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  1. Hi, AirVPN Community I just join the AirVPN community. I choose AirVPN becomes its open privacy policies and some advance features like SSL over VPN. However, the Torrent download speed got me disappointed a little. I did some speed test before I used Torrent client. My Wifi Download speed was around 50 mbps and it dropped to 38~ mbps after I connected to AirVPN. This is understandable since I know using VPN is bound to have some performance hit. At the end of the day, I was still able to stream 4k. So, it was all good. Yet, when I tried BitTorrent to download something. The difference was too drastic. I could go from a download speed of 3~4 Mbyte/s when I NOT connected to AirVPN to somewhere around 300~1000 Kbyte/s when I connected. The maximum torrent download speed with AirVPN connection I have seems was only around 1.2 Mbyte/s. That was about 80% drop in performance. I have set up remote port forwarding, disable UPnP port mapping and NAT-PMP. It didn't help. I think since I could reach to 38~ mbps on Youtube with AirVPN, the only two explanations will be either AirVPN is not friendly to p2p, or my Torrent client and setting is not friendly to AirVPN. I have tried pBittorrent but It was the same story. Could you please share your thoughts on why would this happen? Thank you very much! ======================================================================================================================================================================= Update#1 I followed this post:https://airvpn.org/topic/23389-p2p-connection-slow-no-matter-what-i-do/ I changed the protocols to SSL:443, and used Ubuntu torrent to test the speed. It's working perfectly and I can see my speed went up to 8 Mbyte/s. I don't know why it needs to be obfuscated with SSL. If anyone knows the reason, please let me know. Thank you! ======================================================================================================================================================================= Update#2 The bottleneck seems came from UDP Protocols. TCP Protocols is working fine as well. My guess is UDP Protocol drops too many packets between me and vpn server. I cannot get those losing packets from vpn server due to its UDP. So I had to keep requesting for losing packets from peers which makes other peers less likely to passing me more packets, or some of them simply just got timeout.
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