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Host your own VPN?
on: June 08, 2017, 15:11:09 PM
Hi Folks!

I dont think I mentioned it but I now live in Singapore.

Netflix out here is terrible and I cant use iPlayer. Im currently using a paid VPN service on my router which is slow and keeps dropping out. Internet connections here are bad ass, 1Gbps is standard, but thats no use if you cant use it for anything good.

I still have access to a house in the UK with a decent internet connection, can I setup some hardware there and host my own private VPN?

Cheers!
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Re: Host your own VPN?
Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 18:50:34 PM
Think so, check out this, might not be any use but worth looking at at least

https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-vpn-server/

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Re: Host your own VPN?
Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 08:55:03 AM
You just need a VPN server/client package, can't recommend any really though as I've only used enterprise grade VPN.

Tried using the builtin VPN of Vivaldi/Opera browser?

Re: Host your own VPN?
Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 08:06:28 AM
I need something router based as a client as its mainly to route my TV through (which cant host its own VPN client).

On the other end I think the Pi will be a good solution, I just wonder if it will be performant enough for my to stream iplayer / netflix through.

Thanks for the tips.
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Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 20:02:24 PM
I use a Draytek Vigor 2925, solid as a rock and updates DNS to one of my sub domains to I always have access..

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Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 13:03:45 PM
That looks like a really nice bit of kit :ptu:

Re: Host your own VPN?
Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 14:50:29 PM
It is.. a few reasons for choosing it..

1. Really easy to setup VPN and doesn't require VPN licencing (many do).
2. Supports LAN DNS, so I can use my server over VPN via name rather than IP (Most don't and I don't need to host my own DNS)
3. Supports failover (Supports two Ethernet and 2 USB dongles) - I'm currently running Virgin Cable and fail over to a 3G dongle. (I just need enough bandwidth to keep my home automation and security connected, and I had the 3G USB dongle sat around, otherwise I would have opted for 4G)
4. Supports DynDns and other services.
5. Is absolutely rock solid and has never needed a reboot.
6. Can do VLANs and various bandwidth management etc, although I haven't had a need to play with this yet.

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