It’s not DD_WRT that’s slowing things down, it’s your routers hardware. The CPU can’t keep up with the intense crypto (decoding / encoding the encryption) needed by the VPN. (When you're using the Router as a whole home VPN client)I find that ddwrt is slowing the vpn connection when comparing it from the win7 client. I only have a 0.8/5Mbps connection and ddwrt (wrt54g) cuts it in half when i use ddwrt, however i get full speed when i use turn off pptp in ddwrt and use the win7 client.
I bought a wireless N router with vpn pass-through, and using the stock firmware, I get around 4-5 Mbps when connected to strongvpn.
I'm a happy user of unblock-us on my PS3 (which is a similar DNS-based service) and it works fine. I decided not to change my router settings, instead I changed the DNS entries on the PS3 and on 1 other computer (the rest of my computers still go to Netflix Canada).I tried Unotelly and it works fine for the PC but on the PS3 90% of movies I try to stream give me an error "that title is unavailable to watch instantly".
If you had Canadian Netflix installed before, hold "Start" and "Select" buttons on the controller at the same time while starting Netflix app on PS3. It will allow you to reset Netflix settings and activate it at Netflix.com
I just finished setting up a spare router i had kicking around, Installed DD-WRT on a Linksys WRT54G router, set up PPTP and plugged it into a port on my router... I now have a second wireless access point with access to my Strong VPN account. Works great on US Netflix on my PS3 and any other wireless device i choose to connect to. My original wireless router remains untouched.I see lots of suggestions for VPN service providers and also for unblockus and other DNS services?
Is one solution better than another? It would be nice to change the router and have all devices work the same, but that might be harder to switch back and forth. For those using (and paying) for a service, how did you choose between installing software on your PC, vs. changing router DNS settings, vs. whatever else there is?
I tried Hotspot Shield mostly for security and was playing at watching Hulu, but every so often an ad would start playing (video) and mix with the audio from the Hulu. Is there a way around that?