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Hi all,

I recommend using a DD-WRT/OpenWRT or Tomato based router and a VPN service like Cyberghost.
This way anything in the house connected to it is secured, seems to work with netflix etc as well.
DONT skimp on a router if you use streaming services.... they need a decent CPU to handle streams!

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How much you spent on on that router matey? And how much do you pay for your vpn for the year?
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£100 for router, £40 for 18 month VPN :)
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I'll look into this BG, I just use my sky router.
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My dd-wrt router is plugged into eth1 on the ee router to INTERNET ( fiber/cable router ) on the dd-wrt.
You still need the modem part unless your using cable ( BT fiber needs a modem as its not real fiber as such )
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If anyone wants to look into this I am happy to help set it up etc.
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Black Grouse wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:24 pm
My dd-wrt router is plugged into eth1 on the ee router to INTERNET ( fiber/cable router ) on the dd-wrt.
You still need the modem part unless your using cable ( BT fiber needs a modem as its not real fiber as such )
We use BT lines, sky said they had fiver, we were with virgin before, I noticed the engineer fitting our modem to the phone box so asked about the fiberoptics, apparently they run to the green boxes....I do miss my virgin speeds.
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Yeah vermin is king - wish we got it up here tbh
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Frankly speaking, Ivacy is offering the best VPN deal this year. They are offering 87% OFF on all the plans. Get the amazing discount before its too late.

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Nanook of the north wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:01 pm
Hi all,

I recommend using a DD-WRT/OpenWRT or Tomato based router and a VPN service like Cyberghost.
This way anything in the house connected to it is secured, seems to work with netflix etc as well.
DONT skimp on a router if you use streaming services.... they need a decent CPU to handle streams!

BG :)
SO theirs no DNS leaks or anything with these DD-WRT/OpenWRT routers ? Ive been looking at some on E-Bay that are already set up, basically you just plug in isp router and away you go according to the sales pitch, they`re around £50 but i`m unsure about this tech stuff. Are they simple enough to set up if i just bought a DD-WRT/OpenWRT router to add Cyberghost to it ? I`m getting Virgin fitted soon as well will these work on Virgin mate ? I run Tor over Cyberghost which is on lappy only but i really need to get all of household done once Virgin has connected me up at end of December, which is why i`m looking cheers. :)
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You can specify dns on it mate, just 8.8.8.8 etc.
Be wary of a cheap router, they lack the processing power for streaming videos etc. I am also having issues with mine dropping the VPN without telling me atm so im back to just cyberghost on windows for now.... really need to look at it tbh, probably just an auto reconnect flag Ive missed somewhere.
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Well my Cyberghost subscription runs out pretty soon Nanook so i`ve recently been playing about with setting the basic open VPN up using free servers from many lists you can find on net, but i`ve just not installed any of server info onto Open Vpn yet, but yes i`m now thinking buy one of these routers and just add my own OVPN, don't get me wrong im a bit weary of dodgy servers but after chatting with someone in know it seem plausible. #

That said just looking at these plug and play OVPN routers on E-Bay seems much more the easy option and i like easy. What do you reckon to this lot https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... 33f9f8d8d8 i suppose i`m looking for one at least £50+ for a decent connection speed and such likes. The Linsksys maybe ?
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Honestly I'm not sure Jimmi, I use one of these.
https://www.vpnrouters.com/d-link-dir89 ... outer.html

That site has some good info on them as well :) - I previously had a netgear 6000 iirc, it was a 1ghz cpu ( overclocked ) but struggled with power on streams.
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Nanook of the north wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:54 pm
Honestly I'm not sure Jimmi, I use one of these.
https://www.vpnrouters.com/d-link-dir89 ... outer.html

That site has some good info on them as well :) - I previously had a netgear 6000 iirc, it was a 1ghz cpu ( overclocked ) but struggled with power on streams.
I was looking at Netgear routers as well. So do i need 2.4ghz or am i tripping with that question, bare in mind i`m not really tech savvi at all. :)

Cool i`ll have ganders on that site, thx :)
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2.4 is slow, but works longer distance than 5.... im not really tech savvy but pick up bits and bobs. I tend to go for wireless AC and the fastest number I can find tbh haha
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So i`ll be looking for summink around 5ghz, Cheers Nanook . :)
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No. 2.4 and 5 dual :)
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