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What Does a Gain Due to Tunnel Mean?

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I have a 151% download speed due to tunnel. What does that mean, exactly? I know that the download speed isn't any faster, but it seems like web browsing is quicker on the VPN than without it. Is that what this metric implies? If so, what is the cause? Is this a sign that the ISP is doing some sort of throttling or packet sniffing that adds latency when not on a VPN? I'm not very network savvy, and I would love to learn more about what exactly is going on here. I attached my screenshot of the speed test below. Thank you!

 

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Note that the AirVPN speed test tends to be buggy. It almost always doesn't show the maximum speed you can get. You can try speedtest.net while connected and while not to verify it, though.


Four simple things:
There's a guide to AirVPN. Before you ask questions, take 30 minutes of your time to go through it.

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here. It's the fallback DNS.
Running TOR exits is discouraged. They're subject to restrictions on the internet and harm all AirVPN users.

Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, you'll be unique among the mass again.

 

XMPP: gigan3rd@xmpp.airvpn.org or join our lounge@conference.xmpp.airvpn.org

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