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  1. For the speeds you're talking about, any recent model router that you can flash with dd-wrt should work fine.  When I first started with AirVPN I was picking up used dlink DIR-615 routers and flashing them.  They worked fine except they could only sustain 7-8 Mbps when connected to the vpn.  This wasn't acceptable for me, but sounds like it would be for you.  So really any flashable router made in the last few years should be fine.  I ended up building myself a pfsense box, which can easily sustain the full speed of my connection (and well beyond).


    If you want Netflix from another locale then you must route through the vpn and the vpn is always an encrypted connection.  You can't connect to a vpn and have that link not be encrypted, simply not an option.  If you don't want Netflix to be encrypted then you must route such traffic directly through your ISP instead of the through the vpn.  But if you want access to US Netflix, for example, then you must go through the vpn and vpn traffic is always encrypted.


    not 100% true.  I've seen VPN providers that had options to connect with openvpn but with no data channel cipher so that, in theory, routers could run faster for situations where encryption isn't really needed but just a "proxy".

  2. the reason for the ping spikes is that SSL tunnel means a TCP tunnel.  TCP packes have a proper order while UDP packets can be received out of order.


    this is my rudimentary understanding of the root cause.  if correct, it makes sense to me that in heavy traffic it will be a TCP connection that's disrupted more (than UDP) because it's more sensitive to any problem.

  3. It's unlikely it your ISP is throttling you, but you can try connecting via SSL or SSH, this will slow your connection down a little but it will ensure you do not get throttled and your ISP will be unable to see that you are connected to a VPN (I'd reccomend SSL over SSH as it looks like normal HTTPS traffic). However, try Canada servers as they are not too far from the North East (you should have a 50-75ms ping).


    it's quite common for ISPs to throttle openvpn and will be more common in the future.  and like I said it may depend on the route.  ISPs negotiate routing onto the different networks thus not all network traversal is equal.

  4. try some other servers.  your ISP transit/peering to Metallah may only allow for slow speeds.  I know with my ISP most routes seem subject to throttling but a few are wide open.  maybe you were/are lucky with the Chicago servers.

  5. the latest versions of stock (and Merlin) Asus firmware put the certs and keys from openvpn configs into jffs to free up nvram.


    make sure your firmware is current. A factory reset might be needed if you continue to have problems or after a firmware update since many things change.

  6. Hi staff, just wondering about the development plans for Eddie.  Specifically, I'm wondering when Eddie will be ready to support other VPN provider configs.  I've seen you mention that support for all ovpn configs was one of your goals.  Thanks.

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