I don't know exactly, but its been a few releases back.
I noticed that too randomly when trying a newer version of GoldenOrb.
So just tried it, and it does work on my build version. I'm connected and....it does give me lower latency, still going through a VPN, BUT it's where I used to be, 30-80ms is what I'm used to and it's been 200+ now with the QMI mode I'm down to like 100-150ms, and spiking sometimes to 180-200. Better than nothing, but either verizon is throttling my connection OR the tower I've been enjoying is over loaded at this point, which sucks.
Yes, they have to be otherwise my connection is like 10-50kbs on Fast.com and drops packets and lags, it's completely unusable. I'm on a verizon MVNO, but I've never had this issue before.
So just tried playing a game and my ping is just as bad as before, might be a little worse since it seems to drop the connection randomly...this is getting REALLY frustrating.
Well, I understand that you have Verizon issues, but my suggestion is to reduce variables if you want to figure out the cause of the slower pings. Fast.com is a unique situation and that will tell you how Netflix will behave, but to determine if the VPN is adding to the latency, I'd recommend trying some tests without the VPN.
Interesting. It isn't available on AirVantage yet. Do you know how much lag time there is between firmwares being made available for download and being made available on AirVantage?