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VPN on Freesat box, not on the router

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  • 20-01-2023 2:10pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3


    Hi, is it possible to setup a VPN on the newest, official Freesat boxes instead of on the router? ie. within the network settings of the Freesat box. I have not purchased the box yet, and I would like to know this before deciding to

    I would like to avoid setting up a VPN on the wifi router as then it affects all devices in the house connected to the wifi. It's for my parents' house, so I don't want all of their devices to be affected if a problem arises with the VPN.

    Apologies if this question has been answered already - I could not find it via a search of the forum. Thanks!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭dam099


    I am not an expert on these boxes but given the intended market I doubt they would bother adding.

    Other solutions would be a higher end router that allows you to define what interface a client uses or a small cheap router with VPN between the device and your main router.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,747 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    Can't be done.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3 eoinous


    Thanks for your reply. I will investigate the cheap router option.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,442 ✭✭✭swoofer


    When you say official Freesat boxes which one do you mean?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3 eoinous


    The 4k boxes (recordable or non-recordable) listed on the 'freesat dot co dot uk' website. Sorry, I am a new member so don't have permission to post links yet.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,561 ✭✭✭dubrov


    As others have said, I doubt FreeSat boxes support VPNs.

    If you just want to get around geoblocks, I am sure you can update the DNS settings on these boxes.

    So maybe have a look at a Smart DNS type solution.



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