SafeVPN.net introduces a completely new product that will allow to significantly reduce traffic usage for a VPN connection that is used to run VoIP traffic. We were already introducing bandwidth optimization for VoIP VPN accounts, also known as “SBO” which was doing voice codec and transport protocol optimizations to reduce traffic usage, however these manipulations were affecting voice quality and some line monitoring parameters, like post dial delay (PDD).
Our services now are much easier to deploy. We have prepared a live boot image with recent Debian Linux system. To make it running please proceed with following steps:
1. Download zip file
2. Extract zip file to some directory
3. Insert flash drive 512 MB size or more. Please acknowledge that the drive will be overwritten.
4. Run disk image utility provided in zip file
5. Select safevpn_net-usb-mbr.img as a source image and flash drive letter as a target and proceed.
Afterwards you’ll have USB drive ready for booting. Make sure you have internet cable plugged in ethernet adapter of your PC. After booting with flash drive you’ll see ‘SafeVPN.net’ icon on the desktop. Run this program to get support PIN displayed. Send this support PIN to our personnel so we’ll be able to proceed with installation of the service remotely. Don’t close the window with PIN nor interrupt your PC somehow.
SafeVPN.net now offering internet line load balancing for VoIP VPN accounts. This new kind of setup will allow to share two or more internet connections on one PC to run VPN. Currently we offer only PC-based solution, router-based installations aren’t supported, but we are working on implementation.
In order to get the service running each internet connection should be set on different subnet (for example, the router for connection 1 will run on 192.168.10.1/24, so the router for connection 2 should run on any different subnet, like 192.168.20.1/24). Both routers should be accessible on the LAN to which the PC connected.
For setting up load balancing service we’ll need login that PC remotely and make remote installation. Since it requires manual operation, we charge remote setup fee. The price for installation may be different and depends on the operating system running on the PC. Do not hesitate to contact us to get a quote.
SafeVPN.net is now offering VoIP VPN configuration files for DD-WRT routers. Bear in mind that not every DD-WRT router has OpenVPN client, which is necessary for running VoIP VPN account. We can recommend following routers that have firmware with OpenVPN support:
- Linksys E-series models.
- Asus RT-N10 and RT-N16, some WL-series models.
There is always a possibility to check if router model is listed in DD-WRT router database. There should be a firmware with vpn, openvpn, big or mega tags, otherwise it may not support OpenVPN. We do not recommend to choose routers with CPU frequency less than 400 MHz. CPU power is needed to provide encryption with no latency, otherwise it may decrease voice quality and number of voice channels forwarded at the same time.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.