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VPN speed

by rafatutihashi / February 26, 2013 4:07 AM PST


I live in Brazil and in order to have US content on my network like Hulu, I need to have a VPN, the one I use is Astrill.

Here I have an internet connection of 20 MB, and 2 routers, one for my local IP and another one connected to Astrill with my US IP, the hardware I have are these:

ASUS N66U with DD-WRT 18946 v24-sp2 mega connected to Astrill
Airport Extreme (with my Brazilian IP)

Now the problem is that I have a 20Mb speed on my Airport extreme and around 4Mb speed on my ASUS when connected to the VPN and I have 2 wifi networks.

I have connected to the networks my TV, AppleTV, PS3, 2 iPhones, 1 iPad and 1 macbook pro.

Is there anyway to have the IP address from Astrill (US IP) and the speed of my local network in only 1 network (wifi or cable)?

Thanks in advance,

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 4:19 AM PST
In reply to: VPN speed

It appears you want to get on the VPN and another (non-local) network at the same time. If you did that, that would prove the VPN is insecure and well, is not a VPN.

It might be possible to bond networks but look around and you find almost no one will enter into that discussion.

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VPN Speed
by rafatutihashi / February 26, 2013 4:54 AM PST
In reply to: No.

How can bond networks? Would it improove my VPN connection speed?

What I need is to improve my VPN speed. for that I have changed my router (now Im using the ASUS N66U), improved my internet connection (20 Mbps now). But although all this effort, I still have a connection on my VPN router of 5Mbps top.

The perfect scenario would be an IP given by my VPN and the speed of my local network. Is it possible?

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Re: VPN speed
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 5:06 AM PST
In reply to: VPN Speed

The VPN speed is never higher than the connection with your ISP. You LAN is faster, so the speed of the LAN is not possible.

Secondly, the speed of the VPN depends on the Astrill server also. And, of course, the speed of the Internet between Astrill in the US and your ISP. And then there's the software overhead here and there to make it private.


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DNS service, keep the same speed of your local network
by Rotita / March 20, 2013 1:08 AM PDT
In reply to: VPN speed

Its impossible to get the same connection speed as your local when using VPN.
But you can get that with the DNS service that offers some providers to open some geo blocked stream media and other restricted sites without any speed or reliability loss in terms of connection. The service is powered by your own internet connection, not by a 3rd party server you're permanently connected to, as in the case of VPN.
You can follow this beta release.
ibDNS (beta): Media Streaming with NO Speed Loss!

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