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ANSWERED US netflix + torrents == two tunnels?

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(I'm in the US, but netflix is throttled.)  I'd like to watch netflix through a vpn and torrent through a vpn.  Does that require two tunnels, one to a US location and one not?

 

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No, it doesn't. You can connect your PC to AirVPN and download something while watching Netflix. Be aware that your speed limit is the speed of your internet. I recommend setting up a download speed cap in your torrent client; you will then have enough bandwidth left for Netflix.

 

To help you with choosing how mich bandwidth you might need to reserve for Netflix, look at wikipedia. There's a table showing recommended internet speeds if you want to watch Netflix videos in a certain quality. For instance, if 1080p is good for you, reserve 7 Mbit/s minimum; I recommend 10 Mbit/s - torrent and Netflix don't need to be the only applications using the intenet. These three additional Mbits might prevent buffering issues.
 

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Which country should I use then?  I tried US Netflix using a European server and it didn't work.

 

US torrenting might generate DCMA requests.  Does AirVPN prefer we use non-US servers for torrents?  Some VPN providers do.

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OK.  Here's part of my confusion.  These pages seem to say AirVPN does tricks to let us watch US Netflix no matter where we connect:

https://airvpn.org/forum/10-websites-support/

https://airvpn.org/topic/9223-netflix/

 

But when I turn off the VPN or choose "America" (generated config) and get a Canadian server, I see my usual Netflix home page. And I can watch this movie http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70136810&trkid=13462100&tctx=-99%2C-99%2Ca40e4c8c-928d-481d-ae65-f24624c9484f-3423703

 

When I chose "All-servers" and get a Netherlands server, the movie above fails with "This title is not available to watch instantly.  Please try another title." and I see a different version of the Netflix homepage -- different "Recently Watched", different "Top Pics for tlc" list, no "Because you watched..." lists and a Dutch Movies section.

 

So I'm just trying to understand.  It seems like I should select a US server to watch US Netflix.  I also assume that AirVPN would prefer we not use US servers for torrent traffic.  Is this correct or do I misunderstand?  Do I need connections to two countries to do these things at the same time?

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@gigan3rd, I thought the Staff had at some point advised using only the Netherlands server for torrents. Something to do with nor overburdening servers in other countries. I could be mistaken. As per your knowlegde, we can use any server we wish when downloading torrents?

 

Also isn't Netflix one of the websites the AirVPN DNS does some geo-ip magic to allow viewing when connected to any server? Meaning one shouldn't have to connect to a US server to watch Netflix.

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Hello,

 

@tlc

 

Important pre-requisite: micro-routing is available ONLY if you query VPN DNS.

 

Netflix USA is accessible from every VPN server located in countries where Netflix is not available:

 

- from NL, GB and SE VPN servers, you will access respectively Netflix NL, UK and SE (no micro-routing)

- from any other country, you will access Netflix USA

 

Kind regards

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@gigan3rd, I thought the Staff had at some point advised using only the Netherlands server for torrents. Something to do with nor overburdening servers in other countries. I could be mistaken. As per your knowlegde, we can use any server we wish when downloading torrents?

Of course you can use any server.

I mostly connect to german servers and can confirm that torrents are working good there. Maybe just because I use a private index/tracker.


» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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