Installing TWO Connectors with Chocolatey on Windows 10 Pro

I’ve had great success following the guide on installing the connectors with Chocolatey on Windows 10 Pro. However I have only been able to install one connector. It successfully installs and runs, but as the forums and website suggest, two connectors is best at minimum.

When I run ( choco install twingate-connector )

It gives me this

  • twingate-connector - twingate-connector v1.41.0 already installed.
    Use --force to reinstall, specify a version to install, or try upgrade.

I have ran the updater and the message is similar. However, I would just like to install the second connector and I’m not sure how, I can’t seem to find a resource for that command or if its right in front of me I don’t know how to respond as I am knew to CMD, WSL, Powershell etc.

Any help would be much appreciated!

hi @superbright ,

Connectors are designed to provide high availability and load balancing so they should run on separate machines. If you already have 1 Connector deployed on your machine, you should be all set.

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Oh okay I appreciate the response, I’m assuming that means I could run another one on my main desktop as redundancy or better performance?

I was hoping it would boost performance when remote accessing my jellyfin media server. I can connect, and load media, but it either constantly buffers or won’t load.

Works fine from inside the network.

But remotely I’ve tested it on several outside remote networks such as 5g, and friends Wi-Fi’s etc, and the performance is terrible. Not sure if it’s a Twingate setting or Jellyfin setting I could tweak. Any tips or recourses you could point me to would be helpful, thank you!

Hi @superbright,

I don’t think you are going to saturate a single Connector with a handful of users serving Jellyfin traffic so I would not worry about deploying a second Connector for performance (although I would always recommend a second Connector on another machine just in case the machine hosting Connector 1 crashes, this way you can still access your network remotely).

In this case, what you are connecting to when remote (5G or someone else’s wifi) is going to matter less than your upload speed from your Internet provider at home: do you know how fast your upload speed is?

You could also use iperf to run some performance testing with Twingate on and with Twingate off to check for the source of your performance issue.

Okay good to know. I’ll definitely launch the other connector on my other PC for redundancy.

As for the upload and download at home I do have “Gigabit Fiber” it consistently get 850megabits up and down.

I will definitely run the iPerf on that machine that’s hosting the jellyfin server. Not sure I’ll know how to read it, but I’ll try.

As for progress. I was able to watch remotely on a friends Wi-Fi no problem. Still no progress on 5g, either buffers or times out. I did test the 5g signal and get about 400megabit down with 40ms latency. Tried 5g both in the URL and Jellyfin App on iOS. Same result for both. I can watch YouTube, Netflix, whatever over the same signal. Just kinda stumped.

Not sure if it’s a signal problem or what. Thanks for the consistent responses. Appreciate it a lot!