TrueBrit Posted January 25, 2015 Report Share Posted January 25, 2015 I have struggled for 2 years here with Internet connectivity due to widely variable speeds and intermittent outages. It has never been stable/fast enough to watch HuluPlus (US) via my Roku (with any predictable success). I have tried Telecable, Telmex, DDR-WT and Tomato routers, a new Roku box, multiple VPNs and smart DNS service. But before I admit defeat, I have one last strategy... At the moment I have Telmex 10Mbps and I have changed the DNS to point to 'Unlocator', a smart DNS service. Often, despite Speedtest telling me I'm getting 8 or 9Mbps, my experience with some streaming services - HuluPlus, for example - is terrible. It can be a repeated pattern of 3 secs of video, 8 seconds of buffering. Telecable tells me that I am now eligible for digital service (when I moved, they told me I lived too far from the street cable box for digital service). So thinking I could combine them, I considered a dual WAN router, but then I read that with video streaming, the router cannot distribute the packets between two services. So my plan is wired Telecable (5Mbps) dedicated to streaming video using 'Unblockus' (pointing to US streaming sites) and dropping Telmex to 5Mbps wireless for all my other Internet needs, using 'Unlocator' pointing to UK for the occasional BBC program (I have two Roku boxes, one with UK firmware and one with US). Now this is predicated on being able to change the DNS in the Telecable router. Is this possible? I know there are a lot of network savvy people lakeside and if you have any other alternate suggestions or have found a strategy that works, I would love to hear it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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