I searched the forums and did not find a post regarding gaming over VPN. If there already is a post on the subject, forgive me and provide a link, please. I am experiencing some latency (lag) when playing “Call of Duty: Ghosts” multiplayer online game.
I am connecting to airvpn's (Kuma) server via a DD-WRT router and the connection is very stable. I have an xbox 360 connected via Ethernet cable to the router with UPNP turned on (NAT open).
On average my connection stats via VPN are: ping: 54, DL: 3.83 Mbps, UL: 0.60 Mbps.
On average my connection stats without VPN are: ping: 14, DL: 6 Mbps, UL: 1.3 Mbps
- Am I just being paranoid for wanting to hide my real IP address when playing online games on a console, or is there a real concern with vengeful players finding out my IP address? I don’t know how another player would be able to get that info, but I have heard stories of players initiating denial of service (DOS) attacks and such on other players.
- Are there any tricks or tips that you might be able to share that would improve my overall gaming experience over VPN?
- Hourly, the VPN connection re-authorizes, or whatever it is called. I have the router set to only all connections through the VPN, to prevent IP leakage. Would this cause lag spikes and/or loss of connection to the game host server?
- What would be the best airvpn server for me to use for Call of Duty or other first person shooter games? I live in southeast Alabama and I don’t have any idea where the game host servers are located for Call of Duty. I have tried a couple different servers and the Kuma server seems to provide a fast and stable connection. However, I still experience lag most of the time.