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Standard User mrnelster
(knowledge is power) Sat 28-Dec-13 14:31:59
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VPN


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Hi.

I would like to set up a VPN for my games console. Is this possible and if so, what are the key points, e.g. required router functionality etc.?

I would like to achieve if at all possible:

1. A VPN connection for my PS4 console.
2. The ability for it to run directly from my router with no need for a PC (other than perhaps for initial set up or periodic maintenance).
3. To manage the router so as the only device connecting via the VPN is the games console.

If I'm in the wrong forum can somebody please redirect me?

Thanks.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 28-Dec-13 15:07:40
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Re: VPN


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There're 2 sorts of VPN, one is using a client to dial a VPN server e.g. https://www.goldenfrog.com/support/vyprvpn
another is to use DNS redirection e.g. http://help.unotelly.com/support/solutions/articles/...


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Standard User mrnelster
(knowledge is power) Sat 28-Dec-13 18:10:34
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Re: VPN


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Thanks Batboy.

There are obviously a myriad of VPN providers out there, but all are particularly vague with their "chat now" support. UnoDns look promising for a non software installation approach, and the frog one looks like a possibility too. I don't need encryption or anonymity, just a route through their server.

I still think a telephone call is going to be essential to get to the bottom of it, but thanks for the heads up. Neither had cropped up in my search. smile


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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 29-Dec-13 11:29:10
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Re: VPN


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Why do you want / think you need to have a VPN for your console?

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Standard User pmb00cs
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 29-Dec-13 12:11:12
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Re: VPN


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That UnoDNS service is not a VPN provider. It is an alternative DNS provider, and proxy service.

As asked elsewhere what is it you are trying to achieve?

If you simply want to get around geo-blocks for streaming media, then the UnoDNS service will do that.

If you want to hide your location for other reasons then the UnoDNS service will not work for you.

Setting up a VPN if you already have a provider, and a router capable of connecting to a vpn should be fairly straight forward (separating traffic based on what device it is from may be more tricky). But a VPN may well not be the correct solution for your problem.

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Standard User kamelion
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 29-Dec-13 14:32:07
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Re: VPN


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uno also has a VPN service if you go for their gold package. I have used it quite extensively in the last few months. I'm not sure the DNS redirection service would work for redirecting game traffic though.

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Standard User mrnelster
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Dec-13 14:07:04
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Re: VPN


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In reply to a post by 5km:
Why do you want / think you need to have a VPN for your console?
I want to test my theory that a low ping (9ms) is a disadvantage with console matchmaking servers.
Standard User mrnelster
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Dec-13 14:08:03
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See above.
Standard User mrnelster
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Dec-13 14:14:21
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My intention is to add latency. My reasoning is here.

Other opinions would be welcome smile
Standard User kamelion
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 30-Dec-13 14:27:30
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Re: VPN


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I know why you want it. Does your router have a VPN facility built into it?

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