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Topic # 115409 25-Mar-2013 12:51
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I am after a speedy VPN and was hoping you guys might have some recommendations for me.

I have tried Astrill and only get about 1.5MB/sec with them, and have tried VPNSecure and get about 2MB/sec with them (though I got 3MB/sec late last night), both connecting with OpenVPN from NZ servers.

My raw connection maxes out at about 4.2MB/sec, and downloading from Usenet with SSL I can get 3.6MB/sec most of the time.

Can anyone recommend a VPN that can give me a regular 3.5MB/sec or close to it with OpenVPN?


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  Reply # 786640 25-Mar-2013 13:01
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What speed do you get to local servers? I have no problem maxing out my line with Astrill. Also which servers are you trying to connect to? Who is your ISP?

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  Reply # 786650 25-Mar-2013 13:18
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I've got VDSL with Snap.  Connecting to any of Astrill's New Zealand servers gives me about 1.5MB/sec with OpenVPN, my line speed is just over 4MB/sec.  Note that's megabytes/sec, my connection is about 36Mbps.

So far my tests have shown VPNSecure to be a bit faster than Astrill, but still not maxing out my connection.

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  Reply # 786676 25-Mar-2013 14:14
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Are you trying to access a streaming service? Any reason it wouldn't work with Unblock-US instead of a VPN?

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  Reply # 786723 25-Mar-2013 15:53
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Nah it's because I want an SSL encrypted connection.  I've been testing with Astrill quite a bit today downloading an Ubuntu torrent.

The download gradually speeds up; it sits around 1MB/sec for a minute, then progressively increases and by the time it's almost finished downloading the 760Mb ISO (about 10 minutes or so) it's fluctuating from 2.3-2.9MB/sec.

If I disable the VPN then I get to 4MB/sec almost straight away and stay there consistently.

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