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  Reply # 505752 12-Aug-2011 20:46
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Interesting, thanks.

Astrill seems to be good as a VPN, I can hit 15Mbps through them if i'm running a few torrents or one really well seeded one.




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  Reply # 505796 12-Aug-2011 22:24
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timmmay: Interesting, thanks.

Astrill seems to be good as a VPN, I can hit 15Mbps through them if i'm running a few torrents or one really well seeded one.


Nice. Which server on Astrill are you connecting to anyways? NZ, Australia or US? 




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  Reply # 505818 12-Aug-2011 23:09
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timmmay: Interesting, thanks.

Astrill seems to be good as a VPN, I can hit 15Mbps through them if i'm running a few torrents or one really well seeded one.


Nice. Which server on Astrill are you connecting to anyways? NZ, Australia or US? 


LA usually. It didn't occur to me to try NZ. Doesn't much matter which one I use really.




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  Reply # 505890 13-Aug-2011 08:21
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Can anyone confirm that Astrill does have a New Zealand server? It can be very handy for checking local email and also it prevents sites like Yahoo asking you whether you'd like to change your location. The other question is does it allow multiple connections from a single site? OverPlay allows this which means that you can set up vpn connections from multiple machines, including virtual ones, from behind a single router at the same time.

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  Reply # 505907 13-Aug-2011 09:24
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I setup a connection with strongvpn last night. Not 100% sure if I have the firewall/port forwarding optimised in windows firewall and my router but I got it going in the end. I connected to a uk server after the us one had terrible speeds. Still only got about 200k/s download speed to there (I get 12mbit on my normal connection). Might do a bit of testing to see if I can make it faster.

I decided to setup an xp virtual machine so that my normal browsing etc on host machine (running windows 7) is unaffected and only use the vpn when I "need" too.

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  Reply # 505913 13-Aug-2011 09:37
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maxx8864: Can anyone confirm that Astrill does have a New Zealand server? It can be very handy for checking local email and also it prevents sites like Yahoo asking you whether you'd like to change your location. The other question is does it allow multiple connections from a single site? OverPlay allows this which means that you can set up vpn connections from multiple machines, including virtual ones, from behind a single router at the same time.


Astrill has an NZ server, and two Australia servers. Not sure if they're single servers or clusters, but the LA server I mostly use is probably pretty heavily loaded but works really fast.




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maxx8864: Can anyone confirm that Astrill does have a New Zealand server? It can be very handy for checking local email and also it prevents sites like Yahoo asking you whether you'd like to change your location. The other question is does it allow multiple connections from a single site? OverPlay allows this which means that you can set up vpn connections from multiple machines, including virtual ones, from behind a single router at the same time.


They do indeed and it's hosted at Orcon.  




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  Reply # 505985 13-Aug-2011 14:42
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So whats going to happen when someone connects to their server through the VPN to download copyright material?


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  Reply # 506005 13-Aug-2011 15:43
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cldlr76: So whats going to happen when someone connects to their server through the VPN to download copyright material?


Nothing.




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  Reply # 506010 13-Aug-2011 15:55
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Am I missing something then?

Orcan host a server, which anyone can connect to, to effectively use their IP address to download copyrighted material.  I would have thought then that orcon would get the warning letters and then evenutally get taken to the tribunal?



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  Reply # 506034 13-Aug-2011 16:57
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Orcon will pass the notice on to Astrill (as the customer) who will probably ignore it because they are a US based company.

Astrill should terminate the 'offending' account holder but since they don't keep logs...

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  Reply # 506562 15-Aug-2011 08:49
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For those still unsure on how to force certain traffic via a VPN I suggest using a couple of rules on a software firewall (generally easier to manage than at the router) which will block all traffic on your main connection should the VPN fall over.

As for one particular application that most are using VPNs for, in the advanced settings you can bind it to the IP of your VPN.

I have written a very well documented guide for a complete setup if people are still unsure.

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Privoxy: For those still unsure on how to force certain traffic via a VPN I suggest using a couple of rules on a software firewall (generally easier to manage than at the router) which will block all traffic on your main connection should the VPN fall over.

As for one particular application that most are using VPNs for, in the advanced settings you can bind it to the IP of your VPN.

I have written a very well documented guide for a complete setup if people are still unsure.


if you use "hidemyass.com" their client app has a bind feature, where you can specify applications that can only access the network if the VPN is connected.  this is only on the PC version of the app though.

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  Reply # 506669 15-Aug-2011 11:38
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I have never actually used any application that any VPN provider has provided...

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  Reply # 506708 15-Aug-2011 12:36
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Privoxy: 

I have written a very well documented guide for a complete setup if people are still unsure.


I would like to read that please.

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