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  Reply # 591553 7-Mar-2012 10:29 Send private message

BraaiGuy: - Extra hardware: To implement you will need DD-WRT router.

That's not true, you don't need any extra hardware.

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  Reply # 591554 7-Mar-2012 10:31 Send private message

hellonearthisman:
BraaiGuy: - Extra hardware: To implement you will need DD-WRT router.

That's not true, you don't need any extra hardware.


How you going to get you PS3/Apple TV/GoogleTV to work via a VPN if it does not support it?

True you dont need any extra hardware if you happy using your PC

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  Reply # 591556 7-Mar-2012 10:36 Send private message

I don't have any of those, but you wrote.... and didn't include the fine print in your misleading general statement.



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  Reply # 591559 7-Mar-2012 10:39 Send private message

To be fair, in the context of this discussion his point was entirely valid IMHO. In my original posts I indicated that I only wanted the traffic from my Revue to go over the VPN, not ALL traffic. Therefore I do need a router capable of separating out the traffic and DD-WRT is only firmware I am aware of that can do this.




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  Reply # 591564 7-Mar-2012 10:44 Send private message

hellonearthisman: I don't have any of those, but you wrote.... and didn't include the fine print in your misleading general statement.


Hell, my statment was directed around SumnerBoys requirements and questions.
Next time I will proof read my post before submitting, and maybe add the fine print - My post as stated is just my opinion
 



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  Reply # 591566 7-Mar-2012 10:45 Send private message

And I appreciate your feedback mate!




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  Reply # 593051 9-Mar-2012 23:27 Send private message

BraaiGuy: In my (probably slightly biased) opinion:

Unblock-US Pros:
- Possibly faster than VPN solutions as its unencrypted traffic.
- Its slightly cheaper
- No extra hardware required

Unblock-US Cons:
- Not a VPN solution. Unsecured connection. Your ISP can inspect/shape traffic.
- Still unsure if Netflix really works.
- Loose all your caching
- US only



Actually, re the "US Only" part - I use unblock-US for both iPlayer and ITV and it works 100% (I use Telecom as my ISP and have the unblock DNS servers set on my Untangle gateway so all users benefit)

 

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  Reply # 593176 10-Mar-2012 12:45 Send private message

I have been using HideMyAss since September last year to watch Hulu; netflix etc and listen to spotify, pandora etc.
I can  set it up on android phone too which is a bonus.
http://www.howtodownloadtv.com/hidemyass-vpn-download-torrents/ HideMyAss tutorial.

I am on Slingshot unlimited and so far have had no problems with this service; I had problems with unblock-US though.



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  Reply # 593196 10-Mar-2012 13:24 Send private message

kaljames79: I have been using HideMyAss since September last year to watch Hulu; netflix etc and listen to spotify, pandora etc.
I can  set it up on android phone too which is a bonus.
http://www.howtodownloadtv.com/hidemyass-vpn-download-torrents/ HideMyAss tutorial.

I am on Slingshot unlimited and so far have had no problems with this service; I had problems with unblock-US though.


So do you route ALL your traffic through the VPN? I have just setup Astrill for a trial week and installed DD-WRT on my router, which means I can control which devices use the VPN and which don't. E.g. I have my Revue as the only device using the VPN and can watch Netflix etc as a result. 

Pretty happy with the speed and setup so now it is just a matter of whether I think the cost is worth it... 




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  Reply # 593202 10-Mar-2012 13:32 Send private message

SumnerBoy:
kaljames79: I have been using HideMyAss since September last year to watch Hulu; netflix etc and listen to spotify, pandora etc.
I can  set it up on android phone too which is a bonus.
http://www.howtodownloadtv.com/hidemyass-vpn-download-torrents/ HideMyAss tutorial.

I am on Slingshot unlimited and so far have had no problems with this service; I had problems with unblock-US though.


So do you route ALL your traffic through the VPN? I have just setup Astrill for a trial week and installed DD-WRT on my router, which means I can control which devices use the VPN and which don't. E.g. I have my Revue as the only device using the VPN and can watch Netflix etc as a result. 

Pretty happy with the speed and setup so now it is just a matter of whether I think the cost is worth it... 


I turn it on when ever I want to use a US service or a UK service.
You can set it up on the DD-WRT router too though; I dont have one though :-( 



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  Reply # 593206 10-Mar-2012 13:42 Send private message

I had a quick look and it seems you can only setup HMA on DD-WRT using the generic OpenVPN client. I don't think you can setup individual clients to be routed over the VPN like you can with Astrill. But I could be wrong...




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  Reply # 595960 16-Mar-2012 09:21 Send private message

Couple of additions to this...

1) I have HMA set up on an Open WRT router (router is a TP-Link WR1043ND), via Open VPN, and it works with Netflix and Hulu (US based VPN) but currently all my household traffic goes through VPN.  I watch these services on a PS3.  I have read that you can configure Open VPN to only route traffic from a specific local IP (i.e. the PS3) through the VPN but I haven't tried to do it yet.  I'll post if I get it working, but I'm not trying just now as my Slingshot internet connection speed has dropped to 1Mb/s thanks to cabnetization.


2) You can probably do all this without additional hardware (e.g. an DD-WRT/OpenWRT router) via PlayOn running on a PC with the HMA VPN client software installed.  The only thing here is that the PS3 may not see the PC running PlayOn on the local network with the VPN client running.  TVersity is another option to PlayOn and both cost money to license.

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