We have a router together with a VPN service that doesn't give us more than 1MB per second in speed. This is bothersome when both me and my roommate are streaming movies simultaneously, as I can instantly feel the drop in quality when it happens.
I have seen a device on the same site that sold the router that there is something called a VPN Accelerator, which supposedly should increase the VPN speed of the service. A friend of mine who is into technology doesn't believe in it and thought I would waste my money (costs like 300 dollars) for almost no increase in speed.
Is he telling the truth? Why is the VPN service slow in the first place? Isn't the speed regulated on the VPN provider's end, meaning it would not matter if I buy an additional device to try to get more speed? In other words, is the bottleneck with the VPN provider or with connection on my end?
How does it work?
Now that we can't use Netflix all the time anymore, perhaps it's not worth spending more money on it, but it's great to be able to use other services when you are not directly in the country (studying abroad).
Any help is appreciated