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Topic # 180994 28-Sep-2015 21:46
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setting up a VPN and trying to work out which protocol to use. is one better than the others on the SS network in terms of speed etc? whats the best to use?

cheers in advance

edited for bad spelling.

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  Reply # 1396146 28-Sep-2015 21:46
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 1396156 28-Sep-2015 21:56
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I have not notice any speed issue using vpn with them.
I tend to use L2TP or openvpn.
Vpn unlimited app works fine as well

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1396523 29-Sep-2015 12:06
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Hiya,

Shouldn't make any difference as long as the VPN is set up correctly. Depending on the requirements of the particular VPN you choose we may need to set up port forwarding on your modem.

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  Reply # 1396537 29-Sep-2015 12:17
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floydie: setting up a VPN and trying to work out which protocol to use. is one better than the others on the SS network in terms of speed etc? whats the best to use?

cheers in advance

edited for bad spelling.


+1 for the spelling edit. I wish more people would take the trouble.





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