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I regularly transfer files via IRC.


Using my home connection I achieve my max line speed: roughly 5.5MB/s

On AirVPN, my transfers start out at full speed, then rapidly drop off to around 1MB/s. Looking at the traffic profile during transfer suggests this is a hard throttle at this speed. I have tried transferring via different VPN servers & experience the same issue.


Any ideas?

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Have you tried different protocols OP?


Would be nice to know if you're using Eddie or not and what OS you're on.

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I'm using windows 10 & OpenVPN to connect.

I've done a bit more testing - I appear to be getting full speed from some mainland EU VPN servers, it's just the UK ones when the transfer appears to cap itself to 1MB/s shortly after transfer.


Maybe it's just a quirk of the server routing with somewhere imposing a limit *shrugs*

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