Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 16:35 Post subject: Best VPN bypass option for streaming services
Hello all, I happily back to using dd-wrt after moving to a mesh network for a few years. Bought a Netger R6400v2 and flashed it yesterday, then successfully set up my VPN service.
I'm pulling respectable speeds of around 40mbps through, which is fine. But that drops faster via VPN when a stream from Netflix or Hulu is playing. So my next phase is to try to bypass the VPN with my streaming services and not quite sure of the best method.
From what I gather from reading many threads, there are two options: redirect the IP addresses for the various streaming services or redirect all traffic for the devices. Many of the threads I've found are older so I'm not sure how much those points remain valid with the newest builds.
I suspect redirecting three Roku devices is probably easiest. I'm okay with streams to computer and tablets going through the VPN every so often. But can anyone confirm this sounds like my best solution? And if you know of any rock solid tutorials on the process, that is also appreciated.
I should also point out my aim is to limp through a year or so with the R6400 until the newer VPN enabled routers with the faster chips come down in price.
Thanks, egc. Please clarify if I understand this correctly. I take my range of IP addresses (192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.99, for example) and set all between .1 and .49 through the VPN and all of those between .50 and .99 as through my provider. Then I reserve IP addresses for each device depending on whether I want the device to be encrypted or not. From there, the router will route traffic to each as ordered.
If that's correct, I'm going to try the dd-wrt app to reserve the ip addresses and see if I can get this going. Loving what I"m seeing in the mobile app.
Being able to add /32 to force the device through the VPN is interesting. But won't that require a reserved IP for every device I want to use the VPN, which is nearly all? Is there a code (I assume both /32 and /26 code a specific response) for the opposite-forcing specific devices around the VPN? This is what I need, so I can just send those three Roku through the regular network.
Is there a list of these "toggles" somewhere? What is the technical term for these?
Have to admit this CIDR conversion is not the best thought out solution. I'll continue hoping dd-wrt can eventually allow a simple series of settings with "Put this range of IP addresses through the VPN" and "Put this range of IP addresses through the net."
That said, I think I've figured this out. Finally had time to really dig in and believe using the following in the Policy based Routing box will force all devices in this range through the VPN while those above 192.168.0.190 will go straight through my provider.