Specs and Performance

Will Winston slow down my connection?
Most sites complete loading significantly faster when using Winston due to the elimination of resource-intensive tracking scripts and reduced load on your b...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
What are the technical specs of the Winston device?
The current generation of Winston devices incorporate 1.2Ghz ARM CPUs with 1Gb DDR RAM and gigabit ethernet connections.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
What type of encryption does Winston use?
Winston currently uses AES-128 encryption to secure the network. This is the strongest level of cryptography we are legally allowed to export outside of the...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
What is the maximum operating temperature for Winston?
Winston is for indoor use. Environmental Temperatures shouldn't exceed 40 C (104 F).
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
How does Winston handle DNS encryption?
I am interested to know how you set up your DNS resolver? What DNS provider do you use? Winston hijacks all unencrypted DNS, upgrades it to encrypted DN...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
What is the Ethernet throughput?
The theoretical limit is 1 Gpps but the real answer is more nuanced than that. UDP is very close to that, while TCP has been clocked up to 660Mpps. (We'...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Why does it sometimes take a few minutes to unblock a site?
If you remove a site from the blocked sites list, there can be a delay of up to 5 minutes while the Winston DNS cache refreshes itself. If it takes longer t...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
How many devices can I connect to Winston?
A single Winston can be used to protect every device connected to your network. A single Winston can be used to protect every device connected to your netwo...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Does Winston have bandwidth limits?
No.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
What is Winston's maximum throughput / connection speed?
Winston supports up to 1GB/sec bandwidth, well in excess of what most ISPs provide. If your ISP is slower, you will be limited by their connection speed. ...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM