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Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

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Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

When I connect to a Cyberghost VPN server, my t speed drops drastically. Eg. using an Android box connected via ethernet cable I get ~ 72.4 mbps, when I connect thru a Cyberghost server the speed drops to ~ 20mbps or even less. Using a Samsung tab A on 5GHZ wifi, no VPN= 73.8  with VPN = 27.7mbps.

I have cmpalined to Cyberghost who have suggested that " speed has a great deal to do with each user's particular Internet connection and settings enforced by the ISP"

Do PN limit speed when usinga VPN?Huh

 

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Re: Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

What encryption protocol are you using?  eg. OpenVPN ?

 

Can you confirm vpn speeds are considerably faster if you use a Windows, linux or macOS computer?

 

 

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Re: Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

You will always lose some speed due to latency, server congestion etc.

I lose between 2-5 megabits or so when using my VPN (express vpn) so find it fast enough for everything on my PN connection also using WiFi.

There is a lot of issues that can impact speed with VPN. I've steered clear of Cyberghost because of it's history.
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Re: Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

Windows loses least, I'll try Linux. Android loses most, which is annoying with 2 tablets,  2 phones & a streaming box using it.

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Re: Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

Can't say i've ever really noticed any problems when VPN'ing into my PC using 4G on my phone. That said when i first used to use it the connection was lighteningly fast, it isn't so much these days but i put that down to congestion through the networks that the traffic is routed through.

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Re: Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

What encryption protocol are you using?

If it is Openvpn, your android devices perhaps do not support AES hardware acceleration.  Try less secure/demanding legacy protocol like PPTP or L2TP if these are still supported by your VPN provider.

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Re: Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

CyberGhost settings only seem to offer UDP  or TCP 

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Re: Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

Switching between them does not seem to make any difference.

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Re: Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

I could be wrong, but if you are offered TCP or UDP selection options, it sounds like you may have installed the OpenVPN client software on your device to me.

 

https://support.cyberghostvpn.com/hc/en-us/articles/214104265-Read-me-first-How-to-use-CyberGhost-wi... 

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OpenVPN for Android > 4.x
OpenVPN for Android < 4.x
IPSec for Android
L2TP for Android
PPTP for Android

 

PPTP setup

https://support.cyberghostvpn.com/hc/en-us/articles/213704029-Android-That-s-how-you-configure-PPTP-... 


L2TP setup

https://support.cyberghostvpn.com/hc/en-us/articles/213703989-Android-That-s-how-you-configure-L2TP-... 

 

note that PPTP and L2TP are less secure protocols.  ie. fine if you are not bothered about privacy, such as for accessing Netflix USA catalogue etc.

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Re: Do PN limit speed when connecting to a VPN?

@bill888  thanks for the advice, I'll have a play. 

I think I have only noticed the problem since I upgraded to 70 mbps from 36 a few weeks ago.