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Topic # 21353 23-Apr-2008 22:20
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Hey everyone,

I have a question. I have recently been using an eee pc with a vodem for work and was wanting to use toonel.net with the vodem.

For those of you that dont know, toonel.net is a tunneling proxy service that compresses images and text etc, before sending it to your computer so that you can browse faster over a dialup connection.
To use it, you must set your proxy to localhost:8080


Most of the area that i work in is rural and it only runs at dialup speed when online so I wish to use this program to speed up surfing, not save bandwidth.

I dont like the automatic vodafone optimiser proxy as it doesnt compress the images enough. I would assume that the vodafone optimiser for egsample, compresses jpg's to something like 80%, toonel.net allows me to have them at 10% - still usable and incredibly small.

The toonel.net software works and my browser sends its requests to localhost when on the wifi, however the browser doesnt seem to send its connections to localhost when on the vodem- they seem to skip the local proxy alltogether.

I did a google search and saw someone commenting on twitter that they reckon the vmc program is sucking the connections out. No comment on how to stop this.

Does anyone know how to get the browser to connect to localhost while connected using a vodem?




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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  Reply # 126044 24-Apr-2008 09:12
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Change the apn that the vodem is connected to from vodafone.net.nz to internet.
Vodafone.net.nz gives you a private nat ip address. Internet gives you a public one.




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  Reply # 126328 25-Apr-2008 17:09
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Thanks for the reply - unfortunatly the vodem software still seems to suck up the connection from the browser before it gets to the proxy software i have running. I may have to continue tinkering




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There is no place like localhost
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Reply # 126332 25-Apr-2008 17:14
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The vodem software is just a front end for a dial up. You can manually create a dial up using the modem created when you installed the vodem drivers and manually connect if you want.




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  Reply # 126334 25-Apr-2008 17:23
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Bit OT

Make sure you are running the latest software & firmware for the Vodem as well

www.mobilenetworks.co.nz



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  Reply # 126377 25-Apr-2008 20:57
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Thanks freitasm- unfortunatly i have not had any luck dialing without using the vmc software. For some reason it reports an error of which i cannot remember at the moment.  :-(




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There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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