During his time in the United States Chris enjoyed watching TV series and movies. In Germany many of the wonderful series never hit their TV’s and due to IP blocking it is not possible to watch Netflix, Hulu, ABC, etc. So Chris asked himself how can connect to the content he wanted to watch while being back in Germany. He found StrongVPN and after a few month he saw an ad on the StrongVPN page showing a Sabai router. He always wanted to connect his Apple TV through wireless VPN.
Chris got in contact with Sabai and says that he “was impressed with how Sabai’s answers were extremely detailed. Installation was quick and easy and it still works like a charm”. He was missing the speed for watching HD content and saw that Sabai offered a beta testing for the VPN Accelerator “no question – I got in and ordered one”.
The overall experience was important to Chris, “The Sabai Team is always very friendly, extremely helpful and has wonderful products. I’m a really satisfied customer”. That is
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If you follow Sabai Technology on Twitter and Facebook, you would have noticed that last week some of our staff was at CES in Las Vegas. It was Sabai’s first time attending the event and we can say with confidence – we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into!
You may think you understand how large of an event CES is. But trust us, until you experience it for yourself, there is no way to grasp just how many miles and miles of booths there are to cover. It took a solid three days to see it all, and we still feel like we missed a lot of exciting stuff.
Between the Internet of Everything and the increased ubiquity of wireless devices in our everyday lives – the “tech home” and “wireless” categories of CES have become extremely broad. Our goals for going where to check out the trends in routing. There were several great router manufacturers represented at the conference and we caught up with several of them. Here is what we noticed:
AC is taking over.
If anyone doubted that AC is becoming the new standard, let them be corrected. While N routers are still going to be available for the near future, AC is coming fast and strong. Most new product offerings from the big brands – Linksys, TP-Link, Asus, ec. – are AC. Sabai is working on getting the drivers for these released so that we can work them into our development path. Stay tuned!
Bigger (and badder) is better.
While most of tech is getting smaller, routers seem to just be taking up more real estate. In particular, models like the Netgear Nighthawk and the Linksys WRT 1900AC are beastly and rugged looking – perfect for all that off-road wireless you’re planning on doing this weekend.
Near and far.
Really two ends of a spectrum, both close-range travel routers and amplified wireless seem to be hitting the market strongly. While the latter can be explained by our ever increasing need for pool-side wireless coverage (#firstworldproblems) the former can be explained by our ever increasing need for secure connectivity outside the home. Earlier this year, Sabai published instructions for using a Sabai router on-the-go in wireless client mode. We are currently vetting possible additions to our product line in the pocket-size router category, for business travelers.
While this is far from everything we saw this year at CES, it is certainly the most relevant. As for what else we got up to, you know the saying. What happens in Vegas …
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Recently, our friends over at Planet Crypto where geeking out over their new Sabai VPN Router and tried a few new tricks. We’ve received a report on some of the cool stuff they accomplished with these super-specific setups and just had to share this one, including step-by-step instructions!
The Sabai VPN Router is connected to a static IP and to a Planet Crypto secure US server.
Connect to the Sabai VPN Router by computer, so that the computer’s traffic is being routed via the tunnel to the US.
On the same computer, use the OpenVPN program to connect to a Planet Crypto secure Netherlands server. (These connection locations could also be reversed.)
Now the tunneled traffic is inside ANOTHER tunnel – that’s 4,194,302 bit encryption! Testing showed normal ping rate, normal download and only slightly suffered upload speeds (Sabai engineers are currently testing to confirm this claim). This encryption-squared method is EXTREMELY secure and is similar to a mini TOR network (Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis.)
With this level of encryption, real time decryption is impossible with the current super computers. And, processing time on a captured data stream is longer than the human lifespan! Now that is secure.
Put simply, this is cost effective meta data mitigation and hardened encryption several orders of magnitude more secure than “normal.” Something no other VPN provider offers at $50 a year, that I’m aware of. All with minimal additional local CPU processing overhead. – Planet Crypto Founder
This week Sabai Technology is happy to provide instructions for APO VPN, a Sabai Technology VPN Affiliate provider. APO VPN works hard to ensure great customer service. Featuring no setup or contract fees for a VPN that works to secure your internet traffic and allow you access to websites you wouldn’t normally be able to access.
Getting your OpenVPN information
- Access your account at www.apovpn.com/download/ovpn.php.
- Enter your email address and password used for APO VPN and choose your server location: Miami, New York, or San Jose.
- Click Submit and your OpenVPN file will automatically download.
Setting up your OpenVPN
- Return to the router control panel at 192.168.199.1.
- Click on Network and OpenVPN. Click Choose File and find the .ovpn file that you downloaded.
- Click Save and Start.
- The Sabai Technology APO VPN connection status will display on the Status/Overview page.
APO VPN and Sabai Technology, together to provide a quick and easy way to bring VPN to your entire house. To make it even better, there is only one file you need, no usernames and passwords to enter into the router. Sabai Technology knows that you’re busy and any set up process can be difficult, so consider making an appointment with Technical Support to make this process even easier.
Few people going online these days haven’t used a hotel WiFi hotspot to connect to the internet. We often don’t consider what risks we are taking when we connect in our hotel rooms. Everything you do on public WiFi is visible. Whether it is a completely open network or password protected, if you are connected, it is possible for others on the network to view your traffic. For business travelers this is especially scary. No one wants to be known around the office as the person who exposed all their company’s secrets.
In this week’s Troubleshoot Tuesday we would like to give you a tutorial on exactly how to connect your Sabai Technology VPN Router in wireless client mode to securely protect your traffic.
There are a few pieces of information you will need prior to connecting your Sabai Technology Router in Wireless Client mode.
- - You need to know the name of the network in which you wish to connect.
- - You need to know whether the network requires a password or not and if it does you must know the password.
- - You may need to know the Gateway used by the network you are connecting to. Once connected to the network, the router will display in the Gateway in the status overview page. The gateway will almost always be x.x.x.1 or x.x.x.254 based on the IP address assigned. Example: You cellphone is given an IP address of 192.168.0.134 so the gateway will be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.254 (Normally it will be the first option).
Configure Sabai Router
- 1. Log into the Sabai Router:
- IP Address: 192.168.199.1
- Username: admin
- Password: sabaipass123
- 2. Navigate to Network>Basic.
- 3. Scroll down to the 2.4 GHz Wireless section.
- 4. Select “Wireless Client” from the dropdown menu for Wireless Mode.
- 5. Now type in the SSID of the network in which you wish to connect in the “SSID” field.
- 6. Go the the Security section and select the correct security type for the networkyou wish to connect to. (WPA/WPA2 Personal is the best option)
- If the network has a password type in the password in the field “Shared Key”
- 7. Click on Save.
- 8. Navigate to Status> Overview.
- 9. Look to see if you have a WAN address and your router is also getting time. If it has both, you are done. You can plug all of your other devices into the router or if you need wireless, you may enable the 5ghz wireless and you will be able to connect.
- 10. If your router does not have a WAN address and Time, navigate back to Network>Basic.
- 11. In the LAN section, find your DNS servers.
- 12. Change the first DNS server to the gateway address of the network you are connecting to and click Save.
- 13. Navigate to Status> Overview.
- 14. Look to see if you have a WAN address and your router is also getting time. If it has both, you are done. You can plug all of your other devices into the router or if you need wireless, you may enable the 5ghz wireless and you will be able to connect.
Some networks will require you to login, accept the terms or agreement or supply a credit card in order to gain internet access. If this is the case, you will need to connect your Sabai router as previously described then you must connect a device to the router. (Hardwire or 5.8GHz wireless if your router supports it). On your device, go to any webpage. The network’s captive portal will show up on your device. Do whatever it ask. The network will authenticate your ROUTER giving it internet access and everything behind it.
So there you have it, one more way Sabai Technology is helping you stay protected virtually anywhere, using the device of your choice at your convenience.
Sabai Technology is here to highlight TrilightZone, a Sabai Technology VPN Affiliate. If there was ever a company serious about security and internet privacy, TrilightZone is that company. TrilightZone only offers OpenVPN – which is much more secure than PPTP – and anytime you want to switch servers you will need to reach out to TrilightZone for a new set of not one, but five files.
Getting your OpenVPN info
- OpenVPN config files are sent by TrilightZone to your email after purchasing OpenVPN Privacy from TrilightZone. Each time you want to change servers you will need to contact TrilightZone to get a new set of files.
- Return to the router control panel at 192.168.199.1 in your web browser.
- Click on Network and OpenVPN. Click Chose File and find the folder containing your TrilightZone VPN files.
- Upload the .ovpn file.
- Once you have uploaded the .ovpn file, the router will prompt you to upload the other four files required by TrilightZone. These files are located in the same folder.
- The Sabai Technology TrilightZone connection status will display on the Status/Overview page.
That’s just one more of our easy to use affiliate companies. We’re compiling a huge list of companies that are compatible with Sabai Technology VPN Routers. If you’re not sure which company to use, take a look at the VPN Companies that are compatible.
Sabai Technology is highlighting My Expat Network, another of our Official VPN Affiliates. My Expat Network is dedicated to making sure those who are missing their favorite UK shows, such as Doctor Who, can still access them from outside of the UK viewing area. Normally My Expat Network customers would only be able to access UK content on their computer – unless they made the risky decision to flash their own router with DD-WRT. With the help of Sabai Technology, My Expat Network customers can access all of their UK content on all of their devices with ease and confidence.
An added bonus with My Expat Network VPN service is a super easy set up. Basically there are only two simple steps standing between you and your favorite UK content.
Finding your OpenVPN Information
- Access your account at www.my-expat-network.co.uk.
- Click “All in one Multi-Use.”
- Log into My Expat Network by entering your username and password.
- Change the download type to Sabai Technology Routers (OVPN File) and press Login. The automatic download will begin.
Setting up your OpenVPN
- Return to the router and click on Network and OpenVPN.
- Click Choose File and find the file that downloaded.
- Click Upload. Once the file has uploaded, you can then press start.
- The Sabai Technology My Expat Network VPN status will display on the Status/Overview page.
One file, and no username or password in the router. A simple and easy connection to your favorite UK content. My Expat Network is just one more of our easy to use affiliate VPN providers. We’re compiling a huge list of companies that are compatible with Sabai Technology VPN Routers. If you’re not sure which company to use, take a look at the VPN Companies that are compatible or ask us in comments.
As we all know, Sabai products ship quickly, all over the world. Thanks to our Shipping & Operation Ninjas – Sarah and Lolo, all in-stock orders are packaged and shipped within one business day, from Monday to Friday.
The recent announcement of the U.S. government shutdown has left our military clientele around the world wondering if shipments to APO, FPO, and DPO addresses should expect delays. To get the answer we reached out to the United States Postal Service for an official comment.
According to the USPS, while Postal Service employees are federal workers, the Post Office’s budget is not funded by the United States Treasury and thus functions as an independent business unit, meaning the bureau is largely unaffected by shutdowns and all mail deliveries will continue without any disruption.
Rest assured that our ninjas will continue to do everything to get your orders to you in the lightening speed you are accustomed to experiencing with Sabai Technology. If you are a military personnel overseas experiencing trouble getting your Sabai products, please leave a comment to let us know so we can get to the bottom of the problem and find a solution.
And as always, thank you for your service and continued business.