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  Reply # 841017 21-Jun-2013 13:20
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so a bit more testing shows that my router doesn't get over 7Mb to the same VPN endpoint.

Set up internet connection sharing on a VM that has Astril client installed and bounced through that for consistent 25Mb+ every time.

Think I will actually change to this method now. Easy as I have a fail over Hyper-V cluster in the basement to run an always on VPN. May not work for people that don't have kit lying around for this.

I suspect that the speed difference is to do with processing power on the router but I could be wrong :-)




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  Reply # 841095 21-Jun-2013 14:55
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geekiegeek: so a bit more testing shows that my router doesn't get over 7Mb to the same VPN endpoint.

Set up internet connection sharing on a VM that has Astril client installed and bounced through that for consistent 25Mb+ every time.

Think I will actually change to this method now. Easy as I have a fail over Hyper-V cluster in the basement to run an always on VPN. May not work for people that don't have kit lying around for this.

I suspect that the speed difference is to do with processing power on the router but I could be wrong :-)


I came to the same conclusion.

The processor in the average routers are not quiet powerful enough.

That said. I believe there is a DD-WRT type setup that you can install on an old PC. That should speed things up.

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  Reply # 841325 21-Jun-2013 22:26
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Was going to try out Astrill tonight on a DD-WRT router, but did some "before" testing to see what my current speed is like. This is on a TCL 100Mbps cable connection, from my laptop over gigabit ethernet to router:

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  Reply # 841336 21-Jun-2013 22:59
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What router? If you are running DD-WRT on an WRT54G you are probably wasting time as it is most likley too slow for 100 Mbps.

I was using a Cisco SRP 521W and getting max 85 Mbps on my connection to the Vodafone/TCL internal test server. Swapped with different brand and now getting 100 Mbps consistently. Testing to LAX via Witopia I got those 10 Mbps.






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  Reply # 841340 21-Jun-2013 23:16
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I have an SRP521W and a Linksys E2000 running DD-WRT. On the SRP521W I can't get above 80Mbps on the TCL official speedtest, the E2000 can't get over 70Mbps on the same test. Doing a speedtest to LA Dreamhost server I get 6 or 7Mbps on either router - that's fairly typical for me. With the Astrill VPN installed on the Windows laptop I get 5 or 6Mbps speedtest to the same LA Dreamhost server.

Is there something else I should be doing to speed things up?

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  Reply # 841349 21-Jun-2013 23:37
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If I connect my laptop direct to the TCL cable modem, I can consistently get 99Mbps to the TCL speedtest page. So upgrading to a better router will definitely help to get maximum speed. But I still only get 6 or 7Mbps to LA on speedtest.net. I've *never* seen international speeds like geekiegeek was getting above and I'm still not close to even getting the 10Mbps that freitasm can get. Is it worth me logging this as a fault with TCL? I'm not convinced they'll help.

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  Reply # 841354 22-Jun-2013 00:02
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I'd give it some time. I am told Vodafone has been putting in more bandwidth to international traffic and tweaking things in the last couple of weeks.




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  Reply # 842419 24-Jun-2013 15:03
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My roku3 should arrive in the next day or two, 

From looking around, it appears they region lock certain channels on the device
Is it possible to have both USA netflix and BBC iPlayer working on the same device?



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  Reply # 843792 25-Jun-2013 09:08
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Argh,
So my Roku has arrived from the US. I forgot about plugs.
Will this work? http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/adaptors-power-supplies/korjo-multi-reverse-travel-adaptor-dsnz-m7308

Look forward to trying it out tonight.



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  Reply # 843817 25-Jun-2013 09:45
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keriboi: Argh,
So my Roku has arrived from the US. I forgot about plugs.
Will this work? http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/adaptors-power-supplies/korjo-multi-reverse-travel-adaptor-dsnz-m7308

Look forward to trying it out tonight.


Yes that will work. Otherwise some of the $2 Shops sell these plugs too.



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  Reply # 843865 25-Jun-2013 10:53
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Dick Smith rip you off HARD on those plugs (i learnt the hard way).

Jaycar or the supermarket have them cheaper.

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  Reply # 843866 25-Jun-2013 10:53
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skewt: My roku3 should arrive in the next day or two, 

From looking around, it appears they region lock certain channels on the device
Is it possible to have both USA netflix and BBC iPlayer working on the same device?




I'm sure I seen a reply to this yesterday but it isn't showing anymore?

I looked into it a bit more and doesn't look possible with different firmwares for each region which locks you down unless someone makes a private channel or you side load it onto your device

A shame as I tested BBC last night on mediaportal with unblock us and i could stream 1080p with no buffer delays



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  Reply # 843890 25-Jun-2013 11:35
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Is there a a Roku player for the UK region?


As an aside I know one of the reasons for the Roku 3 was the headphone jack on the remote.

But if it's like the Roku2 the Roku also supports IR remotes so unless you're playing Angry Birds where IR is not feasible, its easier to use IR than BT to control the Roku since it means you can use a universal remote like a Harmony.




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  Reply # 843903 25-Jun-2013 11:51
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lchiu7: Is there a a Roku player for the UK region?


As an aside I know one of the reasons for the Roku 3 was the headphone jack on the remote.

But if it's like the Roku2 the Roku also supports IR remotes so unless you're playing Angry Birds where IR is not feasible, its easier to use IR than BT to control the Roku since it means you can use a universal remote like a Harmony.


Yep, the UK have some dedicated devices but don't appear to have the Roku3
http://www.roku.com/uk


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