I am based in West Auckland and am having trouble with my VPN download speed and was hoping for some helpful suggestions...
I have a Telecom ADSL business account and when I run SpeedTest I get approx. 12mbps download and 0.7mbps upload without the VPN running. However when I use a VPN client (I have tried StrongVPN and Hide My Ass) the speed drops to approx. 0.5mbps download and 0.3mpbs upload. I have tried various times of day, different locations and different protocols (OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP) but this does not appear to have any change.
1) I do expect some performance drop when using a VPN client, but this seems excessive. What is a "normal or typical" download speed for a VPN client?
2) Does Telecom throttle VPN clients in some way?
3) Could my Router Firewall or Norton360 firewall be affecting the VPN speed?
4) Is there anything else that could be affecting my VPN speed?
Thanks in advance for any help.