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  Reply # 511232 24-Aug-2011 13:53 Send private message

timmmay: I use my credit card on websites all over the world, i've never had it blocked.


Yeah that's the first time mine has ever been blocked 

Visa through National Bank.  Glad they rang me and told me though




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  Reply # 511233 24-Aug-2011 13:54 Send private message

CM: Am currently investigating VPN options. Any recommendations greatly appreciated.


I use Unblock-us.com

Not a VPN based solution, just a DNS based, $4.99USD a month

Works really well, Netflix/Hulu streaming is almost instantaneous,  BBC iPLayer does play, but encounters a bit of buffering
 




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  Reply # 511234 24-Aug-2011 13:57 Send private message

vinnieg:
CM: Am currently investigating VPN options. Any recommendations greatly appreciated.


I use Unblock-us.com

Not a VPN based solution, just a DNS based, $4.99USD a month

Works really well, Netflix/Hulu streaming is almost instantaneous,  BBC iPLayer does play, but encounters a bit of buffering
 


So NZ$5.96 a month (12 months on Astrill via the discount link) sounds pretty good. Negligible indeed.

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  Reply # 511259 24-Aug-2011 14:33 Send private message

Unblock-us sounds good for netflix, I guess, but your traffic is still visible to the ISP. Not a problem for most people.




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  Reply # 511336 24-Aug-2011 16:05 Send private message

Just signed up for Astril, looks pretty good. Hulu works well ;)

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  Reply # 511340 24-Aug-2011 16:11 Send private message

Cool. So it works instantly on payment and downloading? Easy to set up?
Which ISP are you with? Does anyone know whether it makes a difference?

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  Reply # 511342 24-Aug-2011 16:15 Send private message

CM: Cool. So it works instantly on payment and downloading? Easy to set up?
Which ISP are you with? Does anyone know whether it makes a difference?


Up and running in minutes, very easy. Seems to work fine and was streaming Hulu right away. Currently running through my work connection, which I think is Telecom, but dont think it would make too much difference.

*** EDIT ***

Works fine on the TF following these instructions: https://members.astrill.com/knowledgebase/50/L2TP-or-IPSec-PSK---Manual-configuration-of-Astrill-VPN-on-Android.html 

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  Reply # 511344 24-Aug-2011 16:21 Send private message

Thanks justjay, great to get your comments. Let us know how it goes on the TF.
From what you say I assume the subscription enables you to run it anywhere (on as many devices/machines as you like)? Is it just a matter of downloading the software on whichever pc or tablet you wish to use it on?

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  Reply # 511348 24-Aug-2011 16:26 Send private message

CM: Thanks justjay, great to get your comments. Let us know how it goes on the TF.
From what you say I assume the subscription enables you to run it anywhere (on as many devices/machines as you like)? Is it just a matter of downloading the software on whichever pc or tablet you wish to use it on?


Looks that way. Couldnt see anything in the TOS which prevented me from doing so, the only real exclusion is you cant use the service from Nigeria :)

I'm yet to test on a P2P connection which is the next thing to do. Of course this would only be used to share legal files but I am now paranoid even if I am being legal some troll out there will still accuse me of pirating and I dont want to have to fight it. 

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  Reply # 511351 24-Aug-2011 16:28 Send private message

Let us know how P2P goes. I'm in the same boat. I just don't trust them to get it right.

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  Reply # 511381 24-Aug-2011 17:30 Send private message

P2P works fine, just use one of the servers with a * beside its name. If you're doing things like ssh'ing to non standard ports you sometimes have to use a * server and set up port forwarding too.




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  Reply # 511398 24-Aug-2011 18:02 Send private message

timmmay: Unblock-us sounds good for netflix, I guess, but your traffic is still visible to the ISP. Not a problem for most people.


It's good in the fact that you can setup the DNS settings in the router too, for all devices in the house
 

But I guess you can't use it while roaming, like you possibly could with VPN 




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  Reply # 511403 24-Aug-2011 18:18 Send private message

CM: Hi all - I assume we've all got the new firmware update (well two updates for those who have the dock)? .



Dont think so do I need to do something!?

Never mind it turned up... :D

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  Reply # 511514 24-Aug-2011 22:03 Send private message

CM: Let us know how P2P goes. I'm in the same boat. I just don't trust them to get it right.


Yip works fine. Checked using http://checkmytorrentip.com/# and it seems to mask fine. Only flaw is if the VPN is turned off uTorrent immediately starts seeding using your NZ IP address. Ideally I'd like it to just stop, but for my purposes its probably fine.

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  Reply # 511519 24-Aug-2011 22:09 Send private message

justjay:
CM: Let us know how P2P goes. I'm in the same boat. I just don't trust them to get it right.


Yip works fine. Checked using http://checkmytorrentip.com/# and it seems to mask fine. Only flaw is if the VPN is turned off uTorrent immediately starts seeding using your NZ IP address. Ideally I'd like it to just stop, but for my purposes its probably fine.


I read about a way to do that, using security software or a firewall. I can't remember the details, because I don't need it either.




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