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Topic # 236122 18-May-2018 19:20
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We are moving to the UAE and would like to run a router with a permanent VPN client. What would people recommend. Preference would be for something that connects for NordVPN but open to suggestions for a good device.


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  Reply # 2018551 18-May-2018 19:36
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Edgerouter 3 Lite + VPN as per here endorsed by NordVPN

 

https://nordvpn.com/tutorials/edgerouter/openvpn/

 

 




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  Reply # 2019521 20-May-2018 20:46
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Thanks, are there any other devices that people recommend?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2019556 20-May-2018 21:52
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If you have any box that is on 24/7, it can probably have OpenVPN installed on it.  I have mine on my MythTV box (Ubuntu 16.04).  Having OpenVPN running on a big processor is preferable - running it on an ERLite3 will limit the speed to what the CPU of the ERLite3 can handle.  OpenVPN uses a lot of CPU, unless the box you are running it on has encryption/decryption hardware support that can run OpenVPN.  My MythTV box has a quad core 3.6 GHz AMD FX-4100 CPU, and I have 1 Gibit/s fibre, but I have never had a fast enough connection at the other end to be able to work out how fast the box can run an OpenVPN connection.

 

I also used to have OpenVPN server on my Windows Vista PC, back when it was a Core2 Duo.  I only had ADSL back then, but it was able to max out my Internet connection with encyrpted traffic.




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  Reply # 2019557 20-May-2018 21:56
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I don't think bandwidth will be a big deal as it's stupid expensive to go much above 50Mb/s. The main reason I want a router is so we can use Facetime on phones and iPads to talk to family in NZ. It's blocked in the UAE so a VPN is required.


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  Reply # 2033371 10-Jun-2018 21:24
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I hope you have done your homework around VPN use in the UAE.





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  Reply # 2033410 10-Jun-2018 22:55
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Talking to people who live there it’s one of the many unenforced laws there. It appears to be one of the many laws there that you are able to get away with if you don’t flaunt the law openly. If you are discreet you are ok.

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