FAQ

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
Is it difficult to add Winston to my home network?
No, honestly it's not difficult. That's important. Easy is key, or no one's going to bother with privacy. That's part of Winston...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 10:39 AM
Winston's Browser Extension
Why use the Winston browser extension  The Winston browser extension allow you to easily and quickly manage the level of privacy protection provided for...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 11:44 AM
Why does it sometimes take a few minutes to unblock a site?
If you whitelist a site via the Winston dashboard, the change has the potential to take up to 5 minutes to be recognized while browsing. Whereas if you whit...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 1:47 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
Can Winston save me money on hotel and airfares?
Yes! The travel industry uses a technology called "yield maximization" to identify people who are likely to travel in the near future based on the...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 11:53 AM
How does Winston perform while gaming?
Test users are currently successfully using Xbox, Playstation, Steam, and even mobile apps. Winston is keeping up very well with their data needs, and we ha...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 11:56 AM
How many hops will my internet take though Winston’s distributed Privacy Mesh network?
One. Your traffic is mixed with the other users on the Winston Privacy Mesh, selecting new peer devices every 10 minutes.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Has Winston been security / penetration tested?
Yes. Black Hills Information Security conducted a security assessment that found that Winston passed the testing.  Details can be found here.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Does Winston support Safari?
Update on Winston Safari Extension Many of our users have requested a Winston web extension for Safari. While we have been working on this effort since lat...
Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 at 12:43 PM