Live Support with Speedify's CEO and Devs
On the 177th episode of Speedify LIVE we hold our weekly Office Hours with the Speedify Devs to talk about all the things our team has been working on to make Speedify even better!
We take viewer questions, take a look at some user-specific cases from our Mailbag, and chat about what Speedify 13, and its recent bugfix releases have in them!
Here are our 5 takeaways from our Office Hours:
- The Speedify app has a bunch of graphs displaying once you connect to a server, that will help you monitor your connection! The graph displays Usage, Latency, Loss and Bypass data for each connection you’re bonding, and we’ve color-coded them to make it easier to decipher!
- Speedify 13 is the first big release of 2023, with two bugfixes, 13.01 and 13.02 already out! With version 13 we introduced Apple M1 and M2 native apps, which means no more need for Rosetta; we’ve upgraded our encryption to AES-256; and inspired by Starlink’s Dishy, we’ve added rotating graphs which will switch between the four categories every 20 seconds – you can turn this off, of course.
- Mailbag Question No.1 brings up a lesser-known issue when it comes to sharing Speedify from a Raspberry Pi via Wi-Fi: if you’ve followed our guides, and everything seems to be set up right, but there’s no signal out of the Pi, you may need to go into the Speedify.conf file and change some things around: wlan0 should be set as a hotspot; sharing mode needs to be set to Wi-Fi; set your SSID and password, and remove any commented line.
- Mailbag Question No.2 leads us to a hidden feature of Speedify: the overflow threshold. When bonding connections, Speedify will stop using secondary connections if the primary is getting you more than 30Mbps – we do this because for most people this is enough speed, as well as because secondary connections are often expensive. You can, of course, set all connections to Primary and they will be actively bonded for better speeds.
- Mailbag Question No.3 is one that our Support Team gets a lot: can you run another VPN on the same device as Speedify? In short: not really. Multiple VPNs can conflict with each other, and you have no control over which one is going through which, so we recommend setting up Speedify on one device, share it to another that’s running the second VPN.