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#1 Boblebad



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:40 AM



I'm new to VPN. I've bin trying it out little over four month now, but speed is slow.


I've read around and the TAP driver can't in my case be the problem. Is there any know problems regarding OS X ?


Or are there some settings works best on Mac (Macbook Pro) ?


The speed drop is most clearly when torrenting, but i feel it when browsing to. Youtube and other videos take forever to load and play and often stops and wait to load more data. When using uTorrent i can without VPN get almost max 3mb on 30mbit, but when using VPN it drops to maybe 100kb or lower. At good times i can get it to almost 1mb. And again, dropping VPN, speed just goes to the top.


I use servers close to my country (Denmark). A funny thing is, when using Swedish servers they are a lot slower than using German or NL.


I have a Macbook Pro mid2012 and i'm on wifi.


Any idea to what might be the problem here ?


All the best


#2 S.O.A.


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:34 PM



Try going into the AirVPN client under "Protocols" and switching the port from "Automatic" to port "UDP 53". Then go to the "Advanced" tab and then switch the TCP/UDP socket send AND the receive buffers to 256 KB instead of the normal 128.


When I did this I saw a great boost in speed. Give it a try!

#3 Boblebad



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:14 AM

Thank you S.O.A :)


That really did something :D


Also the browser responds a lot quicker.


All the best

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