[CALUG] CALUG Digest, Vol 147, Issue 1

B Spiker (gmail) bs20707 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 17:31:54 EDT 2019

So in your setup. How does it handle streaming like netflix, apple tv, rook, etc?  I gave my brother an untangle FW and he claims that it brought his streaming service to an unable speed. 

My goal if I could do something like that was to setup a VPN between three houses (family who are not tech savvy) and admin all services for them. All of them have their own streaming and favorites of course.

The PiHole has me interested as well. I’m using an untangle u50xw which is doing basic DNS for me now, but their ad-block is ok, bt not the best. LOTS still gets through, thank you google and amazon.

> On Apr 23, 2019, at 5:13 PM, Chuck Frain <chuck at chuckfrain.net> wrote:
> So my part in this conversation was the VPN back home to take advantage of the PiHole ad blocking (and the rest of my network). 
> I use an OpenVPN server at home as a part of my router and have clients on most every device I have. We connect back home and all of my DNS traffic goes through the PiHole DNS server at home to block most ads and [known] bad sites. Plus my traffic all appears to be originating from my home. 
> One of my devices is [an older version of the current] GL.iNet GL-AR300M16-Ext Mini Travel Router. They run just under $40 at most of the online places. It runs OpenWrt out of the box and I can flash it with a fresh ROM if/as needed. I have this device configured as an OpenVPN client back to my home. When I travel I'll set this to access the guest wifi/wired network in the hotel. I go back to a tablet/laptop to authenticate against the captive portal. Once on the internet I can then establish a VPN connection back home. The devices in the room then connect via the router to share the hotel connection over VPN. 
> There are different brands of travel routers and features. What you get will depend on your needs. My router is powerful enough for the two of us to both be on VPNs to work and stream Netflix or similar (when the hotel connection is not a bottleneck. Just make sure that whatever you get has the ability to connect to the guest wifi where you're at and act as a wireless router at the same time. 
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 11:24 PM Thomas Delrue <thomas at epistulae.net <mailto:thomas at epistulae.net>> wrote:
> On 4/22/19 10:01 AM, B Spiker (gmail) wrote:
> > At the last meeting there were interesting discussions (for me) DNS
> > and ad blockers. I would like to have more discussions on home use
> > and how to protect remote family members. The one gentleman was going
> > to create a family VPN network if I recall and protect all from
> > central location.
> The DNS solution called IvyDNS was mine but there was discussion about
> PiHole as well.
> I think the solution that 'phones home and sets up a VPN' that you are
> thinking of was the Chuck's set up.
> Speaking of which, Chuck, what is the device that you use called again?
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