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I want to set up a VPN to see if it improves my Viasat experience. I am having trouble setting this up so I ask for your help.
I am using Windows 7.
I go to start and type "VPN" to set up this network.
I use the IP address for Viasat shown on my router web page which is 184.21.45.19.
I use the same sign on credentials to set up this VPN that I use to log on to the Viasat account dashboard.
I get an an error so I use the appropriate diagnostic app.
It says that "The Remote Device or Resource Won't Accept the Connection".

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks.
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What VPN are you using? You need to install some product on your computer. There are free ones to try. Cyberghost is one that comes to mind.
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I cannot find a free version of Cyberghost. They do have a short term trial version.
However, my Windows 10 has a built in VPN. I am having trouble logging in with it.
I get this:

Do I log in to this with the same credentials as my Viasat Account dashboard?
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A VPN that works well with ViaSat is the VyperVPN from Goldenfrog.
They have a free trial period that you must manually cancel before the trial ends if you decide you don't like it.  It is NOT totally private, that is to say they keep connection logs but for most people this is not a problem.  If you are looking for a secure, private, anonymous VPN then Perfect Privacy is the choice and it too works with ViaSat. 
 
VyperVPN is one of the fastest VPNs out there.  You should learn where your ViaSat space port (ground station) is located and choose a server at VyperVPN that is closest to avoid undue delays.  The server choice is changeable with a click.
 

 
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Don't VPNs slow down your connection? Especially more so on a satellite connection?
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When you record in the cloud with PlayOn Cloud and the recording is completed, they send you a link to the mp4 file which can then be downloaded.

It records in the cloud on their servers - no impact on your data usage until you download the completed recording in mp4 format (the link is provided to download).

That link!

M.E.M.'s issue is that PlayOn Desktop can only record 3 hours during the free zone - it's a streaming recorder not a download manger. VPN doesn't help that. Three hours worth of video takes 3 hours to record just as it would for a DVR.

P.S. When they say record they are recording the stream playback not the stream itself. That's what makes it "legal" - you can record something for your own personal use. Recording the stream would likely be considered "copying" - a different legal can of worms. The difference between PlayOn Cloud and PlayOn Desktop is where the recording and storage of the recording in mp4 format occurs as indicated in the names of each. Now if you want to take that mp4 and give it to somebody else, that's you're responsibility and liability not PlayOn's - they only provide the rope to hang yourself ;)

https://www.playon.tv/faq?tab=cloud
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I received an email that my first PlayOn Cloud file is ready for downloading. I opened this email on my PC so I can download it to my pc whenever I want. Now I need a scheduler so that this download occurs during the LNFZ. This email seems independent of PlayOn (the one on my pc)
However, the PlayOn Cloud app on my iPad does have a built in scheduler in beta release. I set it to download from 3:00 am until 6:00 am. If this works then the videos that I originated with PlayOn Cloud on my iPad will end up on my iPad. I am not sure how I will watch them on other devices.
I also have a laptop which I plan to dedicate to entertainment issues. I can use my Asus router to block all external traffic to this laptop except during the LNFZ. There may be a way to initiate the email related download on the laptop and go to bed, trusting the Asus to prevent any external transfers until the programmed LNFZ.
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My speed right now is 245kbps.  I certainly need the PlayOn Cloud.  This is ridiculous!
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M.E.M.  Maybe something like this will work???

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-scheduler/
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Correction.  Now at 64 kbps.  Dilly dilly!