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I don't want to use proprietary PureVPN

vadyusik01
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I don't want to use proprietary PureVPN

I don't want to use proprietary PureVPN, because when I activated it in router my speed drops to 20-50 Mbit, without vpn - 900 Mbit, if I use app on my computer - speed is 260 Mbit.
How can I use another vpn?

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Re: I don't want to use proprietary PureVPN


@vadyusik01 wrote:

I don't want to use proprietary PureVPN, because when I activated it in router my speed drops to 20-50 Mbit, without vpn - 900 Mbit, if I use app on my computer - speed is 260 Mbit.


What Netgear hardware are we talking about here?

 

What do you want a VPN to do? In or out? Client or server?

 

Where does PureVPN come from? The only Netgear device that mentions this is the WAX204. Netgear comes with OpenVPN as a server VPN.

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vadyusik01
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Re: I don't want to use proprietary PureVPN

Sorry, my bad
I talk about RAX120V2.
If I choose using VPN on my router to out only one option is available - PureVPN
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steve485
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Re: I don't want to use proprietary PureVPN

Switching from a proprietary VPN solution like PureVPN to another VPN due to speed issues is a common concern, especially when you're experiencing significant drops in speed. The decrease in speed can be due to various factors including the VPN server location, server load, encryption level, the capability of your router to handle VPN encryption/decryption, and the overall quality of the VPN service.

If you're considering switching to another VPN to potentially get better speeds, especially when integrating it at the router level, here are some steps and tips:

1. Choose the Right VPN Provider

  • Look for Speed: Research VPN providers that are known for offering high-speed connections and unlimited bandwidth. Some top-rated VPNs are known for their fast server speeds and have multiple server locations.
  • Server Locations: Choose a VPN that offers servers close to your physical location or the location of the content you wish to access, as this generally provides faster speeds.
  • Strong but Efficient Encryption: Look for a VPN that offers a good balance between security and speed. For example, protocols like OpenVPN and IKEv2 are known for being secure yet relatively fast.
  • Router Compatibility: Ensure the VPN supports router installations, and check for any guides or customer support they offer for router setups.

2. Consider Using a VPN Router

  • If your current router struggles with the load of encrypting and decrypting VPN traffic (which seems to be the case given your significant speed drop), you might want to consider upgrading to a more powerful router that is optimized for VPN use. Some routers are specifically designed to handle VPN connections more efficiently.

3. Set Up the New VPN on Your Router

Once you've chosen a new VPN provider, you'll need to configure it on your router. The process can vary depending on your router's firmware (e.g., stock firmware vs. third-party firmware like DD-WRT or Tomato):

  • Firmware Compatibility: Ensure your router supports the VPN protocols offered by your new VPN provider. If not, you may need to flash your router with third-party firmware (proceed with caution, as this can void warranties and potentially brick your device if done incorrectly).
  • Configuration Guides: Follow the VPN provider's configuration guide for router setups. Most reputable VPN services offer detailed guides for a variety of router models.
  • Test Different Servers: After setup, test speeds on different servers to find the best one for your needs. Some trial and error might be necessary to find the optimal server.

4. Optimize VPN Settings

  • Protocol Selection: Experiment with different VPN protocols. Some might offer better speeds on your hardware than others. For example, WireGuard is known for being faster and more efficient than older protocols.
  • Split Tunneling: If your router's firmware supports it, use split tunneling to route only necessary traffic through the VPN, leaving the rest to go through your regular internet connection. This can significantly improve speed for tasks that don't require VPN protection.

5. Monitor and Test Your Speeds

  • After setting up your new VPN on the router, regularly monitor your internet speeds to ensure the VPN is performing as expected. Tools like Speedtest by Ookla can be helpful.
  • Be prepared to adjust settings or switch servers as needed based on performance.

6. Contact Support

  • If you're still experiencing issues after switching to a new VPN, don't hesitate to reach out to their customer support. They can often provide configuration tips or server recommendations tailored to your specific situation.

Switching VPNs can be a bit of a process, especially at the router level, but finding the right provider and configuration can significantly improve your internet speed and overall satisfaction with your VPN experience. Main entrance modern door design

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