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Standard User ste211270
(learned) Sun 21-Sep-14 22:10:20
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VPN advice


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Hi

can anyone recommend a good VPN server that I wont lose most of my speed with I am new to this but have manage to setup with three different VPN servers max speed I get is around 25Mbps instead of my 152Mbps which I do get most of the time when not using VPN

thanks in advance for any help or advice

ste

Edited by ste211270 (Mon 22-Sep-14 00:48:25)

Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Sep-14 08:47:38
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Re: VPN advice


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In reply to a post by ste211270:
can anyone recommend a good VPN server that I wont lose most of my speed with I am new to this but have manage to setup with three different VPN servers max speed I get is around 25Mbps instead of my 152Mbps which I do get most of the time when not using VPN
Are you willing to pay? Someone offering a VPN service that can handle 152Mb/s is probably going to want a lot of money.

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Edited by Andrue (Mon 22-Sep-14 08:49:36)

Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Sep-14 09:45:43
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Re: VPN advice


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VPN for what?

A VPN to you home for remote access or a VPN to (try and) hide your identity?

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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Sep-14 11:53:41
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How are you terminating the VPN on your end of the connection? Which device handles the encryption? If it's the router doing the work then it may be the limiting factor in terms of VPN performance.

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Standard User ste211270
(regular) Mon 22-Sep-14 13:28:16
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Re: VPN advice


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Are you willing to pay? Someone offering a VPN service that can handle 152Mb/s is probably going to want a lot of money.


yes am willing to pay how much do you think it would cost ?

In reply to a post by 5km:
VPN for what?
A VPN to you home for remote access or a VPN to (try and) hide your identity?


I would say a more secure and private

In reply to a post by caffn8me:
How are you terminating the VPN on your end of the connection? Which device handles the encryption? If it's the router doing the work then it may be the limiting factor in terms of VPN performance.


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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Sep-14 13:32:34
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Are you willing to pay? Someone offering a VPN service that can handle 152Mb/s is probably going to want a lot of money.


yes am willing to pay how much do you think it would cost ?
I don't know but I wouldn't be surprised at a three figure sum a month. That's a lot of bandwidth to have available and some expensive equipment to handle the VPN.

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Standard User mlmclaren
(committed) Mon 22-Sep-14 15:48:16
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yes am willing to pay how much do you think it would cost ?


I use PiA (Private Internet Access) about £25 a year and used to pass my 120mb Virgin connection with no issues, I didn't test when I upgraded to 152mb.

Unfortunately can't test now either as lowered Tier to 50meg.

As far as "privacy" goes PiA offer a wide range of services, specially for people downloading...

Hope this helps.

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Standard User j112
(committed) Mon 22-Sep-14 15:57:57
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I am using Cyber Ghost VPN which are giving 12 months free smile on their website might be worth checking out

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Standard User ste211270
(regular) Mon 22-Sep-14 16:16:54
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I use PiA (Private Internet Access) about £25 a year and used to pass my 120mb Virgin connection with no issues, I didn't test when I upgraded to 152mb.




I am using Cyber Ghost VPN which are giving 12 months free smile on their website might be worth checking out



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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Sep-14 18:55:03
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the router asus RT-N66U running dd-wrt firware
With standard firmware the RT-N66U can't terminate IPSec and L2TP tunnels and only supports pass through for these VPNs. It can terminate PPTP tunnels as well as pass through.

PPTP is a lightweight low security encryption that is less processor intensive than IPSec and L2TP. This rather tells us that the router doesn't have any dedicated hardware encryption processing and isn't very suitable for heavy duty encryption/throughput combinations.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if this is the bottleneck.

To put things in perspective, the £400 Watchguard XTM 25, which is a dedicated firewall without wireless, only has a VPN throughput of 40Mbps. The Draytek 2930 has a similar VPN throughput. For a 100Mbps VPN throughput on a Watchguard product you'll need to spend £815 for the XTM 33.

I think you're doing remarkably well to get 25Mbps on the RT-N66U - I'm impressed!

Sarah

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Edited by caffn8me (Mon 22-Sep-14 19:08:41)

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