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Topic # 89023 25-Aug-2011 10:29
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In process of setting up VPN do I need to keep Natting the port in my router or does the fact that it is a VPN will it pass through router normally?




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  Reply # 511689 25-Aug-2011 10:46
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Good question. I have got one setup recently and still not sure if it is setup correctly. I only get really crap speeds (~70k/s) downloading when if I do a speedtest to the VPN site it comes back at around 3-4Mbps. I think I have the port forwarding wrong and that is limiting the speed but have no idea what to change.

I think I had to enable the VPN protocol on my router (GRE Protocol 47) to get it to work at all, after I did that it would connect but the speeds have been rubbish the whole time.



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  Reply # 511705 25-Aug-2011 10:58
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Sounds like time for testing. I will spend some time on problem over weekend meanwhile maybe others that have "been there done that" can help us





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  Reply # 511706 25-Aug-2011 10:59
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ronw: In process of setting up VPN do I need to keep Natting the port in my router or does the fact that it is a VPN will it pass through router normally?


Define your question more precisely please...

Do you mean natting for the port or protocols involved with the VPN itself, or port forwarding for something like Bittorrent?

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  Reply # 511711 25-Aug-2011 11:01
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For bit Torrent at present I have to pinhole the firewall to get torrent to work. Do I need to change that port number to the one that VPN gives me? or does the fact that it is a vpn work regardless




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  Reply # 511712 25-Aug-2011 11:05
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Re speeds, for an overly simplistic view, take the slowest part of either ends connection (your upstream speed?), then tear off about 40%, and consider that the best VPN throughput speed you will attain.

E.g. if you have a 1Mbps upstream, then your reported VPN throughput is pretty much bang on where it should be.

(There are a number of factors in play here, and the theory doesn't add up to 40%, but real world experience does...). 




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  Reply # 511978 25-Aug-2011 17:29
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Still having problems getting to grips with Astrill. I can run the Astrill app on Windows and surf fine on the allocated IP. However I cannot see any reference to ports etc for torrents. Am I doing something wrong.? Where in the client does it give a port for the vpn




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