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VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

As in the title really,

 

I've gone through a whole list of VPN's and all of them drop my 100mb speed to around 30-40mb. Now I know there will be some loss of speed but I don't find a 60% drop acceptable, not when I have to pay through the nose for BB in the first place then pay for the VPN to more than half my speed.

Do VM throttle VPN connections to try and stop customers using them?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

I can often get my full 200Mbps with Zenmate Premium VPN.

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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

I can often get my full 200Mbps with Zenmate Premium VPN.

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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

Thank you will check it out.
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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

Just signed up to the zenmate premium trial and max speed is 10mb.

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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?


Farley1240 wrote:

Just signed up to the zenmate premium trial and max speed is 10mb.


Like VM it can slow down at peak times, but I haven't seen it that slow since I moved from the free version to the paid version. Have you tried selecting different locations?  I usually alternate between the UK & Germany if one is running a bit slow, sometimes the Netherlands.  I also use the DownThemAll! add on in Firefox to get multi threaded downloads that can max out my connection.

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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

I tried the UK and some EU ones. UK gave me the fastest speeds at 10mb.

I did double check that my account was premium too just in case I was accidentally using free.

Maybe I've got things set up wrong. Did you alter any superhub settings?
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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

I have my hub in modem mode so the only setting I can adjust is the brightness of the lights on the hub Smiley Happy  I also haven't had to tweak anything on my Netgear router, it just works for me.

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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

Here are my speed test results for German server:

and UK server:

Not the full 200Mbps, but for this time on a Sunday evening not bad.

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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

Thanks.

I don't expect any VPN to give me full speeds but when it starts hitting over 50% loss that's a bit too much to swallow.

I use the SH for wifi too but it is wired to my desktop which is what I've been running the tests on.

I don't know what's causing it then!

Guess the search continues!
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Re: VPN users - is there a VPN that doesnt reduce speed massively?

Hi Farley,

Did you manage to find a provider which didn't reduce the speed for you?

I'm on 150mb, currently using Express VPN on my Asus router and the maximum I can get is 70mb when using the VPN. Both companies say there is no issue with it.

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