Old Jan 12, 12, 6:44 am
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Update to my earlier post. I configured one of the Sonicwall units for SSLVPN before my trip to Beijing last week. It worked very well - bypassed the Great Firewall & gave me full access to everything on the 'net, including Facebook and other social media sites. Streamed YouTube just fine (with a few stops for buffering).

Speed was acceptable, but I suspect that the bandwidth of the non-encrypted internet would have been insufficient for Hulu or Netflix (meaning that the encrypted link with it's overhead would have been worse), but I never ran actual end-to-end speed tests. FTP protocol (I wanted to send photos to a server as backup) would have taken all night for 6 GB.

If one travels a lot and has access to a static IP in the States, some kind of personal VPN endpoint router is worth considering. The limiting factor will be bandwidth.
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