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Hi there,

Hopefully this is in the right forum.

Recently I came back from holiday from Iran. I spent Christmas and New Years there and was with my family.
Whist there, my cousin had internet, however it had a few problems:
-Disconnections
-1Mbit speed

I was thus wondering if it would be possible for my cousin to connect to my router/connection and utilise my connection rather than pay/use his Iranian one?
I don't mind an extra person and/or the fact that he utilises my speeds. I have unlimited download and upload at 38/8.

If someone could help me that would be great.
I'm currently on Sky Fibre (that has MER) but I unlocked that and installed my own router, which is the TP-LINK N750:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WDR4300-Wireless-Gigabit-Router/dp/B00810P80S

I have DDWRT on it and thus unlocked FW.

Any help would be appreciated.
-Dubbed
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 1/8/14 at 8:02am
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How do you expect his data to reach you?

Through that 1 mbit pipe..
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How do you expect his data to reach you?

Through that 1 mbit pipe..

Yup. He's got to get to you somehow. The pipe is the pipe, unfortunately.

A congested two-lane road cannot "share" traffic with an 8-lane expressway in another country.

The only thing you could do is have him open a VPN tunnel to your house. That will allow him to (mostly) avoid snooping on his browsing traffic and evade some firewalls. That will NOT, however, help his speed or connection stability.
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It could be setup so that the two machines would be networked via a VPN and from there he could send data over your connection, but he would still need to use his connection to connect to your computer and still have all the problems.
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I see, vpn is something he is using at the moment, but it's unreliable and half the time doesn't work. So I'm that respect, I should or could setup a vpn then?
+rep for the answers so far guys
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There's always satellite if he's willing to pay.... it's usually slower, but having used Hughesnet for a weekend, I have to say I was impressed with how it did, all things considered.

http://www.satproviders.com/en/offers/Iran
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Lay a very expensive Ethernet line from your house to his and use a lan. That would roughly be 7,926.41 miles long. Don't forget the couplers and switches every 300 ft.
Edited by Jedson3614 - 1/8/14 at 9:15am
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I see, vpn is something he is using at the moment, but it's unreliable and half the time doesn't work. So I'm that respect, I should or could setup a vpn then?
+rep for the answers so far guys

You don't really gain anything by using VPN, he is still using the same connection but now with encrypted packets on top of it towards you. If anything, it will probably degrade the performance based on overhead. All of the same disconnections/slowness will still exist as he is bound to the crappy internet provider in that country.

As stated above, you could run your own cabling for thousands of miles, but I don't imagine you have billions of dollars to sink into this project.
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A VPN would only simplify a connection between your computers, but behind it all things are still the same. It should not help with anything you are complaining about.
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

There's always satellite if he's willing to pay.... it's usually slower, but having used Hughesnet for a weekend, I have to say I was impressed with how it did, all things considered.

http://www.satproviders.com/en/offers/Iran

Thanks for the link
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Lay a very expensive Ethernet line from your house to his and use a lan. That would roughly be 7,926.41 miles long. Don't forget the couplers and switches every 300 ft.

LOL - challenge considered tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by beers View Post

You don't really gain anything by using VPN, he is still using the same connection but now with encrypted packets on top of it towards you. If anything, it will probably degrade the performance based on overhead. All of the same disconnections/slowness will still exist as he is bound to the crappy internet provider in that country.

As stated above, you could run your own cabling for thousands of miles, but I don't imagine you have billions of dollars to sink into this project.

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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

A VPN would only simplify a connection between your computers, but behind it all things are still the same. It should not help with anything you are complaining about.

well you guys would be surprised how good a VPN is over there.
EVERY OTHER WEBSITE is blocked.

To name a few:
YouTube
Favebook
Twitter
Amazon

Even apps like:
Instagram, Viber, wahtsapp etc are also getting blocked

So a VPN would still be good and beneficial - it would be at least a SOLID VPN connection to my house - rather than his on/off VPN he uses atm.

Thus without a VPN a person is seriously limited in what they see, search or can do.
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