How to Unlock Restricted Content with Our Wi-Fi 6 VPN Router - Flint
Have you ever experienced the same issue before? When you are ready to watch a trending show but got blocked just because you are outside of a region? 🤯It can be pretty annoying! Well, don’t worry, we will teach you a trick that solves the problem. Read on to learn more!
Nowadays, many streaming platforms (e.g. HBO, Hulu, Disney+) restrict their content to their national residents or for example, Netflix offers a different set of content to audiences based on where they are located at.
Picture on Trouble loading BBC iPlayer outside of the UK
What can you do to overcome this?
With VPN, you can change your IP address and appear to be in another country. For instance, if you want to watch exclusive Netflix content in the Japan or see what’s the trending shows locally, you can disguise your location to do so.
Screencapture of using VPN to access Netflix Japan
The steps are simple! You will need to have a VPN service provider subscription, you can then use it on our VPN router.
1. Download the configuration files based on the country you would like to appear in.
2. Upload it to the OpenVPN Client page on GL.iNet’s admin panel.
3. Click connect and start browsing!
With the GL.iNet VPN router, you can connect multiple devices, making it convenient for your family and your friends when they come to visit. If you have set up a VPN, all devices connected to it will automatically go through that encryption. It shields your browsing activities from prying eyes while helping you bypass geo-restrictions to stream as you desire.
With VPN, you can browse shows that are only available in other regions. For example, exclusive anime series from Japan, or acclaimed films in France, such as The 400 Blows.
For how to set up VPN on our routers, you can check out our tutorial here.
What other perks?
Watch Sporting Events
For sport-lovers, VPN is a great tool for watching live games. No matter if it is football matches or tennis tournaments. A VPN connection allows you to enjoy live broadcasts that might be geo-restricted. For example, Wimbledon is free to watch if you are streaming/watching with a UK IP address.
For a special case, if you want to watch MLB baseball matches and go round the blackouts, you can change your IP address to somewhere outside of America.
Picture of streaming a match at home
There are different VPN service providers to choose from, depending on what you want to watch or where you want your IP address to be. Certain brands are popular for streaming whilst some are good for gaming.
Check this page out to see the list of best commercial VPN service providers in 2021!
Avoid Buffering Issues
Streaming takes up a lot of bandwidth, therefore your internet service provider (ISP) may reduce your connection speed in order to avoid network congestion. This is known as bandwidth throttling.
With this, you may experience longer loading times when streaming. Luckily, with an effective VPN, you can hide your online activities from your ISP; reducing the chance of getting bandwidth restrictions.
Loading Video on Device
Despite the benefits of using VPN, it can be a hassle to set it up everytime on every device you use. For families, it might also be difficult for children to do this themselves. This is where our VPN router comes in handy!
With GL.iNet’s powerful WiFi-6 VPN Router - Flint (GL-AX1800), you can stream safely and smoothly at all times! Once you have set it up on the router, all other devices that connect to Flint will automatically be encrypted by the VPN. Your IP address will also be that of your chosen VPN server. With a hidden location, you basically get unrestricted access worldwide. Allowing you to stream as much as you want, and have more choices to pick from!
VPN speed on Flint (GL-AX1800)
With 30+ VPN service providers, WireGuard VPN speed Max. 667Mbps and OpenVPN speed Max. 112Mbps, Flint (GL-AX1800) is the perfect item for improving your streaming experience! It even comes with 5 gigabit ports, allowing you to enjoy better 4K video streaming with your loved ones.
You can now purchase this secure and ultra-fast VPN router in our store!
GL.iNet builds network hardware and software solutions that bring affordable and secure network connectivity to families and businesses all over the world. We work with a wide range of industries, solving everyday internet problems in offices, and providing complex networking solutions such as smart buildings and IoT fleet management. At GL.iNet, We believe all successful businesses build upon a strong and secure foundation, which is why our highest priority is perfecting network security and reliability for our partners.