My partner and I have been living out of our ProMaster for the last three months, I have a roof mounted 4xLTE antenna, three LBR20 modems (1 for Calyx Sprint/T-Mobile, one for an AT&T Unlimited Elite plan, and one for a Verizon 150gb plan), and one raspberry pi running Speedify, dnsmasq, and iptables.
Speedify is a channel bonding VPN and when ever we start moving and we need consistent internet, we enable that to get the most reliability. There is overhead to it, so once we stop for the night I do basic speed tests and switch out data source connection to one of the direct links. As soon as I get a gps module set up on my homemade router, I’ll script it so that as soon as we start moving it’ll switch to Speedify
As a full time software engineer, internet is vital for me, and while nothing will be perfect, this is working exceptionally well
It should be possible with multiple Wifi adapter/devices, but you'll need software that supports multipath TCP (or something like Speedify) to take advantage of this trick.
Even so, you obviously can't go faster than the overall bandwidth available, whether the limitation is imposed by a slow net connection or by a limit on all clients collectively.
I bet you that the number of people who use MiFi adapters and Speedify is FAR less than those who are using VPNs to circumvent geo-restrictions.
So it is quite the way around; the masses are VPN users.
The real evil here is corporate greed and their need to restrict who watches what.
You asked for an open source alternative and an open source alternative was provided, what you do from now is your own business.
Also this is zero work on your behalf as all you will need to do is install it.
Good luck with Speedify and btw on iOS they route the connection thru their servers don’t know about desktop clients though.
TL;DR: Even worse than the last software bundle. Half of the software is limited to a one year license. But that doesn't really matter since most of the software is either completely unnecessary or has a good freeware/open-source alternative. I mean, WinZip? Really?
The only software worth it might be EaseUS ToDo Backup (since there isn't really a fully featured backup solution that's also user-friendly) and Speedify VPN (although its use case where you want to combine multiple internet connections is really rare).
Failover wouldn't help your use case, failover detection usually takes a few seconds, and your external IP changes which resets connections. You'd still have the same bad experience on video calls, and by the time it finished going through all the steps Starlink would probably be back, since individual obstruction outages are short, cue another IP change and reset connections.
What you need is bonding - using both ISPs at the same time with an external IP that stays the same. Speedify does this.
You run a Speedify client locally that connects back to their "cloud" via however many disparate WAN connections you have. Like tunnels. If you have two WAN connections, you'd have two tunnels back to Speedify, one per WAN connection. On the Speedify side, they act as your Internet ingress/egress, then per-packet load balance traffic between the client (you) and server (them), effectively "bonding" your connections.
At least that's my five seconds of research explanation. I'm making a big assumption here that they're doing anything per-packet. They could just be acting as a complicated fail-over mechanism.
I have no idea how effective it is ... back in the day with T1s and MLPPP, performance depended on the fact that the bonded T1s were from the same POP or CO, which meant they had more or less the same latency, timing, etc.
I have no idea how a wired connection bonded with an LTE connection would shape up performance-wise.
I use a program called Speedify to combine my different internet connections. I use the local wifi as my primary connection and my cell plans as my backup. It makes it so most of my data is going through Wifi but if there's something large or the wifi is crappy it will use some of my cellular plan to boost it. It works using a VPN to Speedify's servers and their servers determine how to break up the data streams, so you can use public wifi without worries of data interception.
This is two wifi cards, a long range booster plugged into my ethernet port, my iPhone on Verizon, my Verizon hotspot (only $15 more with a Verizon plan), and my T-Mobile Android tablet that's on the same plan you are on.
Removing the wifi mesh and having only a wired connection from dishy to the PS4 will help. This is not a Starlink specific think - wifi as any part of your setup for online gaming is bad regardless of our ISP.
Some people who really care of gaming, or 100% stable video calls, have taken the approach of keeping their old ISP service and using a product like Speedify to bond the two connections. Basically, if your Starlink connection drops then Speedify will fail back to your old ISP's connection while Starlink recovers. It's not a very cost efficient option, but it is an option.
Disclaimer: I haven't gotten my Starlink delivered yet so am only repeating the advice that I have heard from others.
I understood that. The issue is that if the two access points are on separate networks you’ll be in for quite a bit of pain since you’ll need to somehow split traffic across both pipes without confusing the server at the other end. This can be done by sending all traffic to certain destination IPs through one connection and the rest through the other however this doesn’t exactly balance well depending on your luck.
You could use the (comercial) product called Speedify. I can’t vouch for them but they claim to have a custom VPN which lets them split traffic safely across multiple networks without the issues I mentioned above since they’re splitting VPN traffic and recombining it on the other side in a way that all protocols expect.
T-Mobile one would be $180 for 5 lines of unlimited(video at 480p unless you use a VPN or pay and $15/month/line(when you can use something like Speedify for $15 for 6 months and you have to pay once for 5 users connecting simultaneously).
You get deprioritized after 50 gigs.
128kbps and unlimited texting for free overseas. $0.25 calls. $50/month gets you 15gb international LTE(and unlimited calls and text) for one line. $5/day gets you 500MB international LTE and unlimited talk and text.
So ... this is kinda vital knowledge that I wasn't aware of.
I mean ... if I take my ISP and then buy a random data SIM (or even a second ISP) ... it would seem obvious to me that they're not going to be bonded on the ISP side. I presume that's a special line intended for enterprise.
And yeah what you wrote makes total sense. I didn't think about how the returning packets would work. I just thought that whatever bonding magic made the bonding work on the receiving side would figure out which "pipe" to send the outbound traffic over.
Based on your answer, I'm guessing it's safe to write bonding off. And assume that in the vast majority of consumer cases load balancing is the best kind of a thing we can achieve.
(Your answer throws up only one question, though: how has Speedify figured out a way to apparently do this?)
Speedify is just a VPN provider with the bonding taking place at the server.
Belabox is strictly a bonding solution for SRT, which has advantages such as adjustable open source code that can be swapped out at anytime. I'm currently researching the use of a Jetson Nano as a portable HDMI encoder.
I know of a few Twitch streamers that use the LiveU and are pretty satisfied with it, although they stream into NOALBS to automatically handle low bandwidth and dropouts by switching scenes in OBS.
Would be a good idea to checkout some resources that are more specific to your niche, depending on if its hobby or professional broadcasting. A good example that comes to mind is
I should mention I am not a video broadcaster, just a streaming tech enthusiast at night, and a normal network engineer during the day.
The only way for Mangadex to load faster is to use VPN (on this case I use Speedify) but it's kinda inconvinient for me to do it.
When I read on Cubari or Imgur it's so fast the pages already loaded before I scroll it
Bought myself 1/2 price special MLB TV for Fathers Day - I'm mothering the kid who made my husband a father - I deserve it!
I'm playing around with VPNs, in hopes of cutting cable, but I can't seem to get it to work on my phone. I've tried Speedify, TunnelBear, and Windscribe. None of them seem to be working. I've tried multiple countries.
I'm headed out to my InLaws (no TWCSpectrum). What should I try next?
Worst case, I wait till we get home, pour some wine then watch the archive.
Alex from Connectify, the makers of Speedify. You're right about the free VPNs. We're not one of them, though. We charge yearly subscriptions so we don't need to do any of the creepy advertising stuff that free VPNs do to pay their bills.
There is an android app called WiFi Analyzer which shows a real time graph of WiFi signal strength. You can use this to find the places in the room that have a decent signal.
Another good tool is a special vpn called Speedify. It can combine multiple Internet connections into one, so you tether your phone and use the WiFi simultaneously. It's magic!
A user 18 miles from the cell reported about 50% ping success, and another user at 20 miles just 30%. If you want stable service you made the right decision waiting until a closer cell is activated:
If you really need Starlink, there's a trick you can use to get a more stable connection - if you're willing to pay for both Starlink and another ISP you can use Speedify to bond the two connections.
This way you can benefit from the higher speeds when Starlink works and when it doesn't you instantly fall back to the other ISP so you don't get booted from video calls/games, etc.
I am not a network engineer, but I’ve spent a lot of time at layer 2. They are very similar technologies, they just happen at different points in the network stack. Channel bonding occurs below the MAC layer, such that both sides of the physical links see them as a single logical link. In contrast to load balancing, which I think usually happens at the IP layer to distribute traffic.
I know nothing of this how Speedify works, this is the first I’ve heard of it, but it sounds like a hybrid of the two. Since you are bonding between different providers, you can’t have regular Ethernet bonding because there is nothing shared at the link-local level to do regular bonding, so it sounds like it’s really more of a load balancer that uses a vpn interface to masquerade as bonding.
FWIW channel bonding, like load balancing, doesn’t tend to accelerate single conversation streams. It’s usually algorithmically determined which link to send traffic down in order to preserve packet ordering.
Failover for your link is like taking another car on another road when you get stuck in traffic. The issue with this is that your destination will no longer recognize you as you have changed roads/cars (even though you’re the same person). That means you have to re-establish a relationship with your destination so they now recognize you.
Speedify gives you a consistent starting point for your trips. As far as your destination is concerned, you are always coming from Speedify’s house in the same car on the same road. It’s like a disguise so it always looks like you’re in the same car coming from the same road even though you might be taking a different road to get to Speedify’s house at any given time.
My understanding is if you bond an rtmp successfully you are re-wrapping the stream through a new protocol that can work with and identify the different pipes and get reconstructed upon receipt. Rtmp is comparatively basic. LRT for live u is a lot like SRT, but you can’t use it unless you are running through the bonding part and using their server to convert it back to rtmp, otherwise it is just encoding directly. This is the case for the dejero as well, same sort of idea.
Speedify helps sort of bond connections for an RTMP if it is a supported platform for it, it will trick the protocol as if it’s going through a normal connection, but speedify does its VPN magic where it shares internet connections and data wrangles. It would require further research to explain competently.
Apple devices sometimes are notorious for "sticky wifi" compared to other devices, as the threshold for bad RSSI strength is higher (at least it was the last time I extensively researched the issue).
I've heard about Speedify but never used it, there may be other comparable programs.
Probably going to use a couple for a few network monitoring programs though I’m not sure what yet. I already own one running pihole. Plex media server, vpn server.
one I want to attempt to use as a potable network bonding device (using Speedify) to connect multiple connections to (multiple hotspots and WiFi to use for live streaming
The hifiberry I’d like to setup as a airplay/chromecast receiver.
So far that’s all I’ve came up with. I’m open to all kinds of suggestions as to what I can utilize all these for.
The Unifi Security Gateway products as well as the EdgeRouter products from Ubiquiti can handle this. The basic USG has 3 ports, one WAN, one LAN and one that can be LAN2 or WAN2.
Using nearly any hardware solutions would be round-robin or failover only most likely without getting into anything fancy - but it sounds like you're already aware of that. You can use some software solutions to bridge the connections as a single link, but this requires a form of bonding over VPN. Speedify is a pure software solution which works upto 50Mbit I believe. Peplink also supports this between two Peplink products. One at your home, one in a colo or elsewhere connected to a much faster internet connection. This is really intended for commercial applications and priced accordingly. There are DIY solutions out there but it's going to require a lot more knowledge and time on your part which likely wouldn't be worth it.
Not by itself. If you have a second ISP (i.e. 4G mobile data) there are routers or software like Speedify that can combine the two internet connections.
This is called "bonding", not to be confused with failover or load balancing.
I haven't done it with two dishes but I was using speedify for two DSL lines which essentially would be the same process. Using an old laptop to run Speedify and then going to UDM-P. Had pretty good results with it.
I use UDM PRO with T-Mobile LTE failover, works great 99% of the time, I can do Skype calls and Zoom without loosing connection, no issues at all streaming. As poster stated above the ultimate is Speedify or similar for seamless operation. I’m ok with the way mine works.
I think right now the most performant option would be the Peplink 5G series with Speedfusion. Im not sure if the Teradek or LiveU units support newer features like carrier aggregation, etc. A good software solution would be Speedify but it takes more setup. I like having the option to swap modems individually though as newer technologies become available.
In order for bonding to increase your bandwidth you have to connect two or more slow pipes to a device that connects to a fast pipe. Makes sense, no?
For that reason buying a home router that does bonding is pointless because if you had a fat pipe at your house you wouldn't need to do bonding in the first place, right?
When you use a bonding service like Speedify you connect your slow pipes to their bonding hardware that connects to their fast pipe. That's the key difference. They have a fast pipe to the Internet so they can do bonding at their site. You don't so you can't.
The "six nines" reliability is something like a little over 30 seconds per year, so I'm not aware of any provider of anything that actually delivers that.
Not sure of your usage situation other than 10Mbps upload can only support two simultaneous MS Teams streams? If you are really getting 10Mbps upload, you should be able to carry more streams than that.
I use Starlink for video calls regularly, and have a TMobile connection backup, using Speedify to bond the two services together. If SL goes down then it seamlessly fails over to the TMobile connection and I rarely even notice a blip.
I had tried a multi-wan router before that but it wasn't really a bonded connection, so the lag-time in detecting an outage and switching to the other WAN still left a gap in video calls.
Your stream issue might be related to high latency or dropped packets. DSL is great at providing both, so maybe look into network quality issues as a culprit.
When you need extra stability you can use Speedify to bond Starlink and Viasat (or mobile tethering if you have cell signal). It's a multipath VPN that uses both connections at the same time. Failover is instant and unlike traditional load balancing your external IP won't change so connections aren't reset, you aren't booted from video calls or games. The only drawback is it adds a little latency because it's a VPN.
If you can, I would exercise another month or two of patience. I have an almost entirely unobstructed field of view except for the 60-90 degree range. Whether it was Starlink planned outages, loss of satellites, or my obstructions, I was getting 60-80 outages per hour. Made it unusable for live work, although bonding a Speedify connection got me through a number of calls.
But in the last 24 hours, I'm running at 2-4 outages an hour and going 1-3 hours at a time uninterrupted. Only another 30 satellites operational from before, from what I can tell. Which leads me to what I think is the obvious about the beta- we need to be patient. We look to be a few months away from something completely amazing.
I am south of Madison and have been using Starlink for work from home for a few months. The bandwidth is great and works really well. Speeds for me are in the advertised 50-150MB range. The only issue I’m having is with drops from Teams calls once or twice an hour. For non-critical calls, it’s annoying but manageable. For critical calls, I am either switching to my mobile hotspot or using Speedify to combine Starlink and hotspot.
The number of drops is really affected by obstructions. You can use the Starlink app to check obstructions. As more satellites are launched, I expect the drop frequency to decrease.
It works great for streaming. No issues. I haven’t tried gaming, so can’t help you there.
Do you encode on a laptop or a hardware encoder? I know it's got a bit of a prosumer vibe to it but I've had a ton of success with Speedify bonding several connections, ethernet + Wifi + USB cellular.
What I use is Speedify. I use my iphone and hotspot as my primary connections, and my android tablet as my backup connection. It bonds them all together into one connection. The bonus feature is that with some little hacks it doesn't use my iphone hotspot plan.
"If you're just using the data on your laptop/computer, use the following commands in the CMD window:
netsh int ipv4 set glob defaultcurhoplimit=65
netsh int ipv6 set glob defaultcurhoplimit=65
I'm using Speedify to switch over to my cell phone hot spot to cover these frequent, and short interruptions to handle zoom calls. Hoping that in 3-6 months, I can move off of this backup plan. All is good with this beta test, with the exception of the connection drops. I have zero obstructions and 100 disconnects in the last 12 hours (2 minutes beta downtime and 1 minute no sats). This is the one part of the Starlink beta that every user should have a plan for.
I agree with this, but have been able to get around the challenges you mentioned for video conferencing using Speedify. With Speedify the dropouts change from 5-10 seconds of complete loss to 1-2 seconds. On super important meetings I have three connections - Starlink (primary), LTE-hub (secondary) and iphone (backup).
Is it 15 miles to the edge of an active cell to your house? That might be pushing it a little. I'm about 10 miles to the edge of my active cell and I get about 2 hrs obstructions during the day and a lot less at night. This results in drops during the day about every 3 to 5 minutes when it connects to the next satellite. It's like it connects to a satellite and then drops it for a few seconds as it's getting farther away before it locks on to the next satellite. Most of the time the drops are very short and you don't notice it while streaming movies and tv shows but you will notice it web browsing because it will pause when loading pages. Speedify is a way around it if you have an lte or another internet connection to fail over to.
Cricket operates on AT&T and they have some issues with closed NAT. I think there was a way to overcome this by routing your cell connection through a PC, but otherwise it isn’t possible with just the normal WiFi hotspot that is available on your phone. It has to do with ATT settings on their end unfortunately... I switched to T-Mobile and hotspot has been working great for splatoon. Sprint and Verizon apparently also work based on what I’ve read; it’s really just ATT and companies that use ATT service.
Edit: this is the workaround I had used to play Splatoon 2 when I was on Cricket. Unfortunately it is inconvenient to need a PC with you to do this, but it was the only way I got it to work. I needed a PC with Speedify and Connectify both installed. Then I USB tethered my phone to the PC and shared the connection using Speedify VPN and Connectify. See if this allows you to get online using cricket hotspot
I’ve been using VPN for 4 months now on an iPhone 8 Plus. They have no way of telling since it seems like I’m sending data to a random corporate server. The thread was about a Samsung device that likely had a software bug. Even sprint which says tethering data is shared with vpn has no way of telling if you use a HIGH QUALITY PAID VPN. DONT USE FREE ONES, I use Speedify which is $3 a month if you buy for 6 months and will work on 5 devices at once. T-Mobile makes you pay $10/device/month so it’s a $47/month difference if you have 5 devices that want to watch HD YT/Netflix.
i've tried that but overwatch disconnects when there's a change in connections :( anyway i've found a free vpn, Speedify. i can play overwatch with pretty good ping (around 20+), took me some time to find since i've tried like 5-6 free vpns which all gave around 300-400 ping so i guess this is the one that works best so far. but since its free, you only get 5gb per month - sufficient i guess. you can definitely give Speedify a try!
I’m really hoping they can fix the lag spikes, even if it means new hardware that can link to two satellites at a time. I’m into simracing and the lag spikes could easily cause a crash in those few short seconds. The main issue is that this crash would likely not just involve my car, but also collect several others and ruin those peoples’ race too. I’m still using Speedify with my phone as backup, but I hope I can stop that eventually.
I'll be honest.
I'm not sure I'd be comfortable running all my internet traffic through a VPN.
That's really my main point of opposition. Nothing against Speedify. They seem like a good company. But I've made the point before that entrusting any commercial VPN with being able to see all your traffic might be riskier than just doing the conventional thing and using your ISP.
I'll scrutinize their privacy aspect. But besides that there's also the hassle involved in needing to set up a custom build router (I was looking into this two: they only run on Linux so I'd basically need to find or buy a mini PC with another ethernet ports).
So yeah it's doable alright. But ... I figure just spending the money on a Draytek device that I know will do failover is probably a better use of funds.
Lol I'll help you out man
Here's how I do it.
Speedify program I use SPECIFICALLY for channel bonding. Though it forces you to use VPN. Not that it bothers me cause I can get behind locked sites. Plus the VPN speeds are pretty Decent and camera long way.
Buy 1-2 extra wifi dongles and install on your PC.
Connect to 2-3 different internet WiFi's and speedify will bond them together into 1 channel for, actually, very impressive speeds. For example.
Pilot/loves wifi + McDonald's wifi + whatever other wifi around like so cafe place that my wifi picks up.
Plus I always shoot for parking at my terminal whenever I can for laundry or whatever cause nothing beats my terminal internet.
Overall, It does good for elite dangerous. And decent on playing destiny. I don't pvp, not a pvp guy
Check out Speedify bonding. It's very inexpensive and pretty awesome. You can even create your own bonding device using a raspberry pi:
We sprang for the full Teradek HEVC 4-modem backpack, It's great but only bonds video traffic. Wish I had known about Speedify first!
I use Speedify. Bonded Starlink with VZW LTE. Using Windows 10 as the router. Been solid for a few months now. Speedify does increase your latency a little bit and also slows the connection down, but for video conferencing it's a must.
You want speedify/connectify. It is cheap and fairly effective for time being. The VPN service like speedify makes all the connection look like 1 connection to the outside network. So you won't drop connection and have to wait for failiver to kick in.
I set it up last night. I use my ethernet for dsl. I connect to starlink with pc wifi. Then I share my speedify connection using connectivity hotspot.
So all devices that connect to my hotspot will use the dsl/starlink bonded connection.
If this all sounds confusing and tricky then that is because it is. There are different ways to do it with different benefits and reasons for doing it. Speedify and connectify should help.
About your connectivity problems, are you saying that not even VPNs allowed you to connect to the game? Now that KC3 includes the bypass gadget thingy, VPNs are not really needed anymore, but I used to use the free version of Speedify without issues.
If you have an android device, GotoBrowser had that bypass gadget thingy long before KC3 implemented it. You probably could have kept playing on an android device and didn't need to go into forced retirement.
I joined the game in september 2014 and never stopped since then. I feel bad for you, since you can't appreciate the glorious Honolulu Summer CG ...
I’m in a small uncovered area between 2 active cells, my service address is 5 miles to the east as that was the only place it would let me order, yet I have a friend less than a mile to the west that got an invite to his address, but then that area said it was full. It’s very confusing and you’ll get lots of clonflicting answers here, you’ll just have to try it, I get outages at least every 10 mins for 30 seconds or so. I ended up binding the connection with Speedify so I could get some use out of it because I was running out of data on my Viasat and AT&T plans. So in spite of the intermittent nature of the connection I’m able to get about 50% of my data usage on The Starlink. And yes I had my email on e list since day one and I had a pre order placed within the first hour they started accepting any pre-orders, before it even hit redit, so I just got tired of waiting and secured my dish. I would recommend you do the same if you can afford it.
You mean 2 different Wifi-Networks with different Internet-accesses?
You can split and merge traffic with various tools. (a server outside is necessary to recombine the streams)
And there is a service-provider that worked quite well for me in the past: Speedify
When you need extra stability you can use Speedify to bond Starlink and a second ISP (i.e. mobile tethering). It's a multipath VPN that uses both connections at the same time. Failover is instant and your external IP won't change so connections aren't reset, you aren't booted from video calls or games. The only drawback is it adds a little latency because it's a VPN.
I doubt it, since Speedify itself is a VPN. You might be able to make it work with some elbow grease and networking knowledge, but I wouldn't go in expecting success. That said, I think there's a free trial.
I use the PIA VPN and I notice that if I have that connection up and then start speedify, the connection stays up. But no traffic goes through it, and if you disconnect PIA you cannot reconnect as long as speedify is running. I don't need them to work together so that's as far as I've investigated.
The first issue is that WAN failover is neither instantaneous nor transparent.
If you're getting 30 sec interruptions, it will be hard to failover and back without whiplash.
In a typical failover scenario, some apps will disconnect for a while (or forever, eg a remote shell) on failover and the others will reconnect, but it will take them some time.
Your best bet is to use something like Speedify right on your endpoint. I have no experience with it, but it may have a chance of helping you while WAN failover of any kind is unlikely to.
I'm finding it harder and harder to get wired ethernet access at venues...I guess that's a symptom of wifi getting better and better. Some folks don't even know where the ports are anymore lol.
Even when the venue internet seems good enough, the great part about Speedify is you can still setup bonding to your cellular, but it won't use any data if it doesn't have to fall back on it. Data is super expensive in Canada so that saves me some serious coin.
I have multiple Teams meetings every day (usually just audio, but sometimes video too). I do not have any significant drops (sometimes, I might miss a bit of audio for a second or so). My stats have been hovering around 30s to 1 minute of obstructions / 12 hours, and ~1-2 minutes of 'Other Outages'. (I'm at 23 seconds and 25 seconds respectively right now today.)
I do have a DSL connection as a backup (~5Mbs), and use Speedify to combine the two streams. However, I'm not sure Speedify is effective for these short drops: if I physically disconnect my laptop from Starlink, it seems to take a relatively significant amount of time for my connection to work to come back up (I have not done any real testing to confirm this: I just tried it once and it seemed to take a long time to re-connect).
I'm hoping with the next batch of satellites coming online, my obstructions will get down to zero. Once I hit that point, I'll disable Speedify and my DSL connection and see what happens.
Definitely deal with the obstructions.
Service is not all the way there yet, but I have been able to move to just Dishy within the past month for both work and occasional gaming. I am only getting a drop every 2-3 hours.
Speedify is a great solution if you need the connectivity more consistent. If I have a lot of meetings and can’t afford a drop I tether for that time and end up using next to no hotspot data (mostly just there to bridge any disconnects).
That's a good question. It's not something that we've seen users run into much ourselves. Interestingly, it's possible your ISP is throttling your network specifically for YouTube traffic (see this article.
We do encourage users to test things out ahead of time (and have a flow in the app for doing that) to ensure that they'll have a good quality stream.
Finally, you can look into "Network Bonding" using an app like Speedify to combine multiple connections into one for a potentially stronger connection.
I was able to cancel my Roger Rocket hub that was costing me 300-600$ a month.
To do this, I use Speedify to create a bonded VPN connection with my Starlink + Videotron LTE phone connection.
I never drop and I use very little date during fail overs. Gaming + Video calls are flawless now.
100% worth it.. be sure to get a coupon if you register for it.
So I skimmed the post and didn't see anyone that recommended OpenMPTCProuter or speedify yet. I travel in my rv a lot and also need to work on a decent reliable connection. My setup includes a lte connection for sprint, tmobile, at&t, and 2 verizon connections, that I have bonded together with OpenMPTCProuter. I can bond all my connections together into a single big pipe at my datacenter, and get the most out of all of them.
Speedify does something similar, but doesn't allow you to use your own datacenter without paying extra. I want this option because I want to bond the connections for Netflix streaming, and speedify bypasses their service for streaming or else it gets blocked.
Both options are true bandwidth bonding instead of per session load balancing which you seem to be doing.
That's not how any of this works.
Warning: gross generalizations and layman terms ahead.
There's load balancing and there's link aggregation. Load balancing can distribute multiple transfers across multiple connections. Link aggregation can combine multiple links into a single one.
A target on the Internet has no way of knowing that multiple requests from different sources belong to the same connection. Load balancing won't increase your speed if you're downloading a file or streaming video or doing a speed test.
Link aggregation requires something on the other side to aggregate your links. If you're using regular broadband you can use a service like Speedify to solve this. The VPN on the Internet aggregates your links and then connects to the endpoints on the Internet via a single link.
First download Speedify VPN on your laptop/PC and then download connecrtify. Open speedify and setup a VPN in America or any other country that allows you to play on the casino. Then open connecrtify and create a network via speedify. Go to your ps4 and connect to that network
Real time VOIP communications is difficult without UDP, but you might be able to tunnel it using a paid VPN. These aren't our primary VPNs, but two you might wish to look at are Speedify or the cheaper Edgewise connect. The Romanian VPN company IbVPN also offers Softether and several other protocols specifically designed to break through China.
You also should consider using simplex "deltachat". Not as nice as real time, but it looks like something which would be very difficult to stop.
Some of the XMPP systems are also worth a look.
Then there is Retroshare.
MySudo also might work in your country.
Do you have coaxial cable in your house? I highly recommend looking into a MoCa adapter if you do. I have a Motorola one set up in my house and I get almost no loss in speed or latency.
They cost about $65 each on Amazon, and you'll need at least two, one for the entry point and one for exit point
Otherwise, you can use a service called Speedify, which uses a VPN to share traffic between all your network interfaces. It's a bit hit and miss though, but it has a free trial if you want to test it out.
Só precisas de uma VPN para fazer a subscrição; no meu caso eu usei uma app para o telemóvel pq 90% das VPNs pagas fazem redirect para a netflix dos USA.
Depois podes usar cá sem VPN, todos os meses são removidos aqueles valores de TL (a moeda deles) da tua conta. A conversão deixa o preço super barato. Não sei se muda o catálogo para o da turquia, mas até agora tenho encontrado praticamente todas as séries e filmes que preciso. (Nunca tive netflix portuguesa, não faço ideia se o catálogo é diferente).
No meu caso pago quase 5€ e divido com outra pessoa, ficando a 2,5€/mês a cada. Para quatro pessoas tens que procurar na net o valor que não sei de cor.
Edit: A vpn que usei chamava-se Speedify - Bonding VPN
From my experience, you're going to have to use a proxy/vpn. You can try certain youtube video downloaders and see if they can get past the restriction. For myself, if youtube-dl recognizes that it's blocked in my country, it won't download the video.
Your best bet is to use a proxy/vpn. For myself, I just needed a VPN for a few quick tasks, so I needed something free, and Speedify worked perfectly for that because it doesn't require you to sign up. There's probably better VPNs out there, but I just needed something quick.
Yea but there is risk. Download one of the free vpn software out there (I use Speedify) and change your country to whatever you like. Then login to steam or create another account and buy the game. You can family share from then on. BE warned: I won't be responsible if they ban your account.
speedify removes our packet loss 100%, we have 0-10% from cox to fortnite.
NOW, the problem is, the legality of it. Obviously we aren't cheating but it is a VPN.
Straight from speedify:
> Yeah, we aren't clear on Fortnite's policies. I see some places where Fortnite says it can kick you from games for using a VPN or people complaining their IP address got banned for using a VPN. On the other hand, there are a lot of Speedify users saying they are using it to play Fortnite. I haven't heard of any specific examples of people getting banned from Fortnite for using Speedify, but since Speedify is a VPN, it is a possibility. I'm not sure if the people getting banned were doing something else malicious to trigger the ban. I don't have the full story on any of those cases.
I posted on epic forums, but no responses. The last thing I want is to be banned for trying to have a better connection.
in the last 3 months of fortnite, i have never once seen 0% packet loss for more than a few seconds at a time. Using the Speedify trial, I logged in to a game and saw 0% packet loss for a whole minute. Going to buy it and see how it goes. I don't know much but maybe some common servers cox uses in their hop routes suck and the vpn route avoids those servers? /u/justbilled
Okay... I can understand that not having your own money can be tricky when you want to take extra security measures but don't get, and I repeat do not get free VPN. How do you think their business works? Where do you think they get money from? I'll tell you. Your data. Selling it and exploiting it. Yes, the same data you want to protect. If you don't have money to spare or cannot talk your parents into getting a proper VPN for your and their safety then at least get the one that has free plan alongside to paid ones. I myself had limited amount to spare for a VPN so I am sharing my account with my roommates by setting it up on our router and they paid their 2/3 of the plan that I got from NordVPN but before that we all were using free ProtonVPN plans which was great even if a bit limited. We also used TunnelBear before they sold themselves out and Speedify but it was quite slow (oh the irony).
Just use a VPN (Speedify is an easy set-up), as rugbypass technically doesn't broadcast to Aus, so set as Singapore IP.
Much much less than Foxtel, and no money to Murdoch, plus all European games etc. Very happy camper
I purchased it myself and I've been using it for a week. I had purchased CyberGhost from Humble Bundle last year for $5 for a year and year before that Speedify vpn for $9 for a year. If you keep an eye out for bundled deals like this you never have to pay hundreds of dollars for VPN's.
That's a great point. Comcast deliberately slows down Netflix because getting money from subscribers isn't enough for them.
Hiding your traffic as encrypted unknown traffic with a smaller entity means that Comcast can't put the effort into specifically throttling it. That means your Netflix will come through quicker as they don't know it is Netflix traffic.
I'd use the sliders to pay only for Speedify if you buy this. All that other stuff is a thin layer of shit on functionality that's already provided in the operating system.
edit: Speedify seems slow, maybe too slow for media (i.e. Netflix) tunnelling. If you try to torrent they make you reconnect to a different server. I tried downloading a Linux ISO and I'm getting 1.2MBps vs 3.00MBps on a super sketchy Russian VPN. Still probably worth the beat the average price.
edit: And their redemption method seems to have a huge security hole in it. People could easily redeem for free. They must know that given how obvious the hole is.
Ja, und das wird auch jeder andere anständige VPN.
Allerdings gibt es gerade das Humble Software Bundle mit, neben einer Menge Schrott, einem 1-Jahres-Abo für Speedify für ca. 7€. Es ist etwas schwer zu sagen, ob sie für Torrenting und Streaming geeignet sind, da sie auch selber von sich behaupten, "mehr auf Geschwindigkeit als auf Privatsphäre" zu setzen, aber die Software erlaubt die Auswahl von extra P2P-Servern in den Niederlanden. Ich würde einfach mal behaupten, dass man damit auf der sicheren Seite sein sollte?
WAN balancing doesn't work in this kind of situation with a few clients with a few connections.
For proper results, you have to use an external service like Speedify that will do the aggregation for you out on the Internet.
I'm using a small x86 machine running OpenWRT, which supports failover and load balancing (but not bonding) via the mwan3 software package. The upside
is that I don't rely on a third party bonding provider (e.g. Speedify) which can sometimes interfere with streaming services that block VPNs. The downside is failover requires a few seconds, so it can't catch Starlink hiccups.
My solution has been to route real-time traffic via my old WISP (who is typically reliable, but has frequent, sometimes days-long, outages), leaving browsing and streaming for Starlink when all systems are operational, and failing over real-time traffic to Starlink when the WISP is down.
I'm happy to share some of the setup if you wish to see more.
Thanks for this link, he actually seems to be doing something very similar to what I'm doing!
And actually, looking at his setup, he is using Speedify to bond connections. Basically, Carrier Aggregation is a modem-specific feature. I actually went with the LBR20 specifically because each of them can do 4-channel Carrier Aggregation.
Carrier Aggregation = multi-channel modem setup
Speedify VPN = channel bonding vpn over multiple multi-channel modem setups
All that said, once Starlink comes out with a roof-mountable dish, I'll be adding that into my setup as well. I don't want to have to set-up and tear-down stuff like the current dish, so that's not workable for me.
Instead of Speedify you can also try OpenMPTCP-Router on bith your home-system and a VPS.
Some possible advantages:
static and dedicated IP
you can choose your VPS to be closer than a Speedify server
you can do additional shaping on the VPS
I see, so with a service like Speedify you keep the same IP when switching between your WANs, while with load balancing and failover your IP changes whenever you switch to a different WAN.
Thanks, it's finally clear to me now what the real differences are.
True bonding requires 2 lines from the same service provider. There is software bonding that can do it across 2 different service providers, Speedify does this. Load balancing doesn't combine the lines like bonding but does use both to increase throughput.
I have it on the West Coast. Using the VPN Speedify and linking it with our basic DSL, and we can do many hours of multi person video streaming, like Skype, with few glitches. Had to take a few trees down to achieve this, and there are a few more in the way, which are staying.
Yes , that's basically what bonding is. As for pings , not really that much , as long as the solution doesn't have it's servers too far away. Speedify seems to be the most popular option on this subreddit.
The hardware for this is generally another computer , cheapest being a raspberry Pi.
For your use case , it might be possible to use a router with multiple wan ports and configure it such that video conferencing / gaming always goes through the ground connection ( shouldn't require much bandwith ) , while everything else goes to Starlink ( with failover for long outage ).
I don't know if you're interested in a software solution but you might want to check out Speedify. I was using it successfully for a couple of months earlier this year when Zoom type meetings and VOIP was not very good. I have a slow but stable DSL line that was my failover and it all worked really well. You can get a trial version or just buy a single month worth of service from Speedify to see if meets your needs.
I'm not a Speedify bot, I just liked the product. :)
Of course you need a VPS to recombine the connections.
And with your own setup you can do much more and do some traffic shaping too.
Speedify is often blocked and has bad IPs, its a VPN after all.
And speedify cant beat the latency to my VPS nearby.
Bonding (which is apparently what Speedify does?) will indeed work a lot better than a simple load balancer.
How are you bonding the connections right now? Or is the Speedify app doing it directly from your PC?
I've already got a bonded connection on a Mikrotik router and I'm wondering how much better or easier to setup would Speedify be.
Having few or no obstructions is super important for Starlink. If you can't provide the dish a clear view, then staying with T-Mobile is best.
Unless you can afford both, then just bond them with Speedify, that way you can enjoy the much faster Starlink speeds most of the time and instantly fall back to T-Mobile when the dish is obstructed.
I'm using Speedify on an Intel NUC running Xubuntu with multiple ethernet ports and WiFi if needed.
I'm getting really good performance from it. Much cheaper than a Peplink setup (And the bandwidth cost is basically nothing by comparison) There are dedicated server options too if you need more bandwidth down the tunnel.
You might try Speedify. I use it to failover to an LTE connection for video calls, and it works amazingly well. The failovers really are seamless.
You'd get the SL speed for the bulk of the time and then it would revert to your cellular backup for the brief drops. I can only tell when it happened by looking at the logs in the app and don't notice any dips when it switches over.
Definitely worth the 10 bucks / month for me and I'm about to upgrade to a term plan that's much cheaper per month.
*not affiliated with them, just passing along my experience w/the service.
You could try network bonding using something like Speedify (the app) to combine the networks. This might end up being a bit more budget friendly than renting equipment.
Otherwise, I definitely reccomend making sure a local recording is saved. Not all apps do this (depends on what you're using). But I work on Lovecast and our app will automatically save this and will let you upload it once you have a solid connection in the worst case scenario.
With that being said, mobile networks these days tend to be quite strong. It's probably worth going to the church ahead of time and doing a test. Best wishes!
If you have a student email then you can get free AWS, azure, gcloud and digitalocean credits.( Through GitHub etc.). And you can host your very own VPN on these :). Also AWS has a trial but you need a debit/credit card to register for those.
Speedify is a good choice for 3rd party VPNs if there is a free server near you but it has data limits. But the ping and speed is good. They don't allow people to torrent over their servers so it's more reliable than others.
I use a TPLink for failover which works as designed, but it's not very good for video calls. It is more like a "duel" wan, lol.
The practical issue is that Starlink drops are very brief, so the outage timeout will pass and switch to the backup link - a few seconds later and SL is back up then it switches back. You still have an outage waiting for the failover timeout to elapse.
Speedify will maintain your sessions, and otherwise with a failover router it's a crapshoot to keep your sessions up. Not every service likes your IP changing in short periods of time.
If your router supports duel WAN you can setup load balancing or fail over and not need to pay a subscription fee for Speedify. With load balancing you can, for example, tell all Zoom traffic to use a particular WAN connection.
Just for reference I used a simple failover to DSL for a few months that worked well for work/zoom meetings. I've canceled the DSL a week ago and have not had any significant Starlink drops. However I can't say I use Zoom a significant amount.
Cheap sim cards are easy to find. Are you familiar with the Schengen rules?
I do this lifestyle in the Caribbean. Internet is the biggest issue. One of my clients uses Microsoft Teams and it uses over 2GB per hour. I have AT&T international day pass for $10 per day, Google Fi for $70 for 22GB then super slow or $10 per Gb, Digicel for $31 for 20 Gb, Flow for $28 for 16Gb. There are hotspots in the harbor in Portsmouth Dominica for $5 per day unlimited. All of these are fast enough to support video conferencing. I can combine channels with Speedify if I need to, but that is not wonderful for UDP apps.
Europe is much more reasonable for mobile Internet.
so far Speedify is working like a champ. It was pretty easy to install on my linux distro and did not take much effort to get everything configured. This will address 100% of our business needs.
However as far as a VPN service this has to be one of the worst, they keep logs, there is dns leaking, torrenting not allowed, as well as your situation where it thinks you are torrenting booting you from us servers.
its intergration into the OS was almost too smooth... seems like i loose manual adapter control in the OS.
the thing smells like an NSA/FBI honeypot.
long term one of the open source solutions we talked about might be the better route. But im glad that Speedify worked so good and seems stupide proof for anyone to be able to use it.
There are a ton of conversations on here about it: searching for “bonding”, “failover”, and “Speedify” should get you lots of information.
If you use Google to search try this “+"/r/starlink" ” followed by “bonding” or whatever. You should get plenty of results.
>Thanks yeah, I imagine the drop off would be significant. We'd be just outside of that range.
If you're willing to pay for both Starlink and your existing DSL you can use Speedify to bond the two connections.
This way you can benefit from the higher speeds when Starlink works and when it doesn't you instantly fall back to the DSL so you don't get booted from video calls/games, etc.
>So do you just cancel the out of cell service account when your actual order comes through in the future?
After your actual cell gets activated you can change the service address from your Starlink account and the service quality will improve.
At that point remember to cancel the pre-order so you don't get charged another $500 and sent a second kit. You'll get an email 3 days before that happens.
Yea I’m using Speedify running on a small pc with 3 USB 1Gb Ethernet adapters for Starlink, AT&T LTE, & Viasat, it’s working very well to fill in the gaps for Starlink. It’s a seamless experience it just slows down when starlink has coverage gaps. The only flaw is that Speedify has some blacklisted IP’s, Ring doorbell doesn’t like it even with the bypass it’s really choppy audio. blink won’t work at all on it, they have bypass settings for netflix etc but I haven’t used it as I don’t want to risk streaming getting directed into my AT&T connection and using up the 100Gb that I have there. I have also got the Speedo Private server for $100/month and really didn’t make much of a difference, still some blacklisting and captcha pop ups as websites question your ip. But it worked great to stabilize my VPN for work. I wish I’d got it years ago wi the the Visat as it would have made a more seamless failover when the Viasat went down in bad weather
> 2.. wifi's?
> You mean 2 different Wifi-Networks with different Internet-accesses?
> You can split and merge traffic with various tools. (a server outside is necessary to recombine the streams)
Not an option at the moment.
> And there is a service-provider that worked quite well for me in the past: Speedify.
will try it
Interesting solution and nice implementation. Although, with Linux there's no need to pay for the Speedify VPN service, since channel/network bonding is available natively in the kernel for a long time, now.
Very easy to install and configure.
Yes is has a cost, but if you only route the necessary traffic via SFC it should last you a while.. 2.5 TB a year for 80.. the Balance X20 comes with 500GB for the first year... If you can work out with Speedify what you need I guess would be cheaper.. was a no go for me due to the limitation on gaming for my son...
I'm having trouble finding a good comparison between the two. Peplink looks like it's on the expense side though. From what I've been able to gather, the cheapest router I can get would be the Balance 20 ( Speedify on the other hand has unlimited data.