Streaming using VPN on my Roku

NightFury

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Hi everyone,

I have a 2 Mbps Telkom ADSL line and have requested an upgrade to 4 Mbps ADSL or VDSL from Telkom.
Apparently that's all I can get in my area right now.
I placed an order 2 weeks ago and nothing has happened yet.
I'm currently with Vox but can't get a decent wireless connection on my Roku Player since I'm using a VPN - granted it's only a 2 Mbps line and my connection to my Roku Player is wireless.
I'm getting 60-80% signal on my Roku just using my normal connection and this is quite sufficient to stream Netflix and live US channels.
When I use the VPN connection, this drops to 20-40% and I can't connect because the signal is too weak.
My current data provider is Vox Fat Pipe.
Had a trial with Crystal Web and found that to be a little better.
My VPN provider says I should be using 8 Mbps.
I'm also thinking of upgrading my Roku Player to a wired one using ethernet.
Are these upgrades and maybe a change of data provider going to help?
Thanks.
 

bwana

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I doubt buying a new roku with ethernet is going to help. Rather stop using a VPN and use a DNS service instead.

The bump to 4Mbps will help. Not sure why you're having to wait for the bump - mine happened almost immediately.
 

NightFury

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Thanks Bwana. I will look into a DNS service. Is there one you would recommend?
I've been on the phone with Telkom 3 times in 2 weeks and no one seems to know what's going on.
 

bwana

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Thanks Bwana. I will look into a DNS service. Is there one you would recommend?
I've been on the phone with Telkom 3 times in 2 weeks and no one seems to know what's going on.
Smart DNS Service and Getflix are popular choices.
 
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