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Can't get above 300 Kbit/sec. download speed on any VPN


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#1 mech5501

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:42 AM

I've tried quite a few different VPNs, most of which claim to be nearly as fast as a regular broadband connection.  My problem is I can never get my download speeds above 300 Kbit/sec on any VPN I've tried.  I only use VPN clients that utilize OpenVPN, which I've read is the fastest and most secure.  Right now, my main VPN is Cyberghost, to which I have a paid subscription.  I've gone many rounds with the support guys over at Cyberghost, and we can't figure out the problem either.  Here are the system/connection specs and programs I always have running:

 

-Verizon Fios 15Mbit download-5Mbit/upload

-I use Wifi most of the time, as I'm using my laptop, which I know is slower than ethernet connection, but on Wifi without any VPN enabled, I achieve 1-1.5 Mbit/sec download speeds

-Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

-AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core processor 3800+ @ 2.00 Ghz

-2 GB RAM (for some reason the other RAM slot doesn't work so I can't add memory)

-Avast free antivirus

-Iobit Malware Fighter Pro

-Trend Micro Browser Guard

-Soft Perfect Wifi Guard

-Zemana Anti-Logger free

-Comodo Firewall

-Epson printer software

 

I've disabled every running program listed, one at a time, and tested my download speeds over VPN, and they never change, so I doubt they have anything to do with my issue.  Maybe it's a hardware thing?  Please help, as I'm stumped, and tired of feeling like I'm on dial-up anytime I want to download with my VPN enabled!

 

 

 



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:19 AM

What is your actual location? Are you trying to connect to the nearest server to your location?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:41 AM

Do you have another computer to test with?
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:42 PM

I've been reading a lot about VPN's but I can't seem to locate any reliable info for my needs. 
Currently, I use a VZ aircard to access the internet because I have an unlimited account, but vz has told me when the aircard quits working I'll have to sign up for a different data plan, which according to friends and family will result in bigger bills.

 


Edited by steven, 28 September 2013 - 09:54 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:39 PM

.... I'm interested in what VPN is and isn't and if it would be an option for me to keep my data plan at a lower rate.
Kimkommando also says you can set up a vpn on a wifi signal, but I'd be quite worried about that.

Then you should start your own discussion topic.


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:52 PM

well, maybe I shall.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:03 PM

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:05 AM

I've tried quite a few different VPNs, most of which claim to be nearly as fast as a regular broadband connection.  My problem is I can never get my download speeds above 300 Kbit/sec on any VPN I've tried.  I only use VPN clients that utilize OpenVPN, which I've read is the fastest and most secure.  Right now, my main VPN is Cyberghost, to which I have a paid subscription.  I've gone many rounds with the support guys over at Cyberghost, and we can't figure out the problem either.  Here are the system/connection specs and programs I always have running:

 

-Verizon Fios 15Mbit download-5Mbit/upload

-I use Wifi most of the time, as I'm using my laptop, which I know is slower than ethernet connection, but on Wifi without any VPN enabled, I achieve 1-1.5 Mbit/sec download speeds

-Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

-AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core processor 3800+ @ 2.00 Ghz

-2 GB RAM (for some reason the other RAM slot doesn't work so I can't add memory)

-Avast free antivirus

-Iobit Malware Fighter Pro

-Trend Micro Browser Guard

-Soft Perfect Wifi Guard

-Zemana Anti-Logger free

-Comodo Firewall

-Epson printer software

 

I've disabled every running program listed, one at a time, and tested my download speeds over VPN, and they never change, so I doubt they have anything to do with my issue.  Maybe it's a hardware thing?  Please help, as I'm stumped, and tired of feeling like I'm on dial-up anytime I want to download with my VPN enabled!

 

 

 

Yesterday I was surfing the internet about VPN speeds and found that VPN for Torrents test VPN provider speeds. This may help you to choose a suitable VPN provider.


Edited by antaji, 14 October 2013 - 06:06 AM.





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