Slow connecting speed in China Shanghai

Posted July 25, 2015 5.7k views

Slow connecting speed in China Shanghai.
I have set up a Shadowsocks server, the connecting speed is too slow.

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You could test the speed of the server itself. First, stop the Shadowsocks daemon.

Testing the speed when the server is in a normal condition, you could troubleshoot a lot better.

  • Thanks. The server is ok and the speed is all right when it downloaded all thing needed for shadowsocks. Perhaps it is just Chinese GFW. I have tried both,Bandwagon and Dgitalocean’s VPS, but the result is that connecting speed is no higer than 200kps. Normal website is ok, but when it comes to video and picture, you know. I don’t know linux and shadowsocks much, so I cannot figure out what the problem is. Thanks anyway.

That makes sense :) I think it’s the Chinese GFW, which caps your connection based on the protocols which are being used.