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Topic # 175467 30-Jun-2015 21:32
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Hi all, This is my first post and I’m not super-techie.

Hoping some of the more knowledgeable out there can explain this to me: I’ve been using a VPN service for a little while and usually the speed would be a fair amount slower than my usual VDSL speed of around 22-24Mbps.

Yesterday, all of a sudden I noticed my speed for normal browsing was much faster and I did a speedtest, which all of a sudden was 86Mbps *gasp*. Same results tonight through the VPN. https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4469843184

Orcon ‘supposedly’ do not throttle and gives you “speeds as fast as your line can carry”. How is it possible to get these sort of speeds on a VDSL connection and though VPN, which in the past slowed the connection down?

At first I thought the Speedtest might be wrong but there is definitely a huge increase in browsing/loading speeds...

Thanks!

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  Reply # 1334504 30-Jun-2015 22:11
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You're speed testing to the proxy hosting your connection and not your actual connection itself.

I bet that your line will be synced at nowhere close to 80mbit




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  Reply # 1334512 30-Jun-2015 22:31
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considering the fastest VDSL goes at the moment is 70mbps its not testing your connection.

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