How slow should my vpn speed be compared to regular? (MTU issue?)

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by seventeenzeroone, Apr 13, 2012.

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  1. seventeenzeroone
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    My internet speed is about 75 mbps but whenever i use my vpn it drops down to 1 mbps...any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    I use windows 7.

    I've tried looking into in depth but no one can give me a straight answer or course of action.
  2. PaulyDefran
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    Depends on what the provider allocates/promises. I have 35Mbs down, in the clear. With my provider, I get 10Mbs down (they guarantee 4Mbs). Who are you using?

    PD
  3. Palancar
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    For me 1 meg is way too slow. If you have a 75 meg connection how could you "live" with a 1 meg situation?

    I use a 50 meg open connection but drop to 4 --- 30 meg VPN connection. Distance to the VPN server has a bunch to do with it. For normal cruising around such as here at Wilder's you have a satisfying experience with something around 5 meg. But 1 meg isn't going to work for what I am used to with page loads, etc..
  4. seventeenzeroone
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    I've used a few (including Xerobank which I am never going back to) and speeds seem the same. None of them seem to ensure speed of service but more so that their vpn works.
  5. seventeenzeroone
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    It's been very difficult but I've had to accept that if I want to use a vpn thus far (speeds are still better than TOR at least!). Online some people seem to suggest it's a MTU issue but they aren't very clear on how to test it with any accuracy.

    This forum seems to know the ins and outs of vpns...is this normal or can I just change my MTU setting to fix it?
  6. mirimir
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    I get 2-4 Mbps each way, even with one two-hop VPN service routed through another. That's usually enough for me. If necessary, I can readily max out my cable connection by using multiple VMs, each with its own VPN connection. Although load-balancing across multiple VPN connections works when there are many independent processes, it's useless for individual bandwidth hogs (such as an inner VPN connection).
  7. Palancar
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    seventeenzeroone,

    Do you know what connection protocol you are using with your VPN? Is it TCP or UDP, etc...

    I find that UDP is faster and there are other advantages to using it.

    I would really love to see you figure out why your 75 meg line is getting hammered to 1 meg on a VPN. e.g. - I am in the USA and connected to Vancouver CA (3000 miles away) right now. I am pulling 7.5 meg clean all day long. Nothing special just a openvpn client with a UDP connection.
  8. PaulyDefran
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    Router choking? Maybe borrow another router and see. Or flash DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato?

    PD
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