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amazing slow internet speeds with OPENVPN on digitalocean droplet

June 25, 2016 1.3k views
VPN Networking Ubuntu

Hi, I'm getting amazing slow internet speeds with OPENVPN on digitalocean droplet London data center !

I tried SoftEther was even slower so switched back to OPENVPN

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5429908851

do you throttle bandwidth on your servers down to under 2mbps downlaod per droplet ? ? really ? surely not !

I would be using way below the 1000GB per month quota here, so whats going on ?

Is this Rip off Britain strickes again , or something wrong with OpenVPN running on Droplet ?

I tried using a more powerful 1gb memory droplet and get the same results.. The best I have ever seen is 4.6mbps download. That would be fine if it was consistant but I am not even getting 500kbps half the time !

Any ideas are much welcome before I give up on digitalocean and try another VPS provider.

1 Answer

do you throttle bandwidth on your servers down to under 2mbps downlaod per droplet ? ? really ? surely not !

Absolutely not. We do not do any bandwidth throttling on droplets. I strongly recommend opening a ticket with our support team. If you can provide the results of a ping and traceroute or MTR between your location and your droplet (while you are not connected to your VPN service) it would assist them in identifying any potential network issue. Please note that even while connected via a VPN you are limited by the speed of your local connection.

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