amazing slow internet speeds with OPENVPN on digitalocean droplet

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

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.

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Hello all,

You can use the speedtest-cli but make sure to install the latest available version from speedtest’s GitHub instead of using the binary available in the repository.

Basically, the speedtest-cli command that comes out of the default apt repository is faulty and is not presenting correct details. What you should try doing is using the latest version of the speedtest-cli binary:

  1. wget

Then make run the test again:

  1. python

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

same thing happened here.

Normal speed without vpn 30-40Mbps

With OpenVPN server running on DO 1-2Mbps Max


We are facing same issue on client with 10mbps connection after openvpn connect on DO Droplet only 100kbps speed .

awaiting for the fix