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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 09 Aug 2014 1:39 am

aster wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I was actually under the impression it wasn't this simple. The VPN services redirect you to a transparent proxy server in the appropriate geo location which then retrieves your content. It's a simpler configuration for your appliances on your network, but on the backend it is just as complicated (or more so) as a VPN.
Doing it the DNS way is extremely simple. It makes VPN look like rocket science in comparison if you are to use Apple TV this way.

Both ways require you to pay some small monthly fee, but with DNS-based solutions what you get in return is just a single IP address to use in your DNS settings. In fact all you have to do to make Apple TV work from here under any ISP is to just enter the ATV menu, go into internet settings, and input this DNS number there. That's it, nothing else required.

Right, I understand all of that. Even better, don't do that. Put it into your router so everything on your home network gets the content. What I was correcting you on was this:
These services check your IP location only when connecting, as soon as that clears the content is streamed straight from them to you in the fastest way (unlike VPNs, where the VPN server acts like an intermediary and all traffic is routed through it).
Your content is still going through an intermediary proxy server somewhere, this is just not transparent to you. The "DNS" provider will host the proxy servers in the countries you want content from. Their DNS will then return IPs to their proxies on a site by site basis as appropriate as opposed to directly to the content provider you think it is.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 09 Aug 2014 4:48 am

Sorta, kinda related: I ran some speed tests from here in Houston. I pay Comcast for 50Mbps and they almost always provide it. That's the only good thing I can say about Comcast.

To a local server in Houston: Ping: 22 ms, Down: 55 Mbps, Up: 6 Mbps
Austin (180 miles away): Ping: 23 ms, Down: 56 Mbps, Up: 6 Mbps
Manila: Ping: 433 ms, Down: 6 Mbps, Up: 1.5 Mbps
Tokyo: Ping: 220 ms, Down: 11 Mbps, Up: 4 Mbps
Singapore: Ping: 233 ms, Down: 24 Mbps, Up: 4 Mbps

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Re: VPN, bandwidth

Post by adelinegray72 » Wed, 07 Sep 2016 9:27 pm

Marc33 wrote:Hi,

New here - I don't actually live in Singapore but in Thailand, but this is probably the best place to ask so here goes...

I need faster speeds to Europe from Thailand (apparently, my ISPs routing to Europe & US sucks big time) and have read from several sources that routing through Singapore is the way to go. For the record, I live in southern Thailand and get marginally better speeds & ping to Singapore (ping 30ms, speed ~1000kBs/100kBs) than Bangkok (~35ms, ~900kBs/90kBs). I have a 15/1 ADSL line.

So my question is - which Singapore ISP should a VPN provider use in order to get good speeds to/from Europe? I've looked at a number of VPN providers with a server in Singapore and read a number of reviews, and don't seem to be able to figure out which one to pick.

Or should I look for something else than VPN?

DL speed is the most important consideration, UL speed second and ping third. Online games are not a consideration, I mostly need a good quality video link & fast file transfer to/from servers in Europe (~300kB/s would be plenty).


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