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roughbeast 27-02-2021 16:22

Vodaphone gaming lag and VPN blocking.
 
Within the next 6 months Vodaphone/City Fibre will be offering their Gigafast FTTP service in my part of Coventry - a nice symmetrical 900Mb. Having spoken to a games freak and expert networker today, he recommended that I steer clear of Gigafast on behalf of my gaming sons because Vodaphone security systems impose built-in lag that can ruin gaming experience. He also explained that Vodaphone block VPN-not good if, like me, you use a private encrypted VPN for smartphone WiFi on the hoof and to access British TV assets when I am abroad.

How much of this is true and what, if any, are the workarounds?

pip08456 27-02-2021 17:04

Re: Vodaphone gaming lag and VPN blocking.
 
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Originally Posted by roughbeast (Post 36072243)
Within the next 6 months Vodaphone/City Fibre will be offering their Gigafast FTTP service in my part of Coventry - a nice symmetrical 900Mb. Having spoken to a games freak and expert networker today, he recommended that I steer clear of Gigafast on behalf of my gaming sons because Vodaphone security systems impose built-in lag that can ruin gaming experience. He also explained that Vodaphone block VPN-not good if, like me, you use a private encrypted VPN for smartphone WiFi on the hoof and to access British TV assets when I am abroad.

How much of this is true and what, if any, are the workarounds?

Re VPN's

https://forum.vodafone.co.uk/t5/Othe...m/td-p/2667852

roughbeast 27-02-2021 17:33

Re: Vodaphone gaming lag and VPN blocking.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pip08456 (Post 36072245)

Thank you. That answers one question. Choosing a different DNS than that of Vodaphone's will get around blocks on alternative VPN sites and I think blocks on actual VPN connections. (I've always used Google's as an alternative to VM's - also crap.)

I wonder if that solution would also help with other detrimental aspects of Vodaphone security. Apparently, when entering a game server, VF's systems take a moment to consider giving permission. This creates delays and dropouts when entering the game lobby. Once in the game, service is good, with minimum lag.

The future looks good if this development works out. https://www.vodafone.com/news/techno...latency-gaming

Stephen 27-02-2021 17:39

Re: Vodaphone gaming lag and VPN blocking.
 
Having used Vodafone broadband before this is not an issue I've had before.

roughbeast 27-02-2021 19:16

Re: Vodaphone gaming lag and VPN blocking.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stephen (Post 36072248)
Having used Vodafone broadband before this is not an issue I've had before.

Gigafast?

Stephen 27-02-2021 20:22

Re: Vodaphone gaming lag and VPN blocking.
 
No the standard fibre service over the open reach network. Am sure the security is the same though.


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