[GUIDE] How to setup VPN for game streaming

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mrl4214

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I got VPN working on my shield... Quality is pretty good over LTE although with a lot more audio delay but that could just be LTE.

Step 1. Go to the Network and Sharing center and click the Change adapter settings button

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Step 2. Press file -> new -> New Incoming Connection. Mirror settings below

Select user that you use. This will have the same user/pass as your computer
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Step 3. Go to settings on your shield. Go to more -> vpn -> plus button (you may have to set a pin or pattern if you don't already)

Enter a name, your external ip address (or dynamic dns)

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Step 5. Open the port TCP 1723 and GRE on your router. On fios actiontec this can be found in Port Fowarding and using the "PPTP" preset service.

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Step 6. Click the new VPN entry on your Shield. Login and if all goes well it should say "Connected" YAY!

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PR0XIDIAN

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Oh. My. God. I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN!!! My Galaxy Note ll has full bars of T-Mobile LTE at my job. (Speedtests of 40MB/s and above). My home internet is 170mb/s and above. This is PERFECT! (Also note that the G-Note ll has unlimited data tethering as I work for TMO lol).
 

hurrpancakes

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I have unlimited tethering too! (As long as I use a vpn!

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unisasquatch

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My isp is a jerk and I don't have access to the router configuration. Having the hardest time getting this set up since I have to tell them what to do over the phone. They apparently don't see anything on gre. Just Ip, forward port, and protocols TCP, UDP, and both
 

aDigitalPhantom

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My isp is a jerk and I don't have access to the router configuration. Having the hardest time getting this set up since I have to tell them what to do over the phone. They apparently don't see anything on gre. Just Ip, forward port, and protocols TCP, UDP, and both

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Step 5. Open the port TCP 1723 and GRE (General Routing Encapsulation) on your router. On fios actiontec this can be found in Port Fowarding and using the "PPTP" preset service.

wOVtPyI.png
 

unisasquatch

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I probably do not have the same router, so the configuration isn't going to be the same. either way, I'm doing it over the phone because my ISP won't give configuration privileges, even if you have your own router.
 
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unisasquatch

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I have a comtrend Nexuslink 3100u. Its the isp's provided modem/router.

I never got the GRE setting figured out. So I tried setting an IP range in the IPv4 properties of the incoming. I now have a VPN, but I still can't access my streaming PC.
 
Oct 12, 2011
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I've noticed after I got connected through the VPN my geforce PC was coming up as offline when I looked but when I tried to launch steam it seemed to work and launch all my games, it can get a little funky though sometimes it just won't work other times it works fine
 

unisasquatch

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Yup. I've been toying with it a bit now and I got it to work. I could probably use a bit more upload speed on the local side.
 

HobsonA

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Am I reading this right? Does this allow usage of the streaming feature while not being local?

As mentioned above it says sound is way off, but what about the video?
 

unisasquatch

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Am I reading this right? Does this allow usage of the streaming feature while not being local?

As mentioned above it says sound is way off, but what about the video?

My home internet runs the upload speed at 1mbps. Not great. If I run the hotspot from 3 bars of 4G on my phone to my shield, I can stream my pc games to my shield at a playable speed.
 
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I seem to have a problem if I'm a certain distance from my house on 4g hotspot it always disconnects in the middle of a game, could it be because of my home internet connection
 

HobsonA

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My home internet runs the upload speed at 1mbps. Not great. If I run the hotspot from 3 bars of 4G on my phone to my shield, I can stream my pc games to my shield at a playable speed.


That's awesome to hear, especially since in my experience my hotspots tend to have a higher latency than regular connections. By the way after the audio update how is the audio sync with video on your hotspot? What would you estimate your average latency to be from your input to action taking place in game?
 

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    I got VPN working on my shield... Quality is pretty good over LTE although with a lot more audio delay but that could just be LTE.

    Step 1. Go to the Network and Sharing center and click the Change adapter settings button

    M7fAThF.png


    Step 2. Press file -> new -> New Incoming Connection. Mirror settings below

    Select user that you use. This will have the same user/pass as your computer
    Y30G4ly.png


    Ort3mU7.png


    9Vu3jhK.png


    Step 3. Go to settings on your shield. Go to more -> vpn -> plus button (you may have to set a pin or pattern if you don't already)

    Enter a name, your external ip address (or dynamic dns)

    ipfpHSxh.png


    Step 5. Open the port TCP 1723 and GRE on your router. On fios actiontec this can be found in Port Fowarding and using the "PPTP" preset service.

    wOVtPyI.png


    Step 6. Click the new VPN entry on your Shield. Login and if all goes well it should say "Connected" YAY!

    rARBPP9h.png