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I have a vacation home in Mexico. It has internet provided by a mexican company. Is there a way to bypass the geolocation, other than the commercial VPN services. The ones I've tried don't seem to work on all sites. Primarily I want to watch Netflix, Hulu, etc. Is there a way to simply log onto my "Home" network in the USA, as if I was still home? There will be no computer on the "Home" network while I'm gone, but there is a network hard drive. If someone can steer me toward the terminology of what I need, or youtube, or articles, i can research.  thanks in advance.

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You  want to setup your own VPN, you'd need to have something setup on your network to accept the external connection and then pipe it back out.

 

Look at "Home VPN setup".

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56 minutes ago, Rkiver said:

You  want to setup your own VPN, you'd need to have something setup on your network to accept the external connection and then pipe it back out.

 

Look at "Home VPN setup".

This being said

 

Get something easy like a Raspberry Pi

run PiVpn

 

http://www.pivpn.io/

 

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Router running open firmware like DD-WRT is a good choice as well.  Several guides available for setting up OpenVPN to do so.

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So this is where get lost...I need a computer (raspberry pi, etc,) to act as a vpn server or are tweaks and software upgrades on the router alone able to do what I need? Or are both possible? Just looking for the easiest/ cost-effective method. Raspberry Pi looks doable. I am looking to spend under $100.

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Both are possible.

Depending on your router model it may cost you nothing.  If it supports DD-WRT or OpenWRT firmware.  If it does, both have the ability to act as a VPN server.  I know OpenVPN setup on DD-WRT has decent documentation for setup but I'm sure other setups are as well.  It is normally recommended to have a router with some decent hardware resources, just depends on what all you plan to do with the router.

A dedicated raspberry pi for the task probably is an easier method depending on your skill level working with routers.  

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Thanks for the clarification.

My skill level with routers is non-technical, and all the settings, and terminology make me dizzy.

So I think the Raspberry Pi with a VPN setup will be more straight forward for me and less hassle overall.

thanks

 

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