Download throughput is terrible

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Econdoc
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Download throughput is terrible

Post by Econdoc » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:30 pm

I was using OpenVPN Client (Ver 3.00.07) in a restaurant public wifi. I tested throughput using the Speedtest by Ookla app. Download speed was reported at 9 Mbps. I turned OpenVPN off and retested. Download was 116 Mbps. I was prepared for a 10-20% throughput "cost", but not a 95% decrease! What is wrong, please?

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Re: Download throughput is terrible

Post by admin » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:30 am

It is not easy to give an answer because the reasons can be many.
For example:
  • the VPN provider bandwidth was not enough
  • the restaurant's network and / or Internet provider use traffic shaping rules to limit the use of some ports / protocols
  • ...

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