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DannyP
January 24th, 2011, 01:03 PM
Hi,

Please bear with me as networking not my strong point...

I'm in the UK and would like to use Strong VPN (or any other VPN service) to access US content via my Boxee Box.

When speaking to Strong VPN they say I must have a DD-WRT router for it to work. I don't, I have a O2 Wireless Router which is not DD-WRT.

My question is, is there a chance that my current set up will work or would I have to replace my router with a DD-WRT enabled one?

cheers.

G77
January 24th, 2011, 01:18 PM
Boxee Box has a VPN client built right in - you can enter the details for StrongVPN in there.

That's how I do it to access iPlayer :D

You don't need a DD-WRT capable router.

DannyP
January 24th, 2011, 02:01 PM
ah ok, thanks.

I think i will sign up then and give it a try!

HarryC
January 24th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Hi Danny P mail me and I will send you the set up detail you will need.
I'm running a bt home hub and it works fine.

harry.calland@dsl.me.uk

DannyP
January 27th, 2011, 01:10 PM
I set up an account with StrongVPN but unfortunately cannot get it working...

When I try to connect I get 'error - connection to VPN failed'.

StrongVPN may think its due to an issue with my ISP - O2. Anyone else in the UK able to access it with O2?

medicineuk
January 27th, 2011, 01:18 PM
I'm on o2 and have no problems using strongvpn, or though I'm connected via openvpn but that shouldn't make any difference. Don't let them fob you off with it's your ISP, it's not.

lbeeb
January 27th, 2011, 04:33 PM
If I was to get a vpn, would I have to turn in on and off depending on my content.

e.g. could I watch something on bbc iplayer and then go straight into the netflix app and watch something on that, or would I have to go turn the VPN on and off depending on which app Iím currently viewing?

DannyP
January 28th, 2011, 12:42 PM
thanks, medicineuk

anyone else on O2 using their router to access VPN with no probs?

darcilicious
January 28th, 2011, 12:44 PM
If I was to get a vpn, would I have to turn in on and off depending on my content.Yes, for geoblocked content you have to an IP address that's for the country that allows access (e.g. US IP address for Hulu, UK IP address for BBC, etc). This means using VPN when you need it (US) and turning it off when you don't (UK).

medicineuk
January 28th, 2011, 01:39 PM
If I was to get a vpn, would I have to turn in on and off depending on my content.

e.g. could I watch something on bbc iplayer and then go straight into the netflix app and watch something on that, or would I have to go turn the VPN on and off depending on which app Iím currently viewing?

As a side note you can not get netflix in the uk without a US credit card. So any dreams of access netflix in the uk are probably not going to happen.

jkd41
January 29th, 2011, 02:49 AM
You can get a prepaid credit card (entropy) and use that.

PhatPhreddy
January 29th, 2011, 03:57 AM
If I was to get a vpn, would I have to turn in on and off depending on my content.

e.g. could I watch something on bbc iplayer and then go straight into the netflix app and watch something on that, or would I have to go turn the VPN on and off depending on which app Iím currently viewing?

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=27652&

Hence why we need to have a VPN switching feature.. Keying the whole data in every time you want to switch localles is not user friendly.

medicineuk
January 29th, 2011, 12:08 PM
You can get a prepaid credit card (entropy) and use that.

I heard Netflix no longer support prepaid cards

jkd41
January 30th, 2011, 01:34 AM
If you are from the UK and want netflix.
Do you have a friend in the USA who could open an account for you? This is what I do,just pay him 3 months in advance with paypal.Give them your e mail address,and password that you want to use.
Maybe some of the members on here could help out people from the UK to do this.
Netflix is much better,and half the price of the UK alternative(Lovefilm)

DannyP
January 30th, 2011, 07:29 AM
Well, after some further support from StrongVPN including remoting onto my desktop they cannot get me working. They have suggested buying a new router as the O2 wireless box does apparently not support PPTP passthrough...

I have cancelled the agreement and will probably look to buy a new router and re-visit this later.

Bixiee
January 30th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Strongvpn aren't they the ones who want to phone you up?

Oliver2000
January 30th, 2011, 04:08 PM
If you buy one of those pre-paid cards it works...at least it does for itunes and vudu

like this one https://www.wuprepaid.com/wuprepaid/public/login.do?pid=usPromo_MoneyWise1110

isokrates
September 6th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Hello chaps,

I'm having what I think is the same problem as some of those of you on this thread, and I wonder whether someone might be kind enough to help me?

I've got a StrongVPN account set up so I can use my US Netflix account from the UK. This works fine when I connect using the native VPN support for my iPhone 4 (4.2.1), iPad 2 (4.3.3), and laptop (Windows Vista). However, I can only have one connection at a time, so I learned that I needed a VPN-compatible router...

I've got a D-Link DIR-615 D2 router, which I have successfully flashed to the DD-WRT firmware. This, when plugged into my modem (BT Home Hub), works fine, in that I can connect to the DD-WRT router via ethernet or Wi-Fi, and get on to the Internet.

HOWEVER, as soon as I try to put the StrongVPN details into the DD-WRT router and use it for PPTP Passthrough, it all stops working. The Internet LED on the front of the DD-WRT router goes from green to orange, and I either a) can't access the Internet at all, or b) can access the Internet, but NOT through the VPN.

My question, therefore, is, has anyone got StrongVPN to work via a DD-WRT router plugged into a BT Home Hub modem? I called BT and, quite frankly, confused the hell out of them. I tried StrongVPN's tech support (waited two days for one of the two people who knows about DD-WRT to come online), and, even with remote control, he couldn't help me.

Any ideas, anyone?

Yours with much proleptic gratitude,

Chris

G77
September 6th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Hello chaps,

Any ideas

Ditch StrongVPN and get usvideo.org instead, much less hassle to setup... I switched a few months back and couldn't be happier....