-12-2013, 07:01 PM   #277
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Sorry to dig but as it's relevant, i think i could ask here.

Is anyone on SwitchVPN? I see their price plan is rather competitive.
Anyone, can help?
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:32 AM   #278
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hi guys can i know what is a good server to use for Astrill if i wanna use Pandora Netflix etc.
I tried several times using Singapore (USA) but it keeps recognising me in Singapore instead of USA.
mine works perfectly fine. the fastest server while recognising me in USA.

i'm using the astrill app for merlin for my n66u...little configuration to be done and the speeds are much better (sg speedtest ard 10-20mbps) than using the default router vpn client (sg speedtest ard 2-8mbps) in my case...dunno why though, think maybe the astrill client better optimised...
is there any good but decently price router for use with Astrill? I'm getting less than 10mbps for speedtest. tempted to get rid of the stupid M1 router and get something decent to up the speed. how about US servers such as Netflix or etc? any decent improvement with the astrill app for merlin?
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:03 PM   #279
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Roku 3 vs WD TV Live - to access NetFlix

Sorry guys, if I am hijacking this thread, but I did not think this warranted a separate thread.

I have starhub 100 MBps fibre broadband...Might upgrade to 200 MBps later...

I am hunting for a solution to stream the movies I have on the HDD on my TV. I would also like to watch movies on NetFlix / Amazon Prime on my TV.

First thing I will need to do is buy a streamer...WD TV Live has support for wireless keyboard + external drive and plays lot more files than Roku 3. But Roku can have plex installed

Both of these devices wont be able to access NetFlix without changing my router settings or something that tells them they are in the US....

Call me a noob, but I guess the starhub router is pre-loaded with custom firmware so I have 2 options :
1) I will need to buy a new router and set it up with some VPN Service ...which means I will have 2 routers
2) I can tell only the streamer that its in US and no need to do it at the router level.

from what I understand....I can change the network settings on the WD TV Live to tell it was in US and hence Netflix becomes available? Not sure if we can do that in Roku 3.

Is my understanding correct --- this will be my setup

ONT --- STARHUB ROUTER --(wired)- WD TV LIVE -- AV RECEIVER

Seems like WD TV Live is a better bet?

I do not have a NAS as of now, but may get it in the future...

Which service should I use to only tell WD TV Live that its somewhere in the US...UNODns? StrongVPN? Anybody have any such setup here?
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:01 PM   #280
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Sorry guys, if I am hijacking this thread, but I did not think this warranted a separate thread.

I have starhub 100 MBps fibre broadband...Might upgrade to 200 MBps later...

I am hunting for a solution to stream the movies I have on the HDD on my TV. I would also like to watch movies on NetFlix / Amazon Prime on my TV.

First thing I will need to do is buy a streamer...WD TV Live has support for wireless keyboard + external drive and plays lot more files than Roku 3. But Roku can have plex installed

Both of these devices wont be able to access NetFlix without changing my router settings or something that tells them they are in the US....

Call me a noob, but I guess the starhub router is pre-loaded with custom firmware so I have 2 options :
1) I will need to buy a new router and set it up with some VPN Service ...which means I will have 2 routers
2) I can tell only the streamer that its in US and no need to do it at the router level.

from what I understand....I can change the network settings on the WD TV Live to tell it was in US and hence Netflix becomes available? Not sure if we can do that in Roku 3.

Is my understanding correct --- this will be my setup

ONT --- STARHUB ROUTER --(wired)- WD TV LIVE -- AV RECEIVER

Seems like WD TV Live is a better bet?

I do not have a NAS as of now, but may get it in the future...

Which service should I use to only tell WD TV Live that its somewhere in the US...UNODns? StrongVPN? Anybody have any such setup here?
Your device connection flow is not an issue, in my opinion.

I would go ahead and get a credible VPN service.

Majority of the VPN providers e.g. Unotelly, PIA, should allow users to enter their private DNS servers manually using your subscribed VPN account credentials. (But please do check with the VPN service first, whether it supports manual DNS input)

Did a quick search, WD TV Live allows you to change the device network settings manually: Setting up UnoDNS on Your WD TV Live : UnoTelly Customer Service

There's a free VPN service from a Japanese university which you can try it out: VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Servers List
Do some trial and error, using the given private DNS and try streaming (lowest quality, perhaps?) to see if it works.

So you don't needa mess with your router settings or add new device(s). Just change the WD TV Live's config.

The real experts, please do provide your inputs.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:06 PM   #281
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Anyone on ExpressVPN?
They claim to have the fastest speed in SG: https://www.express-vpn.com/what-is-vpn

No logs, 256bit encryption, unlimited bandwidth, allows torrenting too.

Am VPN-less since my Astrill expired. =(
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:43 PM   #282
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Express vpn limited to how many simul logins?
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:07 PM   #283
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Anyone on ExpressVPN?
They claim to have the fastest speed in SG: https://www.express-vpn.com/what-is-vpn

No logs, 256bit encryption, unlimited bandwidth, allows torrenting too.

Am VPN-less since my Astrill expired. =(
Why don't you try it out? They have 30 day money back guarantee.

As for me I am still happy on PrivateInternetAccess. Fastest speeds with best value around.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:12 PM   #284
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Express vpn limited to how many simul logins?
You can install Express VPN software on all of your devices. One desktop/laptop and one mobile device under the same account can be connected at the same time. To be connected on even more devices, simply log into the customer section of our website and purchase an additional subscription.

Source: https://www.express-vpn.com/vpn-software
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:06 AM   #285
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You can install Express VPN software on all of your devices. One desktop/laptop and one mobile device under the same account can be connected at the same time. To be connected on even more devices, simply log into the customer section of our website and purchase an additional subscription.

Source: https://www.express-vpn.com/vpn-software
Privateinternetaccess gives 5 simul access, what does express vpn offer?
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