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Topic # 99667 24-Mar-2012 12:40
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Would anyone be able to help me out with a free NZ Proxy server that I could use.

I have no problems with National Traffic, only International with slow speed tests and packet loss.

I know that this cannot be fixed for sometime.

I have tried the list on http://aliveproxy.com/proxy-list/proxies.aspx/New_Zealand-nz but most don't work, or get errors when I try to load webpages.

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  Reply # 599453 24-Mar-2012 14:26
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I doubt you'll see any speed up on international using a proxy..



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  Reply # 599461 24-Mar-2012 14:53
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National is fine with over 16Mb/s
International is below 0.5 Mb/s
Hence I'd like to try a NZ proxy

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 599469 24-Mar-2012 14:59
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You could always switch ISP's to somebody that has sufficient bandwidth for their customers..

The other thing is to ensure everything at your end is configured correctly first such as your MTU and that both your router and PC(s) are using the correct MTU. If you have fragmentation occuring international traffic can be significantly affected.






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  Reply # 599477 24-Mar-2012 15:27
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You'd be lucky to find a reliable open proxy through which you can push 16Mbit even in the US, let alone one in NZ.




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Reply # 599481 24-Mar-2012 15:33
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I dont expect anything near 16Mbps through a proxy, but any improvement over the current international rates would be great Cool

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  Reply # 599482 24-Mar-2012 15:35
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WrEK: I dont expect anything near 16Mbps through a proxy, but any improvement over the current international rates would be great Cool


But you're still expecting something for free - somebody else has to ultimately pay for that international transit.

As mentioned above your best bet is to first check your setup, and if performance is still bad move to an ISP that doesn't shortchange it's customers by not buying sufficient international bandwidth.




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  Reply # 599494 24-Mar-2012 16:09
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No worries, just thought I'd check anyways:)

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  Reply # 599880 25-Mar-2012 21:23
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Anyone know of an unfree VPN host?  One that doesn't use reach and has a peering agreement with Telstra Clear?




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  Reply # 600165 26-Mar-2012 12:17
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jpollock: Anyone know of an unfree VPN host?  One that doesn't use reach and has a peering agreement with Telstra Clear?


Practically every data centre in NZ has interconnection to Telstraclear either direct or via Telecom (who interconnect with Telstraclear).

Quite a few of the large overseas VPN providers have a least one server in NZ, eg: Overplay, SuperVpn, IAPS etc etc there are loads.

Otherwise if you are moderately tech savy you can rent a VPS from any NZ host you like and setup SSH/OpenVPN on it and use that.

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  Reply # 600576 27-Mar-2012 09:41
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Astrill - not free but they have an NZ server and presumably plenty of bandwidth.




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  Reply # 601380 28-Mar-2012 16:18
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Thanks guys, I'll check them out.  By peering, I meant one that wasn't going to use my international bandwidth to use. :)




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  Reply # 601398 28-Mar-2012 16:43
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timmmay: Astrill - not free but they have an NZ server and presumably plenty of bandwidth.


Astrill emailed us about hosting a NZ VPN server but not sure if they liked the prices for international connectivity lol.





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  Reply # 601671 29-Mar-2012 07:44
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I'm pretty sure they have an NZ server, but I've never tried it so I don't know for sure.




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