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Major Speed difference on devices with and without vpn?

Just joined

Newbie here so be nice plz? 

Got the 1gig package from vm and the speeds r all over the place . 1 test can show iPhone at 500mg then test again and its 80mg , that’s vpn off , vpn on (wire guard) its 45mg or slower .

Firestick 4k max on Wi-Fi only achieving 70mg no vpn and 40 with vpn, connected with Ethernet cable can get 84mg  and 45 with vpn.

is there sorting I need to change with the settings ???



It is no surprise that VPN make things slower ... you are seeing the throttled rate at the exit point.

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VPNs use a lot of processing power so its not surprising. Also your on Wifi so your speed tests arent accurate, try wired.

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AFAIK, the Amazon Firestick ethernet adapter is only 100Mb, as that's all it needs.  4K video needs around 25Mb I believe.

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Forum Team
Forum Team

Hi WGas,

Thanks for your post and welcome to the community.

Sorry to hear you've been experiencing issues with speed, may I ask are wired devices affected?

Let us know,


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I had the same issues. I now use VPN directly from the Asus XT8 router instead of software VPN and my speeds increased. If you use a decent router instead of the HUB it may have VPN settings you configure.

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