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Hey, everyone:

Recently I've been having issues with my network speed and connection while connected to the VPN. Evidently this s an issue with Kaspersky. I've uninstalled Kaspersky, and my connection isn't cutting out like it was, and my speed has definitely increased. THat said, it still isn't quite what I would hope for.

Without the VPN connected, I get a steady and consistent download rate of ~115Mbps. Right now, with the VPN connected, I'm getting an inconsistent download rate that is about a max of around 60Mbps (around a 50Mbps loss). I know that when connected to a VPN, the speeds decreases and latency increased, but It seems I shouldn't be losing that much speed. Does that seem reasonable or common? I'm not sure if my ISP is blocking any ports or capping certain protocols. Is there any good way to test if ports are being blocked or if they are capping?

Also, can anyone recommend some good ways of trying to increase network speed, or determining why I'm getting a decrease in speed that large (if it's not standard/common)?

Thanks, all!

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I too would like answers on this topic. I am paying for north of 300 Mbps and I only get around 20-30 Mbps. I am running my VPN through my router though. If I ran it through my computer only would I get better results?

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Encryption performance (VPN speeds) depends on CPU speed (single core speed since openVPN is single threaded)....so without posting your setup it is impossible to say something. My setup has a x86 CPU clocked 2.4GHz which supports AES-NI, I can easily saturate my 100/20 VDSL connection (if VPN server is not crowded).

On pfSense forum you can find some tests: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=115673.0



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- Router/Firewall pfSense 2.3.2 (Supermicro A1SRi-2558, SSD Intel S3500, 8GB RAM ECC)

- Switch Cisco SG350-10

- AP Netgear R7000 (Stock FW)

- HTPC Intel NUC5i3RYH

- NAS Synology DS1515+ (5 x 5TB WD Red)

- NAS Synology DS213+ (2 x ST3000DM001)

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